News

Listed below are the current news stories on the website, listed in chronological order.

On May 8th the Bedale Community Award 2018 was awarded to Claire Gerard for her commitment to serving the town by Councillor Christine Mollard, Mayor of Bedale. Claire was presented with a framed certificate, a parchment citation and a bottle of wine. The citation reads: Claire has been instrumental in setting-up and establishing Bedale Litter Busters, a team of volunteers carrying out the invaluable task of keeping Bedale tidy. Claire has been the driving force behind this amazi...
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Published by: Charlie Hart

Bedale Town now has a new Mayor. At the Annual Meeting of the Town Council, Councillor Andrew Hallett was elected Mayor taking on the role from Councillor Christine Mollard. Councillor Mollard was thanked for all the amazing work that she had done representing the town and raising its profile over the last four years. Councillor Hallett is heavily involved in serving the local community, being the founding Chair of Trustees of Bedale Community Libr...
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Published by: Charlie Hart

Over the Easter break the public toilets in Bedale's Bridge Street car park were closed for some much needed repairs and refurbishment. The toilets were originally built in 1990 by Hambleton District Council and were last refurbished by Hambleton DC in 2003. In 2011 in a bid to save money Hambleton handed the facility and the associated costs of maintaining it for the benefit of locals and visitors, to Bedale Town Council. The smart new look to the toilets in Br...
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Published by: Charlie Hart

Are you interested in making Bedale a better place to live? Are you willing to represent the people of the town and to play your part in making decisions about how the town is promoted and looked after? There are currently two vacancies for Councillors on Bedale Town Council following the recent resignations of Councillors Abigail Carr and Clive Pointon.  The role of Councillor is a volunteer position which brings with it many opportunities to serve the local community an...
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Published by: Charlie Hart

On Saturday 5th May the sun shone and Bedale was packed with people basking in the sunshine and enjoying all the town had to offer. The Car Boot Sale in Bedale Park was bursting at the seams and the town waited with excited anticipation for the Tour de Yorkshire cyclists to race  through the town. The noise of motorbike sirens, car horns, bells, whistles, the helicopter overhead and the cheers of the crowd welcomed the racers and spurred them on their way towards Sutton Bank an...
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Published by: Charlie Hart

Bedale Town Council is seeking a new Clerk, following the news that the current Clerk, Mr Charlie Hart has made the decision to go back into the world of education. The Council are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic person to take on the post of Clerk to the Council and Responsible Financial Officer in the early Summer. The role initially will be for 12 hours a week. The Clerk's duties include: acting as an advisor to the Council; managing the Councils services and ...
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Published by: Malcolm Young

Since 1251 there has been a market in Bedale’s cobbled market place every Tuesday. On Saturday this aspect of Bedale’s living heritage is being celebrated as world class cyclists race through the town and past the ancient market cross on day 3 of the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire which blazes a trail through some of North Yorkshire’s most significant market towns. The advent of internet shopping, discount stores and changes in the way we shop has led to a huge downturn in both mark...
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Published by: Charlie Hart

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. They were met with the utmost hospitality and friendship whilst being hosted by members of Azay-sur Cher Twinning Association. They were shown around the area, meeting with local schools and sports associations who were given contacts with all our local schools and sports clubs. On the evening of Wednesday 18th April the Mayor of Bedale, Cllr Chr...
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Published by: Malcolm Young

This is a question we are asked very regularly and it is good to know that so many people are keen to come. Our Car Boot Sale welcomes buyers and sellers from all over the north of England every week with people coming from Newcastle, York, Leeds, Carlisle, Stockton, Whitby and all places inbetween to enjoy the event and the town. It would be wonderful to be able to let everyone know in advance, whenever a sale is cancelled because of the weather, however it is not prac...
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Published by: Charlie Hart

Mary Cowe of Bedale celebrated her 100th birthday recently with friends and family and a surprise visit from Councillor Mrs Christine Mollard, Mayor of Bedale who dropped in to wish Mrs Cowe "Happy Birthday" and was in time to see her open her birthday card from the Queen.

Published by: Charlie Hart

Following the foundation of Bedale Hall Charitable Incorporated Organisation in 2017, Bedale Town Council has taken the decision to allow their lease of the building be transferred to the new organisation. Bedale Town Council is of the opinion that Bedale Hall CIO will continue the work of Bedale Hall Management Committee; making space in the Hall available to the local community for use as a “Community Centre” (As is stipulated in the terms of the lease) and maintaining the fabri...
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Published by: Charlie Hart

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 get involved and play their part. The newly formed Bedale Litter Busters have been presented with 10 new litter-picking kits including litter pickers and bag hoops by the Mayor of Bedale Councillor Mrs Christine Mollard. The kits also included hi-vis vests and protective gloves to make sure that none of the volunteers will come t...
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Published by: Charlie Hart

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 event which, following a year's rest, is set to return to the Town with a fresh format. The Scout and Guide leaders are planning to widen the Community involvement in the event so as to pull together all that is best in the town. We look forward to hearing what they plan to do over the next months. 

Published by: Charlie Hart