Community

Prize draw at the BADCOT Festival stand

BADCOT members have come up with the goods for the Burley Festival – offering up more than £300’s worth of goods and services for our prize draw. Visitors to our stand in Queen’s Hall, Burley, on Sunday 20th August, will be invited to put their business cards into a bucket for their chance to win a gift or a voucher ...

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Taking a stand at Burley Festival

BADCOT stand at Burley Festival Queen’s Hall,  Main Street, Burley Sun 20 August from 11.30am This year we’re holding a stand at the Burley Festival in Queen’s Hall on Sunday 20th August to raise awareness to potential members of what the chamber can do for them and to promote our individual member businesses and organisations to the public. We’ll display ...

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Ayckbourn’s Absurd Person Singular June 15/16/17

A Burley Theatre Group production – Absurd Person Singular Queen’s Hall, Main Street, Burley-in-Wharfedale Thurs 15, Fri 16 and Sat 17 June at 7.30pm BADCOT member, Burley Theatre Group announced its next performance is to be Alan Ayckbourne’s Absurd Person Singular. This amusing and thought-provoking play is set in three kitchens over three Christmases and tracks the lives of three ...

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We Pitched in for Cricket

New Cricket Pitch at Scalebor, Burley-in-Wharfedale BADCOT was delighted to support another community initiative with a recent donation of £400 to the Burley Wharfedale Cricket Club for its new pitch at Scalebor. The pitch is already being enjoyed by this thriving club’s younger members. Thanks to our BADCOT members for their donations – and well done to the community for ...

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Le Tour in Burley Sun 30th April

Tour de Yorkshire Stage 3 Burley-in-Wharfedale Main Street Sun 30 April, from 10am Yes, Stage 3 of the Tour de Yorkshire, now in its third year, is passing through Burley, right along Main Street on its way from Bradford to Sheffield this Sunday! The action starts from 10am (see here for timings) and Burley is fully geared (ber boom) to ...

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Ilkley Business Forum Wed 10th May

Night for the Foodies – Ilkley Business Forum (IBF) Wheatley Arms, Wheatley Lane, Ben Rhydding, Ilkley, LS29 8PP Wed 10 May 5.45pm – 7.45pm BADCOT’s affiliation with IBF means members are welcome monthly meetings free of charge. This month is also the AGM and promises to be an evening for the foodies! Co-founder of Leeds Indie Food (Food Festival 11-28 ...

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Neighbourhood Forum Thurs 6 April

Burley Neighbourhood Forum Queen’s Hall, Main St, Burley 7pm, Thurs 6 April Everyone is encouraged to attend this meeting, at which a representative of Wharfedale Neighbourhood Policing Team will talk about its work and listen to concerns and suggestions from the public. Other agenda items include an update from the Youth Service, info on changes to Recycling and Refuse Collections, ...

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Le Tour comes to Burley: Mtg 22 March

Meeting re Tour de Yorkshire Queen’s Hall, Main Street, Burley-in-Wharfedale Wed 22 March, 7.30pm Businesses and residents of Burley-in-Wharfedale are urged to come to an informal meeting to discuss how to make the most of the Tour de Yorkshire’s passage through our village on Sunday, 30 April.   Parish Clerk Ian Orton says he hopes people will come to share ...

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Christmas Lights Donation and Appeal for Volunteers

We’re delighted to announce we will be able to hand over a cheque for £250 to the Burley Community Trust as a result of our 2016 Christmas Market – bringing the total funds contributed over the years to the Christmas Lights Fund by BADCOT to a fantastic £4,000! 2017 Date Set and Volunteers Needed Please Please mark down Saturday 2nd ...

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Bradford Lord Mayor’s Appeal Meal, Wed 15 March

Appeal Meal with Lord of Mayor of Bradford, Coun Geoff Reid Wed 15 March, 7-9.30pm The Symposium Tavern & Wine Bar, 7 Albion Rd, Idle, Bradford, BD10 9PY £15 per person The Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Geoff Reid, would be delighted if you would support him at the next Dining Night to raise funds for his Appeal Charity: YoungMinds.com ...

