The council consists of 12 councillors, all elected every 4 years. The mayor is a councillor elected annually by the members of the council. The mayor’s role is to steer the council, chair its meetings and wear the regalia of the office on formal occasions. The council meets every four weeks in the council chamber of the Town Hall.

News November 2017

The Civic Awards presentation on 23rd November was a lovely relaxed evening. Awards were given to John Geach for the Bell Ringers for their years of dedicated service, Glyn Roberts for the P3 group for their hard work on rights of way, and Keith Whiddon for the Michaelmas Fair Committee for successfully reinvigorating the Michaelmas Fair.
Allotment Awards were given to Mrs and Mrs Wood for the best overall plot, the Isherwood family for the best family plot, and Sarah Halliday for the most environmentally friendly plot. This year the best overall plot winner also received a silver cup to keep for a year!
After the ceremony in the council chamber, those present made their way downstairs to the market hall where there was a wonderful selection of refreshments, wines, and other beverages. A pleasant evening was had by all!

News October 2017

Bishop’s Castle Town Council Civic Awards
Bishop’s Castle Town Council will again be awarding Civic Awards to deserving members of the community.
Criteria for the award:
Individuals living in Bishop’s Castle who have made a substantial contribution, through voluntary work, to the life of the town.
There will be four categories: –
1. Civic Awards for Services to the Community:
2. Civic Awards for Volunteering:
3. Civic Awards for Fundraising:
4. Special Recognition Award:

Nomination form  >> Civic-Award-nomination-form <<. The last date for the return of the nominations form is 12md on Tuesday 31st October 2017. The awards will be presented at 7.30pm on Thursday 23rd November 2017 at the Town Hall.

News January 2017

Invitation to tender – Auction Yard Toilet Cleaning and General Town Council Maintenance
Auction Yard Toilet Cleaning Quote Invitation and Auction Yard Toilets Specification with Auction Yard Toilets Contract Tender
GENERAL MAINTENANCE ANNUAL CONTRACT new spec 2017 18  and Gen maintenance CONTRACT QUOTES invited lttr with General Maintenance Contract Tender

Budget for 2017-18
The budget and an short explanation can be viewed >>HERE<<

News November 2016

Save the SpArC Campaign!
Decorate your own or give us the name of a loved one and we’ll hang it on the tree for you. BAUBLES ARE £5 EACH & ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO SPARC, PLUS THE COMMUNITY TREE WILL LOOK GREAT! More info >>HERE<<

News August 2016

Allotment plots available to rent in Bishop’s Castle!
Bishop’s Castle has a thriving allotment community who garden the Council owned plots on the Love Lane / Business Park site. Right now, there are some vacant plots, due to a recent retirement but also because the Council has just finished creating some new plots for allotments on the former Bike Track site. The Annual Rent is very reasonable, currently at £50 for a full sized plot measuring approximately 15 by 11 metres, giving you a generous 165 square metres. Half sized plots are currently £30 per annum, quarter sized plots are £15. Prices are for Bishop’s Castle parish residents.
Plot holders sign a Tenancy Agreement, and are asked to garden organically. There is an active Allotment Society formed by the plot holders with a committee drawn from members and for a modest membership fee you are entitled to a share of the manure and other products the Society buys in.
There are two full sized plots and six half sized plots available.
Interested persons should contact the Town Council:
Telephone: 01588 638141
Email: assistantclerk@bishopscastle.co.uk
In person: call into the council office in the Town Hall, Bishop’s Castle during office hours 9.30am to 12.30pm, Monday to Thursday
Letter: write to Bishop’s Castle Town Council, Town Hall, High Street, Bishop’s Castle, SY9 5BG. Please title your enquiry “Allotments”.
Preference will be given to Bishop’s Castle parish residents, on a first come first served basis. Those outside the parish will only be offered a plot where there is no demand expressed by any resident.