Baildon Town Council

Serving the people of Baildon

Welcome to Baildon

Clerk: Vacant Position
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 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

Govt has Issued New Covid Measures

Govt has Issued New Covid Measures

New temporary and precautionary measures following the emergence of the Omicron variant in the UK:

Face coverings will become compulsory on public transport and in shops. Not including hospitality.

From 04:00 Tuesday 30 November all international arrivals entering the UK must take a day 2 PCR test and self-isolate until they receive a negative result.

All contacts of suspected Omicron cases must self-isolate for 10 days, regardless of their vaccination status. They will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace. More »

More information can be found on the Government's website. » Less

Posted: Wed, 01 Dec 2021 10:25 by Admin

Tree planting event - January 22, 10am - 2pm, volunteers welcomed

From the Baildon Tree Planting Partnership:

"Tree planting in January - west of Roberts Park

This is planned to start on January the 22nd , between 10 am and 2 pm. We have sourced the trees from local donations and from the Woodland Trust with some standard trees from Thorpe nursery near York. Funding has come from Baildon Town Council and also from private donations.

Volunteers are welcome, please bring a spade and gloves. The meeting point is between the river bank and Tennis Way, BD17 5HT. More »

Hot drinks will be available at St Hugh's Community Centre, Coach Road." » Less

Posted: Wed, 01 Dec 2021 10:18 by Admin

Improvements at Fairbank Wood

Baildon Town Council is delighted to be able to fund some of the improvements being undertaken by the Baildon Green Community Association at Fairbank Wood (also known as Knoll Wood), Green Lane, Baildon. A meeting of the Council's Environment Committee on 26th October granted a sum of just over £1900 to match funding from Bradford Council.

The immediate actions proposed by the Baildon Green Community Association are to: More »

  • Define and enhance the site entrances with clean-ups, cutbacks and signage.
  • Install seating at strategic rest and viewpoints.
  • Improve lines of visibility and reduce environmental eyesores such as litter, fly tipping and graffiti.
  • Install two litterbins at the top and bottom of the main path.

In addition they plan to install interpretation panels with maps, to connect with the new ones already funded for the Coach Road riverside walk. These will later link to the wider network of footpaths and bridleways around Baildon Green, linking Saltaire, Shipley and Baildon. They will also highlight features of the natural and cultural history of the Baildon Green area. » Less

Posted: Thu, 04 Nov 2021 13:14 by Katie Whitham