Annual Meetings

In May, usually on the second Monday and before the regular Town Council meeting, the Town Council fulfils its statutory requirement to hold two Annual Meetings.

Annual Parish Meeting

The Annual Parish Meeting is not a meeting of the Town Council. It is a meeting, arranged by the Council, where local residents may speak on any matter of local interest.

In recent years the Council has invited guests to speak at the meeting on topics that are relevant to the town.2017's meeting was themed as "The Best of Bedale" with presentations from Masons Yorkshire Gin, The Millings and Upstairs at Institution. 2018 saw a focus on the relatively new organisations and voluntary groups that are making Bedale a better place to live, and 2019 saw a presentation from Bedale's Community First Responders..

The Bedale Community Award is also presented at the Annual Parish Meeting. The 2019 recipients were Bedale Community Library, and our first posthumous award to the late Bryan Cockburn, accepted by his family.

Any resolution made by the Annual Parish Meeting will be considered by the Town Council, though there is no requirement that the council accept it.

If you would like to hear about a particular project, would like to address the meeting, or would like a particular issue discussed, please contact the Town Clerk.

Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting held on 5th May 2015
16/05/2017
Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting held on 3rd May 2016
16/05/2017
Minutes of Annual Parish meeting held on 2nd May 2017
16/05/2017
Minutes approved on 7th May 2019
09/05/2019
Minutes approved on 11th October 2021
28/05/2019
Approved at the Annual Parish meeting held on 7th June 2022
14/10/2021
To be approved at the next Annual Parish meeting in 2023
09/06/2022

Annual Meeting of the Council

The Annual Meeting of the Council takes place before the regular Town Council meeting on the second Monday in May. In this meeting the Council elects a Mayor (Chair of the Council) and Deputy Mayor, selects members/delegates to represent the Council on various community groups, agrees the Annual Governance and Accounting Return, and considers its standing orders and other policy and practice documents.

Minutes of the Annual Council meeting held on the 9th May 2016
16/05/2017
Minutes of the Annual Council meeting held on the 5th May 2015
16/05/2017
Minutes of the Annual Council meeting held on the 8th May 2017
16/05/2017
Approved minutes of the Annual Council meeting held on 14th May 2018
10/07/2018
Minutes from Annual meeting held on 10th May 2021
25/05/2021

Upcoming Meetings

Bedale Town Council Meetings in 2022-23

Monday 16th May (Annual Council Meeting followed by ordinary meeting)
Monday 13th June
Monday 11th July
Monday 8th August
Monday 12th September
Monday 10th October 
Monday 14th November
Monday 12th December
Monday 9th January
Monday 13th February
Monday 13th March

Agenda

The Agenda for the forthcoming Town Council meeting will be available here no less than three clear days before the meeting: