The Town Crier

Leek Town Crier, Bill Lomas

Bill Lomas is currently the Leek Town Crier

Leek Town has created the honorary role of Town Crier. This is a voluntary appointment to act as a support to the Mayor and Deputy Mayor and any designated person who is representing the Town Council.

Acting in the capacity as the town’s ambassador, the Town Crier can attend all appropriate civic and non-civic events, according to availability and his/her discretion.

Although self-funding in principle, a small payment is made to cover uniform maintenance and nominal travelling expenses.

As a general rule, the Town Crier only attends official meetings at the specific request of the Town Mayor, Deputy Mayor or the Town Clerk

To mark the 75th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War on Friday 8 May 2020, the Leek Town Crier, Bill Lomas joined his fellow Town Criers across the country to give a ‘Cry for Peace’.

This was followed by a reading by Bill of the ‘Tribute to the Millions’. Follow the link to see Bill in action.