Burley in Wharfedale

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Annual Duck Race – SUNDAY 08 AUGUST

Don’t forget to buy your tickets for this year’s Duck Race – postponed from the original date in June. All tickets already purchased will of course be valid, along with those still being bought on Saturday mornings outside the Co-op, and through the Scouts and Guides organisation. The tickets are priced at £1 each with cash prizes for the first FIVE ducks home and a £100 First Prize. The Duck Race is a big fund raiser for both the Community Trust and the Scouts and Guides so please support this event.
The race takes place on the River Wharfe, on the eastern side of the village close to the bypass from 2pm and is followed at 3pm with ‘Teas on the Green’ provided by Burley Scouts and Guides.

The best access route to the Duck Race on the day is via Corn Mill Lane down the side of the old mill pond, by the Malt Shovel. We are hoping to have police assistance on the day – please take extra special care when crossing the A65.

NB. Burley in Wharfedale Community Trust would like to remind all those attending the Duck Race that responsibility for all children and dogs rests with their parent/guardians and owners at all times – before, during and after the event, including the road crossings.

Mystery Treasure Hunt

booklet coverThe Community Trust is very grateful to Kev Reid who has designed this Treasure Hunt walk around the village. Some of the BWCT trustees and friends have tried it out and it’s really good and fun to do! We saw new things in the village, and it took about two to three hours to complete.

You can either download it as a pdf booklet (4 colour pages) or a straight pdf document (8 colour pages); both versions include the sheet for your answers. The mission is to use your spying skills to follow the clues and identify the missing ingredient of the famous Burley Pudding. The trail starts at the Fountain of Life at the bottom of Station Road and moves around the centre of the village.
Full details HERE 

The Village Diary

Now that things seem to be settling down a bit we are again encouraging entries of future meetings to be displayed in the village diary. We’ll update current listings when more details are made available.
Use the new Email address giving the day and date, what the meeting is about or for, the place it’s being held and the start time (and end time if you like). Email address: burleyorg@gmail.com

Burley Business Directory

We’re still working on the creation of a directory that covers every business within Burley parish, along with ones that cover businesses that aren’t available in the village but exist locally. 
Just a couple of technical points to overcome before we continue testing, so make sure you have a photo or two for display, along with details of what your business, large or small, provides. We’ll be providing working links to your media outlets (facebook, Twitter etc) and, if you have one, your website.

Sponsored by the Burley in Wharfedale Community Trust and organised by the Burley website committee ALL entries will be free of charge, whilst giving displayed priority to those businesses within the village.
Won’t be long now.

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