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
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.
Teen Summer Bootcamp arrives in Burley this August
The Parish Council are funding a Fitness & Fun Bootcamp for young people aged 14 to 18 in partnership with Joe's Little Gym. Sessions start Monday 31st July 2017 and run on a Monday & Wednesday for 3 weeks. Places are limited so booking is essential. For further information contact Cate Perman: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that Rachael Robinson has resigned as a Parish Councillor
Rachael was elected to the Parish Council in 2015 but with a young family has not been able to attend all the meetings and feels the time is right to step aside and let someone with more time stand for the parish. Rachael will continue to support community activities particularly for the under 18's in the village. Rachael's legacy of a refurbished Grange park Play Area will live on for many years!
Casual Vacancy Parish Council
As a result of Rachael resigning there is now a casual vacancy to serve on the Parish Council. If you are interested in serving as a Parish Councillor please submit in writing to the Returning Officer at the address below by TEN electors from Burley Parish by Tuesday 15th August 2017: Kersten England, Returning Officer, Electoral Services Unit, City Hall, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD1 1HY
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.