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29th Jan, 2022

Bromsgrove Court Leet’s first-ever female Bailiff, Jo Slade, has been re-elected

Harry Leach 16th Nov, 2020

BROMSROVE Court Leet’s first female Bailiff, Jo Slade, has been re-elected to continue the role for another 12 months.

It was announced at the Great Autumn Court meeting which was held on Zoom this year due to the pandemic.

For centuries, the Court Leet has held the meeting to swear in the new Bailiff, elect officers and carry out formal business.

“It has been an honour to serve as the Bailiff of the Ancient Court for the past year,” said Jo.

“I am humbled to be re-elected to the position by my colleagues and I thank them for putting their faith in me.

“I am delighted to welcome new members and hope that we will be able to carry out our events next year.”

The proposal was backed by the Lord of the Manor, Chris Bird, who said the Bailiff should continue since the majority of events in 2020 had been cancelled.

The Reeve, Neil Beaumont, will also remain in his position for another year.

Group captain John Rogers stepped down as Marshal, with Chris Firminger elected to take on the role.

The Marshal organises and leads the parade on Fair Day and oversees the smooth running of the Court’s meetings.

Geoff Evans, Headborough for the past 17 years, stepped aside and Charlie Ayres was elected into the role.

For more information about the Court Leet visit find them on Facebook.

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