NEWS
  • Election Result - Meet our new Councillor

    15th November 2017


    At last weeks election for the vacant post in the South ward, Thomas Sutton was elected with 290 votes, over 159 votes to his opponent Dave McDougal. 450 residents voted with a 12.8% turnout. Our commiserations to Dave McDougal, who has recently been working with Litter Free Guiseley to create a new volunteers group to keep Baildon tidy. Look out for more information on this campaign before Christmas. 

    Our new Councillor Thomas, originally hails from Newcastle but has lived in Baildon for a number of years. For further information on Thomas and the rest of our dedicated volunteer Councillors, click on the link. 

     Click here for further info on our Councillors

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    Governance Committee Meeting Monday 13th November 

    8th November 2017


    The Governance Committee meeting takes place on Monday the 13th of November at 7.30pm at Baildon Library. Though this meeting is public, there is one agenda item which will enter into a private session, due to its confidential nature. The agenda and reports pertaining to the public part of the meeting are available by clicking the below link. 

    Click here for meeting documents

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    BTC Response to the LBA Proposals

    2nd November 2017

    At an extraordinary meeting of the Full Council on Monday the 30th of October, a formal response to the Leeds Bradford Airport consulation was agreed. This response has now been sent to Alan Siddoway and Osprey Consultng Services Limited. To see our response, please click on the below link.

    Click here to see the BTC response to proposed changes to flight paths over Baildon

     

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    Staffing Sub-Committee Meeting

    20th October 2017

    Next weeks Staffing Sub-Committee meeting takes place on Thursday the 26th of October at 2.30pm at Baildon Community Link. Though this meeting is public, it can potentially go into a private session, due to confidential staff matters being discussed. The agenda is available by clicking the below link. 

    Click here for the agenda

     

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    Next Weeks Committee Meetings

    19th October 2017

    Next weeks committee meetings include the Bracken Hall Sub Committee which takes place at 6.30pm on Tuesday the 24th of October and the Environment Committee will take place on Tuesday the 24th of October at 7.30pm both at Baildon Library. For the agenda, previous minutes and associated documents click on the below links.

    Click here for Environment meeting documents

    Click here for Bracken Hall meeting documents

     

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    Election Notice - South Ward

    16th October 2017

    The candidates for the November election have been named, they are;

    David Charles McDougall of 6 Rushcroft Terrace, Baildon, BD17 6DA - Independent

    Thomas George Sutton of 63 Southcliffe Drive, Baildon BD17 5QX - Standing up for Baildon South.

    The election takes place on Thursday the 9th of November, with polling cards being issued in the next couple of weeks.  
     

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    Baildon Public Toilets Saved

    11th October 2017

    Baildon Town Council have agreed to take over the public toilets on Northgate, Baildon, from Bradford Council , from April 2018.
    Bradford Council had notified the Town Council that all budget provision would be withdrawn from that date, and if the facility was not transferred, it would have to close.

    At its meeting on October 9th, Baildon Town Council accepted all the recommendations of the Economy Committee who had undertaken research over recent months, which concluded that the toilets remain a well used facility, with usage regularly over 400 people per week, and a peak of 444 visits in the week beginning 4th September. There is no alternative public toilet provision in the centre of Baildon. Most pubs and cafes have concerns about their facilities being used by non-customers and are also open for limited hours.

    The Council meeting heard that it had received representations from the public who needed easy access to public toilets due to medical conditions, and groups such as Baildon Walkers are Welcome, who emphasised that such facilities are a key factor to consider when planning where to start guided walks, and also for the use of stallholders at Baildon Farmers Market. The Council agreed to include budget provision in 2018/19 of £8000 per annum to maintain the toilets, and a one off fund of £2000 to make improvements on transfer, such as new signage.

    The Town Council will now work closely with Bradford Council to secure a community asset transfer through a long term lease. A break clause will be included in case at any point things change and the Town Council no longer wishes to maintain the toilets (ie if other toilets are provided elsewhere).
    Gill Dixon, Chair of the Economy Committee said' 

    "I am delighted that the Town Council has agreed to preserve this important facility. For many people, having access to toilets is a key issue in maintaining independence outside the home, and such a facility can be vital for parents with children. We hope that in due course, we will not just keep the toilets open, but can begin to make improvements, subject to the limitations of such a facility. We welcome any ideas from residents, and will be considering next steps at our next Economy Committee on Thursday 25th January 2018."

     

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    Town Council Election Notice

    5th October 2017

    Baildon Town Council have a vacancy for a Councillor in South Ward. There will be an election held on Thursday the 9th of November to fill this vacancy. Full details are as follows;

    Forms of nomination for the Town Election may be obtained from Clerk to the Town Council or Electoral Services Unit, 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.

