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 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

Tree Planting Scheme Launch Event

Tree Planting Scheme Launch Event

Baildon Tree Planting Partnership Launch Event

The Tree Planting Partnership consists of Baildon Town Council, Baildon Friends or the Earth and the Forest of Bradford plus various volunteers and has been devised and organised by a resident Richard Nottidge with the aim of increasing tree coverage across Baildon. This event, facilitated by Baildon Town Council, took place at the St Hugh's Centre on Coach Road, Baildon on 18 January and was designed to explain further to the community what the Partnership was, the reasons why tree planting is important and to show the plan for tree planting for this season. More »

A number of supporting organisations attended and there were stalls from The Woodland Trust, Zero Waste Baildon, The Swift Nest Box Project and Hale's Men's Shed. There were opportunities to build a bird box, plant acorns and ask questions. The event was a resounding success with over 60 people attending. For this season the planning dates are – Saturday 1 Feb, Wednesday 26 Feb, Saturday 29 Feb and Wednesday 11 March. Anyone interested in volunteering to help plant trees should contact the Town Council.

See the attached document for more pictures from the event - thank you to Daisy of Remember the Future for the photographs https://www.facebook.com/rtfphoto/ » Less

Posted: Thu, 23 Jan 2020 10:12 by Admin

Baildon Horticultural Society Newsletter January 2020

Please see the attached newsletter produced by the Baildon Horticultural Society for information, jobs to do now on the veg plot and recipes etc

Posted: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 10:07 by Admin

Christmas Office Closure

Christmas Office Closure

The Baildon Town Council office will close at 2pm on Friday the 20th of December. We will reopen at 9.30am on Friday the 3rd of January. If there are any emergency enquiries in this time, please contact the Clerk on 07938 062814. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Posted: Fri, 20 Dec 2019 12:28 by Louanna Winch