How The Council Operates

Middleham Town Council is made up of seven councillors and one part time clerk, who is the Proper Officer and Responsible Financial Officer of the Council.

Councillors work together to serve the community and to help the Council make decisions on behalf of the local community. They contribute by suggesting ideas, engaging in constructive debate and by responding to the needs and views of the community. Councillors offer their services on a voluntary basis, serving for at least a four year period.

A great deal of our work is co-ordinated by the Clerk to the Council. The Clerk's primary responsibility is to advise the Council on whether its decisions are lawful and to recommend ways in which decisions can be implemented. The Clerk can be asked to research topics of concern to the Council, provide unbiased information to help the Council to make appropriate decisions and assist in implementing those decisions.

Middleham Town Council usually meet on the last Wednesday of the month (except December) at 7:00pm in Middleham Key Centre. Agendas are posted three days prior to a meeting on the notice boards in the Market Place and the Key Centre. There is also an Annual Town Meeting in March/April and the Annual Meeting of the Council in May, at which the Mayor/Chairman is appointed.

Although there are some matters of confidentiality to observe, most Town Council business is fully open to the public and we welcome members of the community to attend the monthly council meetings.

Elected Councillors  

Chairman & Mayor

Councillor - Susan Fairhurst

telephone: 01969 622993

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 Vice-ChairmanCouncillor Honor Byford

telephone: 01969 625304

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Councillor - Martin Cade 

telephone: 01969 622090

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Councillor - John Kirkbride

telephone: 01969 622277

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Councillor - Bryan Shorrocks

Telephone: 01969 625109

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Councillor - Liz Stocker

telephone: 01969 625260

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Councillor - Simon Wheeler

Telephone: 07753 543589

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Town Clerk - David Keep

Telephone: 01969 625225

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