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 

Updates at a glance

 Wharfedale Weekly Crime Report

 Crime Report 08/05/17 – 14/05/17

  • 11th May – Brooklands Lane, Ilkley – Burglary – Entry by smashing window and reaching in to remove vehicle keys. Vehicle then stolen.
  • 9th May – Main Street, Burley in Wharfedale – Attempt shed burglary.
  • 8/9th May – Main Street, Burley in Wharfedale – Shed burglary – Entry by damaging lock.
  • 9/10th May – Aireville Terrace, Burley in Wharfedale – Shed burglary – Entry by forcing open door.
  • 10/14th May – Iron Row, Burley in Wharfedale – Attempt burglary – Attempt to prise open kitchen window. No entry gained.
  • 13th May – Main Street, Menston – Theft from vehicle.
  • 13th May – Bingley Road, Menston – Theft from vehicle – Entry by means unknown.
  • 12/13th May – Rose Bank, Burley in Wharfedale – Theft from insecure vehicle.

Forgotten Something?

- Got an alarm? Stick it on. Keep a burglar out!

- Close and lock your doors. Keep a burglar out!

- Put your stuff out of sight. Keep a burglar out!

- Make it look like you’re in. Keep a burglar out!

If you have any information regarding these, or any other crimes, please phone the Police on 101 or CRIMESTOPPERS 0800555111

Environmental Action Day!

Sunday 23rd April 10am to 11.30am.

Now we all know Burley is normally a really clean place and Chris, our roadsweeper, is the unsung hero of Burley, but sadly Bradford do not clean everywhere mostly because some areas are not adopted. One of these places is Iron Row so next Sunday why not spend some time cleaning Iron Row down to the underpass? This will help tidy up the village ready for Yorkshire Le Tour on the 30th April.

Meet outside Queens Hall at 10am gloves and gear provided plus coffee or tea afterwards!!

Queen's Hall Refurbishment - Concept Ideas. On the 8th April 2017 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 C. 

Wharfedale Greenway Update

The creation of a Wharfedale Greenway has taken a major step forward with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding