Council Staff

Clare Smith

Clare Smith

Parish Clerk

Queens Hall
LS29 7BT

01943864728

clerk@burleyparishcouncil.co.uk

Clare Smith took up the post of Parish Clerk in March 2019. Clare had previously been Clerk at Ilkley since 2014, and before that was Assistant Clerk Knaresborough Town Council.  Clearly her experience at Ilkley helps enormously with local knowledge and contacts at Bradford.

Clare is delighted to be joining the parish council at a very exciting time and looks forward to working with all the community in Burley.

Cate Perman

Cate Perman

Assistant Clerk

Queens Hall
LS29 7BT

01943864728

admin@burleyparishcouncil.co.uk

Cate was appointed in April 2017 to support the Parish Clerk as the Council acquired more projects and assets. She is primarily responsible for the hiring of council facilities, the management of such arrangements, invoicing, and supporting the daily administration of the Parish. Cate enjoys overseeing community events here at Queens Hall and developing the range of activities on offer. Cate began her working career in VAT and then moved on to qualify in Youth Work so brings both analytical and community development skills to the team. She moved to the Village 20 years ago to live with her partner and delights in being with her dog and family, real ale and walking.

Mark Calvert

Mark Calvert

Caretaker

Queens Hall
LS29 7BT

01943864728

Mark was transferred from Bradford Council in April 2017 as part of the asset transfer of facilities from Bradford District Council to Burley Parish Council. Mark is responsible for all caretaking duties including maintenance, cleaning, and security for all council facilities. 

Abi Skerrey

Abi Skerrey

Library Manager and Volunteer Co-ordinator

Burley Library Grange Road
LS29 7HD

01943863714

abigailbiwlibrary@gmail.com

Abi was transferred from Bradford District Council to Burley Parish Council in April 2017 when Burley Library was passed to the Council as part of asset transfer. Abi is responsible for managing Burley Library including the co-ordination of the sixty volunteers who work in the library and liaising with Bradford Public Libraries who still provide professional support, books and maintenance of the building at the present time.

Lindsay Field

Lindsay Field

DofE Coordinator

Queens Hall
LS29 7BT

01943 864728

doe@burleyparishcouncil.co.uk

Lindsay, a qualified Youth Worker, works part-time for the Parish Council managing the Duke of Edinburgh Award,

The Parish Council took over the delivery of the DofE for Wharfedale when Bradford Council cut the scheme in 2018.

To date over 150 young people have been involved in the Award programme. Lindsay is responsible for delivery at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels and oversees the management of sessional staff and volunteers.