Baildon Town Council

Serving the people of Baildon

Welcome to Baildon

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

Urgent update: APOLOGIES TO ALL CONCERNED, BUT IN LIGHT OF THE LATEST GOVERNMENT ADVICE REGARDING CORONAVIRUS, WE ARE HAVING TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE THE COUNTRYSIDE CENTRE INCLUDING THE WILDLIFE GARDEN. PLEASE WATCH THIS SPACE FOR UPDATES. NB YOU MAY OCCASIONALLY SEE SOMEONE IN THE CENTRE'S WILDLIFE GARDEN - THEY ARE REGISTERED VOLUNTEERS OR STAFF WHO ARE CARRYING OUT ESSENTIAL MAINTENANCE WORK (E.G. FILLING BIRD FEEDERS, WATERING, WEEDING).

THE EXTENSION OF SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES (MID-APRIL) MEANS THAT WE WILL REVIEW THE STATUS OF THE COUNTRYSIDE CENTRE IN EARLY MAY. PLEASE BE PATIENT AND RESPECT THE CORONAVIRUS ADVICE ISSUED BY THE GOVERNMENT.

IN DUE COURSE:

Bracken Hall Countryside Centre will reopen to the public every Saturday and Sunday from noon until 4pm. Whenever we can reopen, there will be a great programme of events and walks organised by the BTC and the Friends of Bracken Hall Countryside Centre and a range of activities for schools, groups and individuals will be provided.

Coronavirus has interrupted us in the middle of exciting developments at BHCC. In the Autumn we received a number of loan items from the Bradford Museums Service - items that were on display here when BHCC was run by that service. We are reworking our Exhibition Room, have re-hung display panels, reconfigured the exhibition space, and were working on getting the last few loan items back on display. When we can reopen, please come along and see where we've got to, and share your thoughts and ideas with us.

For more information on the history and activities going on at BHCC, please see Facebook (we have two sites - Bracken Hall Countryside Centre, and Friends of Bracken Hall Countryside Centre), or the friends of Bracken Hall Website (see below for link).

Access to Shipley Glen has been discouraged by the closure of Glen Road to all vehicles...

...but Mother Nature continues to thrive in our wildlife garden (sadly also closed to the public at this time). This is a marsh marigold flowering in our pond which has tadpoles in and continues to attract birds and other wildlife to bathe and drink in it...

...whilst some of our plants (and indeed the pond) require continued interventions from registered volunteers and staff.

Spring events: ALL NORMAL WEEKEND OPENING AND SPECIAL EVENTS ARE POSTPONED/CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

NB professional artist Linda Hollingshead was to run an afternoon workshop to encourage anyone to start or improve their sketching (May 16th) and a full day workshop to help keen artists further improve (June 20th). These will be rescheduled for later in the year. Please watch this space.

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 for updates