Bridlington Town Council
There are usually twelve councillors on Bridlington Town Council who cover the three ward areas of the town; Bridlington Old Town, Bridlington North and Bridlington South. Bridlington Town Council is the grass roots level of government for the residents of Bridlington and the Councillors on the Town Council are a voice of the people. Bridlington Town Council has many responsibilities including: • Management of an allotment in Bridlington - Ducky Dyke • Upkeep of parks & verges • Consultee on all Planning Applications in Bridlington • The Town Council own & upkeep the 12 flags on South Cliff and one in Sewerby • Bessingby Play Park • St Johns Street toilets • Main Town Christmas Lighting updated for 2012 • Christmas trees in the three ward areas i.e. In Town, Sewerby & Old Town • Christmas Event Entertainment in Promenades Shopping Centre, with local Pantomime Stars, Bridlington Choirs & Local school choirs. • Gasworx Skatepark & MUGA – Free Facility & Skatepark Coordinator • The Town Council has a Town Crier who was established in 2012. • Contracted to maintain some street lighting & pathways in Bridlington • Creation & Distribution of a Quarterly Newsletter – 3 of which are delivered to all the houses in Bridlington • Pathway Signage for Dog clean up & Biodegradable Bio bags for sale at cost price in the office • Selected Bus Shelters & Summer toilet provision at Sewerby at the Pavilion • Drop in information centre – 62 Quay Road • Consultation for Government & Principle Authority on behalf of residents of Bridlington • Signage into Bridlington • Small Grant Applications • Monthly Council Surgeries • The Mayor & Deputy attend Civic Events in the Town.
- 9 April 2015
- Local Authorities
- Local Alliances:
- East Riding Dementia Action Alliance, Yorkshire & Humber Dementia Action Alliance
1. Action Plan
1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?
The Town Council aim to improve Staff and Councillor awareness, knowledge and understanding of dementia by having good customer service standards and awareness training for all.
The Town Council would like to help make a difference with awareness locally to enable people living with dementia to be part of the community and to continue to do daily and social activities. The Town Council would support the work of the local Alzheimer’s Society and other local organisations to support people with dementia and the carers and family members.
The Town Council would work with all organisations to ensure the safety of people with dementia in the Town when it can and it is reasonable for the Town Council to do so.
The Town Council will ensure that all the staff and Councillors are familiar with the Action Plan and the Town Council’s website will have details of the Local Dementia Action Alliance to encourage other people of the Town to be dementia aware.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Ensuring all Councillors are aware of the Action Plan, particularly as Councillors change over time.
Promotion of the Dementia Action Alliance.
The Dementia Action Alliance information will be displayed on the Bridlington Town Council’s website http://www.bridlington.gov.uk/index.php?id=dementia, noticeboards and the information will be made available to be published in the next Town Council’s newsletter.
- Delivery, Implementation, Planning
We will encourage Councillors and other people of the town to undertake free dementia awareness sessions, such as:
Become a Dementia Friend by watching the online video or attending an information session https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk/
Undertake Scie (Social care institute for excellence) eLearning: The Open Dementia Programme http://www.scie.org.uk/publications/elearning/dementia/index.asp
Support the work of the local Alzheimer’s Society and other local dementia organisations
The Town Council would support the work of the local Alzheimer’s Society and other local organisations to support people with dementia and the carers and family members. We will investigate how we can best achieve this.
- Planning, Initial Scoping