Maintaining Bedale

For those not familiar with local parish boundaries please note that the Parish of Bedale ends at Bedale Beck. Aiskew and Leeming Bar Parish Council is responsible for maintaining the public open spaces to the east of the Beck.

Bedale Town Council works with the residents of Bedale and our contractors to ensure that the town is kept looking its best. The Town Council is responsible for maintaining some areas of the town, while other areas are maintained by Hambleton District Council, North Yorkshire County Council, and private landowners.


Bedale Litter Busters

Bedale is a beautifully kept town - however from time to time some people do drop litter. Bedale Litter Busters are a group of friendly local people who meet up regularly through the year to socialise and to pick up litter from around the town, more recently also looking after floral displays outside Market Place and North End shops. The Town Council supports the group by providing them with money for new litter picking equipment, flowers and planters, etc. The group are always keen to welcome new members so if you would like more information then please contact them directly through their Facebook page:

Bedale Town Councillors donating equipment to Bedale Litter Busters
Litter Busters and Town Councillors pose with the new litter picking equipment. Dogs are welcome!

Grass Cutting

Bedale Town Council is responsible for the maintenance of the grassed areas of Bedale Park, Wycar Green, Beckside and the Harbour area, the public open spaces at Southfields and Burrill Road, and (most of) the grassed roadside verges in Bedale.


Grounds Maintenance

Bedale Town Council is responsible for the maintenance of a number of areas of shrubs and hedges around the town, these are mostly associated with the areas of public open space. If you have any concerns about any overgrowing shrubs or bushes please contact the Clerk.



There are a number of magnificent mature trees to be found in Bedale Park. There are also trees growing on Wycar Green, on the Beckside and on the public open spaces in the town. The Council has these trees inspected on a two-yearly basis by expert arboriculturalists and monitors their health and safety on a more regular basis. Please contact the Clerk if you have any concerns.


Flower Beds & Planters

Bedale Town Council has the pleasure of providing floral displays in the Market Place, at Bedale Cross, and around the bandstand in Bedale Park.


Recycling & Refuse Collection

This is the responsibility of Hambleton District Council. They can be contacted on 01609 779977 or via the Hambleton District Council website.


Street Sweeping and Litter & Dog Bin emptying

This is the responsibility of Hambleton District Council.


Play Areas

The play areas in Bedale Park and on the Southfields and Calvert Way public open spaces are maintained by Bedale Town Council


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