Council Administration and Finance

Bedale Town Council employs a Clerk and an Assistant Clerk. 

The Clerk and Assistant Clerk provide independent, objective information and advice on policies, procedures, legal and ethical points, working with the Chair of the Council (Mayor) to ensure the council makes lawful decisions and that meetings are effective.

The Clerk also provides administrative and management support to the full council and its committees, acts as its Responsible Financial Officer, implements council decisions, and is the custodian of parish records not deposited elsewhere. 

The role includes:

  • ensuring that the council conducts its business lawfully
  • administering all the council's paperwork
  • preparing meeting papers and ensuring councillors and the public are aware of meetings
  • implementing council decisions and policies
  • overseeing the implementation of projects
  • supervising staff and contractors engaged by the council
  • keeping property registers and other legal documents
  • keeping up to date with legal and best practice issues in council management by undertaking training and qualifications

Town Clerk: Nick Reed

 Assistant Clerk: Judith Cockburn

 

Finance & Audit

Click the link above for information about the council's budget, financial practice, and audit trail

 

Council Documents

Complaints

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...
    See Full News Story.
    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...
    See Full News Story.
    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...
    See Full News Story.
    02/05/2018 by: Judith Cockburn

Links:

Council Documents

Finance & Audit

Complaints

Address:

Bedale Town Council
Bedale Hall
Bedale
DL8 1AA

Tel: 01677 427949

Email: clerk@bedale-tc.gov.uk

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

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