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 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

Baildon Horticultural Society Newsletter January 2020

Please see the attached newsletter produced by the Baildon Horticultural Society for information, jobs to do now on the veg plot and recipes etc

Posted: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 10:07 by Admin

Christmas Office Closure

Christmas Office Closure

The Baildon Town Council office will close at 2pm on Friday the 20th of December. We will reopen at 9.30am on Friday the 3rd of January. If there are any emergency enquiries in this time, please contact the Clerk on 07938 062814. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Posted: Fri, 20 Dec 2019 12:28 by Louanna Winch

Latest update on the Tree Planting Scheme

Latest update on the Tree Planting Scheme

Baildon Tree Planting Partnership Update

Organised and managed by Baildon resident Richard Nottidge, the Tree Planting Partnership has started planning this season's planting events.

On 27 November 2019 a successful ceremonial planting event was held where a specimen Mountain Ash sapling was planted by District Councillor Vick Jenkins and Glenaire school children at the junction of Thompson Lane and Green Lane. More »

A launch event is planned for Saturday 18th January 2pm to 4pm at the St Hugh's Centre on Coach Road (see attached poster). There will be a guest speaker, craft activities for children, planting plans on display and a display by the Baildon Zero Waste group.

Initial tree planting dates are:

01/02/20 Nature Trail west of Roberts Park - 30 saplings

26/02/20 (Wednesday) Field next to Glenaire school. Glenaire & Salts Schools to be invited

29/02/20 Field next to Glenaire school

11/03/20 (Wednesday) Thompson Lane/ Green lane.

14/03/20 Riverside east of Roberts Park

We have a list already of over 40 volunteers but anyone who is interested in helping with the planting should contact the Town Council.
Cllr Alan Clubb, Chair of the Environment Committee » Less

Posted: Fri, 20 Dec 2019 09:44 by Admin