Town Criers Competition 2013
We are offering a fantastic opportunity for someone to join our small team as an Events coordinator. This role is responsible for the coordination of bookings for both the Town Hall and New Hall.
The successful candidate will maximise income generation for both venues through actively marketing the facilities on offer and managing relationships with existing customers to increase revenue streams.
You will be responsible for a busy and varied portfolio of events from Wedding Ceremonies at the Town Hall to live bands at the New Hall.
We are looking for an organised and enthusiastic individual with excellent administration and communication skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook is preferred. The ideal candidate would have some experience on Marketing and Events coordination. The post holder would need to be very flexible in the actual hours worked as the job would include some weekend and evening work.
Hours of Work: 16 per week
Please apply by sending your CVand covering letter to:
Town Clerk, Tiverton Town Council, Town Hall, St Andrew Street, Tiverton, EX16 6PH
Or email your Cv and covering letter
Closing date for applications 31st March 2017
Perambulation of the Leat—9th September 2017
The Perambulation of the Town Leat also known as water-bailing is an ancient custom that takes place in the town of Tiverton, Devon, England, once every seven years. The event commemorates and claims the gift of the town's water supply in the 13th century by Isabella, Countess of Devon and involves walking the length of the watercourse to its source six miles away at Norwood Common.
The procession starts at the Town Hall and is led by the four individuals known as "pioneers" armed with pickaxes and sledgehammers whose job it is to demolish any obstruction found in the stream. Behind the pioneers is the Bailiff of the Hundred, who carries an ancient staff of office, behind him are the "Withy-boys" drawn from Blundell's School and Tiverton High School whose job it is to whip the stream with sticks – or withy-wands. Then come the police, the town beadle, the Mayor of Tiverton, his fellow councillors and lastly the general public.
The procession's first stop is Coggan's Well in Fore Street, the traditional centre of the town where the stream emerges from underneath the road. Placing his staff in the water, the Bailiff of the Hundred claims the stream "for ever, for the sole use and benefit and as the right of the inhabitants of the town of Tiverton". Further proclamations are made at Castle Street, Townsend, Brickhouse Hill, Chettiscombe, the waterworks at Allers and finally at Norwood Common, where a plaque marks the actual source. The ancient route now involves negotiating walls, private gardens and making use of many paths that are not public rights of way, some of which must be cleared on each perambulation.