Update from Baildon's District Councillors

Baildon CofE Primary School parking developments 

Thank you to everybody who took the time to respond to our survey a few months ago regarding the problems with parking on Bartle Gill Drive and Bartle Gill View at school starting and finishing times.

We have been assured by the Council wardens and Police that this entrance to the school will be patrolled when resources permit, in addition to the main entrance off Coverdale Way.  We have also been assured by the school that they will monitor this entrance when they are able to.

The responses we received varied but the vast majority supported double yellow lines at the junction of Bartle Gill Drive and Bartle Gill View so this is what we have put forward to the Council's Highways department.  It is always a difficult balance to try to solve a problem without inconveniencing residents but it is felt that this will at least partially help.  

If you see any examples of continuous obstructive parking (blocking access e.g. from driveways) please let us know with the registration number as the police can then contact the owner to advise and warn against further inconsiderate parking.

Please do not hesitate to contact any of us about this or on any other local issues of concern.

Yours sincerely



Views on planning application needed 

Dear Resident/s


A planning application has been submitted for the former Newton Way surgery/Tots2 day nursery - Change of use and conversion of existing vacant premises (former day nursery) to 8 self contained flats at The Old Surgery Newton Way Baildon West Yorkshire BD17 5NH (20/01875/FUL).


We are contacting you because you live close by and may be affected by this proposal.


If you wish to comment on this application please go to www.bradford.gov.uk, click on ‘Planning and building control home page’ then go to ‘Comment on or object to a planning application’ and enter the application number.  You will have the option to support, object or remain neutral.


If you have any queries on this or want to contact us on any other matter please do not hesitate to get in touch.


Yours sincerely       




News Round Up!


During the past few weeks we have been actively helping people needing help during these unprecedented times.  If you need any help specifically relating to the pandemic please contact us or the Bradford Council Contact Centre on 01274 431000.


JIGSAW MATCH: Jigsaws of all shapes and sizes are available for free unlimited time loan - please contact Cllr Debbie Davies to arrange collection.  Free delivery in Baildon/Esholt!


GREEN DOG WALKERS: This is a scheme designed to change attitudes to dog fouling whereby dog owners who sign up agree to always clean up after their dog, carry extra bags and give other dog walkers a bag if asked. If you would like more information, or wish to sign up to the scheme, please contact Shipley Area Co-ordinator's Office on 01274 437146.


BOOKS: Baildon Imagination Library for children aged 0-5 years living in BD17 is now up and running.  To register your child to receive a free age appropriate book each month to your home address visit www.imaginationlibrary.com, email debbiedavies72@gmail.com or call 01274 587834.


SLOW DOWN! If you would like a ‘Slow Down’ sticker to put on your wheelie bin/s please get in touch with us – they can serve as a useful reminder.


NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH: Baildon has an active Neighbourhood Watch network led by Maggie Town.  If you are interested in finding out more about how you can get involved, perhaps by becoming a co-ordinator for your street, please contact Maggie on 01274 580268 or email her on maggietown2@gmail.com.