Baildon in the snow
Picture by Ros Crosland
Baildon Train Station
Baildon Town Council
Baildon Town Council is seeking the views of residents about local priorities, in order to update The Baildon Plan. What is 'The Baildon Plan'? It sets out the priorities for the future quality of life in our town. It underpins and sets the agenda for the Town Council and partner organisations for the coming years.
The last survey of residents' views was conducted in 2014: so it's time to find out if your priorities have changed.
Please help us by completing the survey before 31 October 2018. Follow this link "The Baildon Plan 2018" to access the survey. Paper surveys will also be distributed throughout the village. The results of the survey will be published on our website in due course.
Baildon Town Council provides your local services. We strive to make Baildon a better place to live, work and play. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Use the search or browse the site to 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.
What does Baildon mean to you? Perhaps it's the moor with its swooping, warbling lapwings. Maybe it's the potted meat stick or the stocks and medieval cross. Email and tell us what you think about the town where you live.
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To commemorate the centenary of the end of World War 1, Baildon Town Council are pleased to report the completion of a year long project to restore a neglected war memorial in the historic village of Tong Park, Baildon.
The site has had a total makeover, including restored railings, cleaned stonework, restored benches and cut back shrubbery. The project has been undertaken in collaboration with Bradford Council at a cost of £4,000 to Baildon Town Council. More »
In addition there are other special events as BAILDON REMEMBERS...
BAILDON PEACE WALK (WW1). Saturday 10 November @ 10.30am
This walk, organised by Baildon Walkers are Welcome, starts from the Peace Garden near Baildon Community Link on Cliffe Avenue for a short walk around Baildon sites with wartime connections to mark the centenary of the end of hostilities of the First World War on November 11 1918. This walk has been arranged in conjunction with the Friends of Bracken Hall. All welcome
"PEACE AT LAST - return to life as normal" Sunday 11 November 12.00 – 2.00pm
Local historian, Dr Kathryn Hughes will help us mark the 100 year anniversary of the ending of World War 1. Pictorial presentation, displays of memorabilia and photos by Tish and Mike Lawson.. Tickets: £5. Wesleys - Baildon Methodist Church. All welcome
"PEACE AT LAST AND DUTY DONE ". Monday 19 November @ 7.30pm
A talk will be given by Mike Lawson to the Baildon Local History Society, in Baildon Library » Less
Posted: Wed, 07 Nov 2018 11:24 by Admin
The long term future of Baildon's popular farmers' market has been secured with the formation of a new Community Interest Company to take over its running. Baildon Town Council has just completed the handover to the new company, which has been formed by some of the original volunteers who helped set up the market in 2012.
The volunteers who make up the new community interest company are local farmer Rachel Coates, Baildon Belles president and business owner Sara Mogford, Baildon Belles deputy president Jill Swift, and Gill Dixon, one of the Baildon Town Councillors who was instrumental in setting up the market 6 years ago. More »
The group said today: "We are thrilled to have the opportunity to build on the success of the market. We want to warmly thank Baildon Town Council for supporting us in this transition. The Town Council, and especially councillors Gill Dixon and Chris Flecknoe, have played a big role over the last 6 years in helping Baildon Farmers Market to establish itself and become such a success. We remain as enthusiastic and committed as ever to ensuring that our farmers' market remains a key element in Baildon's thriving community life."
Baildon Farmers Market is a well-loved monthly event which attracts large numbers of shoppers. Over 20 stallholders, some of whom have been with the market since it began, sell fresh Yorkshire produce which they've grown, reared, baked or otherwise made themselves.
Produce on sale includes fresh fish, sourdough bread, artisan sausage, Haworth gin, organic fruit and veg, grass-reared beef, Yorkshire cheese, Baildon-blended coffee and traditional pork pies and scotch eggs. Lazy cooks can choose hand-stretched pizza, award-winning curry sauce or lasagne. Shoppers with a sweet tooth are spoiled for choice, with American brownies, sticky toffee pudding, handmade truffles and luxury fudge.
The market always has a free picture trail for children with a guaranteed prize at the end. There's also live music most months, and past performers have included folk fiddles, ukuleles and a 30 strong choir.
Baildon Farmers Market currently has no paid staff and is entirely dependent on volunteers, who do everything from setting up stalls, staffing an Information Point which offers free samples, and managing the market in the run up to and throughout the day. It is hoped however that a paid 'day manager' can be recruited in the coming months, and anyone who is interested in this role should email email@example.com for more information.
Any profits made by the new Community Interest Company will be continue to be reinvested in the market. Plans for the future include cookery demonstrations and a magical Christmas market with mulled wine and a surprise visitor! Baildon Farmers Market takes place on the fourth Saturday of each month from 9am until 1pm. The next market is this Saturday 27th October and dates for the rest of the year are 24th November and 22nd December. The market always takes a break in January, then returns on Saturday 23rd February 2019. » Less
Posted: Tue, 23 Oct 2018 11:08 by Admin
Please see the attached newsletter, the first edition of the West Yorkshire Police Crime Prevention Newsletter.
Posted: Mon, 24 Sep 2018 11:00 by Admin