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

Find out more about Baildon and Bradford City of Culture 2025

Baildon City of Culture

Dan Bates, Executive Director for City of Culture, will attend Baildon Town Council meeting on Monday 5th December at 7pm at the Upper Room in St Johns Church to update council on the forward plan and timescales for Bradford City of Culture 2025, and consider how Baildon might contribute and be included within the district's programme.

All Council meetings are open to the public, so please come along if you would like to hear what Dan has to say. Ideally, if you plan to attend, please email, so that we can make practical arrangements.

Posted: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 11:06 by Admin

URGENT NEWS Fire Drill at Ian Clough Hall

URGENT NEWS  Fire Drill at Ian Clough Hall

Baildon Town Council have been informed that Ian Clough Hall will used by the West Yorkshire Fire Brigade on Saturday 3rd December at 10.30am for some real world training prior to its demolition.

It is possible that smoke will be seen coming from the building as the training will be as realistic as possible. There is no cause for alarm as three fire engines will be in attendance as part of the training exercise.

Posted: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 10:37 by Admin

News From Baildon St James

News From Baildon St James

Hello All

My name is Helen Bowman and I started work as a new Community Development Worker earlier in the summer. I am based at St James's Church, often better known as 'the little white church' on the main road opposite the Halfway House.

The aim of my role is to develop services, groups and activities at the church which meet the needs of you, the local community. Several well established groups already meet at the church on a regular basis including Mother's Union, Baildon Ladies, Crafty Knits, Book Group, Art Group, History Group, Ladies Fellowship, Yoga and Zumba. Follow 'stjamescommunityhub' on Facebook for our up to date weekly time table. More »

Please bear with me however, as this is currently a work in progress!

In October I registered St James's as a Warm Space within the national initiative. This means that St James's Community Hub is open from 10am-4pm each Wednesday. Providing hot drinks until 12md and homemade soup with fresh bread on a pay as you feel basis until 1.30pm. Followed by warm drinks, simple craft activities and an opportunity to chat and socialise until 4pm.

November saw the start of a new craft group on a Monday afternoons, where we are currently focusing on Christmas crafts. This has been great fun and very well attended. With several ladies already asking what we are going to be creating in the New Year!

In January I am looking at starting new day time exercise classes - possibly Tai Chi or chair based yoga as I have already received several requests for these.

Should you have any other ideas for what you would like to see, or need any more information please do not hesitate to get in touch. There is a small level car park and easy access to the building, plus disabled toilets and baby changing facilities. Both the church hall and the lounge and kitchen are available for hire to groups and individuals.

The best way to contact me is via email

Alternatively phone me on 07378 745676. Please note I only work Monday and Wednesday so there maybe a short delay in getting back to you.

I would also love to hear from anyone with any spare time who would like to consider volunteering.


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Posted: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 10:27 by Admin