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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

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Save Our Library Site

THIS MAY WELL BE YOUR LAST CHANCE to be able to influence the decision on whether the Parish Council sells the present library building !!!
Please make your wishes known - there is a very short timeframe when the attending public can have a very short vocal input, and it's at the very start of the meeting, so please be there in plenty of time.
The meeting starts at 7:30pm
Thursday 08 March, Queen's Hall

Parish Council website
Parish Council website
The recent Open Day

The Open Day consultation process on the Neighbourhood Plan, and the future plans for the Queen's Hall and the Burley Community Library buildings took place on Saturday 3rd February. The joint consultation on the Queen's Hall and Library was organized by Burley Parish Council and the Save Our Library Site (SOLS) representatives.
There was a good turnout of people on the day (estimated at between 400 and 500) with most responding to the various future options on both buildings. Of the 335 responses to Burley Parish Council only 23% wished to move the library into the Queen's Hall and sell the present building.
The responses received by SOLS was even more emphatic, with only 7 out of 229 responses (3%) wishing to adopt this option. Over 50% wanted a measured improvement to both buildings.

Burley Parish Council met on 8th February in public and then on 15th February in a private session, to consider the responses and their future strategy. Much of the discussion centred on the Queen's Hall development, with little information being discussed on the current Library building development, options and costs.

At the next Parish Council meeting on Thursday 8th March it is anticipated that a decision on the Queen's Hall and Library will be made.

At a time when the village is set to grow significantly the SOLS committee consider that the sale of the freehold library site would be a backward step when village facilities need to be retained. BURLEY NEEDS BOTH.

Please attend the Parish Council meeting at the Queen's Hall on Thursday 8th March at 7:30pm to express your views, to support SOLS, the wishes of the majority, and your district councillors.

For more information on costs and the effect of the various options on the precept, please visit www.burleysols.weebly.com

2018 Tour de Yorkshire

The fourth edition of the race has been expanded from three to four stages and will take place between 3-6 May 2018. It encompasses all four corners of the county and takes in 169 villages, towns and cities along the way; unfortunately Burley isn't one of them, although both the men's and women's race on Stage 2, Thursday, pass close by, ending at the Cow and Calf.
STAGE 1: 182KM - BEVERLEY TO DONCASTER - THURSDAY 3 MAY - view
STAGE 2: 149KM - BARNSLEY TO ILKLEY - FRIDAY 4 MAY - view
STAGE 3: 184KM - RICHMOND TO SCARBOROUGH SATURDAY 5 MAY - view
STAGE 4: 189.5KM - HALIFAX TO LEEDS - SUNDAY 6 MAY - view

Following its phenomenal success over the last three years, the Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race will double in size from one day to two in 2018 and take place on 3-4 May. It will once again offer one of the largest prize pots in the sport and a stellar cast of riders will be on hand to compete on Yorkshire roads.
The stages will start each morning and follow the last 132km and 121.5km respectively of the men’s stages which commence later each day. extracts from Tour de Yorkshire press release