Baildon in the snow
Picture by Ros Crosland
Baildon Train Station
Baildon Town Council
Baildon Town Council provides your local services. We strive to make Baildon a better place to live, work and play. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Use the search or browse the site to 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.
What does Baildon mean to you? Perhaps it's the moor with its swooping, warbling lapwings. Maybe it's the potted meat stick or the stocks and medieval cross. Email and tell us what you think about the town where you live.
Bradford Council have placed documents and a map on public display in Baildon Library showing proposals for changes to waiting/loading/parking restrictions around Baildon Village and Main Street and Church Street in Esholt. Any queries about these should be directed to Fara Baghban on 01535 618256 and any objections should be made no later then 12 noon on 27th July 2018. Please see the documents in the library for further details.
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 11:01 by Ruth Logan
There will be a special Neighbourhood Forum about the bus service to be held at St Hugh's, Coach Road on Wednesday 18th July at 7pm. It will be facilitated by the ward officer, Paula Truman. All welcome to discuss with the bus company the recent change to Tiger buses and the changes to the timetable for bus numbers 675 and 633.
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 10:28 by Ruth Logan
Please find attached the latest newsletter from the Leader rural grant programme. A number of local businesses and community hubs have been successful in getting a grant.
The last day for submission of an Expression of Interest on the grant programme is the 20th August 2018. Please see the newsletter or website if you would like to apply for a grant to develop a rural business or community hub. Baildon Moor area is eligible, see the website for eligibility criteria: More »
Wed, 04 Jul 2018 10:31 by Ruth Logan