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

Local Precept Details for 2021/22 Council Year

For the year 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022, Baildon Town Council has set a local precept (share of the Council Tax) of £48.83 for a Band D property. This is a 0% increase on the precept set in the previous year. Following consideration of the Town Council's financial position, commitments and estimates, councillors agreed that the same level of precept is sufficient to cover the Council's anticipated costs, when taking into consideration other income sources. More »

The year 2020/21 was unusual in many respects and resulted in numerous under-spends on anticipated expenditure, partially offset by the needs to provide some funding for COVID-19 support. Any under-spends will be used to supplement the Council's reserves. The Council is required to hold a general reserve and can also identify money for specific projects. Residents with questions about the precept should contact the Town Council office but general enquiries about Council Tax will be most easily answered by the Billing Authority, Bradford Council (see: https://www.bradford.gov.uk/counciltax).

Cllr J Ashton, Chair of Baildon Town Council » Less

Posted: Fri, 09 Apr 2021 10:12 by Admin

Annual Town meeting 26th of April

Each year the Town Council holds an Annual Town meeting. Unfortunately in 2020 we were unable to do so because of the pandemic. However, this year the meeting will take place at 7pm on Monday the 26th of April 2021 via Zoom. This is your opportunity to speak to your local councillors, council staff and ask questions about how Baildon Town Council has used the precept in Baildon, and how it supports local organisations and residents. Due to the format of the meeting, we are asking residents to submit their questions in advance of the meeting and these should be sent to the Town Clerk via email at enquiries@baildontowncounci.gov.uk. We look forward to hearing from you!

Posted: Tue, 06 Apr 2021 16:19 by Louanna Winch

Community groups' reports available on our website

The community groups funded by Baildon Town Council continue to provide a fantastic range of support and services for our residents.

Their latest reports, showcasing their work, can now be read on our Community Development page https://www.baildontowncouncil.gov.uk/community-development1.html

Posted: Mon, 29 Mar 2021 14:54 by Lyn Farrell

Duke Of Edinburgh

10 June 1921 - 9 April 2021

Baildon Town Council joins the nation in mourning the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.

During the current lockdown the Town Council's arrangements may unfortunately be restricted.