Civic and Ceremonial
The Town Council appoints a Town Crier to attend civic events. This post is currently held by David Craner.
The Mayor and Deputy Mayor hold chains of office.
Following suggestions from a number of townspeople, the Town Council decided in 1997 to create a Crewkerne Citizenship Award. The purpose of this award is to enable the town to recognise those who have contributed most towards the benefit of the town and its citizens. To maintain their special status, awards are limited to a maximum of two per year, and presented at the Annual Town Meeting. The recipients are titled Honorary Citizens of Crewkerne and receive a framed certificate as a permanent record of the award and their names are recorded on a board in the Council Chamber at the Town Hall.
Nominations are called for by the Town Council advertising in the local press in the early part of each year.
Any person on the parliamentary electoral roll for Crewkerne is eligible to put forward candidates for selection, following processes to be confirmed by the Town Council. To be considered for selection, nominations from three separate people is required: these should be kept confidential and the nominee should not be aware that his or her name has been put forward. Selection is made by a Committee consisting of the current Mayor and Deputy Mayor plus the five most recent past Mayors.
A list of Crewkerne’s Honoured Citizens can be found here.