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Winners in the BWCT MAY draw can be viewed HERE


This website is wholly funded by the Community Trust and is operated by a team of volunteers, along with these:

Burley Photos Burley Classic Show Burley Summer Festival
Car Boot Sales

Burley Cricket Club, Grange Road
Held Sundays - gates open 7:30am

  • 22 May
  • 19 June
  • 17 July
  • 11 September
Parish Council website
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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.

Community Trust (BWCT) Membership

Membership subscriptions for BWCT are due on or by 01 June, and we would like to thank all those who supported the Trust during the past year, and we'd like to encourage new members to join us. The Trust is a charity run by volunteers - it looks after and maintains a variety of assets in our village as well as organizing the Duck Race, Hanging Baskets and Christmas Lights. The Trust runs this village website and also maintains the village diary.
Please join or renew your membership effective from 01 June (12 individuals, 18 families). Online subscriptions can be made HERE or by sending a cheque to: John Grimshaw, 1 Hopps Barn, Back Lane, Burley in Wharfedale LS29 7ED.

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.
BWCT is a registered charity (no 1098871).