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Christmas lights switch-on event


Bingley Town Council recently approved a grant application from Bingley Chamber of Trade to cover 50% of the costs for the 2023 Christmas lights switch-on event. This is due to take place on Saturday 2nd December this year, and, in addition to a Christmas market held on this day at Market Square, there will be the usual children’s rides, a Santa’s grotto, street food, a DJ and Pulse Radio presenter. The Christmas lights switch-on will take place at 4.30pm.


Play in the Park events for 2024


At a recent meeting of Bingley Town Council, it was agreed to arrange for the Play in the Park events to take place in the Bingley area again next year. These events are fully funded by the Town Council, and facilitated by Bradford Council, to provide free fun for all the family. The locations and dates are as follows:

Friday 26th July – Gilstead Rec

Friday 2nd August – Myrtle Park

Friday 9th August – Crossflatts Rec

Friday 16th August – Cottingley Rec

Friday 23rd August – Eldwick Rec

Friday 30th August – Myrtle Park

All welcome, to these free and fun days!


Totally Locally campaign


The Town Council have recently approved supporting the ‘Totally Locally’ campaign, to help the local economy. Totally Locally is the UK’s biggest grassroots high street campaign, looking to support truly independent businesses of all types. A group of independent local business have come together to instigate a Totally Local campaign in Bingley, with the aim of the scheme to drive up footfall and spend, and to recognise the power a small spend can deliver for the local economy.

The Town Council have agreed to provide monetary support of up to £500 to assist with the Totally Locally campaign in the financial year 2023-24.


Bingley Town Council Networking Event


On Saturday 16th September, we welcomed many of our local community and voluntary groups to Cardigan House for an open networking event. Over thirty people joined us and it was wonderful to see a variety of groups who all had the same aim – to serve the people of Bingley. From church groups, music groups, Councillors, food banks, walking groups and even the local Police Community Support Officer, there was a range of people from all backgrounds who all spoke about what they would like to see happen in Bingley in the coming years. All groups spoke about the current struggle for volunteers, and the need for younger people to get involved. You will hopefully see some collaborations as groups put their heads together as work begins to try and increase the number of volunteers and funding so more work can be done.



Bingley Business Expo


On Wednesday 27th September, we attended this year’s Bingley Business Expo which was held at Bingley Arts Centre. We were joined by many other businesses based in Bingley and the Aire Valley and it was wonderful to see everyone come together. It was also attended by the Mayor of Bradford.



Bingley Town Council Events and Meetings

October 2023


7th – Community Litter Pick @ Cardigan House from 10am – 12pm

10th – Planning Committee Meeting @ The Hub from 6:30pm

11th – Finance & General Purposes Committee Meeting @ The Hub from 6:30pm

17th – Events, Marketing and Communications Committee Meeting @ The Hub from 6:30pm

31st – Full Council Meeting @ Cottingley Town Hall from 6:30pm


Local Community Events

October 2023


5th – Coffee Morning @ Bingley Arts Centre from 10am – 12pm

7th – Old Time Music Hall @ Cottingley Town Hall from 2:30pm

12th – Bingley History Society Meeting @ Church House from 7:30pm

14th – Willow Weaving @ Jerr Wood from 10:30 to 12pm

14th – Family Race Night @ Cottingley Community Centre from 6:45pm

15th – ‘A Little Light Music’ Concert @ Cottingley Town Hall from 2:30pm

21st – Willow Weaving @ Jerr Wood from 10:30am to 12pm

28th – Arts & Craft Fair @ Cottingley Town Hall from 10am – 1pm


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