Become a Councillor

Are you passionate about Bedale?

Bedale Town Council exists to serve the Bedale community. Every month it makes decisions and spends taxpayers’ money for the benefit of the local community to maintain and improve both the look of the town and to support the services that it provides for the benefit of residents and visitors to the town.

The Town Councillors give their time for the benefit of the town on a voluntary basis. They undertake training for the role, prepare for and attend meetings each month, and often do much of the work behind the scenes at the various events that the Council puts on each year, such as the Bonfire and Fireworks display, the Christmas Lights Event, Remembrance Day and other special events. Many Councillors are also involved in other community organisations such as the Burial Board (which manages the burial ground), Bedale Hall management and Bedale and Villages Community Forum and Bedale Community Library.

The purpose of this website is to provide information about the town of Bedale, the roles and responsibilities of the Town Council and about the wider Bedale Community. Perhaps while viewing its pages you might be inspired to become more involved yourself?

Bedale Festival on Bedale Park

How You Can Become More Involved in Bedale

  1. Discover more about the decisions that the Council make each month.
    This information can be found in the monthly meetings’ agendas and minutes which can be found here.

  2. Attend the meetings of the Council which are always open to the public.
    The dates and times of the meetings can be found here.

  3. Contact the Council to share you viewpoint on a particular issue.
    The first point of contact is the Town Clerk who can be contacted via the contact page.

  4. Take part in the next public consultation exercise. These will be advertised on this website.

  5. Consider becoming a Councillor. Councillors are elected for a 4 year period (the next election being due in May 2019) however from time to time a vacancy arises.
    Following the resignation of Councillor Annabel Wilkinson in August there is currently a vacancy.

Latest News

  • Opportunity to Get Involved in Your Community
    Bedale Town Council is looking forward to welcoming another member of the Bedale Community onto the Town Council. Following the resignation of Co...
    See Full News Story.
    20/03/2018 by: Charlie Hart
  • Bedale Resident Celebrates 100th Birthday
    Mary Cowe of Bedale celebrated her 100th birthday recently with friends and family and a surprise visit from Councillor Mrs Christine Mollard, Mayor o...
    See Full News Story.
    01/03/2018 by: Charlie Hart
  • Council to hand over Bedale Hall to newly formed Charity
    Following the foundation of Bedale Hall Charitable Incorporated Organisation in 2017, Bedale Town Council has taken the decision to allow their lease ...
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    28/02/2018 by: Charlie Hart
  • New Community Group - Keeping Bedale Tidy
    Having heard that a group of Bedale residents were getting together to go out and tidy up the town Bedale Town Councillors were keen to...
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    20/02/2018 by: Charlie Hart
  • Nominations Sought for Bedale Community Award 2018
    Every year Bedale Town Council seeks to recognise and reward members of the community who have demonstrated a longstanding commitment to serve the Tow...
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    18/01/2018 by: Charlie Hart
  • Bedale Festival 2018 - Date Announced
    Bedale Scout and Guide Group have announced the date for their annual Bedale Festival for 2018. Sunday 17th June 2018 has been chosen for the eve...
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    11/12/2017 by: Charlie Hart
  • Tour de Yorkshire Cyclists to Race through Bedale
    Having been only a few miles from the route of the Tour de France "Grand Depart" in 2014, Bedale is now firmly on the 2018 route f...
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    11/12/2017 by: Charlie Hart

Bedale Town Council Contact

Mr Charlie Hart - Town Clerk


Bedale Town Council
Bedale Hall

Tel: 01677 427949


Office Opening Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 9:00am to 2:00pm

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