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.
To give an indication of its popularity, here's a glance at the number of page hits being achieved this year:
Last month (October): 14,692
January to October: 152,857
Organising an event? Want to see what's happening within the village?
Winners in the BWCT OCTOBER draw can be viewed HERE
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
Housing Plans for Burley
Plans have been produced for 5 of the 15 housing sites within Burley. These plans will be on display in the Parish Office in Queen's Hall on Saturday 3rd Dec from 10am to 4pm. More details HERE.
The village Christmas Lights switch on ceremony will take place at 4.30pm on Saturday 3rd December. The switch on this year will be performed by the Lord Mayor of Bradford, Mr Geoff Read. It will be preceded at approximately 3.30 pm by singing from local village choirs and the Burley Ukelele Band, and a short address from the vicar of Burley, Alastair Kirk.
This hugely popular community event runs alongside the Christmas Street Market, starting 2pm, and Craft Fair, open from 1pm, in the Queen's Hall. As in previous years, there will be a wide selection of artisan foods and gifts to buy, as well as refreshment stands and children's entertainment – including a visit from Father Christmas in his sleigh. After the switch on ceremony the Cricket Club is providing food, drinks, musical and alpine entertainment for all the family. Please support the club and enjoy the festivities.
The Christmas lights are put up by a team of volunteers coordinated by Tom Sumner on behalf of Burley in Wharfedale Community Trust. Funding for the lights is provided by the Trust, Burley Parish Council, local business sponsorship and the Burley and District Chamber of Trade (BADCOT), which organises the market.
Please support the event and give generously to the bucket collectors on the day and the collection boxes placed in shops, pubs, takeaways and restaurants in the village over the Christmas period. Maintenance and renewal of the lights is expensive and any contributions received from the village community and visitors are welcome to help the Burley display to be one of the best in the area.
Anyone wishing to take a stall at the Christmas market should contact Danny Schofield on 07538 389535 or email email@example.com as soon as possible.
Santa's calling ...
Santa Claus will again be touring the village in the run up to Christmas and helping to raise money for The Scouts and Guides new Headquarters. Dates and routes are
in the village diary. Please look out for us and note the new time on Sunday.
If anyone would like to volunteer to help on any of these nights, they would be very welcome. Please contact Helen Haskins at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tour de Yorkshire to pass through Burley
Stage 3: Sunday 30th April 2017: Bradford to Fox Valley, Sheffield
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.