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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 Friday afternoons between 2:30 and 4:30.

Burley Village Website

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Save Our Library Site

Keep informed of the situation HERE as the SOLS website keeps updating

Parish Council website
Parish Council website
LIBRARY/QUEEN'S HALL CONSULTATION PROCESS

Burley Parish Council (BPC) is sending out a Special Edition (44) of their newsletter with details of proposals on the Library/Queens Hall options together with the Neighbourhood Plan. This will be delivered to every household in the village and will be put on the BPC web site.
An Open Day consultation process will take place in the Queens Hall on Saturday 3rd February between 10am and 2pm for village residents.
The Save our Library Site group (SOLS) has been in consultation with BPC about the Library/Queen's Hall part of the newsletter and its content.
SOLS feels that the table of options in Section 5 can be misinterpreted and includes the 18 precept already paid. It also excludes an option to do dilapidation repairs and some refurbishment of both buildings. We have revised this table to show capital costs of each option, an additional option E for dilapidation repairs and the additional cost and precept applied to borrow the required funding.
SOLS, with full support of the three local District Councillors, is fully committed to keeping both buildings in the village. There is still a lot of uncertainty surrounding the financial decision making process. In particular, we do not know what money the village might receive from new housing development. The ongoing commitment from Bradford Council to continue supporting significant amounts of library expenditure after April 2019 is also unclear.
We believe that there is no need to make any significant decisions on the refurbishment of either the present Library or the Queens Hall until this financial information is better known.
BURLEY NEEDS BOTH THESE BUILDINGS: the sale of the freehold library site in the centre of the community in order to refurbish and extend the leasehold Queens Hall with its limited parking, is not considered by SOLS to be a sensible option. With likely significant village expansion in the near future this is not a time for the Parish Council to divest of any of its assets.
For a fully revised schedule of the proposals for both buildings and a revised table of options and choices 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