Bedale Community Forum meets every 3 months, everyone is welcome to attend the meetings which are held in Bedale and the surrounding Villages. 

The Bedale & Villages Community Forum is a community partnership which facilitates the improvement and regeneration of Bedale and its surrounding villages. The objectives of the Forum are:

  • To encourage, support, initiate and develop new and existing projects/organisations which contribute to the economic, environmental and social well being of the Bedale and villages area 
  • To ensure that effective project management takes place.
  • To ensure that all work associated with the Forum is carried out to the highest quality standards.
  • To update the Community Plan regularly and ensure community projects are recognised within the plan.
  • To monitor and evaluate the success of the Community Plan process.
  • To provide a ‘Forum’ in which to share information, ideas and good practise in relation to improving and regeneration of the Bedale and villages area.


In the early 21st century North Yorkshire County Council was successful in securing Single Regeneration Budget Funding for the County. The programme was to run for 6 years and provided an opportunity for all communities across the County to develop a ten-year Community Investment Prospectus (CIP) for their area. Community Investment Prospectus Groups were drawn together from the local community to identify local issues and local priorities across areas, such as social, economic, environmental; focussing on issues like tourism, safety, health, housing and transport and developing future plans.

Bedale  became a Renaissance Market Town under the Yorkshire Forward RMT programme in 2003 and the 30 year vision was produced in 2004, this built on the work that had already been done by the CIP Steering Group. The Bedale Renaissance Charter identified key priorities for development; the Charter was signed by the local councils and business organisations. Bedale & Villages Community Forum took on the role of delivering on these priorities and has refreshed them over subsequent years.

By working across boundaries and with a multitude of partners, the Forum has accessed considerable funding that would not be available to public sector organisations and it has a flexibility that can respond to ever changing circumstances.

You can apply for a grant from the Forum via the online form HERE. 

If you would like more information on the Forum or if you would like to become a member of the Forum please email

The next Community Forum meeting will be held on Thursday 7th June, 7pm at Bedale Hall.

Next Meeting Agenda

Bedale and Villages Community Forum - Meeting Agenda June 2024

2024 Meeting Minutes

Bedale and Villages Community Forum - Meeting Minutes, March 2024.pdf

2023 Meeting Minutes

Bedale and Villages Community Forum - Annual General Meeting Minutes, December 2023.pdf

Bedale and Villages Community Forum - Meeting Minutes, September 23.pdf

Bedale & Villages Community Forum - Meeting Minutes May 2023.pdf

Bedale & Villages Community Forum - Meeting Minutes February 2023.pdf

For previous meeting minutes, please contact: