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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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Burley Library saved for Future Generations

In March 2018 the Parish Council reviewed the public consultation feedback, and a wide variety of options for the refurbishment of the Queen's Hall and Library. Council members listened carefully to what people in the village have said and acknowledged that the village could benefit from the retention of both the library building and the Queen's Hall, and so the decision was made to improve both buildings.
Specifically:

  • Up to 365,000 (plus fees) will be to be spent on the Queens Hall for repairs and refurbishment
  • Up to a further 150,000 will be spent on the library for repairs and refurbishment

The proposed building extensions to the Queen's Hall to improve services have been put on hold and will be considered once any monies from future development in the village is clearer. While this is a more cautious approach than was initially proposed, it does enable the Parish Council to move forward and improve the state of both buildings. Moreover, now that the clear decision has been made to make a significant investment in both buildings, the Parish Council will approach Bradford Council with a request for a contribution towards the refurbishment of Queens Hall and a further request for Bradford Council to transfer the freehold of Queens Hall to Burley Parish Council. A quick decision is not expected.
The cost to refurbish both buildings will be funded via the precept (a part of the Council tax residents already pay to Bradford Council). This will be a little over 13 a year for the next 15 years for a Band D house.
The Parish Council will now move forward and commence detailed planning on the start of refurbishment activities.

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.

Timings have now been released, and can be viewed HERE.