Hear ye ... no town crier for Brid anymore

Former Bridlington town crier David Hinde will not be replaced
Former Bridlington town crier David Hinde will not be replaced

Bridlington Town Council have decided against hiring a new town crier.

The town has been without a crier since the resignation of David Hinde in March after attending many events and competitions since his appointment in February 2012.

A working group was created following May’s meeting to investigate the matter and viability of hiring a new crier with a new recruitment thought to cost the council in the region of £1,500-£1,700 with an annual budget of £750.

Councillor Liam Dealtry said: “I think Mr Hinde did a very good job and also took part in many competitions to help boost the town. My personal thoughts as mayor is that I don’t want one.”

Cllr Cyril Marsburg said: “We hadn’t had a town crier since 1901 and I felt we needed one so I campaigned for around four years to get one. Mr Hinde brought a lot of publicity to Bridlington.”

But councillors decided against recruiting a new crier at July’s meeting and instead chose to make use of exisiting criers from the area.

Mr Hinde has since taken on the role of Bellman of Bridlington Old Town.