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 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
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.