    Nomination papers must be delivered to the Returning Officer, Electoral Services Unit, 3rd Floor, City Hall, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 1HY on any day from the date of this notice but no later than 4pm on Friday, 13th October 2017.

    If any election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday, 9th November 2017.

    Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes and amendments or cancellations of proxy votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Electoral Services Unit, 3rd Floor, City Hall, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 1HY by 5pm on Wednesday, 25th October 2017.

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

    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 Unit, 3rd Floor, City Hall, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 1HY by 5pm on Thursday, 9th November 2017. The physical incapacity must have occurred after 5pm on Wednesday, 1st November 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 Wednesday,1st November 2017.

    Kersten England - Returning Officer BDMC

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    Town Council Election Notice

    5th October 2017

    Baildon Town Council have a vacancy for a Councillor in South Ward. There will be an election held on Thursday the 9th of November to fill this vacancy. Full details are as follows;

    Forms of nomination for the Town Election may be obtained from Clerk to the Town Council or Electoral Services Unit, 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.

    Nomination papers must be delivered to the Returning Officer, Electoral Services Unit, 3rd Floor, City Hall, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 1HY on any day from the date of this notice but no later than 4pm on Friday, 13th October 2017.

    If any election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday, 9th November 2017.

    Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes and amendments or cancellations of proxy votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Electoral Services Unit, 3rd Floor, City Hall, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 1HY by 5pm on Wednesday, 25th October 2017.

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

    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 Unit, 3rd Floor, City Hall, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 1HY by 5pm on Thursday, 9th November 2017. The physical incapacity must have occurred after 5pm on Wednesday, 1st November 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 Wednesday,1st November 2017.

    Kersten England - Returning Officer BDMC

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    Leeds Bradford Airport Proposed Changes

    5th October 2017

    The Town Council have received a number of emails re the proposed changes to Leeds Bradford Airport and how they will effect the residents of Baildon. At the Full Council meeting on Monday the 9th of October, 7.30pm  at Baildon Community Link we will be discussing this subject. This meeting is open to the public and we invite all to attend. 

    We have now received confirmation, that there will be a consultation event at the Baildon Club on Wednesday the 18th of October, between 3pm and 8pm. This event will be run by Ospreys Consultancy Group, who have conducted meetings in other areas effected. We urge all residents to attend this event, and write in to ensure their views are heard. 

    We are following this emerging issue and will update residents when further facts are established. 

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    Baildon Sink Hole

    2nd October 2017

    Update from the Baildon Town Council Clerk.

    This morning I have spoken to Richard Todd of BDMC’s Structure Department re the ongoing work in Ian Clough Hall car park. He has confirmed that the sink hole under the pavement and car park has been created by the collapse of Barnsley Beck, likely to old age. His team have entered the culvert, via a manhole near the roundabout and have seen the collapse.

    At present, their main concern is the high pressure gas main, which has been exposed under the pavement area and the safety of the general public. The area is stable at present, but until the area around the gas main is safely shored up by a specialist team, and British Gas have approved this, work on repairing the culvert will not commence. When this specialist work has been completed, a remote camera will survey the passage of the beck and the remedial work will be carried out.

    A large section of Ian Clough Hall car park, will remain closed for at least the next two months.

    For those of you who attend our Farmers Market at the end of each month, we have good news. We have confirmed that we will be able to utilise the lower car park for our market on the 28th of October and the 25th of November, so it will be business as usual. A temporary crossing has been erected on Browgate and a new pedestrian access to the car park has been created.

    I will continue to post weekly updates on our website and Facebook page, to let you know how work is progressing. If you have any further questions relating to the work in the car park or Farmers Market please contact me directly at clerk@baildontowncouncil.gov.uk
    Louanna Winch – Town Clerk

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    UPDATE Baildon Public Toilets

    22nd September 2017

    The Economy Committee took place on Tuesday evening, and the following resolution was made re the public toilets.

    It was proposed that the recommendations in the original report be amended to read

    1. That the committee recommends that Baildon Public Toilets, Northgate, should be maintained

    2. That BTC agrees to a full Community Asset Transfer from April 2018 and that a building reserve is established on completion (amount to be decided) subject to

    a) a suitable break clause being inserted into any contract
    b) a clause that allows Baildon Town Council to make alterations and improvements.

    3. That BTC should include an indicative figure of £ 8000 per annum revenue in the 2018/19 budget to meet the running costs as currently estimated (including £3500 per annum cleaning costs)

    4. That a one off budget of £ 2000 be allocated for improvements as set out in this report.

    Proposed Cllr Dixon, seconded Cllr Flecknoe all in favour.
    It was Resolved that these recommendations be referred to the next Full Council Meeting along with the full report and appendices. Proposed Cllr Dixon, seconded Cllr Flecknoe all in favour.

