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Community Chest Grants

Community Chest Grants

Published: 13 Oct 21

The closing date for the next round of Community Chest applications is Friday, 19 November 2021. Read More...

Councillor Drop-in Sessions

Councillor Drop-in Sessions

Published: 10 Sep 21

In person Parish Councillor drop-in sessions have now returned to the Queens Hall every Wednesday morning between 9.30 am and 11.30 am, so please feel free to call in if you want to talk about anything local. Read More...

Sun Lane Site

Sun Lane Site

Published: 26 Aug 21

CEG have informed the Parish Council today via email that investigative ground works will be taking place for a few days from Tuesday 31st August. You may therefore see machinery and workers on the Sun Lane site. Read More...

New! Burley Youth Forum

New! Burley Youth Forum

Published: 13 May 21

Burley Youth Forum is looking for more young people to give their opinions on the improvement of Burley... Read More...

Draft Bradford District Local Plan (Regulation 18) Consultation

Draft Bradford District Local Plan (Regulation 18) Consultation

Published: 17 Mar 21

Burley Parish Council has now finalised its detailed response to the Local Plan consultation and has submitted this to Bradford Council. The full response can be viewed here along with further information about how you can submit your views. Read More...

Burley Parish Council’s response to the decision to build 500 homes at Sun Lane

Burley Parish Council’s response to the decision to build 500 homes at Sun Lane

Published: 17 Mar 21

At its Extraordinary Meeting on Tuesday 9th March, the Parish Council agreed to commission legal advice, on behalf of the Village, to explore whether there was a possibility of any avenue of legal challenge to the Secretary of State's decision to allow planning permission to be granted for the Sun Lane development. Read More...

Burley Parish Council’s response to the decision to build  500 homes at Sun Lane

Burley Parish Council’s response to the decision to build 500 homes at Sun Lane

Published: 10 Mar 21

Burley Parish Council were saddened to hear the announcement from the Secretary of State on the 3rd March announcing his decision to approve the building of 500 homes to the West of the Village. Planning permission was first raised back in 2016 and after a Public Inquiry in 2019, the Secretary of State initially over turned Bradford Council’s planning approval. However, after an appeal by the developers this has now been over turned... Read More...

Councillor Vacancy

Published: 25 Feb 21

Following the resignation of Councillor Gail Weathers, a casual vacancy has arisen on the Parish Council. Read More...

Planning Application Response

Planning Application Response

Published: 23 Feb 21

The Parish Council's Planning Committee considered the planning application to build 49 houses on land to the south of Burley Hall... Read More...

No Child Cold Campaign

No Child Cold Campaign

Published: 2 Feb 21

No Child Cold, a campaign which aims to make sure every child in the Bradford district is warm this winter has been launched. Bradford’s community groups, faith groups, public sector organisations and the business community have joined forces on the No Child Cold campaign to help families struggling with the extra heating costs caused by children being at home more during lockdown. Read More...

Covid-19 Advice and Support Booklet Now Available

Covid-19 Advice and Support Booklet Now Available

Published: 1 Feb 21

A comprehensive advice and support booklet containing information around key areas of concern for our residents with regards to Covid 19 is now available to download. This extends beyond mental health support and advice and contains information on: Read More...

Duke of Edinburgh Scheme

Duke of Edinburgh Scheme

Published: 27 Jan 21

We still have places available on our Bronze and Silver Award groups! If you are interested in joining Burley Parish Council's Duke of Edinburgh Bronze or Silver Award please get in touch with Lindsay Field on doe@burleyparishcouncil.co.uk. Read More...

Public Toilet Now Open

Public Toilet Now Open

Published: 30 Nov 20

The only public toilet in the village is by the memorial crosses outside the front of the Queens Hall and is open every day between 8am and 6pm. It has an automatic locking system to stop use during evenings and overnight. Although the toilet was a part of the full refurbishment of the Queens Hall there have been some issues that have meant it hasn’t always been available. It is now open and cleaned regularly. Read More...

Love Burley

Love Burley

Published: 15 Nov 20

Love Burley has continued through lockdown 1 towards lockdown 2 and everything in between to support our elderly and vulnerable residents. We now have circa 200 people being supported throughout the village by our lovely volunteers. As we move into lockdown 2, we may find an increased need for support so if you feel you’re able to volunteer, please contact Robert (07802 800016) or Becky (07874 226690) with your details. Read More...

Burley Walkers are Welcome - Walking with Wheels Project

Burley Walkers are Welcome - Walking with Wheels Project

Published: 10 Nov 20

Walkers are Welcome has been working on a new walking leaflet to add to the first three Rambles from the Roundhouse leaflets. The focus will be on short routes suitable for the less mobile that go through the village then out into the countryside. We aim for them to be accessible for anyone who relies on wheels to get around, such as wheelchairs and motorised scooters, as well as for families with buggies, scooters or balance bikes. Read More...

