Become a Councillor

Are you passionate about Bedale?

Bedale Town Councillors are elected for a four-year period and 2019 is an election year.

Nominations are open from 19 March - 3 April, with the election (if needed) taking place on Thursday 2nd May.

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 the town's facilities and to support the services that it provides for the benefit of residents and visitors.

Town Councillors give their time on a voluntary basis. They undertake training for the role, prepare for and attend meetings each month, and often do the behind-the-scenes work for Council events, including the Bonfire and Fireworks display, the Christmas Lights Event and other special events, including of course the hosting of the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire stage finish. 

This website provides 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?


How to get involved in the council and what happens in Bedale

  1. Discover more about the issues the Council discusses, and the decisions it makes.
    This information can be found in the monthly meetings’ agendas and minutes which can be found here.

  2. Attend Council meetings. These are open to the public, and parishioners are able to contribute to debate at the Chair's discretion.
    Meetings are usually on the second Monday of each month, and the diary can be found here.

  3. Contact the Council to share your opinions on local issues, suggest topics the council should be discussing or projects we should be getting involved with or running.
    The first point of contact is the Town Clerk who can be contacted via this page or on 01677 427949 in office hours (Tues / Thurs 9.30-12.30)

  4. Consider becoming a Councillor. Councillors are elected for a four-year period and 2019 is an election year. Nominations are open from 19 March - 3 April, with the election (if needed) taking place on Thursday 2nd May. To discuss this informally, feel free to phone or call in to the Town Council office within Bedale Hall in office hours, or email

Latest News

  • Audited Accounts for 2018-19
    The External Auditor has now completed their review of Bedale Town Council's Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR)  for 2018-19....
    See Full News Story.
    29/08/2019 by: Nick Reed
  • UK’s biggest sporting event in 2019 is coming to Hambleton!
    The world’s best cyclists are coming to Yorkshire to take part in the UK’s biggest sporting event in 2019. The 2019 UCI Road World Ch...
    See Full News Story.
    13/08/2019 by: Judith Cockburn
  • 2020 Car Boot Sales - applications open
    Charitable and community organisations wishing to run one of our famous car boot sales in 2020 should fill out the application form below an...
    See Full News Story.
    25/06/2019 by: Nick Reed
  • Best Dressed Town!
    Bedale has been voted Best Dressed Host Town in the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire. Congratulations to everyone in the town for welcoming the Tour so who...
    See Full News Story.
    11/06/2019 by: Nick Reed
  • Tour de Yorkshire - a memorable day in Bedale!
    Friday 3rd May was a memorable day in Bedale's history, as the women's and men's Tour de Yorkshire races sprinted into town for dramatic s...
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    14/05/2019 by: Nick Reed
  • Bedale's Historic Market
    Since the granting of a Market Charter by King Henry III in 1251, there has been a market in Bedale’s cobbled market place every Tuesday. The cu...
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    03/05/2018 by: Judith Cockburn
  • Bedale now twinned with Azay-sur-Cher
    On the 17th of April 2018, a delegation of 6 from Bedale Twinning Association went to Azay-sur-Cher, in the Loire region of France near to Tours. T...
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    02/05/2018 by: Judith Cockburn

Bedale Town Council Contact

Town Clerk


Bedale Town Council
Bedale Hall

Tel: 01677 427949


Office Opening Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 9:30am to 12:30pm

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