    The above resolution will be placed on the next agenda of the Full Council Meeting for a decision. The meeting takes place on Monday the 9th of October, 7.30pm, at Baildon Community Link and the public are welcome to attend and participate in the public session at the beginning of the meeting.  
     

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    Have your say on Baildon Public Toilets

    15th September 2017

    HAVE YOUR SAY ON BAILDON PUBLIC TOILETS

    In April 2018, Bradford Council will withdraw all budget provision for the Baildon Public Toilets on Northgate and has initiated discussion with Baildon Town Council (BTC) about a transfer to BTC, including a Community Asset Transfer. The Economy Committee, comprising 5 councillors, considered a report in July about this potential transfer but decided at that time to seek further information before making a recommendation to the full Baildon Town Council on the way forward.

    Key questions are:
    Are the public toilets needed or could the facility be closed?
    If the public toilets are to continue, what are the implications for BTC of:
    a) keeping the facilities as is - i.e. status quo
    b) reducing the facility
    c) reducing the cost of the facility

    The Economy Committee will be considering this again at its meeting on 19th September. If a decision is made to seek a transfer of the toilets from Bradford Council to Baildon Town Council, the additional expenditure will need to be included in the budget process for 2018/19 later this year.

    BTC has already received some representations about the importance of keeping the toilets open. Research has been undertaken over the summer to assess possible alternative facilities. It is currently estimated that the annual cost of running Baildon public toilets would be in the order of £7,000.

    Do you use the toilets or know others who do? If you would like to give your views about whether we should take over the operation of this facility, or allow it to close, please email clerk@baildontowncouncil.gov.uk.

    All emails received will be shared with the committee at its meeting on 19th September at 7pm (open to the public), who will consider all the issues very carefully, before deciding if it will recommend the transfer of Baildon Public Toilets to Baildon Town Council.

     

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    Summer Office Closure

    18th August 2017

    The office of Baildon Town Council will close this afternoon at 4pm and reopen on Tuesday the 5th of September. Any urgent enquiries should be directed to the Chair of Council, Cllr Peter Ashton via email at peter.ashton@baildontowncouncil.gov.uk Happy Holidays! 

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    Casual Vacancy Baildon Town Council (South Ward) 

    18th August 2017

    Noticy is hereby given, that due to the resignation of Cllr J Caan, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Town Council.

    If by 8 September, 2017 (14 days, excluding Dies Non, after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill the said vacancy 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 10 November, 2017.

    Dated 18 August, 2017
    Kersten England
    Returning Officer
    Electoral Services Unit
    City Hall
    Bradford
    West Yorkshire
    BD1 1HY

    Due to the Summer closure of the Baildon Town Council  office, between Monday the 21st of August and Tuesday the 5th of September, local enquiries can be directed to Cllr Peter Ashton via email at peter.ashton@baildontowncouncil.gov.uk 
     

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    Baildon Town Council's Chair for 2017-18

    14th June 2017

    At the Annual Council meeting on Monday the 8th of May, Councillor Peter Ashton was elected, unopposed as the new Chair for the Council year 2017 -2018.

    Peter has been a resident of Baildon since 1983 and a member of the Town Council since 2013. Married with two grown up children, he is a retired former teacher who worked in schools across West Yorkshire until 2010.

    Peter has been involved in community life in Baildon throughout his residency, having served as a Governor in four schools and as a Chair of a school for nine years. Currently, outside of the Council, he chairs the Baildon Carnival Association, which organises the annual Town Carnival each July, and he is a regular volunteer at Bracken Hall Countryside Centre

    While volunteering as a Councillor he has chaired the Planning Committee and recently served on the Environment, Planning and Bracken Hall Committees.

    He stated ‘ I wish to thank my Town Council colleagues for their support in electing me to this post. I am excited about leading the Council through the next year. Baildon is a wonderful place to live and whilst there are many challenges for us, as Bradford pares back its services, there is also a feeling of excitement at the possibilities that are emerging.

    During this year, we will want to particularly engage with residents on the future of the Ian Clough Hall, in order to generate and analyse ideas for the protection of the asset and site, but there will also be other matters of issue which will need consultation, such as a possible new Design Brief for Baildon.
    I would ask that residents, who have ideas for improving the Baildon Town Council area, contact their ward councillor, details on the website, or come along to a relevant committee or full council meeting and take part in our public participation session’
     

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    Increased Threat Level

    25th May 2017


    UPDATE FROM LOCAL POLICE RE INCREASED SECURITY IN THE AREA
    Overnight, Baildon Town Council have received an update from Insp Julie Deacon, re the raising of the threat level and the impact this has on local resources. From 7am this morning;

    All Police Officers and PCSO’s will be working 12 hour shifts

    There will be additional armed officers, both on foot and in vehicles, at key locations mainly within the City centre.