Planning Application for 49 Houses

Planning Application for 49 Houses

Published: 29 Sep 20

The Parish Council's Planning Committee met (remotely) last night. The application to construct 49 dwellings and create a church car park and public open space on the land behind St Mary's Church was considered by the Committee. The Committee voted to recommend that the application be refused by Bradford Council. A detailed response has been submitted to the Planning Officer. Read More...

Sun Lane Planning Application

Sun Lane Planning Application

Published: 8 Sep 20

The Parish Council was written to by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to inform the Council that a Consent Order had been issued by the High Court which quashed the decision of the Secretary of State made on 5th November 2019 in which he dismissed the appeal and refused planning permission for the development of the land west of Burley at Sun Lane. The appeal now falls to be re-determined by the Secretary of State. Read More...

Queens Hall Update

Queens Hall Update

Published: 1 Aug 20

While we have begun to start opening up some of our buildings, Queens Hall currently remains closed. Government restrictions mean most events for 2020 have been cancelled and regular community sessions postponed. Behind the scenes we have been working hard getting everything ready to make the Hall Covid safe once we are able to start welcoming back our weekly groups. Looking further into the future, the wedding functions that have had to be cancelled this year have all rebooked for 2021 and our diary is open for enquiries for receptions and large weekend functions with most of the summer season available. Read More...

What we do ...

What we do ...

Published: 31 Jul 20

The Parish Council is responsible for maintenance and management of: The Queens Hall and car park, Library, the Roundhouse, Burley House Field, Victoria Park, the Village Green, Grange Park and the playground equipment, the Recreation Ground, the verges in the village (not Scalebor Park or the Wellfield estate) and West Terrace car park. Read More...

Do your trees or hedge overhang a footpath?

Do your trees or hedge overhang a footpath?

Published: 2 Jul 20

Now that vegetation is in full growth, do your trees or hedges overhang a public right of way? Read More...

Thank you to everyone who is supporting the community

Thank you to everyone who is supporting the community

Published: 22 Jun 20

Thank you to everyone who is supporting the community. Love Burley is currently working with around 400 vulnerable people and buddies combined. New requests have plateaued now and there’s one or two new requests each week, we hope that means that all those needing support are now supported. Read More...

DofE Voluntary Service to Local Community

DofE Voluntary Service to Local Community

Published: 8 Jun 20

In June 2020 this certificate was presented to the DofE volunteers to thank them for their 1573 hours of voluntary service to the local community in the year to the end of March 2020. Read More...

Online Meetings

Online Meetings

Published: 5 Jun 20

Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, all Parish Council meetings are now being held over a video conferencing platform. Read More...

Leeds Bradford Airport

Leeds Bradford Airport

Published: 26 May 20

Leeds Bradford Airport has submitted its plans to build a new, replacement, state-of-the-art terminal to Leeds City Council and now it’s time for you to have your say. Read More...

Happy VE Day 75 from Burley

Happy VE Day 75 from Burley

Published: 25 May 20

Due to the Coronavirus emergency and consequent Government guidance, the Parish Council was forced to cancel the VE Day 75 community celebrations due to take place on the May bank holiday weekend. However that didn’t stop residents recognising the event with bunting of their own and some socially distant tea parties at home. Read More...

Thank You

Thank You

Published: 1 May 20

Thank you to everyone who is supporting the community Read More...

Support for Self-Isolating Residents with their Shopping

Support for Self-Isolating Residents with their Shopping

Published: 14 Apr 20

While we have volunteers who are willing to do shopping on behalf of self-isolating residents, the Parish Council are aware that not all residents can transfer money electronically, and need cash in order to pay for their shopping. Read More...

Stay safe while out for exercise

Stay safe while out for exercise

Published: 13 Apr 20

Please follow the Government’s advice when leaving your home for exercise. It is fine to walk on paths and bridleways during exercise outside, as long as people observe the 2m rule for staying a safe distance apart. For more information, about the use of public green spaces and measures taken to prevent the spread of infection please refer to:- Read More...

Bradford Council Services

Bradford Council Services

Published: 13 Apr 20

As we continue to work through the challenges that Coronavirus brings, Bradford Council is regularly updating their website to reflect changes and closures to council services so they adhere to government guidelines. Read More...

Bradford Council Community Support

Bradford Council Community Support

Published: 13 Apr 20

As a back-up for established local support, Bradford Council has also set up a dedicated service to provide help to the most vulnerable people during the present Coronavirus emergency. Tel - 01274 431000. Read More...

