Photo of Councillor Gibbons

Hello all,

As you may have heard Bradford was unsuccessful in all its Levelling-Up bids, including the one for Bingley and the Pool.  This is disappointing, but no authority who got funds in Round 1 was successful in Round 2.  We await news from Bradford Council on their next steps.  Friends of Bingley Pool are also considering their own way forward.

Councillor Dawson has recently resigned from the Council due to personal commitments.  I’d like to thank her for her time and effort on behalf of the community.  We will not be filling this role now due to the forthcoming elections on 4th May.

There are a number of other Councillors who have indicated that they will not stand again in the election, so if you’d like to help improve Bingley, or influence what the Town Council does, I’d encourage you to consider standing and investigate the role.

More information and nomination forms available from

You can stand for any ward – the known vacancies are in Crow Nest and Priestthorpe.

Key dates are:

4pm  4 April Nominations close – N.B. papers have to be delivered by hand
4pm  5 April Bradford Council publish list of candidates.
Includes details of contested wards and those deemed elected (i.e. number of candidates same or less than number of seats available in a ward)
 4 May Election Day for contested seats
5/6 May Declaration of results
16 May First meeting of the new Bingley Town Council


As we are in another very cold snap, please look out for any elderly or vulnerable neighbours and ensure they are OK.
A reminder of the Warm Spaces in Bingley, please note the change for the Baptist Church:

Bingley Library Monday to Friday and Saturday during normal opening hours
Bingley Baptist Church Tuesday and Wednesday Noon to 4pm
Bingley United Reform Church Monday 10am to 2pm
Eldwick Church – Cafe Tuesday
8am   to 9:30am
8am   to 10am
All Saints Church – Church House Thursday 11:30am to 2pm
CAB, Cardigan House Thursday 11am  to 2pm

For further details of warm spaces in the broader district and other advice please visit


Kind regards,

Councillor Philippa Gibbons



Electricity supply to bandstand in Myrtle Park, Bingley

The Town Council have agreed in principle to cover the costs for an electricity supply to the bandstand in Myrtle Park, subject to Bradford Council’s official approval and their provision and agreement of a comprehensive Service Level Agreement (SLA), including operational costs and all maintenance costs. This will help to bring the community together to enjoy music and many other activities in the park.

Changing Places official unveiling on 4th March 2023

photo: philippa gibbons

The Town Council held the official opening of the Changing Places facility last Saturday, which was a great success and very well attended.

The Changing Places facility was funded by a grant of £20,000 from the Government’s Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, generous donations from two local companies, Sovereign Health Care and Don Whitley Scientific Ltd, and Bingley Town Council.

The Town Council would like to thank the members of the Changing Places Working Group for their commitment to this cause, including Darryl Smith, Fiona Dunne, and current and former councillors Steve Williams, Lewis Kirdale, Mick Taylor, Mark Truelove and Abdul Malik.

The Town Council would also like to acknowledge and thank Bradford Council and Muscular Dystrophy UK (MDUK) for all their help and support.

Update on Neighbourhood Plan

The Town Council’s Neighbourhood Plan Working Group are pleased to provide the update that Bingley Neighbourhood Plan is now nearly complete and is currently with the designer who is putting the document into a pdf format.

Once the document is complete and has been approved by the Town Council, as part of Regulation 14 of the Neighbouring Planning regulations, the draft Neighbourhood Plan proposal will be the subject of the pre-submission consultation before it is submitted to Bradford Council for independent consultation. This consultation period will last for 8 weeks, and will give all residents and other interested parties the opportunity to have their say on the draft Plan. Due to the upcoming Town Council elections, this consultation will now take place following the elections in May.


Litter Picks

The most recent litter pick organised by the Town Council, which had to be rescheduled due bad weather, was attended by 5 people, including Councillors Goode and Winnard, however 10 bags of rubbish were collected.

The next litter pick was due to take place on Saturday 11th March in Crossflatts however we have made the difficult decision to postpone due to the weather. We will post on the website and Facebook when a new date has been agreed. 

Thanks to all litter pickers, including the good number of Green and Clean Champions, who make a difference to the parish by collecting litter in their own areas.

If you would like to become a Green and Clean Champion, please get in touch at for more information.

Bags of litter

Office hours

Office opening times are Monday and Wednesday from 10am to 12 noon.

Bingley Town Council can also be contacted by email at or by phone on the following numbers:

Town Clerk: 07529 222679

Deputy Town Clerk:  07703 188660

Admin Assistant: 07579 814666 (Mon-Thur 10am-2pm)

Dates for your diary


The next Community Litter Pick will be on Saturday 11th March at Queens Road, Crossflatts.

Council meetings:

The next ordinary meeting of the Full Town Council is at 6.30pm on Tuesday 28th March 2023. The meeting will be held at Eldwick Church Hall.

The agenda for the meetings can be found on the Town Council website within the Documents section.

You can see all the Town Council’s meeting dates in the Events section calendar on the website.

Newsletter distribution

So that the Town Council can keep as many people as possible informed, please do share this newsletter with friends and family and encourage them to subscribe too.

Bingley Town Council, Myrtle Place, Bingley, BD16 2LF

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