Welcome to the official website of the Bridlington Town Council. This website has been designed to provide what we hope will be a valuable source of information to all Bridlington residents, as well as a vehicle for news about happenings within the Town Council and the wider Bridlington community. The website is updated regularly with new information and events.
Please note that this is not the Council located in Bridlington Town Hall; the Council in the Town Hall is the East Riding of Yorkshire Council. Please click here for a list of the services they provide, or call 01482 393939 for more information.
Merchant Navy Day – Saturday 3rd September 2016 at 10am in South Cliff Gardens
(flag poles at the top of Bridlington Harbour)
Since 2000, Merchant Navy Day on 3 September has honored the brave men and women who kept our island nation afloat during both World Wars, and celebrated our dependence on modern day merchant seafarers who are responsible for 95% of the UK's imports, including half the food we eat.
This year Seafarers UK is campaigning for the Red Ensign - the UK Merchant Navy's official flag - to be flown on Saturday 3 September on public buildings and landmark flagstaffs across the UK. Parish, town, community, city and borough councils are all invited to take part, along with higher-tier local authorities and governments.
There are many locations where the Red Ensign can be freely flown - civic centres, town halls, village greens, churches, sports venues, historic buildings, tourist attractions, ports, etc. Last year more than 200 local flag-hoisting ceremonies were organised, involving VIPs, civic dignitaries, Merchant Navy veterans, naval cadets, etc. A message of support from HRH The Earl of Wessex was read out 'to remember the sacrifices, salute the courage and support the future of the often unsung personnel of our Merchant Navy.'
This is the first time Bridlington has ever been a part of this event and you are therefore cordially invited to attend this flag raising event in Bridlington.
It is hoped that the Mayor of Bridlington and his fellow Town Councillors will be joined by many to mark this event at 10am on Saturday 3rd September 2016 so come along and be a part of #MerchantNavyDay 2016.
Press Release - Hospital Shuttle Bus
The Bridlington Town Council is pleased to be working positively with the York District Hospitals Trust, Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group, and the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, who have all agreed to revenue guarantee a 12-week trial paid-for hospital bus service to enable the service to be given the opportunity to investigate whether a paid service could be permanently retained. The Town Council is very disappointed that the East Riding Clinical Commissioning Group has refused to allocate any funding to revenue guarantee the trial service and resolved to contact that organisation to convey the Council’s disappointment considering the importance of this service to the area. The Town Council would like to thank Mr David Boden from the East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Transport Services Department for his work with this important matter.
You can view the shuttle timetable here.
Bridlington Business in Bloom 2016
Bridlington Town Council has concluded this year's Bridlington Business in Bloom competition, the winners will be announced shortly. For more details, visit the Bridlington Business in Bloom page.
Town Mayor and Councillors
Councillor Liam Dealtry is the elected Mayor of Bridlington for the 2016-17 civic year. His Mayoress is his wife, Mrs Michelle Dealtry. The elected Deputy Mayor of Bridlington is Councillor Malcolm Milns, and the Deputy Mayoress of Bridlington is his wife, Councillor Thelma Milns. To find out more about the Mayor and Deputy Mayor, please visit the Town Mayor page.
The current Bridlington Town Councillors are as follows:
Old Town Ward
Cllr Liam Dealtry
Cllr John Copsey
Cllr Bridie Croft
Newsletter Distribution to Local Businesses
Local businesses can sign up to receive digital copies of the Council newsletter. The newsletter is delivered quarterly to households in the Bridlington area and is also available as a digital download for local organisations via our mailing list. Please click here to contact the Council for more information.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council Services
The Bridlington Town Council often receives visits and phone calls from members of the public regarding matters we are unfortunately unable to provide help with. This is because a number of local services, including benefits, housing, refuse, and more are dealt with by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council. Please click here to see a list of services the East Riding of Yorkshire Council provides, as well as contact information for each department.