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 web site and contact us if there's something you feel needs our attention!

Pumpkin Carving!!

Its Halloween very soon and to get you in the mood Burley Parish Council invite you to the Annual Pumpkin Carving Competition! Its really easy just pop into Queens Hall between 9.30 and 5 on Wednesday 26 October and buy a pumpkin for £1 or buy your own. Spend the next few days carving your pumpkin and bring it to Queens Hall on Saturday 29 October at 10.30!!                                                   Entry is free, all entries will get a prize and the Best Three will get a special prize!    See you there!!!







 Updates at a glance


New 15 year housing targets set by Bradford

An independent planning inspection of Bradford's Core Strategy has approved the principle to build 700 new houses on greenbelt land in Burley. 




 Tesco Bags of Help are supporting the Burley Grange Park Play Area (31st October  – 13th November)The Burley-in-Wharfedale  Grange Park Play Area project will go forward to a public vote in the Ilkley Tesco store to receive a share of the money raised through the 5p per bag charge. There are three projects to vote for 3rd Prize is £8000, 2nd Prize is £10,000 and 1st Prize is £12,000. The more you vote for Burley the closer we get to more money to refurbish the Grange Park Play Area!!!


  Local crime update

The division as a whole is suffering an increase in burglary offences and this trend is being reflected in recent crime in Burley. Please read this update for advice and news on crime prevention



Burley Neighbourhood Plan Formal Consultation

The Parish Council have produced a final copy of the Neighbourhood Plan and we would like to share it with you and hear what you have to say. Copies of the Neighbourhood Plan are available in Queens Hall and the Library.

If you would like to talk about the plan call into Queens Hall 9.30 -1200 on  Wed14th Sept,  Sat 17th Sept or Wed 5th October 

Bradford Assets Transfer

Within Burley people feel really strongly about their local library. However the library building has seen years of under investment. The Parish Council are seeking views on 3 main options facing the village. Have your say


 Village Green Working Party

On the last Saturday in each month 10.00-12.00 the Village Green Working Party meets to tidy up the Green and generally keep the area looking as attractive as possible. If you have a few hours to spare once a month you are very welcome Meet at the Fountain at 10 am. Gloves and tools provided


Burley Voluntary and Community Event

A free event with local voluntary and community groups. Please join us and see the many activities and opportunities are on offer in your village





   Have you been affected by Antisocial Behaviour

 The Bradford champiopn can give emotional and practical support to victims and witnesses of antisocial behaviour and can liaise with agencies like the police for you