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Fountain of Life official opening - Monday 02 May, 3pm

The Fountain of Life and the surrounding area at the bottom of Station Road will be officially opened on Monday 2nd May at 3pm. This has been a project coordinated and mainly funded by Burley in Wharfedale Community Trust (BWCT) under the supervision of Tom Sumner. Several local craftsmen have been involved in the project and some funding has also been provided by local donors (anonymous) and Burley Parish Council. We hope that this area will increase the public facilities and provide a focal point for the village. Please feel free to come to this event.

500 New Houses at West End of Village

View the content of the recent exhibition on the website HERE, and respond online with your opinions by 2nd May.
It's really important that people give their views.

For those of you who are against the proposal of 700 new houses in the village we are having a meeting at the Red Lion in the back room on Tuesday 3rd May 7pm. Representatives from WARD will be there to help us form an action group and advise us on the way forward to oppose this.

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. The next big fundraising event Picnic in the Park is on the Bank Holiday Monday May 2nd (see Diary) and will be taking place in Grange Park and the Roundhouse. Please support the event to help provide the children, parents and grandparents with a better playground for the future in the village. 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 1000 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.