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Ancient Beverley election scheduled for March

A Beverley election steeped in ancient tradition is due to take place at the town’s Guildhall when 12 new Pasture Masters and two auditors will be chosen by the Pasture Freemen.

The election will take place between 9am and 4pm on Thursday, March 1st.

As written in the Beverley Pasture Act of 1836, both the electors and elected must have their names entered in the Pasture Freemen’s Roll. Nomination forms can now be obtained from the Clerk to the Pasture Masters, Mrs Sally Fraser, 5, Lavender Walk, Beverley, HU17 8WE or by telephoning (01482) 882140.

Completed forms must be returned to the clerk, at the same address, no later than noon on Thursday, 22 February, 2018. Voting papers will then be prepared, listing the names of all of those who have been nominated.

Those whose names are entered on the roll are entitled to vote for up to 12 Pasture Masters and up to two auditors by completing, signing and delivering a voting paper that can only be obtained from the town Mayor of Beverley or presiding officer at Beverley Guildhall on the day of the election.

Those appointed Freemen of Beverley who reside in the parishes of Beverley, Molescroft and Woodmansey are eligible to stand for election as a Pasture Master and vote at these elections.

For further information, contact Simon Clark, electoral services manager at East Riding of Yorkshire Council on (01482) 393300 or email simon.clark@eastriding.gov.uk