Welcome and congratulations to two recently elected councillors, Maureen Carney for Crossflatts and Micklethwaite and Lewis Kirdale for Bingley central. We hope that they will soon find their feet and become acquainted with how the Council works.
Town Councillor positions are unpaid and the Bingley Parish is very fortunate to have individuals who are willing to give up their free time to serve the local community. We hope that all councillors, new or well established, feel valued and appreciated for all their efforts.
In particular I would like to thank all councillors and officers who serve on different committees and working groups to produce relevant documents, guidance and advice for the benefit of the Council and residents.
Bingley Town Council continues to support a wide variety of activities:
The Bingley Farmers’ Markets are held on the first Saturday of every month and attract regular customers and visitors. Live entertainment has returned and is very popular.
There was another successful litter pick. Thank you to all the local residents who attended the event and worked hard on the day to keep our streets litter free. The next event is on Saturday 23rd October. Meet at the Council Hub 10.00-12.00.
Members of Bingley Town Council will meet Trustees of Friends of Bingley Pool in October for an update on progress. The Town Council will again contact Bradford Metropolitan District Council to ask for the delivery of the outstanding report on the status of the pool.
The Pavement Waymarking project, which will show a recommended walking route to Five Rise Locks, is progressing. Samples of the signage will be tested by the Canal and River Trust, Bradford Metropolitan District Council and Bingley Town Council in the near future.
The Council is proud to be providing the town’s Christmas Tree and to support the Chamber of Trade Big Lights Switch on will take place on Saturday November 27th, as well as providing improved and new Christmas lights and trees around the district.
The Bingley Remembrance Group will be holding a Remembrance Day Service in the town centre and Myrtle Park on Sunday 14th November. The Council offers sincere thanks to the Group for their work.
Recording of meetings of the Town Council
Plans to record meetings of the Town Council and upload them to a Bingley Town Council YouTube channel are progressing.
Rules and guidance for the recording of meetings has been developed and these were agreed at the September Full Town Council Meeting. A copy of the guidance can be found on the Town Council website within the documents section. Documents – Bingley Town Council
Trees for Streets
Would you like to see more trees in your neighbourhood?
Bradford Metropolitan District Council is one of the first councils to support a new national street tree sponsorship scheme. It offers residents the opportunity to make a donation to sponsor a new street tree to go outside their house or somewhere in their neighbourhood. Locations will be assessed for suitability and consideration given to what type of tree could be planted, but if a location is approved each tree could help regreen our local area.
Details of the scheme can be found at: https://www.bradford.gov.uk/environment/sponsor-a-tree/sponsor-a-tree/#:~:text=Trees%20for%20Streets%20is%20a,over%20the%20next%20ten%20years.
Monthly Farmer’s Market
The monthly Farmers’ Market was held on 2nd October and had a good variety of stalls selling local produce, flowers and hand-crafted items.
Entertainment was provided by “Pop up Band”, a brass band whose cheerful music was matched by some impressive brass and silver instruments.
The next Farmers’ Market will be held on Saturday 6th November 10am-2pm in the Market Square.
Bingley Town Council will once again be providing the town’s Christmas tree. In addition, there will be new lights and trees provided around the district which should add to the festive spirit in areas outside the town centre.
The Chamber of Trade Big Lights Switch on will take place on Saturday November 27th. There will be an outdoor Winter market and children’s rides in the Town Square and an Indoor Winter market inside the Bingley Arts Centre. Stalls spaces can be booked through the Bingley Chamber of Commerce.
The Hub opening times
The Town Council offices at The Hub, Myrtle Place have now reopened following the lifting of Covid restrictions..
The office is currently open from 12noon to 3pm Monday to Friday. The opening hours are currently under review and updates will be provided on the Town Council website if these change
Covid – updates
While most restriction have now been lifted please remember that catching Covid-19 still a possibility, even if you have been fully vaccinated. Therefore you should consider what precautions you should take to protect you and your family.
Advice can be found on the Government website at Coronavirus: how to stay safe and help prevent the spread – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
The Town Council’s office at The Hub, Myrtle Place has now reopened. Members of the public can visit in person Monday to Friday, 12 noon to 3pm.
Bingley Town Council can also be contacted by email at email@example.com or by phone on the following numbers:
Town Clerk: 07529 222679
Deputy Town Clerk: 07703 188660
Administrative Officer: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday – 077835 19439
Dates for your diary
Saturday 23 October- Community Litter Pick. Meet at The Hub, Myrtle Place 10am to 12 noon
Saturday 6 November – Monthly Saturday Farmers’ market. (Held on the first Saturday of each month 10am to 2pm)
The next ordinary meeting of the Town Council is at 6.30pm on Tuesday 26 October 2021.
The agenda for the meetings can be found on the Town Council website within the Documents section.
You can see all the council’s meeting dates in the Events section calendar on the website; however, please note there have been some changes to the usual pattern of meetings towards the year end.
There will be no Full Town Council Meeting in November
The December Full Town Council Meeting with be held on Tuesday 7th December
The January 2022 Full Town Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday 18th January
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Bingley Town Council, Myrtle Place, Bingley BD16 2LF