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

Please read our latest newsletter for details of events and projects in Baildon. You can subscribe at the box opposite to receive it monthly directly to your inbox.

The Town Council office is currently closed to the public. However, all council operations are continuing and staff are working from home. To contact us please email or you can contact the Clerk on 07938 062814. Thank you.

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

Statement on Hallcliffe and the Planning Meeting 13th October 2021

The scheduled meeting of the Planning Committee on Wednesday the 13th of October is cancelled. The meeting is re-scheduled to Wednesday the 20th of October at 7pm to be held in the Aldersgate Room at Wesleys Community Centre.

Further to the statement issued by Baildon Town Council on the 13th of September, re support for a one-way system on Hallcliffe, we can confirm that no public consultation by Bradford Council has taken place to date. More »

A directive from Public Health and Bradford Council's Executive, placed Covid – 19 regulations on 77 locations in Bradford at the beginning of the pandemic and this included a social distancing scheme on Hallcliffe. At no time was this measure viewed by Bradford Council as a public consultation on a future one-way system for Hallcliffe.

Bradford Council's Highway Authority remain the holder of legal powers to host a fair and equitable public consultation scheme with residents of Baildon and at this time, no date has been set to do so.

There will be no changes to the current use of Hallcliffe, until a consultation is completed, when the balance of findings will allow Bradford Council to make an informed decision on the future of Hallcliffe.

Louanna Winch Town Clerk » Less

Posted: Tue, 12 Oct 2021 16:49 by Louanna Winch

Town Clerk Vacancy Baildon Town Council

Town Clerk Vacancy Baildon Town Council

Baildon Town Council is an active council that is seeking to appoint a forward thinking, highly motivated and enthusiastic person to take on the post of Town Clerk to the Council.

The post is full time (30-37 hours) per week, dependent on the candidate. The hours of work are flexible except for attendance which will be required at evening committee meetings throughout the year.

Salary in accordance with National Joint Council recommendations (NJC scale 24 – 28 £28,672 - £32,234) dependent on qualifications and experience. More »

Duties will include, acting as legal advisor to the council which involves learning the relevant legislation, preparation of the agenda, minute taking, and supporting Councillors in wide ranging project work. Compilation of correspondence, filing, and accounts. In addition, the Clerk is responsible for the management of local services including Bracken Hall Countryside Centre.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate that they have:

* a wide range of skills, including excellent communication, organisational and administrative abilities. Must be IT literate and able to use the Microsoft Office suite.

* a good understanding of local government structure, or be able to show they have the potential and willingness to learn with training,

* Management experience and the capacity to work as part of a small team.

Prior relevant experience is an advantage but training in all aspects of local government administration, leading to the Certificate in Local Council Administration qualification will be provided.

The closing date for receipt of applications is noon, on Tuesday the 26th of October 2021. Interviews will be held on Thursday 4th of November.

To apply for the post, please download an application form, person specification and job description from our website using the following link,

alternatively you can e-mail for an application pack.

If you wish to discuss the post, please contact the Town Clerk, Louanna Winch on 07938 062814 or via email at » Less

Posted: Wed, 06 Oct 2021 10:45 by Louanna Winch

The latest newsletter from the Horticultural Society

The latest Horticultural Society Newsletter is available on our website now and attached here - gardening advice, recipes and beautiful pictures of the award winning allotments that took prizes home from the annual show in September.

All past newsletters can also be seen here:

Posted: Mon, 04 Oct 2021 11:09 by Admin