    Locally within Shipley Ward there will be an increased police presence in Shipley town centre, Bingley and Saltaire.

    There may be times when the Police will be supported by the MOD and the military.

    For the foreseeable future, all Police contact points in the area, including Baildon will be on hold.

    For further updates you can check the news page on West Yorkshire Police’s website www.westyorkshire.police.uk/news

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    Baildon Creative Voices Writing Competition

    10th May 2017

    Baildon Creative Voices Writing competition

    To commemorate the opening of Baildon’s new hybrid library, in June 2017, Baildon Town Council are hosting a creative writing competition.

    Open to all Baildon residents, there are four categories for entry; Key stage 1 – A special day in Baildon, Key stage 2 - A Baildon adventure, teenagers and young adults – Growing up in Baildon and Adults 18 and above – Memories of Baildon.

    HOW TO ENTER

    All entries should be on A4 paper, clearly labelled with your name and contact details plus the category being entered. Your hard copy should be sent to Karen Jones, c/o Baildon Library, Hallcliffe, Baildon.

    The closing date for entries is the 5th of June 2017

    Winners will be announced at a prize giving event at Baildon Library on the 24th of June at 12.30pm

    For more information click on the link   Click here for Competition rules and flyer  

    or your questions can be answered via email at karenjones1@outlook.com

    Good luck!

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    New Councillors welcomed to Council 

    9th May 2017

    The Annual Meeting of the Council took place on Monday the 8th of May. New Councillors Mathew Ward and Chris Flecknoe, signed their declarations of office in the presence of Louanna Winch (Town Clerk) and the outgoing Chair, Cllr Gill Dixon, after their election win on the 4th of May.

    Our newly elected Chair for 2017 / 18 is Cllr Peter Ashton, who has served as a Councillor since his election in 2015. His fellow West Ward Councillor Lynne Ware, was elected as Vice Chair.

    Our thanks go to Cllr Gill Dixon for all her hard work during her year in office, especially for the contribution she has made, to ensuring that Baildon library remains not only open, but with additional improvements.

    We will be updating our website over the next week, with details of our Councillors and the Committees they serve and the public meetings you can attend.

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    Election Update

    8th May 2017

    The election results from Thursday the 4th of May are as follows.

    Christine Jillian FLECKNOE 173 votes.

    Karen June REDDY 117 votes.

    David Malcolm ROBERTSHAW 124 votes.

    Mathew Ronald WARD 223 votes.

    Christine Flecknoe and Matthew Ward were duly elected to office and will be sworn in prior to Baildon Town Councils Annual meeting, on Monday the 8th of May at 7.30pm at Baildon Community Link.

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    Election Notice Date

    24th April 2017

    Election of Town Councillors for Baildon (South East) Notice is hereby given that:

    A poll for the election of Town Councillors for Baildon (South East) will be held on Thursday 4 May 2017, between the hours of 7:00 am and 10:00 pm.

    The number of Town Councillors to be elected is two.

    The names, home addresses and descriptions of the Candidates remaining validly nominated for election and the names of all persons signing the Candidates nomination paper are as follows:

    Christine Jillian FLECKNOE16 Plantation Way, Baildon, Shipley, BD17 6JQIndependent  Proposers - Cole John M, Jackson Peter H

    Karen June REDDY 1 Littondale Close, Baildon, BD17 6TF  Proposer - Hewitson Suzanne, Beveridge Moira L

    David Malcolm ROBERTSHAW 42 Hazel Heads, Baildon, Shipley, BD17 6LJ Independent Proposer - Green Richard S, Green Karen L

    Mathew Ronald WARD 36 Central Avenue, Baildon, Shipley, BD17 7NSFrom Baildon, For Baildon Proposer - Colman Denis, Hinchliff Walker Victoria J

    The situation of Polling Stations and the description of persons entitled to vote thereat are as follows:
    Situation of Polling Station, Church of St James, Kirklands Lane, Baildon

    Ranges of electoral register numbers of persons entitled to vote thereat - 1E-1 to 1E-1919

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    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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    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

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

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    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.

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    BAILDON WELCOMES THE TOUR DE YORKSHIRE ON SUNDAY 30TH APRIL

    10th January 2017

    Click here for more information!

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    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.

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