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Who we are & what we do

Bewerley Parish Council consists of 9 elected councillors who serve for a four year term. All Councillors are voluntary and receive no remuneration. There are currently two vacant seats.

The Parish Clerk is located at

The Laurels, Street Lane, Bewerley, HG3 5HW

Council Meetings - see the council meetings calendar for more information and a list of Council Meeting dates here.

Annual Reports - see the Parish Council's Annual Report for more information.

For further information relating to the services offered by the Parish Council please contact the Parish Clerk who will be happy to give advice and assistance.

Parish Council Elections

Parish Council Elections are expected to take place in May 2020.

Parish Councillors

Our councillors are elected or co-opted, if you would like to become a councillor or find out more about what they do then please see election details above

Parish Councillors Code of Conduct

Parish Council Complaints Procedures

The Parish Council's Complaints Procedure is set out in Standing Order No. 3 at item 5 on the Finance page.

Committees and Working Groups

We have a Finance Committee, who meet as and when necessary but as a minimum at least three times a year, including January, when the precept requirement for the following year will be assessed ready for presentation to full Council.

We also have a Planning Committee, which meets to discuss planning applications and decisions when urgent decisions are required and cannot wait for the full monthly Council meeting.

Both groups have specific tasks and can have delegated powers which need to be confirmed by the full council.

Both groups produce minutes of all meetings which are posted on the Parish Council website.

The Council also has representatives on the Joint Bewerley Parish Council / Pateley Bridge Town Council Joint Liaison Committee and the Joint Emergency Plan Committee.

The Council is represented on the following groups and organisations:

Nidderdale Strategic Partnership, Quarry Liaison

Greenhow Landscape and Bio Trust Fund, Yorkshire Local Councils Association

Bewerley and Bishopside Memorial Hall Safer Neighbourhood Group

Lime Kilns Safety Maintenance

Upper Nidderdale Landscape Partnership Board.

The council may set up other working groups to deal with any issues relating to Parish business.

Parish Councillor Representation

Bewerley Parish Council Representation

Parish Councillors elected to represent the council to outside bodies

Our Staff

We have 1 member of staff, a Parish Clerk who deals with the day to day running of the council and, as the Responsible Finance Officer, deals with all financial matters in co-operation with the finance committee. In addition, we have a parish caretaker whose duties include ensuring the parish maintains its neat and tidy appearance and any other duties as directed by Councillor Graham Spooner and the clerk.

They can be contacted through the Parish Clerk by phone or email.

Parish Council Staff

Tracey Dawson

Parish Clerk


07719 181078

Richard Langley

Parish Caretaker

via:- parishclerk@bewerleyparishcouncil.gov.uk

07719 181078

Tracey Dawson

Tracey Dawson

Parish Clerk

07719 181078

Richard Langley

Parish Caretaker

07719 181078