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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

This Year's Christmas Lights

seatsDespite present challenges, Burley in Wharfedale Community Trust is determined that this year's village Christmas lights should still shine out and as many light installations as possible should be put up around the village to brighten our Christmas. Thank you to Tom Sumner and the team of carefully distanced volunteers.

As there won’t be a switching-on ceremony or any Christmas markets, the Trust is working on two new elements:

  • A family quiz on the main village lights to be launched online and in print on Saturday 28th November
  • A Christmas trail, with a map showing the locations of the displays at all the homes and organisations in the village

To register for the trail, please use this link or go to the new Facebook page called Burley Christmas Trail: Registration by Sunday 29th please and displays in place by 6th December. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 the opportunities to fundraise for the lights is somewhat limited this year and as you may know we do not get any funding from Bradford Council. The lights are paid for in the main by public donation. So during the weeks leading up to Christmas the Trust will be using a contactless payment method for people to donate on Saturday mornings outside Burley Taps and Wharfedale Deli and it will also be available in the Wharfedale Deli during their opening times. We are also looking to set up a ‘Just Giving’ type of page for people to make donations and will be publishing more details later. In the meantime, you can donate now by bank transfer so that we can continue to provide lights around our village. The Trust’s bank account details are: Yorkshire Bank, Sort Code 05-05-30, account number 35007477, and account name Burley in Wharfedale Community Trust. Please reference your payment as Burley Lights. If you want to gift aid your donation, please email and we will email a form for you to complete.
Better still, you can now access a separate page to enable you to make your donation online, here

Santa is coming to Burley!

Burley Scouts & Guides want to give Christmas cheer so they have invited Santa to come on his sleigh again this year! Santa will tour his usual route but there will be a few changes - no door knocking this year or bucket collectors.

We want our villagers and Santa to be as safe as possible so please:

  • stay at least 2 metres away from the sleigh and helpers
  • Maintain a social distance from other family groups
  • Try to avoid forming crowds. If it's busy watch from a distance
  • When Santa is touring please stay on the pavement and wave. Santa will be wearing gloves to throw sweets to little ones

If any money is raised it will be for the Scouts & Guides and local charities. There will be a bucket on the sleigh for cash donations or you can donate by texting Santa nearer the time.
For dates and locations visit the Village Diary or text BURLEYSANTA to 70450 to donate 2. Texts cost 2 plus one standard rate.
Texts cost 2 plus one standard rate