Baildon Town Council

Serving the people of Baildon

Welcome to Baildon

Clerk: Louanna Winch
Baildon Library, Hallcliffe
Baildon, Shipley, West
Yorkshire BD17 6ND

**GUIDED WALK. Geology, fossils & industry with Martin. SATURDAY 24TH JULY, 1-5PM**

Why is Baildon Moor shaped the way it is and what can be found inside it? We'll explore this fascinating story on a walk from BH, along Baildon Bank and up on the top of the Moor. Please wear suitable clothing for the weather forecast (this may include sunscreen, sunhat, waterproofs, and definitely stout footwear) and bring your own drink. Sorry, no dogs. Meet at BH at 1, back by 5pm

POP-UP OPEN GARDEN AT BHCC.

**NEXT OPEN GARDEN DATE: SUNDAY 25TH JULY, MIDDAY TO 4PM**

AS WE TRANSITION FROM LOCKDOWN, WE WILL CONTINTUE TO OFFER MANAGED ENTRY TO THE GARDEN TO ENSURE THAT YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE VISITING. FRIENDLY DOGS ON LEADS WELCOME!

NO BOOKING REQUIRED

CONTACT THE BRACKEN HALL MANAGER (DETAILS BELOW) FOR FURTHER DETAILS

UNFORTUNATELY THE WEATHER IS LIKELY TO REMAIN CHANGEABLE SO IT IS HARD TO GIVE MUCH ADVANCED NOTICE, SO PLEASE BE PATIENT, AND KEEP CHECKING BACK HERE, OR CONTACT THE CENTRE'S MANAGER.

**FULL SUMMER PROGRAMME OF EVENTS IS PLANNED FOR BHCC!**

Here's our list of confirmed events for summer 2021. Full details will be posted on each event as we get nearer to it, or if you need this information sooner, please contact the BHCC Manager.

Our wildlife garden will continue to open on a pop-up basis, 12-4pm, based on volunteer availability and the weather forecast – please see FB, BTC website, or our pop-up signs on the Glen!

July

Sat 24th: Guided walk - Geology, fossils & industry with Martin. Why is Baildon Moor shaped the way it is and what can be found inside it? Sorry, no dogs. 1-5pm

Wed 28th: Wild Wednesday - minibeasts/butterflies. Family friendly activities 2-4pm

Thur 29th: Baildon Men's Shed: open for all! Build a planter or nest box, have a chat. 10am to 2pm

Fri 30th: Circular wander & talk with John Dallas – Shipley Glen Woods & moorland, 10am-midday.

August

Wed 4th: Wild Wednesday - minibeasts/butterflies. Family friendly activities 2-4pm

Fri 6th: Circular wander & talk with John Dallas – Fossil hunting up on Baildon Moor. 10am-midday.

Sat 7th: Bees at BH with Louise the apiarist, 1-3pm

Wed 11th: Wild Wednesday - Clouds/rockets. Family friendly activities 2-4pm

Fri 13th: Circular wander & talk with John Dallas: Shipley Glen Round. 10am-midday.

Sat 14th: Art session for all with local artist Susan Stead, 12-4pm

Wed 18th: Wild Wednesday. Family friendly activities 2-4pm

Fri 20th: Circular wander & talk with John Dallas: Up, through & down the Glen valley, 10am-12pm.

Wed 25th: Wild Wednesday, Leaving your mark. Family friendly activities 2-4pm

Sun 29th: Get Knitting with Brenda. Be inspired. Bring your own needles & wool! 12-4pm

Latest update (July 2021):

Many thanks to all our visitors and supporters for your continued patience during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks also to the visitors that have joined our volunteers and staff at BHCC since November last year. Fortunately, it looks like there is going to be more freedom for visitors over the coming months. We shall, however, continue to respect our visitors' wishes with respect to the space at BHCC - it will remain a safe haven during your visit (i.e. we'll continue to control entry to the site for the time being).

The great news is that BHCC has been awarded a grant to build an extension that will improve the versatility of the whole site. Further details will be posted here shortly. This will restrict access to the site - full details of the phased partial/full closures will be announced here. We will endeavour to make the fullest use of our site during this time, and you will probably see BHCC pop up at other venues between now and Christmas.

Where possible, we'll advertise these dates (and any access updates) on the BTC website and BHCC Facebook page, but sometimes the weather doesn't give us much warning - look for our signs on the Glen!

For updates on these, please see this page, or for specific enquiries, contact Richard White, the Centre Manager (contact details below)

Look what paid our wildlife garden a visit recently - a dragonfly. We've been keeping a close eye on the various damselflies - watching as they emerged from the pond, shed their final 'nymph' skin, unfolded and dried their wings, then took flight to mate and lay eggs in our pond for the next generation. We thought that this dragonfly was a visitor, hunting for food, but closer inspection has shown at least 3 of these creatures were terrorizing the creatures in our pond when they were nymphs. The sky was grey when this photo was taken so it was too cold for the dragonfly to take flight

There is lots of colour to attract us to the sunny border - and to attract the pollinators. The garden is in full steam ahead at present, with lots of growth and activity from insects, bunnies (to our sunflowers' disadvantage), and even a mouse spotted under our habitat board.

Please watch this space for updates.

Bracken Hall Countryside Centre, Glen Road, Baildon, BD17 5EA

Follow us online, on Facebook, or phone Richard White 07938 063 062, or email him on brackenhallmanager@baildontowncouncil.gov.uk if you have any specific enquiries