Become a Councillor

Are you passionate about Bedale?

Bedale Town Council exists to serve the Bedale community. Every month it makes decisions and spends taxpayers’ money for the benefit of the local community to maintain and improve both the look of the town and to support the services that it provides for the benefit of residents and visitors to the town.

The Town Councillors give their time for the benefit of the town on a voluntary basis. They undertake training for the role, prepare for and attend meetings each month, and often do much of the work behind the scenes at the various events that the Council puts on each year, such as the Bonfire and Fireworks display, the Christmas Lights Event, Remembrance Day and other special events. Many Councillors are also involved in other community organisations such as the Burial Board (which manages the burial ground), Bedale Hall management and Bedale and Villages Community Forum and Bedale Community Library.

The purpose of this website is to provide information about the town of Bedale, the roles and responsibilities of the Town Council and about the wider Bedale Community. Perhaps while viewing its pages you might be inspired to become more involved yourself?

Bedale Festival on Bedale Park

How You Can Become More Involved in Bedale

  1. Discover more about the decisions that the Council make each month.
    This information can be found in the monthly meetings’ agendas and minutes which can be found here.

  2. Attend the meetings of the Council which are always open to the public.
    The dates and times of the meetings can be found here.

  3. Contact the Council to share you viewpoint on a particular issue.
    The first point of contact is the Town Clerk who can be contacted via the contact page.

  4. Take part in the next public consultation exercise. These will be advertised on this website.

  5. Consider becoming a Councillor. Councillors are elected for a 4 year period (the next election being due in May 2019) however from time to time a vacancy arises.
     

Latest News

  • Council Office Closed
    The Council office in Bedale Hall will be closed for business from Friday 21st December 2018 until Thursday 27th December 2018 and then again on Tuesd...
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    06/12/2018 by: Judith Cockburn
  • Planned Road Closure in Bedale
    PLANNED ROAD CLOSURE NOTIFICATION - 18876 - B6285, South End Bedale             ...
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    06/12/2018 by: Judith Cockburn
  • Bedale Car Boot Sale 2019
    Applications for Bedale Car Boot Sale 2019 closes on 30th November 2018. To all interested parties; Please complete your applications bef...
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    27/11/2018 by: Judith Cockburn
  • Christmas Events in Bedale
    Bedale's annual Christmas Event will take place on Saturday 1st December 2018 starting at 10am with a Christmas Market in the town and a Christmas...
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    20/11/2018 by: Judith Cockburn
  • Hambleton District Council Budget - have your say!
    Hambleton District Council, who fund Bedale Town Council via the annual precept, is consulting on its budget and the services it provides for nex...
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    09/10/2018 by: Judith Cockburn
  • Bedale to be a 2019 Tour de Yorkshire host town!
    Bedale has been chosen as one of the eight host venues for the 2019 cycling Tour de Yorkshire, which runs from 2-5 May. The announcement that Bed...
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    04/10/2018 by: Judith Cockburn
  • Bedale Litter Busting Champion receives the Bedale Community Award 2018
    On May 8th the Bedale Community Award 2018 was awarded to Claire Gerard for her commitment to serving the town by Councillor Christine Molla...
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    22/05/2018 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...
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    02/05/2018 by: Malcolm Young
  • "Is Bedale┬áCar Boot Sale On This Week?"...
    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 s...
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    19/04/2018 by: Charlie Hart

Bedale Town Council Contact

Town Clerk

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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