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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 Tuesday and Friday afternoons between 2:30 and 4:30.

Burley Village Website

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S O L S website

Updated 10 May Save Our Library Site

Parish Council website

Parish Council website

Annual Duck Race - Sunday 10 June

The Annual Burley Duck Race will take place this year on the River Wharfe at 2pm on Sunday 10th June. Access to the race is down Corn Mill Lane by the Parish Church and the footpath over the A65 at the Otley end of the bypass and down to the river towards Otley. Police officers will be on duty to ensure that this crossing is safe. Alternatively access to the river can be made near to the lay-by on the Otley road.
This year there are 3,500 Ducks swimming down the river with funds from the ticket sales being shared between Burley Community Trust and Burley Scouts and Guides.
Please support this Annual village event by purchasing tickets in advance. A limited number of tickets will be available to buy on the day by the Corn Mill pond and in the field near the race.
Teas in the Park will be available after the event on the Village Green with all proceeds going to the Scouts and Guides.


Burley in Wharfedale Community Trust would like to remind all those attending the Duck Race that responsibility for all children and dogs rests with their parent/guardians and owners at all times before, during and after the event, including the road crossings.

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. In the meantime, the process for authorised borrowing is underway.
The replacement of the windows in both buildings means that it is highly likely that planning applications will be required for both the Queens Hall and the Library.
In the meantime, the Parish Council would encourage everyone in the village who may be thinking of hiring space to consider both the Queens Hall and the library. Please contact Cate Perman admin@burleyparishcouncil.co.uk for more information.
Extract from Burley Matters posting.