Kendal Town Council

Kendal Town Crier

Kendal is ‘between’ Town Criers, presently, following John Bateson’s retirement in 2022. John followed Richard Matthews, who had held the post for many years.

The Council would like to appoint a new person to this ancient and voluntary role. They should know a little of Kendal’s history and be able to travel independently. The crucial thing is to have a VERY LOUD voice. If you think you might be interested, drop the Town Clerk an email: to arrange an informal chat.



John Bateson, former Mayor of Kendal and Town Crier from 2019-2022. He is standing on the Cauld Stane, outside Kendal Town Hall, the traditional point from which proclamations are made.