Baildon Town Council

Serving the people of Baildon

Welcome to Baildon

Clerk: Louanna Winch
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

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

First Tree Planted by the Baildon Tree Planting Partnership

First Tree Planted by the Baildon Tree Planting Partnership

The first tree to be planted by the new Baildon Tree Planting Partnership was planted on 27 November on land at the corner of Green Lane and Thompson Lane. Bradford Councillor Vick Jenkins was invited to plant the tree with children from Glenaire Primary School.

The Partnership has been set up by Baildon Town Council, but was instigated by a local residient - Richard Nottidge, with the aim to increase tree coverage in the Baildon area and is supported by Bradford Council, Forest of Bradford and Friends of the Earth. Trees soak up carbon dioxide and store carbon and are a vital tool in the fight to reduce carbon emissions. More »

Over a thousand trees will be planted in lower Baildon over the coming winter planting season. There will be a launch event at the St Hugh's Centre on the 25th of January where the community will be invited to find out more about the planting plan and, hopefully, get involved.

Cllr Alan Clubb, Chair of the Environment Committee. » Less

Posted: Thu, 28 Nov 2019 12:13 by Admin

District rolls up its sleeves for National Tree Week

Please see the attached press release from Bradford Council about events in the area to mark Tree Planting Week next week - including some in Baildon and the surrounding area.

Posted: Fri, 22 Nov 2019 11:18 by Admin

Co-option Notice - Councillor Vacancy in West Ward

Please see attached a co-option notice for a Town Councillor vacancy in West Ward. If you are interested in applying please contact the Town Council Office for more information. The deadline for applications is 2 December 2019.

Broadly, to be eligible, someone has to be over 18 years old and either live or work in Baildon (or live within 3 miles of Baildon). Please contact us for the exact eligibility requirements if you need this information.

Posted: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 11:23 by Admin