Town and Manor of Hungerford Trustee elections 2019

Hungerford Town & Manor

The Town & Manor held a public election for the Trustees of the charity on Thursday 20 June and had the highest turn out in its history.  More than double the number of voters attended to vote for up to 10 of the 13 candidates. The 10 elected trustees, and the votes cast for each, are as follows:

Adam Winslet – 264
Barbara Barr – 245
Fiona Hobson – 229
Ellie Dickens – 206
Bruce Mayhew – 200
Chris Scorey – 192
Greg Furr – 177
Philip Porter – 172
Tyrell Bossom – 164
Robert Hall – 160

Nicholas Lumley, Constable to the Town & Manor, said: “I was really pleased to see such a increase in turnout, as people are recognising the important work we do in the town.  This is their chance to get involved in this charity and have their say and I am looking forward to welcoming the new Trustees to the board.”

The next step is for the Trustees to be sworn in by the Steward of the Hocktide Court, Greg Furr, at the next meeting of the Board on 16 July.  They will then be asked to join further committees to assist with the management of the Town & Manor such as Finance, Buildings & Marketing, Fishery or Land Management & Commons.

The Town & Manor is unusual in that the majority of charities appoint trustees through an internal selection process, not through a public election.  This gives the Town & Manor a democratic mandate to continue its work which aims to bring benefit to the residents of Hungerford.

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