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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 Animal agents, the summer reading challenge for 4 to 12 year olds 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

logoThis website is wholly funded by the Burley in Wharfedale Community Trust

Save Our Library Site

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

Parish Council website
Parish Council website
Christmas Lights Switch On

The Annual Display of Christmas Lights in Burley will be switched on at 4:30pm on Saturday 2nd December by Jack Tordoff (JCT 600 and former Bradford City Chairman).
The lights display is provided by Burley in Wharfedale Community Trust (BWCT) with funding help from Burley Parish Council and physical help from a hard working group of volunteers led by Tom Sumner.
Refreshments will be available from 10am in The Methodist Church, delicious cakes and hot drinks in the Roundhouse from 1:30pm by the Scone Roses W.I. and from 2pm in Salem Church Hall.
As in previous years there will be a Craft Fair in the Queens Hall from 1pm, a Christmas Market with stalls and rides, organized by BADCOT, on Main Street from 2pm, with communal singing outside The Grange from 3:30pm.
Santa will be there in his sleigh to hand out presents to the younger children.
Prior to the switch on there will be performances by the school and St Mary's choirs, 'Shine' and the Ukulele Jammers with Christmas Thoughts from Rev Tim Perkins.
After the event all the local pubs and eateries will be open and the Cricket Club will be hosting their Alpine event, with food, drink and entertainment from 5pm.
Please come along with your family and friends, enjoy the events and marvel at the display of lights.
Events start early with the Craft Fair opening at 1pm, Christmas Market at 2pm on Main Street, and the singing at 3:30pm.
The month long display of Christmas lights in Burley which are recognised as one of the best in the area needs significant funding so please give generously to the bucket collectors on the night or in the collection boxes in the village. This will help maintain the tradition for the future.

Santa's Float - Advance Notice

Santa sleighSanta Claus will again be touring the village in the run up to Christmas and helping to raise money for The Scouts and Guides new Headquarters. Dates and routes are shown on the village diary (see 13 - 17 December). Please look out for us and note new time on Sunday.
If anyone would like to volunteer to help on any of these nights, they would be very welcome. Please contact Helen Haskins at

Works begins to cut risk of sewer flooding

YORKSHIRE Water has started a 114,000 project to reduce the risk of sewer flooding to properties in Burley-in-Wharfedale.
The company is lining the sewer under Back Lane which is in poor condition. The project, between the junctions of Lawn Road and Langford Lane, is expected to take around six weeks to complete.
Before the sewer is lined, some manhole chambers on Back Lane will be refurbished to ensure safe access to the sewers. The work needs to be carried out because tree roots and cracks have been found in the sewer, which will need to be cleaned out before it can be lined.For safety reasons, temporary traffic management will be in place during the work. Sections of Back Lane may have to be closed off at times, but Yorkshire Water says closures will be kept to a minimum and local diversions will be in place.
Normal working hours will be from 8am to 6pm each day - although workmen may have to continue into the evening during the lining stage. Pedestrian access and access to properties will be maintained but there will be times when parking on Back Lane may be restricted.

Wharfedale Observer