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

Commemorative Tree Planting

Commemorative Tree Planting

To mark the 10 years of Baildon Town Council's existence several current and former councillors attended a commemorative tree planting in Roberts Park on Thursday 13 December 2018.

Chair of the Town Council, Councillor Peter Ashton, remarked on 'the achievements of the Town Council since its birth and looked forward to the next ten years of public service', before having the honour of adding the first spade of soil to the planting hole. More »

He also thanked Ian Dobson, Bradford's Heritage and Parks' Officer, for facilitating the planting of the specimen Wedding Cake Tree (Cornus Controversa Variegata) alongside a commemorative plaque on the banked lawn overlooking the cricket pitch. » Less

Posted: Tue, 18 Dec 2018 11:01 by Admin

Woodland Archaeology Surveys 2019

Woodland Archaeology Surveys 2019

Woodland Archaeology Surveys are back in our area in 2019:

· Middleton Wood, Ilkley - Wednesday 30th to Thursday 31st January

· Shipley Glen, Baildon - Wednesday 6th February

See poster for details...

Posted: Tue, 18 Dec 2018 10:49 by Admin

Bracken Hall - End of Year Events

Bracken Hall - End of Year Events

Come and join us this weekend for festive activities...

Posted: Tue, 18 Dec 2018 10:47 by Admin