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.

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

Baildon Northgate public toilets closed until further notice

From today, 25 March 2020, the Baildon Northgate public toilets will be closed until further notice. We apologise for the inconvenience, but the safety of the cleansing team have to be a priority at this time. Thank you.

Posted: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 10:10 by Admin

Response to the Corona Virus pandemic

Yesterday, 19 March 2020, Baildon Town Council's Governance Committee met to agree business continuity and contingency arrangements for the Town Council during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The Town Council acknowledges the seriousness of the situation, including the unprecedented advice to cease all non-essential physical contact and for more vulnerable people to self-isolate.

The Town Council confirms its commitment to keeping its employees, volunteers, service users and the general public safe. It is also acknowledged that although the majority of the Town Council's functions are not legally mandatory, the Town Council has an important role to play in community leadership and co-ordination at this difficult time, working closely with other public authorities and the voluntary and community organisations in the Baildon area. More »

In the above context, the following decisions were made, which will come into effect from today, 20 March 2020 and will continue until further notice when circumstances allow:

Baildon Town Council's office at Baildon Library will close and officers will continue their duties remotely. The office landline telephone will indicate an alternative contact number to callers. Existing mobile telephone numbers for individual officers will remain in service. E-mail will still be used and answered as per usual timescales. Councillors' contact details will remain the same and can be found at www.baildontowncouncil.gov.uk.

Baildon Town Council will provide Coronavirus-related information via the news channel of its website at www.baildontowncouncil.gov.uk, which will be updated as required and linked to district and national websites as appropriate. Information will also be posted on the Town Council's Facebook page "@BaildonTownCouncil".

Meetings of the Town Council and its committees, sub-committees and working groups will be suspended, except for those meetings that are statutory requirements. To facilitate this, executive decision-making powers have been delegated to the Town Clerk, in consultation with the Council's Responsible Financial Officer and the Chair of the Council. These powers may be exercised by the Town Clerk to allow the Town Council to continue operating and to protect it from liabilities.

Baildon Town Council will withdraw the Town Council volunteers from service at Baildon Library until circumstances change. The continuation of library services in the Baildon branch library will therefore be a decision for Bradford Council, as the Libraries Authority. If Baildon Library is closed to the public, the nearest available staffed library is at Wellcroft in Shipley. Shipley Library is currently opening from 10.00am to 2.00pm from Monday to Saturday. These openings hours may change and can be checked at www.bradford.gov.uk or 01274 437150.

Bracken Hall Countryside Centre will close to the public. Regular opening hours of noon to 4.00pm on Saturdays and Sundays will cease and the building will not be available for special bookings or room hire at any time.

Baildon Public Toilets at Northgate will remain open as usual, subject to regular review and the Town Clerk's discretion. Cleaning will continue. All users are respectfully requested to ensure that good hygiene in the toilets is maintained, including hand-washing, for which facilities are provided.

Baildon Allotments at Thompson Lane and Charlestown will remain open.

The following services commissioned by the Town Council will not meet: Baildon Youth Council, Baildon Buddies (social club) and activities provided under the community development contracts. The Youth Club at Baildon Community Link, which is funded by Baildon Town Council, will also be suspended.

Events which would have been supported by the Town Council, financially or otherwise, that have now been postponed or cancelled, include: The Great British Spring Clean; Baildon Carnival; events in public parks, including VE Day and the Roberts Park Sundowner; and guided walks provided by Baildon Walkers are Welcome, Bradford Countryside Service and the Friends of Bracken Hall. It is with regret that the commemoration event to mark the 50th Anniversary of the death of Ian Clough will also need to be postponed.

Baildon Town Council will be providing additional funding to support the three community organisations that provide community development services on behalf of the Town Council. The community development providers are Health Action Local Engagement (HALE), Baildon Community Link and The Saint Hugh's Centre. » Less

Posted: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 13:31 by Louanna Winch

Latest Tree Planting News

Latest Tree Planting News

On Saturday 14 March the Baildon Tree Partnership had another successful planting event. Two hundred trees were planted by volunteers on land near the playground at Roberts Park in Baildon.

The event was well supported by individuals, families and the 8th Shipley Beavers and Cubs. Derek Beebe, who runs the Baildon St Aidan's Beaver, Scout and Cub Scout groups, said everyone really enjoyed it and were looking forward to further events.

Posted: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 12:40 by Admin