Baildon Town Council

Serving the people of Baildon

Welcome to Baildon

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

  • Baildon Library

    Baildon Library

    The Town Council Office is based in Baildon Library.

  • The Potted Meat stick

    The Potted Meat stick

    Our famous Potted Meat stick in the heart of the village, by Ros Crosland.

  • Tong Park Dam

    Tong Park Dam

    Tong Park Dam by Ros Crosland.

  • Shipley Glen

    Shipley Glen

    Shipley Glen in the Autumn by Ros Crosland.

  • Baildon in the snow

    Baildon in the snow

    Picture by Ros Crosland

Baildon Town Council's website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Use the search facility to browse the site and find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us.

Baildon is located in the Aire Valley, between the city of Bradford and Rombalds Moor. Whether you still think of Baildon as a village or have embraced its new status as a town, we can all agree that Baildon is a great place to live. As a Town Council, we're proud to represent a place with such character, history and natural beauty as Baildon.

Stretching from the river at Roberts Park, along Otley Road through Charlestown and Tong Park, and up to Baildon Moor, Baildon is much more than just what is traditionally considered the village centre. Around 16,000 residents, spread across an area of approximately 16 square miles, live, work, shop and eat at locations from Charlestown to Baildon Bridge to the Coach Road.

Community spirit is strong in Baildon, with residents active in groups as diverse as the Women's Institute, Baildon Ukelele Club, churches, Baildon in Bloom, Friends of Baildon Moor and youth activities – to mention just a few.

Baildon hosts many exciting events in which the whole community come together, like August bank holiday's Harley Davidson biker rally, the Scarecrow Festival, the annual carnival and Baildon at Christmas. There's lots to see and do: the Victorian tramway at Shipley Glen runs at weekends and Roberts Park, although part of the Saltaire World Heritage Site, is within the Baildon boundary.

Latest News

Thank you to all for a successful Baildon at Christmas and Lights Switch-On

Thank you to all for a successful Baildon at Christmas and Lights Switch-On

Thank you to everyone who helped to make Baildon at Christmas and the Christmas Lights Switch-on event a success this weekend. We hope you enjoyed it. More pictures can be seen on our Facebook page and our website here:

Posted: Wed, 05 Dec 2018 10:57 by Admin

Baildon Mechanics Institute - grants available

Baildon Mechanics Institute - grants available

The Baildon Mechanics Institute has a modest income available for distribution by the Charity Trustees, in consultation with Baildon Ward Councillors, for "charitable purposes for the general benefit of the inhabitants of the former Urban District of Baildon for which provision is not made out of rates, taxes or other public funds". Please see the attached poster for details of how to apply.

Posted: Tue, 04 Dec 2018 12:30 by Admin

Grant Opportunity for Community Organisations

Grant Opportunity for Community Organisations

If you are grass roots organisation that helps to improve health and well-being in the Community Partnership Area 1 (Lower Baildon, Cottingley, Shipley, Saltaire, Windhill) then please read this notice as you may be entitled to a grant of up to £1,000. The deadline for applications is 23 November.

Posted: Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:20 by Admin