Handy Tips for Being a Good Neighbour

Handy Tips for Being a Good Neighbour

Published: 27 Mar 20

Bradford District is a place where people band together, we help each other in times of need, and we live in close-knit, supportive communities. During the Coronavirus outbreak many people have come forward to help and support their neighbours, friends and family. We want everyone to be safe while pulling together to help each other out. This guide offers tips and advice on how to help, safely. Read More...

How can you help during the Coronavirus outbreak?

How can you help during the Coronavirus outbreak?

Published: 27 Mar 20

Bradford District is a place where people band together, we help each other in times of need, and we’re a close-knit, supportive community. People can get through this tough time together. While we’re staying home and staying safe, people can still make a difference. Read More...

Covid-19 – A coordinated village response

Covid-19 – A coordinated village response

Published: 26 Mar 20

Kind hearted members of the community are on the coronavirus counter-attack across Burley as residents have begun to offer support for more vulnerable members who might need some extra help during self-isolation. Read More...

VE Day Celebration Postponement

VE Day Celebration Postponement

Published: 25 Mar 20

The Parish Council were making plans to support the wider national VE Day 75 community activities due to take place on the bank holiday weekend of 8th – 10th May. Under the present circumstances it is clear that this cannot now go ahead as planned. Whether events can be moved to the weekend of 15th – 16th August to mark VE Day and VJ Day remain to be seen. Read More...

Information on school and childcare provision across the Bradford District

Published: 23 Mar 20

The latest information on which schools will be open for the children of key workers and vulnerable children from Monday 23 March is available here. Please be aware that this situation may change depending on the availability of school staff. If your usual school is not open to children, and there is no alternative suggested on the list, please call the school office for advice on which alternative school they can attend. PLEASE STAY AT HOME IF YOU DO NOT NEED TO GO OUT. Read More...

Parish Council Office

Parish Council Office

Published: 19 Mar 20

In light of recent government announcements the Parish Council are responding to changing circumstances by modifying working arrangements, hopefully without over reacting and causing any further distress. The team in the office will work from home as much as they feel the need to... Read More...

Queens Hall & Library Opening

Queens Hall & Library Opening

Published: 18 Mar 20

So far there is no requirement for public buildings to close – although this is looking ever more likely as each day passes. Therefore for the moment the Queens Hall and Library are still open and we ask that all users take into consideration their own personal circumstances when using the building in the coming weeks. We would ask members of the public not to put others at risk... Read More...

Anti Social Behaviour

Anti Social Behaviour

Published: 17 Mar 20

Anti-social behaviour covers a wide range of unacceptable activity that causes harm to an individual, to their community or to their environment. This could be an action by someone else that leaves you feeling alarmed, harassed or distressed. It also includes fear of crime or concern for public safety, public disorder or public nuisance... Read More...

Grange Park Drainage

Grange Park Drainage

Published: 17 Mar 20

During the recent bad weather many residents will be aware of the poor drainage in Grange Park which has affected the footpaths and the children’s play area. The Parish Council has therefore agreed to address the issue and fund the work which is required to improve drainage in the area so that residents can make best use of the facilities what-ever the weather! Read More...

Welcome to Debbie Cox

Welcome to Debbie Cox

Published: 17 Mar 20

Welcome to Debbie Cox who has joined the Parish Council. Debbie’s current role involves problem solving and project management, often with small means. Success in getting things done means having to think creatively and collaborating with all interested parties in order to get the best outcome. She hopes to bring this perspective and put it to good use in supporting Parish Council initiatives. Read More...

Grant for Love Burley

Grant for Love Burley

Published: 1 Mar 20

Love Burley started in 2016 with the objective of providing a full Christmas dinner for senior members of the village living on their own, who might otherwise not receive a Christmas dinner. The first event that was held attracted 16 people, and was supported by a small group of volunteers and the local churches. This early success led the group on to now running four events a year, attracting in excess of 60 people each time. Read More...

Burley Wildlife Group

Burley Wildlife Group

Published: 29 Feb 20

The Burley Village Wildlife Group has been in existence for nearly 20 years. It was originally set up by in 2002 to take over the wildlife management of the Sun Lane Nature Reserve which is renovated land owned by Bradford Council, on what used to be the Council Tip, on the west side of the Village. Read More...

Leeds Bradford Airport expansion plans Potential Implications for Burley

Leeds Bradford Airport expansion plans Potential Implications for Burley

Published: 27 Feb 20

More detail has emerged on early planning to replace Leeds Bradford Airport’s (LBA) existing terminal. The new plans seek to replace the existing terminal building with what is described as a “more efficient and sustainable development”... Read More...

