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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.

Community Trust Website

logoThis website is wholly funded by the Burley in Wharfedale Community Trust.
The results for the QUARTERLY DRAW can be viewed HERE.

Parish Council website

Parish Council website

Burley Library

libraryBurley Library is reopening Tuesday 21 July. Please note the introductory limited opening hours and limited service. No need to rush back with your returns as there will still be no fines. Please share this information with non-internet users such as relatives, friends and neighbours. We can't wait to see you!! Please wear a face covering if visiting the library and do not visit if you are unwell or self-isolating. Instead please arrange for a free of charge home delivery.

Duck Race and Christmas Lights

As a consequence of the ongoing restrictions in force from the covid-19 pandemic, Burley Community Trust have decided to cancel this year's Duck Race and Teas in the Park which had already been postponed to the end of August.
Difficulties with ticket sales, crowd control social distancing and other safety issues together with police advice have all been considered in this decision.
The Trustees are however confident that the Christmas Lights display will go ahead with the switch on date scheduled for Saturday 28th November at 4.30pm. There is still uncertainty relating to the markets and the switch on ceremony and these will be reviewed again in late September.

Community Trust Annual Membership

logoBurley in Wharfedale Community Trust membership runs from June 1st to 31st May 2021. The Trust, which is a registered charity run by volunteer trustees provides facilities and services to benefit all residents of our village community. These include events such as the Christmas lights and markets, annual Duck Race and the hanging baskets and tubs. We also maintain the Scalebor playing fields and pavilion, Corn Mill pond, Pudding Tree and Jubilee Gardens, and the Fountain of Life. The Trust works closely with the Parish Council, and many of the village voluntary organisations and clubs including junior football and cricket, bowls, Walkers are Welcome, Love Burley, Gardeners, Youthquake, Burley Library and the Scouts and Guides. In the next year we hope to improve the playground facility and build the zip wire in Grange Park (now fully funded), renovate the Roundhouse garden and to provide new informative maps of the village in two locations. We are also updating the village website. Please support us by becoming a member of the Trust, or by renewing your membership for only 12 individual, 18 family or 150 individual life. All members are entered into a quarterly prize draw with cash prizes. You can join or renew online at or by posting a cheque or cash in an envelope marked Burley Community Trust, with details of your name and address into the Library post box, which is emptied regularly.