Baildon Town Council

Serving the people of Baildon

Welcome to Baildon

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

Statement from Baildon Town Council (August 2023)

Baildon Town Council has been informed by Bradford Council that work on the demolition of the Ian Clough Hall is due to commence on Monday 4th September 2023.

We are still awaiting all the details but we understand:-

  • The "footprint" for the demolition is the boundary of the ICH building and surrounds – i.e. the full rear car park next to the Church, the building itself, and up to the boundary of the front wall outside the building.
  • Screening will be erected
  • No road closures are anticipated
  • The public car park is expected to remain in use whilst the demolition takes place. The top car park will remain open but some spaces close to the building may be cordoned off. The recycling banks remain operational.
  • Work is limited to 8.00 to 5pm Monday to Friday. Weekend working is not anticipated.
  • The duration is expected to be 16 weeks
  • BTC have requested no disruption to the site on the dates of Baildon Farmers Market

As further details are made clear to us, we will post details under "News" on our website ( our BTC Facebook page (, and in the newsletter.

Please contact us on with any queries, or your Baildon ward councillors (Cllrs Davies, Pollard and Coates)

Demolition of Baildon hall delayed due to hibernating bats

Work to pull down Ian Clough Hall in the town centre was due to begin last month and last until March. But it has now been revealed that a new survey of the building will be needed "because bats have been found in the hall."

And with the survey having to wait until the winged mammals come out of hibernation in Spring, the work to demolish the 1970s building is likely to rumble on much later than planned.

Click on the link below to read more.

Baildon's library service is likely to move into former social club building

Click on the link below to read an article published in the local paper in January 2022. It reports that Bradford Council is planning to move Baildon Library temporarily into the former Martin's Newsagents building whilst renovating the Baildon Club to be a permanent home for the library from 2023.

Statement from Bradford Libraries November 2021

As you may be aware, the Ian Clough Hall building, including the current Library premises, is planned to be demolished and the site redeveloped.

In the meantime, Bradford Council's Estates department has stipulated that, due to Health & Safety concerns with the building, the library cannot fully reopen in its current location.

An Order & Collect service has been available at the Library for some time, and we are now pleased to announce a gradual increase in our service offer within the Health and Safety limits of the building.

From Monday 8th November, up to 10 customers at a time will be able to browse Baildon Library's shelves. We intend then to extend opening hours, with a view to enabling limited PC access and welcoming back Story & Rhyme times over the next few months.

Work is ongoing to secure a new temporary location (for the duration of the building works) and a permanent location for Baildon Library. Bradford Council wishes to reassure residents that we remain committed to the future of Baildon Library.

We would like to thank our customers for your patience during this time, and to thank our partners at Baildon Town Council for their support in helping us to run the library and to plan for its long term future.

Updates will continue to be published on Bradford Council's and Baildon Town Council's websites and made available at the Library.

Please be aware that Library staff and volunteers at Baildon Library do not have access to any additional information about the future of the Library or the Ian Clough Hall site other than is already publically accessible.