Burley Village Website

This website is wholly funded by the Burley-in-Wharfedale Community Trust, is operated by a team of volunteers, and has been operating since 1999.
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To give an indication of its popularity, here's a glance at the number of page hits being achieved this year:
Last month (December): 11,561
January to December: 182,000

BWCT Draw

Winners in the BWCT WINTER draw can be viewed HERE


Organising an event? Want to see what's happening within the village?

Village Diary
Burley Library

The library is open during the following hours:
Mondays & Thursdays:
9:30 am to 7 pm
(Scrabble on Monday mornings) Tuesdays & Fridays:
2:30 pm to 5 pm
(Village Archives open Fridays 2:30-4:30pm)
Saturdays: 9:30 am to 4 pm

Parish Council website
Parish Council website
Burley Public Library

The library switches to the ownership of Burley Parish Council on 1st April and will then be largely run by volunteers, people living in this village. If we want to retain a library facility, we all have to remember to use it!

It would be wonderful to have some more volunteers to help run it and some more ideas for activities which could take place within it (for all age groups), but basically we just need people to remember that the library is there and to borrow books, and to order books which are not on the shelves. And to remember there are several free computers plus free wifi. And of course it's just a nice free place to go and sit quietly and read.

Over time, there are plans to open it up so other groups will choose to meet there and we hope that it will host more activities for young and older people. Some new website pages will appear very soon and there is already a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1536655723331659 . Please help to spread the word.
If you would like to get more involved with the library, please email clerk@burleyparishcouncil.org.uk

And there will be a celebration on the morning of Saturday 1st April when the library becomes owned by the village – more details to follow, and everyone welcome!

This year's Scarecrow Trail - any ideas?

Have any suggestions of a theme for this year's Scarecrow Trail? - see the Summer Festival web pages for details.

Burley Classic Vehicle Show

Initial announcement of the Classic Vehicle Show for this year - nine separate classes and application forms available now, with a restriction of only (only?) 330 vehicles. See www.burleyclassicshow.org for details.

Tour de Yorkshire to pass through Burley

Stage 3: Sunday 30th April 2017: Bradford to Fox Valley, Sheffield
Stage overview:
Total stage length: 194.5km
8 King of the Mountain Climbs: Silsden, Haworth, Leeming, Shibden Wall, Deepcar, Wigtwizzle, Ewden Height & Midhopestones
2 Sprints: Brighouse & Stocksbridge.
On Stage Three the riders roll out of City Park in Bradford and take in Salts Mill before the start flag is lowered. The action then briefly joins the 2014 Tour de France route at Burley-in-Wharfedale before passing into the Yorkshire Dales. Skipton is the next town on the agenda, with the first of eight categorised climbs being contested on the Côte de Silsden. The next ascent comes on the cobbled rise up Haworth’s picturesque main street and another climb at Leeming must also be tackled before they face the infamous Côte de Shibden Wall. This cobbled brute could see splits form before the final intermediate sprint in Stocksbridge. The riders then embark on a torturous 22km finishing circuit that features no less than four categorised climbs at Deepcar, Wigtwizzle, Ewden Height and Midhopestones before the race reaches its climax at Fox Valley.
Full details HERE.