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

  • Change of Date for Meeting
    The first Council Meeting for 2018 will take place on Monday 15th January 2018. This meeting has been delayed one week from the previously published d...
    See Full News Story.
    14/12/2017 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...
    See Full News Story.
    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...
    See Full News Story.
    11/12/2017 by: Charlie Hart
  • Christmas Countdown Begins in Bedale
    The newly formed #BrandBedale business group, Bedale Town Council and the Churches in the town joined together with the Bedale Christmas Fes...
    See Full News Story.
    04/12/2017 by: Charlie Hart
  • Car Boot Sale Applications for 2018 Closed
    The opportunity to apply to run a Car Boot Sale in 2018 is over. The names of over 40 organisations have been received by the Town Council. The dra...
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    04/12/2017 by: Charlie Hart
  • Families of those Buried in Bedale Burial Ground Asked to Contact the Burial Board
    The Bedale, Aiskew, Leeming Bar and Burrill Joint Burial Board are keen to hear from the families of those who have loved ones buried in the Buri...
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    04/12/2017 by: Charlie Hart

Bedale Town Council Contact

Mr Charlie Hart - Town Clerk

Address:

Bedale Town Council
Bedale Hall
Bedale
DL8 1AA

Tel: 01677 427949

Email: clerk@bedale-tc.gov.uk

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

Contact the Council