Photo of Councillor Gibbons

As we enter the summer holiday period I hope you are able to enjoy some good days out in decent weather.  Our Play in the Park events have begun, held on Fridays at various venues, and there are further bandstand concerts on 6th and 27th August and 3rd September in Myrtle Park starting at 2pm.

Unfortunately there appears to be a national trend for the theft of Range Rovers and Land Rovers.  If you own one please be careful – advice from the Police is to keep any wireless keys in a Faraday pouch as much as possible, especially when at home, so they cannot be cloned from outside your property.  

As you’ll see below, we have 2 newly co-opted Councillors so are back up to full strength.  

We are expecting an update from the Bradford 2025 team at our next Full Council meeting to be held at Eldwick Memorial Hall at 6:30 on Tuesday 29th August, so if you are interested please come along.

Kind regards

Councillor Philippa Gibbons


Two new councillors 

At the recent Full Council meeting, the Town Council co-opted two new members onto Bingley Town Council.

Welcome to Councillor Michael Forrest, who will represent the Crow Nest Ward, and Councillor Mark Shaw, who will represent the Gilstead Ward.

New members of committees

At the recent Full Council meeting, new members of committees were also agreed. Councillors Drucquer and Forrest and Mrs Lynne Williams (lay member) have all joined the Events, Marketing and Communications Committee (EMACC), and Councillor Forrest and Mrs Lynne Williams (lay member) have also joined the Neighbourhood Plan Working Group (NPWG).

Annual Report coming soon…

The Town Council’s Annual Report for 2022-23 is currently being designed, and will be printed and delivered to households in the parish later this month.

Community Litter Pick

Unfortunately, we had to cancel the litter pick which was due to take place on Saturday 12th August near Bingley Rugby Club.

The subsequent litter picks will take place on Saturday 30th September, 10am-12pm, location to be confirmed, and then on Sunday 12th November, 8am-10am, prior to the Remembrance Day event.

Consultation extended for Northern

The date for the consultation has been extended to the 1st September 2023. If you haven’t had your say yet, but want to, please visit the website to find out how to take part (below).

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Play in the Park

Bingley Town Council’s summer of Play in the Park events have begun offering some free, family fun entertainment for everyone. The dates for all the events are below – please note, if we have to cancel due to the weather, this will be reported via our Facebook page.


🟢Friday 11th August – Crossflatts Rec
🟣Friday 18th August – Cottingley Rec
🟢Friday 25th August – Eldwick Rec
🟣Friday 1st September – Myrtle Park

Bingley Town Council

August Meetings


Planning Committee – Tuesday 8th August @ 18:30 – The Hub

Finance & General Purposes Committee – Wednesday 9th August @ 18:30 – The Hub

Emergency Support Sub Committee – Monday 14th August @ 18:30 – The Hub

Neighbourhood Plan Working Group – Monday 21st August @ 18:30 – The Hub

Full Council meeting – Tuesday 29th August @ 18:30 – Eldwick Memorial Hall

Events, Marketing & Communications Committee – Wednesday 30th August @ 18:30 – The Hub

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