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

Do you want to be a Town Councillor?

All the seats on Baildon Town Council are up for election on May 2 this year. This is a good opportunity for new candidates to come forward and stand for election. Perhaps you are a local resident who cares about supporting the local economy and improving local amenities, protecting green spaces and increasing local transport links among many other issues.

You will probably have many questions about the role so we have put together some information on the "Becoming a Town Councillor" page here on our website. Please also contact us on 01274 593169 or enquiries@baildontowncouncil.gov.uk for an informal chat and the opportunity for us to address any queries you have. Nomination forms have to be with Bradford Council by the end of March so give us a call in February and we will talk through the role with you.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Baildon and the Town Council

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

Statement re the Ian Clough Hall

Baildon Town Council has decided to withdraw from the operational management of the Ian Clough Hall from the 1st of April 2019. Responsibility will revert to Bradford Council for its continued operation and consultation with current user groups.

The reasons for this decision to withdraw include;

  • Bradford Council have confirmed that they can no longer commit to sign the Partnership Agreement with Baildon Town Council. This agreement would have allowed Baildon Town Council to have a say in the redevelopment of this important site, which was to include sustainable community facilities also including a new library, which would have been transferred to Baildon Town Council on completion.
  • During the last 12 months, three long term users of the hall have terminated their occupancy, due to its poor condition. As a result of declining occupancy, Baildon Town Council feels that it can no longer justify a financial commitment to a building little used by the community and in such poor state of repair, especially as all income collected by us was returned to Bradford Council.

Baildon Library - Baildon Town Council has a 3 year lease with Bradford Council and remain committed to run the existing Hybrid Library Service at its present location until at least the 31st of March 2020. Baildon Town Council will work positively with Bradford Council, to continue the library service within Baildon beyond 2020. More »

We hope very much to continue work in partnership with Bradford Council, so that any future developments of the site are beneficial to Baildon and sustainable for future generations. » Less

Posted: Fri, 15 Mar 2019 10:36 by Louanna Winch

Town Council Elections - Papers available now for prospective candidates

Bradford Council have now made the nomination forms and guidance for candidates available for those considering standing for election in the Town Council elections in May.

The formal election timetable will begin on Tuesday, 26 March 2019 when the "Notice of Election" will be published. Nomination papers for candidates wishing to stand for election may be submitted from Tuesday, 26 March 2019. The close of nominations for candidates wishing to submit nomination papers will be 4pm on Wednesday, 3 April 2019 – please note this is a statutory deadline and nomination papers cannot be accepted after this date and time. More information on the nomination process is provided in the attached documents. More »

Please contact us if you would like to chat about the role or need help with the forms - call us on 01274 593169, e mail enquiries@baildontowncouncil.gov.uk or call into the office at the back of Baildon Library. » Less

Posted: Mon, 11 Mar 2019 11:00 by Admin

A voice for Baildon at Leeds Bradford Airport!

Baildon Town Council (BTC) have now received formal confirmation that they have been accepted as a full member of the Airport Consultative Committee, or ACC, which includes communities around the airport and other local and regional organisations. This follows a lengthy campaign by BTC, with the support of Cllr Ross-Shaw from Bradford Council, to seek representation for Baildon. Councillor Gill Dixon has been appointed as the BTC representative, and will attend her first ACC meeting on March 27th 2019. More »

Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) is a major local employer and business, with over 1000 staff working for Jet2 alone. The airport welcomed 4.08m passengers in 2017 and has an ambition to grow to 5m passengers by 2023, and more beyond that. In order to achieve this, LBA are planning improvements to a broad range of terminal facilities and airside operations. A consultation in September 2018 was about these proposals, which include a new arrivals hall, additional immigration and baggage claim capacity, as well as additional gate capacity for departing passengers. A strategic priority for LBA is to progress infrastructure improvements to improve access to the airport.

In 2017, BTC responded to a consultation about proposed changes to airspace. The new routes for take-off and landing (some of which are directly over Baildon but rise higher more quickly) have not yet been implemented, but are planned for May 2019. However the airlines are gradually replacing older noisier and less fuel efficient planes with the newer B737-800 (Jet 2 for example are part way through this replacement programme), together with other measures, so LBA say this will reduce noise impact overall.

Councillor Gill Dixon commented "securing a voice for Baildon on the ACC will improve lines of communication between LBA and Baildon, and allow us to directly comment on issues which affect our community, such as transport to and from the airport, and any changes in noise levels in Baildon as the airport expands"

Contacts:

Cllr Gill Dixon, Chair of Economy Committee Baildon Town Council, Mobile 07787 555737

Louanna Winch, Town Clerk 01274 593169 » Less

Posted: Thu, 07 Mar 2019 11:05 by Admin