Introduction to Filey Town Council

Filey Town Council serves a community of approximately 7,000 residents. It consists of thirteen Councillors elected for a term of 4 years with a new term of office commencing in May 2015 until May 2019.

Meetings of the Council are held in the Council Chamber at the Council Offices, 52A Queen Street, Filey on the second Wednesday of each month and members of the public are very welcome to attend. Public Question Time is held early in the meeting as an agenda item and 15 minutes are set aside for questions, comments or exchange of information.

Filey Town Councillors receive no financial allowances for their term in office.

The Council has seven Committees which members are elected to serve on, each of which has delegated power to carry out specific functions as detailed in each Committee’s Terms of Reference (which are displayed under each Committee on the Committees web pages).

list Finance & General Purposes
list Planning (as a consultee)
list Property
list Bandstand Management (sub-committee of the Property Committee)
list Staffing
list Strategic Planning Committee
list Appeal Hearing Panel

Filey Town Council carries out a variety of functions and has specific responsibilities for the following:
list Provides advice and guidance to members of the public on a variety of services.and is a ‘Just Ask’ information point
list Room Hire
list Equipment Hire for local groups - PA system, tables and chairs
list Services – Photocopying, Laminating, Document Binding

list Mayoral engagements and Civic Functions
list Crimlisk Fisher Archive
list The Lawns Cemetery and associated Burial Administration
list Public & Commemorative Seating
list Maintenance of some Public Shelters
list Weed Spraying

list Queen Street Garden
list Parish Wood
list Filey Museum (building only)

list Management of the Sunday Band Concert Programme in the Filey Bandstand
list Management of all bookings for the Filey Bandstand
list Management of four Community Noticeboards to display community event posters
list Christmas Tree Lighting and permanent display lighting
list Production of the Filey Town Guide & Town Map

list Production of the Council’s Quarterly Newsletter and delivery to all households

list Setting the Parish Precept and monitoring the Council’s investments and finance

list Engaging an Internal Auditor and an Independent Financial Advisor
list The Town Council is an employing body
list Liaison with other authorities on a regular basis
list Awarding of Financial Assistance to local organisations (Grants)
list Provision of administrative support to the Town Council as a corporate body
which is made up of 13 Town Councillors

list Provision of administrative support to 5 main committees, 2 sub-committees and 7 working parties

list Provision of administrative support for informal and liaison meetings of the Town Council

list Member representation on many local groups and organisations

Filey Town Council welcomes enquiries from the general public regarding the work of the Town Council and is pleased to answer any queries you may have. The Town Council also welcomes members of the public to attend its council meetings and provides an opportunity during the meeting for members of the public to speak on matters relating to the agenda. The Town Council prides itself on engaging with all sectors of the local community. In the interest of openness and transparency the Town Council has embraced the new Openness and Transparency Regulations and actively encourages members of the public to film and record at council meetings and now records and films its own council meetings for members of the public to view on their own mobile and electronic devices.

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are here to provide advice and guidance to members of the public and will be pleased to refer matters to other local authorities for you. Due to their being three different tiers of authorities i.e. Filey Town Council, Scarborough Borough Council and North Yorkshire County Council it is often confusing for members of the public to know which authority is responsible for all the different services. By reporting matters initially to Filey Town Council our staff can often save you time by making the correct referrals to the relevant authority thus obtaining a quicker response for you.

Gina Robinson (Town Clerk)

mail@fileytowncouncil.co.uk

Maureen Prentice (Deputy Town Clerk)
dtc@fileytowncouncil.co.uk

General Enquiries
enquiries@fileytowncouncil.co.uk