• Election Candidates Announcement

    5th April 2017

    The Electoral Service Team have advised Baildon Town Council, of the following candidates for the forthcoming election in the South East Ward on the 4th of May.

    1. Christine Jillian FLECKNOE, of 16 Plantation Way, Baildon, BD17 6JQ, Independent.
    2. Karen June REDDY, of 1 Littondale Close, Baildon BD17 6TF.
    3. David Malcolm ROBERTSHAW, of 42 Hazel Heads, Baildon BD17 6LJ, Independent.
    4. Mathew Ronald WARD, of 36 Central Avenue, Baildon BD17 7NS, From Baildon, For Baildon.

    Further details of the polling day, will be available nearer to the time.

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    Notice of Election

    30th March 2017

    Vacancies have arisen for two Councillors in the South East Ward of Baildon. A notice of election has been given by the Electoral Services Unit and is displayed on the Council official notice board at the Community Link on Cliffe Avenue, and as detailed below. 

    1. Forms of nomination for the Town Council Election may be obtained from the Clerk to the Town Council or Electoral Services, 3rd Floor, City Hall, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 1HY from the Returning Officer, who will, at the request of an elector for any electoral area prepare a nomination paper for signature.

    2. Nomination papers must be delivered to the Returning Officer, Electoral Services, 3rd Floor, City Hall, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 1HY on any day from the date of this notice but no later than 4pm on Tuesday, 4th April 2017.

    3. If any election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday, 4th May 2017.

    4.Applications, amendments, or cancellations of postal votes and amendments, or cancellations of proxy votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Electoral Services, 3rd Floor, City Hall, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 1HY by 5pm on Tuesday, 18th April 2017.

    5. New applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Electoral Services, 3rd Floor, City Hall, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 1HY by 5pm on Tuesday, 25th April 2017.

    6. Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election on grounds of physical incapacity, or for work/service reasons, must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Electoral Services, 3rd Floor, City Hall, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 1HY by 5pm on Thursday, 4th May 2017. The physical incapacity must have occurred after 5pm on Tuesday, 25th April 2017. To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware that they cannot go to the polling station in person after 5pm on Tuesday, 25th April 2017.

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    National Funding Opportunities

    30th March 2017

    The latest grants and funding bulletin from the Yorkshire Local Councils Association is now available to view. There are numerous types of grants on offer; is your home cold and requires insulation? do you have a sports team which requires funding? or a theatre which requires decoration and repairs?  Grants are available, along with many other funding opportunities, so click on the link and find out if your local Baildon group could receive national financial assistance.  

    Grants and funding March 2017

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    7th March 2017


    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

    Kersten England
    Returning Officer
    Electoral Services Unit
    City Hall
    West Yorkshire
    BD1 1HY

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    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.

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    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.

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    10th January 2017

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