Bewdley Town Council
Welcome to Bewdley, situated in the Wyre Forest District and described as the most perfect small Georgian town in Worcestershire. Located on the River Severn, its name says it all - from the French words Beau Lieu - "beautiful place".
Bewdley is a popular town with both visitors and its residents. Within the town there is a lot to see including its river walks, museum, churches, beautiful gardens, not to mention well over 20 pubs, takeaways and restaurants.
Bewdley has major events running throughout the year, ranging from Spring/Easter and Harvest Fairs through to its regattas and the annual Bewdley Festival. We also have two market days in the town on the first and third Sunday in the month. But there is a lot more than just the town to see. Bewdley is the ideal location to stay and visit:
- The Severn Valley Railway (Bewdley station, 10 mins walk from town centre)
- West Midlands Safari Park (1.5 miles from the town centre)
- The Wyre Forest (2 miles from town centre)
- Bewdley Museum (town centre)
On this website you can find details of major events, local community events, where to stay, eat and have a drink plus details of the many active local community organisations and local businesses.
You can find out more about visiting us via the Bewdley Tourist Information Centre website and you can also download our free Town Guide and Map or pick one up from the Tourist Information Centre or one of the many outlets in the town.
We look forward to seeing you very soon.
About The Town Council
Bewdley Town Council was created in 1974 following the reorganisation of local government in England & Wales before which it had been a Borough within Worcestershire. It now forms part of the district of Wyre Forest which is one of six districts within Worcestershire.
Bewdley Town Council has 13 Town Councillors all of whom are elected for a term of four years. For voting purposes, Bewdley is divided into three Wards which are Bewdley West (4 Councillors) and Bewdley East (4 Councillors) on the west side of the river and Wribbenhall (5 Councillors) on the east side.
The Town Council Elections last took place on 22nd May 2014. The next election is due to take place in 2019.
Information (including contact details) about your Town Councillors can be found in the Your Council section.
The Town Council year begins officially with the Annual Meeting of the Town Council. This is also known as “Mayor-Making” when the Town Councillors elect a Mayor, a Deputy Mayor, the Town Council’s Committees and Advisory Groups, and representatives to outside bodies.
The Town Council and Planning Committee meet once a month. A meeting schedule is available in the "Your Council" section of this website.
The Town Council is actively involved with a number of organisations in Bewdley on which it has representatives including Bewdley Civic Society, Community Transport Helpline, Bewdley Development Trust and Bewdley Medical Practice Patients’ Advisory Group.
In addition, the Council has representatives on the following organisations: County Association of Local Councils Executive (CALC), Wyre Forest Citizens Advice Bureau and Wyre Forest Community Emergency Planning Forum.
Some local services are provided by Wyre Forest District Council and Worcestershire County Council. We work very closely with these organisations to ensure that our town is represented, with District and County Councillors also attending Town Council meetings.
You can contact the Council by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing to:
Bewdley Town Council, The Guildhall, Load Street, Bewdley DY12 2AH
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Annual Report of the Town Council 2016/2017
Below you can click and view the Annual Report of the Town Council for the year ending 31st March 2017.