Hello and a Happy New Year to you all.

One of the key events for the Council in 2023 is the elections on 4th May – all 16 Town Councillor positions are open for 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. We don’t have exact dates yet, but to stand you’ll have to complete and submit nomination papers to Bradford Council by mid to late March.  We will publicise the process nearer to the time.

Work is continuing on the distribution of the money held by the 1887 Alfred Sharp Bingley Educational Trust – the Priestthorpe Annex money.  Local schools and organisations within the old Bingley Improvement District will be able to bid for funding; letters will be going out to relevant schools soon with information on how they can apply.

As we are in another very cold snap, please look out for any elderly or vulnerable neighbours and ensure they are OK.  If you are struggling with the cost of living a reminder of the Warm Spaces in Bingley:

Bingley Library Monday to Friday and Saturday during normal opening hours
Bingley Baptist Church Monday and Tuesday 9am   to 1pm
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  https://costoflivingbradford.co.uk/.

Kind Regards

Councillor Philippa Gibbons




Photo of Councillor Gibbons

Changing Places Toilet

Changing Places Unit from the outside. Wooden clad building with grey door

We are so pleased to report that our Changing Places facility in the centre of Bingley is now officially open.

Budget and precept for 2023-24

Bingley Town Council resolved at the Full Council meeting held on 17th January 2022 that the budget for 2023-24 will be £313,850, and to set the precept at £238,242, which is £27.74 per Band D property.

This is a 0.19% decrease on last year’s precept.

The agreed budget for 2023-24 is on the Town Council’s website – if anyone has any questions or comments about the budget, please contact the Town Council via the following email address: enquiries@bingleytowncouncil.gov.uk and we will respond to you.

Play in the Park 2023

Bingley Town Council have organised for Bradford Council to facilitate six Play in the Park events again this summer, following their continued success in previous years.

We have arranged for the sessions to take place around the whole parish, to give everyone the opportunity to attend them.

The dates and locations of these sessions are as follows:

Friday 28th July 2023 – Gilstead Rec

Friday 4th August 2023 – Myrtle Park

Friday 11th August 2023 – Crossflatts Rec

Friday 18th August 2023 – Cottingley Rec

Friday 25th August 2023 – Eldwick Rec

Friday 1st September 2023 – Myrtle Park


Litter Picks

Unfortunately, due to the wintry weather, we made the difficult decision to postpone the litter pick which was due to take place at the weekend. We have now agreed a new date, which is Saturday 4th February at the usual time of 10am to 12pm. Cllr John Goode and others will meet you at the junction of Whitley Street and Clyde Street with all necessary equipment. Everyone is welcome to join.

If anyone has any ideas/suggestions for future litter picking locations, please inform the Town Council.  Or if you would like to be added to our mailing list to be notified by email of each litter pick event, please let us know.

Bags of litter

Green and Clean Forum

The Town Council have also reinstated the Green and Clean Forums, to provide information to local groups. The next Forum is due to take place on Saturday 28th January at 10am at Cardigan House, where a presentation and question and answer session will be provided on energy efficiency in the home and other related topics.

If you would like to be included in our Green and Clean Forums and be invited to future events, please get in touch via our website or by emailing us at enquiries@bingleytowncouncil.gov.uk

We actively encourage local community groups to be involved to help spread advice to the people of Bingley.

Bingley Farmers’ Market

Bingley Town Council have made the decision to relinquish the monthly Farmers’ Market, due to lack of both stalls and footfall.

Bradford Council will be taking on these Saturdays with their weekly artisan markets. The Town Council fully support these markets, and hope that they are a great success to bring people into Bingley.

Bingley Town Council Logo

Office hours

Office opening times are Monday and Wednesday from 10am to 12 noon.   Please  note that the office will be closed for Christmas on all bank holidays and 28th December

Bingley Town Council can also be contacted by email at enquiries@bingleytowncouncil.gov.uk or by phone on the following numbers:

Town Clerk: 07529 222679

Deputy Town Clerk:  07703 188660

Administrative Assistant (Debbie): Monday to Thursday 10am to 2pm – 07579 814666

Dates for your diary


The next Community Litter Pick will be on Saturday 4th February 2023 at Whitley Street.

Council meetings:

The next ordinary meeting of the Full Town Council is at 6.30pm on Tuesday 28th February 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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