Baildon Town Council

Serving the people of Baildon

Welcome to Baildon

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

POP-UP OPEN GARDEN AT BHCC.

**NEXT OPEN GARDEN DATES: SATURDAY 11TH & SUNDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 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.

**Bracken Hall Science Day - SUNDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER, MIDDAY-4PM**

Science Activities Special: The Hidden Forces of Nature

Our expert will share all sorts of interesting hands-on (and hands-off!) experiments with you. Try to avoid being a bat's next meal. See colours through an insect's eyes. Light a lamp with a lemon. Experiments that seem to defy gravity. Take a close-up look at something you find at BH. All metals are not alike! You'll be amazed!

Drop-in session: experiments will be repeated. Drinks available.

All minors to be accompanied by a responsible adult

There is still a lot of colour to attract us, and many insects, to the Bracken Hall Wildlife Garden. These runner beans add quite a flamboyant colour to the allotment (and quite a few yummy beans too!)

We have started our autumn pruning early this year, due to the site being closed from the end of September for the HUB building works (see below). This amazing display of Lords and Ladies (just one of several common names for this plant) was revealed when we removed some of the coppice poles. But be careful - these plants contain sharp oxalate crystals which can piece the skin and cause irritation, or worse if eaten as they can cause the throat to swell up inside. So - enjoy them from a distance!

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)

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