Welcome to Burley Parish Council
As a council, we make all kinds of decisions on issues that affect the residents of Burley. Probably the most common topics that we get involved with are planning matters (for which we are statutory consultees), managing open spaces and campaigning for and delivering better services and facilities.
Parish councils have limited powers to make decisions, but we do have the ability to negotiate with, and the power to influence, those other organisations that do make the final decisions, typically Bradford Metropolitan District Council. The organisations that make the final decisions know that a parish council gives the best reflection of how a community feels about something and its views will be taken seriously.
Feel free to browse our website and contact us if there's something you feel needs our attention
Updates at a glance
We have created an e-newsletter, sharing Council discussions and decisions, and bringing news about work underway with our many partners in the village. At the moment, the Council hand delivers four printed newsletters a year (with the very welcome assistance of many volunteers), but we’d like to reach as many residents as possible through online communication. It’s extra to everything we do already. Please do sign up and encourage others to do the same. Simply drop us a message with your e-mail address to email@example.com and we'll do the rest.
Pumpkin Carving Competition - Saturday 28th October
Join us on Saturday 28th October for our Annual Pumpkin Carving Competiton and Burley Library. Bring along your pre-carved pumpkins and enjoy some spooky treats. All entries receive a prize but our favourite 3 will receive a special gift.
Pumpkins are on sale at Queens Hall on Wednesday 25th October between 10am-12pm for £1 from the Parish Office.
Burley Neighbourhood Plan 2017- 2030
The Neighbourhood Plan is now going through an Independent Examination by a Planning Inspector and attached are details of how the Inspector will carry out the Examination and a list of 25 questions about the Neighbourhood Plan. More information is available here: Independent Examination .
Leeds Bradford Airport Consultation On Flight Paths Adjacent to Burley
Consultations are taking place on proposed changes to the airspace around Leeds Bradford Airport. This is being done to outline amendments to the routes aircraft fly when arriving and departing from the airport because the airport needs to update flight procedures and airspace.
The changes to routes flown by departing jet aircraft could affect people differently depending on where you live. For people living close to the airport and in locations close to aircraft flight paths, the changes could affect the number of aircraft that are observed.
There should be no difference in the route or noise over Burley for aircraft landing. The effect of the change is only relevant to those aircraft taking off, and the effect of that change is to take them further away from Burley village and moves the route further south over Burley Woodhead.
After pressure from the Parish Council Leeds Bradford Airport are now holding a drop in event:
Thursday 2nd November 2017 at Salem Church between 3pm and 8pm
If you want to know more come along and quiz the experts!!!
Please note that Jackie Whiteley has been elected as a Parish Councillor
Jackie has lived in Burley for many years and with her wealth of experience as a Bradford District Councillor will bring many skills to the Parish Council. Jackie can be reached on Jackie.Whiteley@bradford.gov.uk
Queens Hall Refurbishment - Concept Ideas
In April the Parish Council held an open day to illustrate some of the ideas that might be employed to enhance the Queen's Hall building. The idea was to share a few concepts as to how the Queen's Hall might be redeveloped to better meet the needs of 21st Century. The Council will consider what level of refurbishment is required for Queens Hall on Thursday 14th September 2017; if you have any ideas about how the Queens Hall should be improved please let the Council know either by e mail to clerk@burleyparish council.co.uk or on 01943 864728.