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 last took place in May 2022.
The Good Councillor's Guide (PDF, 1.9 Mb)
Essential Guidance for Local 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
The Model Code of Conduct for Parish and Town Councillors. Adopted by Bewerley Parish Council 26th April 2021.
- Registers of Interest
Parish Councillors' Registers of Interest
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 holds public meetings 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 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
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
Parish Councillor appointments 2022-2023 (PDF, 48 Kb)
Councillor appointments 2022-2023
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.
- 07719 181078
- via: firstname.lastname@example.org