THE bells have once again been ringing out in High Wycombe in a final bid to remind voters to have their say in today’s County Council elections.

As part of a drive to encourage as many people as possible to exert their democratic right, town criers across the area have been shouting to the rooftops to call on residents to visit their polling stations.

Jon Taylor has been patrolling in Wycombe today, where he bumped into former Wanderers player Keith Scott and ex-town mayor Frances Alexander.

Fellow town criers Anthony Church and William Ellis have also been out and about in the likes of Marlow, Chesham and Aylesbury over the last week, as part of a council initiative to boost the election turn-out – which in 2009 stood at 40 per cent.

County returning officer Gillian Hibberd said: “We hope this will remind voters to exercise their democratic right to the full. We appreciate many people will be busy, but it only takes a couple of minutes to vote and participate in the elections.”