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.

Please follow this link for advice from Bradford Council about Coronavirus

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

Remembrance Day in Baildon Information

Remembrance Day in Baildon Information

Baildon Comes Together for Remembrance Sunday

Current Covid-19 restrictions will change the way we commemorate Remembrance Sunday in 2020. As of the 14 September, there are new legal requirements which apply to Remembrance events.

With this in mind - and after receiving advice from Bradford Council - Baildon Town Council, The Sailors and Soldiers Association and the churches of Baildon, have come together, to ensure that both Remembrance Day and Armistice Day will be commemorated. We are encouraging residents to pay their respects, but to do so online and at home, to protect the health and wellbeing of others. More »

Remembrance Sunday

Sadly, there will be no public service at the Tong Park war memorial or the usual church service and parade at the Baildon Road war memorial. We are encouraging residents to lay wreaths over the period from Friday 6 November to Thursday 12 November.

Act of Remembrance from St John's Baildon

Members of the public are asked to stay at home and watch services on TV or those being streamed via social media, with residents recognising the two minutes silence at home from their doorstep.

An Act of Remembrance will be led by Canon Sandra Benham, Vicar of Baildon, at 2.30pm from the St George's Chapel in St John's Church. This will be live streamed onto three Facebook accounts – https://www.facebook.com/baildoncofe https://www.facebook.com/baildonmethodists and https://www.facebook.com/BaildonTownCouncil

The service will include four representatives of Baildon, including a nurse from the NHS, who will lay wreaths in the Chapel. Please join us virtually for this Act of Remembrance. It will also be posted on YouTube on the Parish of Baildon website afterwards.

Baildon Village display

With the consent of Bradford Council, there will be a display of wooden poppies on the roundabout in the centre of Baildon as in previous years and there will also be poppies on the lampposts up to the moor.

The model of the war memorial will be placed at Baildon Road, and we ask members of the public to continue to place their remembrance crosses there.

Local shops and houses

We encourage residents and shop owners, to display poppies or thoughtful displays, in their homes and businesses.

Those people who lay wreaths or poppy tributes are encouraged to take photographs and post them online using the hashtag #BradfordRemembers

The Royal British Legion have also set up a virtual field of remembrance, where you can add a tribute. The link is attached below.

https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/ways-to-give/remember-a-loved-one/virtual-fields-of-remembrance

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Posted: Fri, 23 Oct 2020 11:56 by Admin

Notice of a Vacancy for Town Councillor in the South East Ward

Due to a resignation, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Town Council.

If, by 5 November 2020, a request for an election to fill the vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at Bradford Council by ten electors for the Baildon South East Ward, an election will be held to fill the vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

Attached are the Notice of Vacancy and the petition to request an election. If you would like any further information, please contact the Town Clerk on enquiries@baildontowncouncil.gov.uk or 07938 062814.

Posted: Fri, 16 Oct 2020 11:25 by Admin

Baildon Town Council Annual Report 2019/20

Baildon Town Council Annual Report 2019/20

Our latest Annual Report is attached via the below link for your information - please take a look and see what projects the Council has been involved in around Baildon in the 2019/20 council year (May to April) and how the precept money has been spent. A local council relies on the support of its community and this is one of the ways we let you know of the work being done on behalf of the residents of Baildon. Please contact us with any questions or comments on enquiries@baildontowncouncil.gov.uk. More »

Paper copies of the report are also available - these have been printed on fully recycled paper using environmentally friendly inks and climate neutral printing (supporting a climate protection project for forest protection in Brazil). Many thanks to Assembly Marketing of Baildon (who designed the report) for arranging this. Also thanks to Ros Crosland who has supplied many of the photographs used. Please contact us if you would like a paper copy of the report posting to you or a digital version e mailed to you. » Less

Posted: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 11:59 by Admin