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Town and Manor announces new chief executive role

New appointment is first in charity's 400 year history

John Garvey

John Garvey


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Hungerford Town Hall

THE Town and Manor of Hungerford has announced that it is to appoint a chief executive for the first time in its 400-year history.

In 1908, the organisation became a registered charity, accountable to the Charity Commission. This means the current trustees have a considerable responsibility, including management of the Town Hall and Corn Exchange, the John O’Gaunt Inn, 400 acres of land in around the town, including the common and Freeman’s Marsh, and the extensive fishing in the Rivers Kennet and Dun.

Constable of the Town and Manor and chairwoman of the trustees, Ellie Dickins, said: “The burden of responsibilities upon charities is growing by the year.

“We are also responsible for the annual Hocktide celebrations which attract visitors from all over the UK and, through the press and television, lots of interest from abroad.”

The Town and Manor also supports many local charities and events.

Mrs Dickins added: “The time has now come when we need to reduce the increasing burden on our trustees and appoint a dedicated chief executive.

“This is a fascinating opportunity for someone with land and buildings management experience to take the charity forward for future generations.”

For a full job description and further details of the role, email the clerk to the trustees, Sylvia Breadmore at

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