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

September Newsletter from Baildon Horticultural Society

Please see attached for the latest informative newsletter from the Baildon Horticultural Society, lots of handy hints and timely advice.

Posted: Tue, 08 Sep 2020 11:55 by Admin

Responsible Financial Officer Vacancy at Baildon Town Council

Responsible Financial Officer Vacancy at Baildon Town Council

Baildon Town Council is seeking to appoint a forward thinking and enthusiastic person to fill the post of Responsible Financial Officer who will operate the Council's financial systems and prepare end of year accounts.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate that they have:

* proven experience of and/or qualifications in financial management, and skills in administrative procedures, including use of a wide range of computer packages, More »

* a working knowledge of local government law and procedures, or be able to show they have the potential and willingness to learn with training,

* the capacity to work as part of a small team.

The hours of employment will be an average of 14 hours per week, which will usually be worked over two days a week, but the demands of the role will require some flexibility. Attendance will, on occasions, be required at meetings which take place in the evenings.

The salary scale is (NJC Scale 18 £24,982 – 23 £27,741) pro rata.

The closing date for receipt of applications is noon, on Tuesday the 29th of September 2020.

To apply for the post, please download an application form, person specification and job description from our website using the following link, https://www.baildontowncouncil.gov.uk/documents.html#item-1344384 alternatively you can e-mail enquiries@baildontowncouncil.gov.uk for an application pack.

If you wish to discuss the post, please contact the Town Clerk, Louanna Winch on 07938 062814 or via email at clerk@baildontowncouncil.gov.uk » Less

Posted: Tue, 08 Sep 2020 07:39 by Louanna Winch

Deputy Clerk Vacancy at Baildon Town Council

Deputy Clerk Vacancy at Baildon Town Council

Baildon Town Council is seeking to appoint a forward thinking and enthusiastic person to fill the post of Deputy Clerk. The Post Holder will also be the deputy for the statutory roles of the Proper officer.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate that they have:

* a wide range of skills, including excellent communication, organisational and administrative abilities.

* a working knowledge of local government law and procedures, or be able to show they have the potential and willingness to learn with training, More »

* the capacity to work as part of a small team.

The hours of employment will be an average of 18.5 hours per week, which will usually be worked over two to three days a week, but the demands of the role will require some flexibility. Attendance will be required at evening committee meetings throughout the year.

The salary scale is (NJC scale 24 – 28 £28,672 - £32,234)

The closing date for receipt of applications is noon, on Tuesday 29th September 2020

To apply for the post, please download an application form, person specification and job description from our website using the following link, https://www.baildontowncouncil.gov.uk/documents.html#item-1344384 alternatively you can e-mail enquiries@baildontowncouncil.gov.uk for an application pack.

If you wish to discuss the post, please contact the Town Clerk, Louanna Winch on 07938 062814 or via email at clerk@baildontowncouncil.gov.uk » Less

Posted: Tue, 08 Sep 2020 07:34 by Louanna Winch