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2 weeks ago

Not sure everyone got the memo 😂Due to two further landslips on Hell Bank above Beeley, the road is now closed to all, including cyclists, walkers, and those on horses. We are waiting for a prolonged period of dry weather so we can make further assessments. These assessments will help inform a way forward. Our apologies for any inconvenience. See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Beeley residents We feel it is only right we let you know before it goes onto our Facebook page that after our annual break which will start this Saturday, we will no longer be running The Old Smithy as a tearoom. We are very fond of the place and we would like to keep hold of it if we can, we just need to come up with a new plan for the place. We have a couple of ideas which we are still thinking about but we are not 100% certain on yet. Ideas are welcome 🤗 but we can’t just think about just doing what the villagers need. We need to make sure it brings other people in because financially we can’t just depend on the village. This last year has been a real struggle for us and we have tried to keep battling through, but our chef of 6 years left at the end of the summer and we have struggled to find a suitable replacement and I think covid has just sent us over the edge, especially this last month. We have to think about our family and our health. Thank you for all of you who have supported us and welcomed us into the village. We love Beeley and love The Smithy. Thank you Stuart and Sarah Yates See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Wishing you a wonderful festive period from Beeley Parish Council See MoreSee Less
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Your Parish Council

Parish Councils are the tier of local government closest to the individual communities they serve. Some of the duties & responsibilities of the Parish Council are:

  • Provide services and create policies
  • Raise and spend money on behalf of the community Budget & manage its finances in accordance with the Accounts & Audit regulations
  • Ensure adequate insurance cover
  • Manage Parish land, buildings & property
  • Keeping parishioners informed
  • Work in partnership with other bodies

The Council is headed by the Chairman who is appointed every year at the Annual Parish meeting. Some of their duties and responsibilities are:

  • Be the public face of the council
  • Welcome visitors and represent the council at official meetings or functions
  • Summarize debate and facilitate the resolving of clear decisions
  • Have a casting vote
  • Sign the Minutes of meetings
  • Sign documents on behalf of the council, providing the council is in agreement
  • Ensure that effective and lawful decisions are taken at meetings of the council
  • Involve all Councillors in discussions whilst ensuring the Councillors keep to the point
  • Keep discussions moving so that the meeting is not too long

The Councillors contribute to the work of the whole council but no one individual (including the Chairman) can make a decision on behalf of the council. Some of the duties and responsibilities of Councillors are:

  • Attend meetings
  • Suggest ideas and engage in constructive debate
  • Work to bring about improvement through local projects and lobbying other service providers
  • Influence and shape the long term development policy for the parish, and as part of the planning process, comment on planning applications in the parish.
  • Act fairly within the law
  • Vote to enable the council to make decisions
  • Be proactive

The primary point of contact for Parish Council business is the Parish Clerk.

The Clerk:

  • Provides administrative support to the Council
  • Are responsible for ensuring that the instructions of the Council are carried out in a timely and legal manner
  • Ensure the Councils finance are administered correctly and prepare monthly and yearly statements of accounts