All decisions that are made by the Council are made in public meetings. The Council meets once a month to discuss and make decisions on the items set on the agenda. Representatives from interested parties may be invited to address the Council with information or to request project support, and members of the public are able to contribute at the discretion of the Chair of the meeting.
The agenda for the each council meeting is published no less than three clear days before the meeting - usually on the preceding Tuesday - and is available on the bottom right of this page and on the homepage.
The Council holds two annual meetings, usually in May. The first is the Annual Parish Meeting. This is a meeting of the electors of the town and offers an opportunity to come together and find out what's been happening during the past year. Community groups are invited to submit reports on their activities. The second is the Annual Parish Council Meeting - a formal meeting which acts as the Council's AGM and deals with procedural matters, including the appointment of a Mayor and Deputy Mayor for the forthcoming year and the approval of the previous year's accounts.
Meetings are usually held in the Drawing Room in Bedale Hall at 7:00pm.
Audio and/or video recording is allowed at all Bedale Town Council meetings which are open to the public, subject to the Council's Video and Audio Recording policy.