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 as 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).
Finance & General Purposes
Planning (as a consultee)
(sub-committee of the Property Committee)
Strategic Planning Committee
Appeal Hearing Panel
Filey Town Council carries out a variety of functions and has specific responsibilities for the following:
Provides advice and guidance to members of the public on a variety of services.and is a ‘Just Ask’ information point
Equipment Hire for local groups - PA system, tables and chairs
Services – Photocopying, Laminating, Document Binding
Mayoral engagements and Civic Functions
Crimlisk Fisher Archive
The Lawns Cemetery and associated Burial Administration
Public & Commemorative Seating
Maintenance of some Public Shelters
Queen Street Garden
Filey Museum (building only)
Management of the Sunday Band Concert Programme in the Filey Bandstand
Management of all bookings for the Filey Bandstand
Management of four Community Noticeboards to display community event posters
Christmas Tree Lighting and permanent display lighting
Production of the Filey Town Guide & Town Map
Production of the Council’s Quarterly Newsletter and delivery to all households
Setting the Parish Precept and monitoring the Council’s investments and finance
Engaging an Internal Auditor and an Independent Financial Advisor
The Town Council is an employing body
Liaison with other authorities on a regular basis
Awarding of Financial Assistance to local organisations (Grants)
Provision of administrative support to the Town Council as a corporate body
which is made up of 13 Town Councillors
Provision of administrative support to 5 main committees, 2 sub-committees and 8 working parties
Provision of administrative support for informal and liaison meetings of the Town Council
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.