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.

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Town Council Elections May 2019

Town Council Elections May 2019

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 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 go to Bradford Council in March so please give us a call in February to discuss what being a councillor actually involves. More »

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Posted: Tue, 05 Feb 2019 09:31 by Admin

Youth Celebration Event 4 February

Youth Celebration Event 4 February

Baildon Youth Partnership have organised a Baildon Youth Celebration event - Monday 4 February at Ian Clough Hall. Perhaps you know someone or a group who would like to come? See the poster for contact details and please pass details on to any relevant group.

Posted: Wed, 23 Jan 2019 10:37 by Admin

Baildon Town Council precept 2019 - 20

At a Full Council meeting on Monday 14th January, 2019 Baildon Town Councillors resolved to implement a precept of £45 per Band D household for 2019-20. This is the equivalent of a 26p per week rise.

Additional projects have in recent years been funded from Council reserves. However, the Council reserves now need to be addressed to take then above the minimum recommended limits.

Chair of the Council, Councillor Peter Ashton, commented that, More »

' Whilst I recognise that residents face increasing pressure on their hard earned income, the Council has come up with a budget which I feel is a good deal for the taxpayers of Baildon Town. The budget set, addresses a shortfall in reserves and takes account of decreased carry forwards. The Council has also tried to ensure it can meet further demands under Bradford Council's New Deal agenda.

Baildon Town Council still delivers a wide range of services cheaper than most of its neighbouring Town and Parish Councils. In addition, the precept remains about £20 less than the National Average for such a Council'.

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Posted: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 14:45 by Louanna Winch