An historic election will take place in Bridlington on the 21st May this year to elect twelve local people who will serve as Assistants to the ancient Lords Feoffees organisation.
The election comes after the sad death of well known retired vet Michael Horrox, which resulted in the reduction to six active Lords Feoffees.
Current serving Assistants have been automatically elevated to become Lords, creating the need for an election to replenish Assistant Feoffees members.
Candidates can only stand for election if they own freehold property or have a long lease-hold, (with at least 50 years of the lease remaining), within the newly extended boundaries of Bridlington (see map). A proposer and a seconder for each candidate is also required.
The Lords Feoffees organisation own a number of properties in Bridlington including shops and houses. Their latest project was a bespoke housing development, Dairy Close, which is situated off Scarborough Road.
The group also allocates grants and bursaries to help youngsters with further education and also assist a number of schools and organisations with funding requests.
The Feoffees, which date back to 1636, meet at the historic Bayle building in the old town area of Bridlington, near to the Priory. The present Chief Lord is Dr Allan Watson who took over the role, which is held for a year, from Gregory Gray in February.