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

  • Another Successful Car Boot Season Closes
    2017 has been another good year for local charities and community groups from in and around Bedale the last sale of the year being on Saturday 21st Oc...
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    19/10/2017 by: Charlie Hart
  • Opportunity to become a Councillor on Bedale Town Council
    Following the resignation of Councillor Annabel Wilkinson in August 2017 there is currently a vacancy for Councillor on Bedale Town Council. The Co...
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    17/10/2017 by: Charlie Hart
  • Car Boot Sale Applications for 2018 - Closing Soon
    The opportunity for Bedale groups and charities to run one of the popular Car Boot Sales in Bedale Park will soon be coming to an end. Applicaito...
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    17/10/2017 by: Charlie Hart
  • Festive Market Announced to Celebrate "Everything Autumn"
    The new Bedale business group #brandbedale is pulling out the stops this autumn, to celebrate "All Things Autumn" and to remind sh...
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    17/10/2017 by: Charlie Hart
  • Job Vacancy: Clerk to the Burial Board
    Bedale, Aiskew, Leeming Bar & Burrill Joint Burial Authority Vacancy for Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer There is an opportu...
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    11/09/2017 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