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
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.
Attend the meetings of the Council which are always open to the public.
The dates and times of the meetings can be found here.
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.
Take part in the next public consultation exercise. These will be advertised on this website.
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.