Bentham Town Council are upgrading this website.

Our apologies for any inconvenience,

Should you require information that is not listed here please contact our

Town Clerk. 015242 62587



Town Clerk:

Gill Mason

Bentham Town Hall, Station Road,

Bentham, Lancaster LA2 7LH

07882 949110

Email: townclerk@benthamtowncouncil.co.uk







Please note that anyone qualifying within either High or Low Bentham can stand for this vacancy.

Requests for an application form should be made in writing to

The Town Clerk

Bentham Town Hall, Station Road, Bentham. LA2 7LH

Or email


Before 25th January 2019

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co-option questionnaire

 The 2019 Bentham Calendar is now on sale at Bentham Post Office.

As stated all the proceeds go to Age Concern Bentham.

Bentham Town Council are upgrading this website.

Our apologies for any inconvenience,

Should you require information that is not listed here please contact our

Town Clerk. 015242 62587


Council have published their Audited Annual Return. This can be viewed under the ” Statutory Documents ” section.


Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Return’.

Link to the document








Co mingled or mixed ?

Your opinion on co-mingled is requested. The link to Craven D C survey is at the end of this article.

In July 2016 it was agreed in principle that the collection methodology for recyclates in the Craven District would change in the next financial year.

Residents told us that they were dissatisfied with the current two-stream collection regime; this prompted the council to look at alternative types of methodology. The decision in principle is to move to a full co-mingled collection.

What does fully co-mingled mean?

It means that the collection methodology will be simplified: all your recyclates (paper, cans, plastic, glass and card) will be collected on the same day in the same container. This takes away the need for multiple visits.

The new methodology will mean you have a collection once a week on the same day. In week 1 you will present your green wheeled bin for residual waste for emptying, then in week 2 you will present your blue bin/pod for emptying. This gets us away from the need to distribute and collect blue bags.

The government has set a target that all local authorities are to achieve 50% recycling by 2020. This new methodology will help us to get there and achieve what we are being asked to do.

We now want to ask you what you think.

To complete our survey please click here.


 *** Important Notice ***

Black Bull Car Park

Please note that the Black Bull Car Park is a Private Car Park and is ONLY for the use of “Patrons and by kind permission of the Landlady, persons attending events in the Town Hall”. The General Public should use the other Free Car Parks around town instead. Please help this local business and observe these parking limitations.

Locating Private Sewage Pumping Stations for Transfer to Yorkshire Water

Government legislation means that from 1st October 2016 all eligible private sewage pumping stations in Yorkshire will automatically transfer to the ownership and responsibility of Yorkshire Water. Read more…

About The Council

The Council is made up of elected members of the public who give of their time freely to help administrate, publicise and promote the community in which we live.

Bentham consists of two communities – High Bentham and Low Bentham.

Located at the western boundary of North Yorkshire, we are close to the borders of Lancashire and Cumbria,  linked via Rail to Leeds or Carnforth and close to the A65 trunk road.

We have a variety of industry, commerce and tourism and are ideally placed for visits to our moors and hills as well as the attractions of The English Lake District, The Yorkshire Dales and The Trough of Bowland.

For information about the town and the facilities it has to offer please visit  AboutBentham.org.uk