Baildon Town Council

Serving the people of Baildon

Welcome to Baildon

Clerk: Helen Thornton
2 Northgate, Baildon, Shipley
West Yorkshire BD17 6JX

Save Baildon Library

In September 2019 our library users were asked to complete a short questionnaire, either online or in paper format in the library, to:

  • inform library users that Bradford Council will be cutting a further £1million from Bradford Libraries in 2020/21;
  • advise library users that this reduction in funding will have a significant impact on all libraries in Bradford, including Baildon;
  • ask them to tell BTC how they use Baildon Library and what it means to them.

The questionnaire was available to be completed between Friday 6 September and Friday 27 September 2019. In 3 weeks BTC received a total of 680 responses, 382 electronic forms were submitted online and 298 paper copies were submitted in the library.

Click on the following link to find out what people who completed the survey had to say about Baildon Library:

Save Baildon Library

The results of the collated questionnaires are as follows:

What is your age group?

What is your postcode?

How do you travel to the library?

How often do you visit Baildon Library?

'Other' included:

  • 2-3 times per week;
  • Fortnightly;
  • Every second month;
  • When I need a new book;
  • No set pattern but regularly.

What services do you use in the library?

'Other' activities included:

  • Researching Family History;
  • Accessing the Music Collection;
  • Visiting the children's area;
  • Spending time with grandchildren;
  • Coming to Local History Society events.

When you come to the library, do you visit other places in the village e.g. for shopping and coffee?

Library users commented that they visit:

  • General shops;
  • Cafes, pubs and restaurants;
  • Community gardens;
  • Doctors/ pharmacist;
  • Churches;
  • Hairdressers/ beauticians;
  • Post Office;
  • Playgroup.

We'd like to say a big Thank You to everyone who took the time to complete our survey.