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News June 2015

The Mayor of Bishop's Castle, Karen Bavastock announced at her mayor making ceremony in May that she and the Town Council intended to launch a scheme which pays tribute to people in the local community who strive to make it a much better place to live.

Karen said "Bishop's Castle is extremely lucky to have so many people who care about the community and are willing to give up many hours of their time for the good of the town and the causes they support.  To that end I have wanted to introduce an awards scheme ever since and finally am in a position to do this.  I would urge anyone who knows of someone that deserves to be recognised for their work in the community to nominate them".

A5 leaflets are available from the Clerk’s office or at various outlets in the town where it is explained in more detail (leaflet attached).  People are urged to complete their nominations and send them to the Clerk no later than 7th September.  Those nominations will be looked at by a panel consisting of Karen Bavastock and her consort Rosemary Griffiths, the Town Clerk Mary Seldon, a town councillor to be agreed and one independent person will complete the panel.

Karen said "I would not know where to start with nominating people who have made a major impact on the community as there are so many deserving people and organisations.  One such person who has received special recognition this year has been Dr G St John Penney who served the local community for many years as a doctor and councillor (47 years).  The council felt this achievement needed to be recognised and a book was collated with greetings and good wishes from many in the community who wanted to thank Dr Penney for his service and dedication to our town.  There are many other unsung heroes in the town and if you know one I would urge you to fill out a form and get them nominated".

The awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday 13th October 2015.

News May 2015
Public Meeting at the Public Hall 16th June 7pm >>more<<
Mayor's Sunday 7th June (Parade, service & picnic) >>more<<
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News April 2015
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NEWS 2014
Bishop’s Castle residents and anyone regularly using its facilities for work or leisure are being invited to bring forward their ideas for improving all aspects of life in the town.
The Town Council is beginning a community plan process with an invitation delivered to every household and to many local businesses and organisations. We need as many people as possible, of all ages and interests, to tell us what concerns they have for the future, what they value about the town now and their ideas for improvements or change.
Whilst the community led plan cannot contradict county planning strategy, it will give the town a chance to record its preferred vision of its future. Bishop’s Castle Town Council also wants the process to strengthen the community by opening communications and allowing local people to work together to create their own action plan.  
To access the short questionnaire please follow this link. 

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 (pictured below).

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