About the Community Trust
Who we are . . .
LIST OF TRUSTEES 2021
Chairman: Duncan Ault *
Secretary: Andrew Wriglesworth
Treasurer: Mark Elsworth
Publicity: Niccola Swan
Membership Secretary: Nick Turnbull
(* denotes Parish Councillor)
Our Partners and Funders
Burley Parish Council (Christmas Lights and Hanging Baskets), Burley Gardeners, Greenbelt (Scalebor Park), Coop, Waitrose, Salem Church, Burley Trojans Juniors Football Club, Burley Cricket Club, Burley Playground Project, Walkers are Welcome, Burley Festival, Plastic Free Burley, Love Burley, Shipley Community Chest, Ilkley Round Table and Otley Lions.
Our Assets and Activities
The Trust owns the Scalebor Park Sports Pavilion and the Corn Mill Pond. We lease the Pudding Tree and Jubilee Gardens and the Scalebor Playing Field.
We are responsible for the maintenance of all of the above assets and in addition we look after all the Scalebor Park open space (not the woods). This includes regular upkeep of the playing fields, including annual drainage maintenance.
In addition we run the Annual Duck Race – this year Sunday 27 June – and later that day with the Scouts and Guides, Teas in the Park; the hanging baskets and flower tubs in the summer, annual Christmas Lights (this year Saturday 27 November), Christmas Market and the Craft Fair.
All Burley residents are invited to join the Trust for a small annual fee (£12 for Individuals, £18 Family, £150 for Individual Life membership). If you are a taxpayer and are able to Gift Aid your membership we can claim a very valuable tax benefit.
You can join the Community Trust by completing an online form, or if you prefer by simply completing an application form – please see relevant page/s in the above menu.
Members are also entitled to attend and vote at the AGM each January, and to stand for election as a Trustee.