Welcome to Baildon Benches
For some while, we have been seeking an agreement with Bradford Council to take over the maintenance of the public seats or benches which are located on the highway. There are over 20 of them in locations around Baildon.
We are delighted to report that - finally - we have now received a formal licence from Bradford to do just that.
Baildon Town Council wants to see every seat fully maintained and looking smart, and to this end we will be launching a programme to renovate them all, funded by BTC and assisted by sponsorship.
Baildon Benches is an Adopt-a-seat scheme, where individuals or organisations can pay to sponsor a seat which will allow them to have a memorial or sponsorship plaque placed on the seat, as you will have seen in many other places.
As well as regular programmed maintenance (by a local firm), we can now offer opportunities for:
- The Memorial dedication of a bench (lasting 10 years, for a one off payment of £300)
- The Sponsorship of a bench (lasting 3 years, for a single payment of £120)
Within the fee we will include a plaque on your chosen bench with your very own dedication (between 70/100 characters)
For more information about the Baildon Benches initiative, visit the project overview document created by our Environment Committee:
Alternatively if you would like to sponsor one of our Benches, complete our application form:
We have just been informed by Bradford Council that some benches in this scheme will be replaced in a few months. We are unsure which benches will be replaced but we will provide updates as soon as we know more!
Here are the selection of benches currently scheduled for maintenance/upgrade by Baildon Town Council:
Bench 1: Coach Road Play Area
Bench 2: Coach Road / Post Office
Bench 3: Otley Road / Woodcot Ave
Bench 4: St Johns Court / Oakroyd Terrace
Bench 5: Rosemont Lane Play Area
Bench 6: Holden Lane / The Beeches
Bench 7: Holden Lane / Heygate Lane - NOT AVAILABLE
Bench 8: Heygate Lane / Heygate Close
Bench 9: Jenny Lane Opposite Websters
Bench 10: Jenny Lane at Websters
Bench 11: Outside Pickles- NOT AVAILABLE
Bench 12: Towngate East of Stocks- NOT AVAILABLE
Bench 14: Towngate South of Stocks
Bench 15: Towngate West of Stocks- NOT AVAILABLE
Bench 16: Towngate by the Potted Meat Stick
Bench 17: Westgate / Westfield Terrace
Bench 18: West Lane / Belmont Ave
Bench 19: West Lane / Westleigh Drive
Bench 20: Browgate / Butler Lane
Bench 21: Browgate / Hillside Terrace
Bench 22: Hallfield Drive / War Memorial
Bench 23: Baildon Green / Cricketers
Bench 24: Springfield Road / Newton Way - NOT AVAILABLE