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

The Town Council office is currently closed, staff are working from home. To contact us please email enquiries@baildontowncouncil.gov.uk or you can contact the Clerk on 07938 062814. Thank 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

Latest Newsletter from the Horticultural Society

Please see the attached May newsletter from the Baildon Horticultural Society who run the allotment sites in Baildon - excellent advice on what to do now on your plot, in the garden or greenhouse at this time of the year, how to benefit wildlife and also some seasonal recipes and advice on foraging. Good lockdown reading!

Posted: Wed, 29 Apr 2020 10:44 by Admin

Road Closures Around Baildon

Road Closures Around Baildon

Baildon Town Council have been informed by Danny Jackson, the Countryside and Rights of Way Manager of Bradford Council that the decision was taken yesterday to temporarily close to traffic Glen Road at Baildon and the Ilkley/Keighley Road over Rombalds Moors.

This was considered and approved by the Council's Gold command as a response to continued parking along these roads - presumably for countryside recreation purposes. More »

A number of car parking areas have already been closed off in order to deter this, but it was not possible to do the same along the whole length of Glen Rd and Ilkley Rd - so the only option was to close them.

Bradford Council are hopeful that this will reinforce the Government guidance about social distancing, exercising from home, not making unnecessary car journeys and above all, staying safe.

The details are: Glen Road and associated parking areas is closed from its junction with Lucy Hall Drive to its junction with Bingley Road at the Eldwick end. Access has been maintained for residents of Crook Farm Caravan Park. The Ilkley/Keighley Road over Rombalds Moor has been closed from its junction with Silsden Road at the Riddlesden end to its junction with Wells Rd in Ilkley.

The Moor and the Glen remain open to walkers, cyclists and horse riders, however the roads will be closed to vehicles until further notice. » Less

Posted: Fri, 03 Apr 2020 11:23 by Louanna Winch

Bradford Council - more than £20 million paid out under the Small Business Grant Scheme

Bradford Council have released a statement about the first payments to businesses in the district being made under the Government's Small Business Grants fund. The one-off grants of £10,000 are aimed at helping eligible small businesses to meet on going business costs during the coronavirus pandemic. The full statement can be read here:

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKBMD/bulletins/28464ac More »

Businesses who haven't yet contacted the council about the help and support available, can do so during office hours on 01274 437744.

Information about the help and advice available for businesses during the coronavirus outbreak can also be found here https://www.bradford.gov.uk/business/help-for-businesses/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-business/ » Less

Posted: Thu, 02 Apr 2020 09:49 by Admin