About the Community Trust

Who we are . . .


Chairman: Duncan Ault *


Secretary: Andrew Wriglesworth


Treasurer: Mark Elsworth


Publicity: Niccola Swan 


Membership Secretary: Nick Turnbull


(* denotes Parish Councillor)


Contact: burleycommunitytrust@gmail.com


Harvey Bosomworth

Sylvia Tilford

Ian Rigarlsford

Jan Edwards

Loraine Hughes

James Moorhouse

Tim Brooke


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 the last year we have provided significant funding (over £30,000) towards the new playground equipment and the zip wire in Grange Park, coordinated and funded the refurbishment of the Roundhouse Garden with the new patio and benches. We have also assisted with funding towards final completion of the Scout and Guide HQ,training fees for Unique (supporting children’s well being in schools) Love Burley (support for vulnerable village residents), Burley Library (new blinds and cupboards) and Walkers are Welcome (new access gates for walkers).
We are currently trying to further improve village footpaths with better surfaces and access for people with disabilities and pushchair users, and providing  more benches at strategic locations around the village. We also intend to provide new large scale village map boards for residents and visitors and we are currently assisting with a new herb garden on the Village Green and vegetable gardens in Grange Park.

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.

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