Festival logoThis year marks the 10th Anniversary of Burley's Summer Festival and the Festival Committee decided to make it a memorable one. Take a look at all the events now in place on the Summer Festival website.

Village DiaryOrganising an event? Want to see what's happening within the village?

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

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. We have also agreed to support an exciting new art project for the village with local artist Ian Middleton (see details below).
Membership forms are being distributed round the village this week. You can either join online at www.burleycommunitytrust.org 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.

Burley in Wharfedale Community Trust – Exciting Art Project

The Community Trust is delighted to announce an art project in conjunction with Ian Middleton. Ian is a well-established professional artist who lives in our village. He has offered to do a painting of Burley in Wharfedale, done in his unique and very popular style. The plan is to involve people in the village as much as possible and there will be lots of opportunities to see the painting take shape.
Ian will be drawing and painting live in the library, with two initial dates planned for the afternoons of Thursdays 5th and 12th July. Children from the local schools will be coming in to meet Ian, put forward their ideas for what should be included, and perhaps be inspired to undertake some art work of their own. Everyone is welcome to come along from 2.30pm onwards to contribute. Lots of thinking has already been done on what special village locations should be included. Which views do you think should be included, from now and in the past?
It’s planned that the finished work will be available for view in time for the Christmas lights switch-on, Saturday 1st December 2018. The painting will be donated to the Community Trust and displayed where everyone can see it. You can read more about this and see pictures HERE

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.
Extract from Burley Matters posting.