The Town Council Office is based in Baildon Library.
The Potted Meat stick
Our famous Potted Meat stick in the heart of the village, by Ros Crosland.
Tong Park Dam
Tong Park Dam by Ros Crosland.
Shipley Glen in the Autumn by Ros Crosland.
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.
At a Full Council meeting on Monday 14th January, 2019 Baildon Town Councillors resolved to implement a precept of £45 per Band D household for 2019-20. This is the equivalent of a 26p per week rise.
Additional projects have in recent years been funded from Council reserves. However, the Council reserves now need to be addressed to take then above the minimum recommended limits.
Chair of the Council, Councillor Peter Ashton, commented that, More »
' Whilst I recognise that residents face increasing pressure on their hard earned income, the Council has come up with a budget which I feel is a good deal for the taxpayers of Baildon Town. The budget set, addresses a shortfall in reserves and takes account of decreased carry forwards. The Council has also tried to ensure it can meet further demands under Bradford Council's New Deal agenda.
Baildon Town Council still delivers a wide range of services cheaper than most of its neighbouring Town and Parish Councils. In addition, the precept remains about £20 less than the National Average for such a Council'.
Posted: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 14:45 by Louanna Winch
All 12 seats on Baildon Town Council are up for election in May this year. We are looking for prospective candidates who may be interested in standing for election. Please see our page "Becoming a Town Councillor" for more information and details of how to apply. If you would like an informal chat or more information about the role please complete the contact form or call the office on 01274 593169 and we will arrange for someone to speak to you.
Posted: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 09:49 by Admin
Bradford Council is asking residents to give their comments on the latest budget proposals by Sunday 27 January. Please follow the link
to view the proposals and complete the feedback form.
There are also paper copies of the proposals available to view and paper feedback forms to complete at Baildon Library.
Local services such as libraries, youth provision and health and social care services are affected along with green spaces, sport and museums so please give your feedback about what is important to you.
Posted: Tue, 15 Jan 2019 10:45 by Admin