Denholme Town Council exists to represent the people of Denholme as part of the local government structure.
Denholme Town Council works towards improving community well-being and providing better services. The three main categories are: representing the local community; delivering services to meet local needs; striving to improve quality of life and community well-being.
Through an extensive range of discretionary powers local councils provide and maintain a variety of important and visible local services including allotments, bridleways, burial grounds, bus shelters, car parks, commons and open spaces, community transport schemes, community safety and crime reduction measures, events and festivals, footpaths, leisure and sports facilities, litter bins, public toilets, planning, street cleaning and lighting, tourism activities, traffic calming measures, village greens and youth projects.
Elections are held every four years to elect the 9 Town Councillors. The Chairman and Vice Chair are elected by fellow Councillors and serve a year in office. The last election was held in May 2019.
The Town Council is funded through a local tax called the precept an aims to use the precept for the benefit of residents to improve and enhance the local area.
Denholme Town Council meets a monthly basis, usually the second Tuesday of the month at Denholme Mechanics Insitutue. The meetings are held in public and any member of public are welcome to attend. A short period is set aside if you would like to speak.
The Town Council has an action plan for 3 years from 2017 -2020. Here you can find the current schedule of activity that the Council is dealing with and has planned for the future.
To view the action plan, download from the link at the bottom of the page.
Denholme Town Council has achieved the Foundation level of the Local Council Awards Scheme.
The new Local Council Award Scheme has been designed to celebrate the successes of the very best local councils, and to provide a framework to support all local councils to improve and develop to meet their full potential. The scheme offers councils the opportunity to show that they meet the standards set by the sector, assessed by their peers, and to put in place the conditions for continued improvement.
The Foundation Award
The Foundation award is for councils who want to show they meet a set of minimum standards to deliver effectively for their communities. To meet this award the council demonstrates that it has the required documentation and information in place for operating lawfully and according to standard practice. The council also has policies for training for its councillors and officers and so has the foundations for improvement and development in place.
The Annual Report Fact sheet for 2018-2019 is available in Downloads at the bottom of the page.
Please click on the link below to see a map of the Town Council map.