Baildon Town Council

Serving the people of Baildon

Welcome to Baildon

Clerk: Helen Thornton
2 Northgate, Baildon, Shipley
West Yorkshire BD17 6JX

  • 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

For information on recent news and events at Baildon Town Council take a look at our monthly newsletter:

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 Civic & Historical Society

Baildon Civic & Historical Society

Baildon Civic & Historical Society will be holding their next meeting at St Johns Church Hall on Monday 18th September from 7.30 pm. ALL ARE WELCOME!

Posted: Fri, 08 Sep 2023 09:56 by Admin

City of Culture Meeting

City of Culture Meeting

Baildon Town Council will be holding a City of Culture meeting NEXT THURSDAY at Baildon Glen Primary School. If you're interested in getting involved with City of Culture there will be an open forum to discuss ideas.

Posted: Thu, 07 Sep 2023 13:07 by Admin



Baildon Town Council has been informed by Bradford Council that work on the demolition of the Ian Clough Hall is due to commence on Monday 4th September.

We are still awaiting all the details but we understand:-

  • The "footprint" for the demolition is the boundary of the ICH building and surrounds – i.e. the full rear car park next to the Church, the building itself, and up to the boundary of the front wall outside the building.
  • Screening will be erected
  • No road closures are anticipated
  • The public car park is expected to remain in use whilst the demolition takes place. The top car park will remain open but some spaces close to the building may be cordoned off. The recycling banks remain operational.
  • Work is limited to 8.00 to 5pm Monday to Friday. Weekend working is not anticipated.
  • The duration is expected to be 16 weeks
  • BTC have requested no disruption to the site on the dates of Baildon Farmers Market

As further details are made clear to us, we will post details under "News" on our website ( our BTC facebook page (, and in the newsletter. More »

Please contact us on with any queries, or your Baildon ward councillors (Cllrs Davies, Pollard and Coates)

Helen Thornton,

Clerk to Baildon Town Council » Less

Posted: Fri, 01 Sep 2023 13:17 by Admin