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Baildon Town Council

Serving the people of Baildon

Welcome to Baildon

Clerk: Louanna Winch
Baildon Library, Hallcliffe
Baildon, Shipley, West
Yorkshire BD17 6ND

Bracken Hall Countryside Centre is now open to the public every Saturday and Sunday from noon until 4pm. There's a great summer programme of walks organised by the Friends of Bracken Hall and a range of activities for schools, groups and individuals is provided. For more information please see the friends of Bracken Hall Website here:

A Summary of Events Coming Up

The new Baildon Men's Shed has been successfully launched at BHCC, and ten budding handymen/woodworkers/etc., have embarked on their first project – to replace the storytelling chair. The group meets every Thursday morning at BHCC, and everyone is welcome to join in – no woodworking experience necessary. Contact James for further details: 07946 155347 James.howgego@haleproject.org.uk.

Guided walk to Ilkley. Join a Friends of BHCC walk to Ilkley on Friday 22 June. This 8.5 mile walk will look at the history, plants, rocks, and other fascinating stuff on the way. Wear suitable clothes and stout footwear and bring a packed lunch, a drink and some money for the return trip by public transport. Meet at BHCC at 10.30am.

Some of our future events include the following, and more will be added:

Artist in Residence sessions: Once a month – dates/topics (e.g. wildlife painting, poetry, country crafts, music, bird spotting, foraging, fly tying, tracking, countryside skills, etc.) to be confirmed – get in touch if you'd like to run a session & be an artist in residence for us! The next session is with Susan, a regular BHCC volunteer, who's a wildlife and countryside artist. Her drop-in session is midday to 4pm on Saturday 28 July and will focus on landscape, plant and butterfly painting. Come along and observe and then be prepared to get your hands dirty as you have a go!

Other FoBHCC walks: 7th July – Exploring Baildon; 3rd August – Up and Down Shipley Glen; 4th August – Big Butterfly Count walk; 24th August – Family Pond Dipping walk. Phone 07890 916 844 or see www.friendsofbrackenhall.org.uk for full details.

FoBHCC Wild Wednesdays: Family friendly activities, 2-4pm on Wednesdays in August.

Sep 7-16: Saltaire Festival – a variety of activities & events at BHCC.

Sep 29/30: Pond Investigation and Plant Pest Removal – learn about the ins & outs!

Fancy volunteering/leading a walk/running an event at BHCC? Please get in touch with us!

All events are FREE. Minors to be accompanied by a responsible adult