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 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

We are looking for prospective candidates to stand for election as a Town Councillor

All 12 seats on Baildon Town Council are up for election in May this year. We are looking for prospective candidates who may be interested in standing for election. Please see our page "Becoming a Town Councillor" for more information and details of how to apply. If you would like an informal chat or more information about the role please complete the contact form or call the office on 01274 593169 and we will arrange for someone to speak to you.

Posted: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 09:49 by Admin

Have your say on Bradford Council's Budget and Council Tax Proposals

Bradford Council is asking residents to give their comments on the latest budget proposals by Sunday 27 January. Please follow the link

to view the proposals and complete the feedback form.

There are also paper copies of the proposals available to view and paper feedback forms to complete at Baildon Library.

Local services such as libraries, youth provision and health and social care services are affected along with green spaces, sport and museums so please give your feedback about what is important to you.

Posted: Tue, 15 Jan 2019 10:45 by Admin

The St Hugh’s Centre Christmas Hamper Scheme

The St Hugh’s Centre Christmas Hamper Scheme

The Christmas hamper scheme has been helping local families for nearly two decades. Every year we work with families who are struggling with the extra burden of providing for themselves over the festive season. The hampers contain Christmas food items and treats: Christmas puddings, mince pies, selection boxes, boxes of chocolates, tinned ham and salmon, preserves, chocolate logs etc.

We also include Argos vouchers, one for each child in the family, which parents can use to buy toys and games. Usually The Butterfield Trust funds this scheme with donations of toys coming from our three church congregations of St John's, St James's and St Hugh's. This year we have been humbled by the response of local organisations and individuals who have donated food, vouchers and money. More »

Thanks go to Baildon Medical Practice, Baildon Library, Baildon Town Council, Baildon Belles and our church congregations who all collected and donated Christmas items which filled the hampers. We worked with Baildon Church School and Hoyle Court Primary to distribute the parcels to the right families and we also gave out parcels to families we know through the food bank at St Hugh's. In total we gave twelve hampers, helping 16 adults and 32 children.

This scheme was co-ordinated by our Community Development Worker who is this year funded by Baildon Town Council through their Community funding grant. This is just part of the work funded in this way this year. As always, anyone experiencing difficulties can contact the St Hugh's food bank for help – call Sarah Baxter on 07421 328187.

Wishing you a Happy New Year!

Sarah Baxter, St Hugh's Centre » Less

Posted: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 11:07 by Admin