Council Administration

Bedale Town Council employs a Clerk and an Assistant to the Clerk

The Clerk and Assistant Clerk provide independent, objective information and advice on policies, procedures, legal and ethical points, working with the Chairman (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
  • ensuring that meeting papers are properly prepared and the public is aware of meeting times
  • implementing the council's decisions
  • overseeing the implementation of projects
  • supervising Council staff
  • keeping property registers and other legal documents
  • keeping themselves up to date by undertaking training & qualifications



Town Clerk: Charlie Hart                     Assistant to the Clerk: Judith Cockburn

Latest News

  • Opportunity to Get Involved in Your Community
    Bedale Town Council is looking forward to welcoming another member of the Bedale Community onto the Town Council. Following the resignation of Co...
    See Full News Story.
    20/03/2018 by: Charlie Hart
  • Bedale Resident Celebrates 100th Birthday
    Mary Cowe of Bedale celebrated her 100th birthday recently with friends and family and a surprise visit from Councillor Mrs Christine Mollard, Mayor o...
    See Full News Story.
    01/03/2018 by: Charlie Hart
  • Council to hand over Bedale Hall to newly formed Charity
    Following the foundation of Bedale Hall Charitable Incorporated Organisation in 2017, Bedale Town Council has taken the decision to allow their lease ...
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    28/02/2018 by: Charlie Hart
  • New Community Group - Keeping Bedale Tidy
    Having heard that a group of Bedale residents were getting together to go out and tidy up the town Bedale Town Councillors were keen to...
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    20/02/2018 by: Charlie Hart
  • Nominations Sought for Bedale Community Award 2018
    Every year Bedale Town Council seeks to recognise and reward members of the community who have demonstrated a longstanding commitment to serve the Tow...
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    18/01/2018 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...
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    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...
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    11/12/2017 by: Charlie Hart


Council Documents

Finance & Audit


Mr Charlie Hart - Town Clerk


Bedale Town Council
Bedale Hall

Tel: 01677 427949


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

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