Burley in Wharfedale
The library has been operating a very successful ‘click and collect’ service for some months now and we’re all very much looking forward to it opening as normal in the summer. The Community Trust is still holding some funds designated for library improvements. These will be put towards window blinds and some storage cupboards inside, and the exciting new ‘green shoot’ plans for herbs and vegetables in the beds around the library.
It is still early days but the Community Trust is talking to the trustees of this charity to explore if we can work more closely together. Watch this space for more news, which we think could be very exciting.
With the continuing relaxation of the Coronavirus restrictions, Burley in Wharfedale Community Trust is pleased to announce that the Annual Duck Race has been scheduled for Sunday, June 27th at 2pm on the Riverside, east of Burley. This will be followed by ‘Teas on the Green’ on the Village Green at 3pm, provided by Burley Scouts and Guides.
Duck Tickets are priced at £1 each and will be on sale outside the Co-op on Saturday mornings, as well as through the Scouts and Guides organisation. There are cash prizes for the first 5 ducks home, with 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 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 but 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.
The Community Trust works closely with Walkers are Welcome with initiatives to improve the walking experience around the village for everyone.
Currently there are plans to provide several new benches in strategic locations around the village. These should be in place by the end of April.
In addition, the two organizations are trying to improve some of the village paths and snickets for users of wheelchairs, mobility scooters and push chairs, beginning with the path from Prospect Road towards Burley Woodhead School.