Burley in Wharfedale
WHO WE ARE ...
LIST OF TRUSTEES 2020
Chairman: Duncan Ault *
Secretary: Andrew Wriglesworth
Treasurer: Mark Elsworth
Publicity: Niccola Swan
Membership Secretary: Nick Turnbull
Harvey Bosomworth, Sylvia Tilford, Tom Sumner, Ian Rigarlsford, Simon Hills, Jan Edwards, Loraine Hughes, Graham Brown, James Moorhouse.
(* 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 and Scone Roses WI.
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 and the recent installation of the all-weather cricket pitch.
We undertook the restoration of the Fountain of Life and surrounding area at the bottom of Station Road which provides a focal point for the village for residents and visitors.
In the last year we have provided funds to assist with new cricket club nets, Bowling Club pavilion and Scout and Guide HQ construction, Walkers are Welcome (footpath gates), Library furniture (mainly children’s section) and to establish the formation of the Youthquake youth provision initiative.
We are currently coordinating the renovation of the Roundhouse garden, and now have funds in place to complete the zip wire and install more playground equipment in Grange Park (subject to drainage work).
In addition we run the Annual Duck Race and, with the Scouts and Guides, Teas in the Park in June (now postponed to 30 August), the hanging baskets and flower tubs in the summer, annual Christmas Lights, Christmas Market and Craft Fair (this year on Saturday November 28th).
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.
Members are also entitled to attend and vote at the AGM in January and to stand for election as a Trustee, and are also entered into a prize draw held four times a year (February, May, August, December).