Baildon Town Council

Serving the people of Baildon

Welcome to Baildon

Clerk: Adrian Naylor
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

Our Newsletters

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.

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

Dog Friendly Day Postponed

Unfortunately due to the extreme weather forecast Bracken Hall Countryside Centre have taken the decision to postpone this Sunday's Dog Friendly/Friendly Dog Day at BHCC. The event has now been rescheduled the event for Sunday 2nd October, 12-4pm.

Posted: Thu, 11 Aug 2022 12:47 by Admin

Baildon Carnival Needs Your Help!

Baildon Carnival is on this weekend and they need your help!

Unfortunately unforeseen circumstances have led to some volunteers having to drop out so if anyone could volunteer to help this Saturday the Baildon Carnival committee would be extremely grateful.

Road closure marshals

Marshals would need to attend a safety briefing at the Copper Beech club at 12.45. This would last approximately 15 minutes. Then they would be at a road closure location from 1.30p.m. to 2.00p.m. Volunteers will be provided with a Hi Viz jacket. You do not need any experience of closing roads. More »

Field marshals

Organisers need people who can help set up tents and gazebos, and other tasks before the carnival begins. You would need to be on the field for 10.30ish for around an hour. Times can be flexible.Likewise organisers need people who can take down and move things, on the field around 5.30p.m. to 6.30p.m.

They also require need people to do a 1/2 hour shift with their litter pickers to keep the fields clean and tidy. (We are told this is not an arduous task).

Field marshals volunteers are quite thin on the ground at the moment. So a few strong pairs of arms (or willing ones at least) are definitely called for.

Contact Details for carnival organisers can be found on the Baildon Carnival contact page (link below) or contact Cllr Ann Foster at

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Posted: Wed, 06 Jul 2022 09:32 by Admin

Friends of Baildon Station Annual General Meeting


Wednesday, 18th May 2022 at 7pm

Baildon Rugby and Cricket Sports Club, Jenny Lane, Baildon

Our guest speaker is Councillor Alex Ross-Shaw, - Portfolio holder for Transport for the whole of Bradford - who will explain the future transport plans for Bradford district. How will these plans affect Baildon? Please join us and put your questions and concerns to Alex


The meeting is open to anyone who cares about Baildon Station and would like to see improvements to the station, its immediate environment and local transport More »

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Posted: Tue, 17 May 2022 11:17 by Admin