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 Wyre Forest District Council which is one of six District Councils 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 May 2019, one year later than scheduled due to the District Council amending their electoral arrangements.
Information (including contact details) about your Town Councillors can be found in the Councillors 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. This last took place on 11th May 2018 when Cllr Roger Coleman was elected as Mayor and Cllr Philip Edmundson as Deputy Mayor.
The Town Council meet once a month in Council Chamber, Guildhall, Load Street, Bewdley. They generally do so on the first Monday of each month unless that happens to be a Bank Holiday in which case they take place a day later. The Town Clerk's office and administrative headquarters of the Town Council moved in January 2018 from The Guildhall to offices at 25A Load Street, Bewdley.
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 email@example.com or in writing to:
Bewdley Town Council, 25A Load Street, Bewdley DY12 2AE Telephone: 01299 400157