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Burley LibraryThe Burley Community Library website, giving details of all the facilities and events in the library, is now available.
Find out about the opening times, renewing/reserving books, computer access and courses, regular and special events and much more.

History GroupA wealth of material - photos, documents, maps, reports and much much more. As well as the website the Burley Archives section, situated in the library, is open to the public on Tuesday and Friday afternoons between 2:30 and 4:30.

Burley Village Website

logoThis website is wholly funded by the Burley in Wharfedale Community Trust

S O L S website

Updated 10 May Save Our Library Site

Parish Council website

Parish Council website

Burley in Wharfedale Community Trust Membership 2018/2019

Renewals and new membership applications are now due for 2018/19. By supporting the Trust you are helping to maintain valuable village assets including the Scalebor Park pavilion, grounds and playing field including the artificial cricket pitch, the Roundhouse, Fountain of Life, Corn Mill Pond and Pudding Tree and Jennings Gardens. In addition we maintain the village web site including the diary and the hanging baskets and tubs. The recent Duck Race and also the Christmas Lights and Christmas Market are our responsibility.
Membership forms are being distributed round the village this week. You can either join online at or by putting a cheque, or cash, in the Community Trust silver box in the library entrance hall, with the membership form filled out. Cost of membership is 12 a year for an individual, 18 for a family and 150 for individual life membership.
If possible and you are a tax payer we can claim gift aid on your membership fee.

Annual Duck Race

The Annual Duck Race and Teas in the Park took place last Sunday June 10th with over 1,000 people attending the event on the riverbank.
A big thank you to all those attending and for buying ducks and teas, and another big thank you to all the organizers from the Community Trust and Scouts and Guides. As a result the Scouts and Guides raised over 2,500 towards the new hut and the Community Trust over 1,500 to help with community projects in the village. All your support is much appreciated by both organizations and we hope that everyone enjoyed the event on a fine summer's day.

Queen's Hall and Library Refurbishment Programme

Now that the decision has been made to refurbish both buildings, the Parish Council is starting to move forward with detailed planning on the refurbishment activities. A refurbishment working group has been created that will oversee the management and financial control of the programme. This group also includes representativeness from groups who use both buildings, so that building knowledge and usage can be considered as part of the decision making.
Given the size of the expenditure, after an extensive tendering and interview process in 2017, the council appointed BowmanRiley as consulting architects and project managers for the Queens Hall. The council has agreed that their professional project management and technical consultancy would be extended to the library. The target is that by the middle of May, BowmanRiley will develop a proposed scope of works and detailed costings. Once agreed the different work packages will then go out to tender. To aid the process, and avoid duplicating activities, all of the work done by the Save Our Library site will be passed across to be considered as part of their tendering process. The expectation is that by the end of June, quotes for the work to be done should be returned, at which stage the Parish Council can confirm the precise figure to be borrowed. In the meantime, the process for authorised borrowing is underway.
The replacement of the windows in both buildings means that it is highly likely that planning applications will be required for both the Queens Hall and the Library.
In the meantime, the Parish Council would encourage everyone in the village who may be thinking of hiring space to consider both the Queens Hall and the library. Please contact Cate Perman for more information.
Extract from Burley Matters posting.