VACANCY FOR TOWN COUNCILLOR
7th March 2017
NOTICE OF VACANCY
IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR
BAILDON TOWN COUNCIL
(SOUTH EAST WARD)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that due to the resignation of Cllr B Lerner, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Town Council.
If by 24 March, 2017 (14 days, excluding Dies Non, after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill the said
acancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at the address below by TEN electors for the said Town Council Ward,
an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.
If an election is called, it will take place no later than 1 June, 2017.
Dated 6 March, 2017
Electoral Services Unit
NEW TOWN CLERK LOUANNA WINCH
28th February 2017
Louanna Winch will be joining Baildon Town Council in March as the new Chief Officer (Town Clerk). Louanna previously worked for the Home Office in London for several years and with West Yorkshire Police for the last twenty years. Louanna has held various positions with WYP including Force Information Manager and lately Neighbourhood Police Team Co-ordinator.
She has worked extensively with Bradford Council Ward Officer teams to improve neighbourhoods and decrease issues of anti-social behaviour, in the Shipley, Bradford East and Bradford South areas.
Louanna said ‘I am delighted to be appointed as the new Town Clerk for Baildon. I am committed to serve the residents and local Councillors of Baildon, in their future challenges.’
Louanna is married with two children and two step children, and has been a resident of Wibsey for the last 20 years. She is an active member of the Bradford Cycling Club, a keen walker and is a mentor to teenage children via The Princes Trust Mosaic programme.
MAKE YOUR VIEWS KNOWN ON THE FUTURE OF IAN CLOUGH HALL
13th January 2017
Baildon Town Council urges residents of Baildon to make their views known on the future of Ian Clough Hall.
It is impossible to consider the future of the Ian Clough Hall without careful consideration of the impact on Baildon library. The Ian Clough sits in the middle of Baildon centre and comprises the hall and associated rooms on the ground floor, with Baildon library in the same building but on the upper floor. The two services are currently managed by different departments of Bradford Council, with the building itself managed by a third department.
Gill Dixon, Chair of BTC commented: "Baildon Town Council is fully alert to this issue and its importance for Baildon. I hope that during 2017 BTC will gather information and identify a range of options for Ian Clough Hall. At that point, BTC would consult residents and invite views on the way forward.
Bradford Council has signed a Service Level Agreement with Baildon Town Council to jointly provide the library service in Baildon until April 2020. This includes a clear statement of heads of terms for lease of the current library building until 2020.
In addition, Baildon Town Council has already formally registered the hall as an asset of community value. In our view, any discussions about the future of the hall must take place in the context of this legal agreement, which runs until 2020."
This is a complex issue, with many options to consider. For example, is the large car park considered to be part of Ian Clough Hall? Currently Baildon Town Council does not have the basic information which would underpin any assessment of future options. Hence, BTC has not yet formed a view as to whether it would be better for Baildon to keep the current hall (whoever runs it) or to redevelop the site.
We urge residents to engage in the consultation process and give their views about the Ian Clough Hall and its importance for Baildon. There is a consultation event run by Bradford Council on 18th January 2017 at the Ian Clough Hall at 5pm - all are encouraged to attend.
BAILDON WELCOMES THE TOUR DE YORKSHIRE ON SUNDAY 30TH APRIL
10th January 2017
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