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Telephone: 01482 874096

clerk@beverley.gov.uk

Established in 1999, the role of Beverley Town Council is to act as the grassroots tier of local government, nearest to the residents it serves. It is a publicly-elected body that represents the town of Beverley. The Town Council employs five members of staff (Town Clerk, Deputy Town Clerk, Local Food and Administrative Officer, Administrative Assistant and Town Handyperson).

The parish itself is split into the four wards of Minster North, Minster South, St Mary’s East and St Mary’s West. In total, there are 14 councillors covering these wards. The Town Council represents these communities and is headed by the Town Mayor of Beverley, who is elected annually from amongst the serving councillors and who acts as chairperson of the council. The role has historic and local significance, as the Mayor acts as an ambassador and figurehead for the town. The roles of both the Mayor and Town Councillors are unpaid, although a £250 annual allowance is offered to each member to support them in their duties.

The Town Council is responsible for a range of services and events, including management of allotments, the Beverley Food Festival, financially supporting street lighting and litter bins, grit bins, distribution of money to local community groups via a grants fund, production of a quarterly online newsletter and providing practical support to a number of other events and initiatives, such as Beverley in Bloom and Beverley Christmas Lights. It has representation on a number of local strategic organisations and committees.

Beverley Town Council continues to be at the heart of the local community and hopes to strengthen its working relationship with neighbouring parishes over the coming years. All councillors are dedicated to their role and staff work hard to ensure the organisation continues to provide a worthwhile service for the residents of Beverley.

 

Mission Statement:

To improve the quality of life of the residents of Beverley

Aim:

To promote the best interests of the town for the betterment of the local community.

Objectives:

  • To engage in an open dialogue with the residents of Beverley to better understand their needs and, in turn, explain how we will address those needs within the resources and powers on the Council.
  • To provide a democratic, representational voice for the Beverley community.
  • To support and contribute to the economic and social life of the town and regeneration of the local community, in partnership with other tiers of local, regional and national government, voluntary agencies, groups and individuals to meet the needs and aspirations of the community.
  • To encourage and promote the economic and commercial vitality of the town and, where possible, source goods and services from the Beverley area.
  • To preserve the unique identity of Beverley and promote its heritage.
  • To help to create a socially inclusive and caring community which embraces all its residents, irrespective of age, gender, culture, income, race or religion and which seeks to develop their wellbeing, knowledge, understanding and mutual co-operation.
  • To organise, promote and manage a variety of events within Beverley that positively enhances the social, economic, educational, leisure and tourism aspects of town vitality. In addition, to also support and advise in the facilitation of current events and to assist with the bureaucratic nature of such activities
  • To protect and improve the environment of the town and promote sustainable development of the town to meet the needs of the present residents, without jeopardising the needs of future generations.
  • To ensure that the resources at the Council’s disposal are used to the most effective degree possible, and to the greatest possible benefit to the town.
  • To become a better employer through continued valuing and development of employees, thereby encouraging personal responsibility and stimulating innovation, all for the betterment of the town.

The Town Council has achieved Quality Status, meaning it has reached the standard required for local councils by passing several tests. These are:

  • Electoral Mandate
  • Qualifications of the clerk
  • Council meetings
  • Communication and Community Engagement
  • Annual Report
  • Accounts
  • Code of Conduct
  • Promoting local democracy and citizenship
  • Terms and conditions
  • Training

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Bertie Beaver

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Beverley Town Council

12 Well Lane

Beverley

East Yorkshire

HU17 9BL

clerk@beverley.gov.uk

01482 874096