News from your Library

News from your Library

Published: 27 Feb 20

The library recently took delivery of some new furniture for the children’s area (pictured). The new tables and chairs, book browsers and seating were provided thanks to legacies and donations from Burley Community Trust, Burley Educational Trust, Ilkley Round Table, Dale Eddison and Burley Nursery School. The old tables and chairs will not go to waste as they are being donated to a charity which provides educational equipment to children in Africa... Read More...

Cybercrime Awareness

Cybercrime Awareness

Published: 26 Feb 20

West Yorkshire Police has a dedicated Cybercrime Team, who are looking to spread the word about the dangers of Cybercrime and the devastating impact it can have on people’s lives. In January the Cyber Team delivered training to over 800 people. These included children and groups that contained teachers/governors/NHS staff/ youth staff. Read More...

Burley-Téréli Friendship Trust

Burley-Téréli Friendship Trust

Published: 3 Feb 20

Téréli, a village in the Dogon region of Mali, was first linked with Burley in Wharfedale in January 2000. This year we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the friendship Read More...

Parish Precept 2020/21

Parish Precept 2020/21

Published: 29 Jan 20

The Parish Council are pleased to be able to share the details of next year’s budget that outlines how the many services we provide will be funded. Over the last few weeks the Parish Council have been considering the funding required to balance the costs and benefits of the services we provide in order to set the budget for next year... Read More...

Skate Park Campaign

Skate Park Campaign

Published: 29 Jan 20

Who doesn’t love a good skate park? Even if you daren’t have a go yourself, many of our younger residents are quite prepared to launch themselves off the edge into sweeping bends, flying leaps and death defying spins and landings. Looking at the current state of Burley Skate Park, it’s time it had a revamp. Improvements to the skate park don’t necessarily have to come from public money, and there have been some great public campaigns of late that have demonstrated our strength of community when it comes to fundraising. Read More...

Burley-Téréli Friendship Trust

Burley-Téréli Friendship Trust

Published: 29 Jan 20

TTéréli, a village in the Dogon region of Mali, was first linked with Burley in Wharfedale in January 2000, and the 20th anniversary of the friendship was marked with celebration in the Parish Centre on Sunday 26th January. The Burley-Tereli Friendship Trust raises funds for vital healthcare, educational and environmental projects in Mali, West Africa. Read More...

Queens Hall

Queens Hall

Published: 22 Jan 20

Queens Hall continues to host a packed timetable of community activities on an evening including fitness classes, dance and drama, martial arts and youth groups. Read More...

Sun Lane High Court Statutory Challenge

Sun Lane High Court Statutory Challenge

Published: 9 Jan 20

On Thursday 12th of December, Walker Morris, on behalf of CEG filed an application for a statutory challenge to the decision made by the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government in relation to the called-in planning application at Sun Lane... Read More...

 New Defibrillator for the Scalebor Pavilion

New Defibrillator for the Scalebor Pavilion

Published: 9 Jan 20

A new defibrillator has been now installed and registered with the Yorkshire Ambulance Service. It is located on the wall of the pavilion on the veranda, and is the 3rd such device in the village. The other two are located at the new Scout and Guide HQ on Peel Place, and outside the Queens Hall on Main Street. Read More...

Ilkley Grammar School Admissions Consultation

Ilkley Grammar School Admissions Consultation

Published: 9 Jan 20

Ilkley Grammar School has opened a consultation to seek views on two proposed changes of admissions policy: · Expansion of the Priority 2 Catchment Area: this is a proposed slight expansion of the Priority 2 catchment area for Ilkley Grammar School for admissions from September 2021. The proposed change involves extending the Priority 2 boundary to encompass the High Royds Estate in Menston; there are no changes to the defined Priority 1 catchment area. Read More...

Celebrating 75th Anniversary of VE Day – 8 May 2020

Celebrating 75th Anniversary of VE Day – 8 May 2020

Published: 9 Jan 20

VE Day 75, is a three-day international celebration that will take place from 8th May to 10th May 2020. It will be an opportunity for us all to remember the enormous sacrifices that were made at home and abroad and to celebrate as people did 75 years ago, the arrival of peace in Europe. Celebrations across the country are being scheduled throughout the Bank Holiday weekend with plans for street parties, services of commemoration and many other events. Read More...

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme  Presentation Evening

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme Presentation Evening

Published: 25 Nov 19

As many residents with teenage children will know, the Parish Council is the registered provider for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme within the area... Read More...

Community Alert

Community Alert

Published: 19 Jul 19

A new community alert system has been launched in West Yorkshire to keep residents informed of crime in their area and the positive work being carried out by police. West Yorkshire Community Alert will allow residents to keep up to date with local police updates. Registration is free and residents can choose to receive news and appeals, local crime information and crime prevention advice via email or text message. Read More...