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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

Coronavirus - BMDC Guidelines (England only)
posted Mon 14 Sep 2020

UPDATED 18 September

Council statement on Covid-19 restrictions - 18 September
Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe, Leader of Bradford Council, has issued a statement in response to the Government's latest announcement on COVID-19 local restrictions. Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe, Leader of Bradford Council, said: “Unfortunately infection rates in the whole of Bradford District continue to increase. For that reason we ask people to support the Secretary of State’s decision today to reinstate local restrictions in the nine wards in which he relaxed them on 28 August. “In the last few weeks it’s been noticeable that, as the infection rate has risen, it has also increased markedly in some of those wards which had previously come out of local restriction. We are an interconnected place and we’re dealing with a virus which travels fast once it gets hold, it doesn’t respect ward or constituency boundaries. “If you live in the 21 wards that are currently in local restrictions then this latest announcement means that there is no change for you this week.
“In the nine wards that recently came out of local restrictions, from next Tuesday (22 September) those residents will go back into the local restrictions and will only be allowed to socialise with their own household, or bubble.

Our controlling authority is Bradford Municipal Metropolitan District (BMDC), which consists of 30 Wards. Burley in Wharfedale is in the Wharfedale Ward.
As of 02 September, local restrictions remain in place in 21 of the Bradford District's wards, while the other nine wards are now following national restrictions rather than the local ones - fortunately Burley now comes under the national restrictions. On Tuesday 22 September those nine wards revert to LOCAL restrictions.
The BMDC website which covers the Coronavirus outbreak has dedicated sections dealing with those restrictions that now apply (i.e.'national restrictions') along with a wealth of guidance and advice, and links to more in-depth information such as responding to anticipated frequently asked questions. To view this very informative series of pages on the BMDC website just access this link:
Their site will be updated on a very regular basis.

Additionally, you'll be able to lodge your email address with them so that you'll be contacted with updates directly - just click on the very first 'Read More' button on their website to register.
This is guidance that applies to England only. If you live in an area where local restrictions are in place you should also consult the local restrictions guidance, for information about what you can and can’t do to manage the outbreak.

It is critical that everybody observes the following key behaviours:

mask HANDS - Wash your hands regularly and for 20 seconds.
FACE - Wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet.
SPACE - Stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings or increasing ventilation indoors).

Burley Library - Introductory Opening Times

Mondays 10 am to 1 pm
Tuesdays 2 pm to 5 pm
Fridays 2 pm to 5 pm
Saturdays 10 am to 1 pm
... and starting on 01 October they'll be open on Thursdays as well.

Maddie will be back with virtual Tuneful Tuesdays (Story Bees) on Zoom from Tuesday 8 September at 9.30 am. This will be a similar event to the one she ran in the library over the last 3 years and will run term time only. It is free of charge but you will need to contact the library for access codes.
Full details HERE