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Fountain of Life official opening
The Fountain of Life and the surrounding area at the bottom of Station Road was officially opened on Monday 2nd May. This has been a project coordinated and mainly funded by Burley in Wharfedale Community Trust (BWCT) under the supervision of Tom Sumner. We hope that this area will increase the public facilities and provide a focal point for the village.
Thank you to Duncan Ault (Community Trust Chair), Revd Tim Perkins and Bruce Speed (Chair of Community Council - predecessor of BWCT) for speaking. And of course to everyone who did the heavy work, especially Tom Sumner, John Myers, David Parr and Bradford Highways Department.
New Playground for Grange Park, Burley
The playground in Grange Park Burley is dated and in need of better drainage and new equipment. It has been estimated that the cost of this will be in the region of £70,000. Funding for the new playground is not available from either Bradford or the Parish Council although both are helping with advice on the revamp.
A group of parents in the village led by Rachael Robinson have already started fundraising and have organised several events to boost funds and already about £10,000 has been collected or pledged towards the funds.
Other events planned include a sponsored 3 Peaks challenge in July and a Masked Ball in October (already sold out!!).
Burley in Wharfedale Community Trust (BWCT) is co-ordinating the fundraising online and through direct donations. The Trust has also given the Playground fundraisers 1,000 Duck tickets to sell for the Duck Race on June 5th.
If you wish to donate online please go to: www.mydonate.bt.com/charity/bwctplayground
Donations by cheque/cash can be sent/delivered to Rachael Robinson, 11 North Parade, Burley in Wharfedale.
PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY AND GIFT AID YOUR DONATION IF YOU ARE A TAXPAYER. BWCT is a registered charity no 1098871
Duck Race and Teas in the Park - Sunday 05 June, 2pm
The Annual Duck Race on the River Wharfe organised by Burley in Wharfedale Community Trust (BWCT) will take place on Sunday 5th June at 2pm. Access will be via the footpath on Corn Mill Lane or near the lay by on the Otley Road.
After the race there will be Teas in the Park on the village green in aid of Burley Scouts and Guides. This year there will be 3000 Ducks with proceeds shared by the Trust, Burley Playground Appeal and Burley Scouts and Guides. Please buy a duck for £1 and support these worthy village causes.