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Sponsors needed for Burley Cricket Pitch

Could you sponsor the local cricket club? Fundraisers for the new cricket pitch planned for the old hospital grounds at Scalebor Park are inviting businesses to sponsor the project – by 20 March. The Burley-in-Wharfedale Cricket Club, in partnership with the Burley Community Trust, has already raised £6,000 of its target £7200. Business donors will be given publicity via the ...

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Wharfedale Poets, Red Lion Burley Friday 3 March

The Burley Bridge Association presents The Wharfedale Poets – Sun, Shadow and Sin Friday 3 March 7.30pm Red Lion pub, Burley-in-Wharfedale, Main Street The campaign for a safe crossing of the River Wharfe, the Burley Bridge Association, is hosting an informal and free evening of poetry to which all are welcome. The evening is an opportunity to hear readings from ...

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Tour de Yorkshire Ilkley Roadshow Tues 28 Feb

Tour de Yorkshire business and community roadshow Venue: Kings Hall, 4 Station Road, Ilkley, LS29 8HB Date: Tuesday 28th February 2017 Timings: Registration from 5.30pm, 6-8pm NB: On Sunday 30 April, the Tour de Yorkshire will travel past Menston along the A65 and through Burley-in-Wharfedale along Main Street – Stage 3 details here Businesses across Yorkshire are being invited to ...

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The Shopappy success – IBF Mtg 8 Feb

IBF February meeting Clarke Foley Centre, Cunliffe Rd, Ilkley LS29 9DZ Wed Feb 8th, 5.45pm-7.45pm Due to BADCOT’s affiliation with the Ilkley Business Forum (IBF), members are welcome to attend the monthly IBF meetings to do some LS29 networking and listen to speakers from local businesses. They’ve got 2 great speakers lined up for this month (ie tomorrow, sorry for ...

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Burley Festival dates announced Aug 19-26

Burley Summer Festival Dates Announced: Sat Aug 19 to Sat Aug 26 This highlight of the Wharfedale calendar looks set to be another huge success in Burley-in-Wharfedale, with a packed programme including favourite events such as the Scarecrow Trail and Classic Car Show. As well as calling for committee volunteers, organisers are inviting people to propose new events – and ...

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Burley Dementia Friends 4 Feb Meeting

Burley-in-Wharfedale Dementia Action Group St Mary’s Parish Centre, 43 Station Road, Burley-in-Wharfedale, LS29 7NE Sat 4 Feb, 10.30-11.30am The next Dementia Friends free information session is on To book a place phone 07768 268061 or email sylviabergin@hotmail.com – or just turn up! Exciting news! Following successful public sessions, Burley’s Dementia Action Group is now engaging with businesses and organisations in ...

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Death of Burley business owner

It’s with great sadness that we share the news that Angela Margaret Harvey passed away peacefully at home on 5th January, aged 66. Angela, who owned home furnishings business, Ambient Interiors, on Main Street, Burley-in-Wharfedale, was an active and valued member of BADCOT for many years and will be sorely missed. She was also a keen supporter of the arts ...

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Burley-in-Wharfedale Christmas lights among best in district

The Lord Mayor of Bradford described the Christmas lights of Burley-in-Wharfedale as among the best in the district at the village’s annual market and switch-on on Saturday on 3rd Dec. Cllr Geoff Reid delighted a crowd of more than 2,000 with a 10-second countdown and the push of a plunger to illuminate thousands of multi-coloured lights in dozens of festive ...

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Murder Mystery in Burley 21 January 2017

Murder Mystery Evening Burley Social Club, off Main Street, Burley Sat 21 January 7.30pm After the huge success of the last event, the Burley Theatre Group is to put on a new  murder mystery evening in aid of the Burley Scout and Guide Hut Appeal. Don’t miss it! Tickets inc buffet dinner: £12 per adult, party bookings welcome. Contact Guide ...

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Sat 3 Dec Burley’s Christmas Market and Lights Switch-On

Street Market, Main Street and Grange Park, 2-5.30pm Craft Fair, Queen’s Hall, 1-5pm Lights Switch-on 4.30pm One of the highlight’s of the community calendar, Burley-in-Wharfedale’s Christmas Market and Lights Switch-on is to take place on Saturday December 3rd. The street market, run for the 14th year by BADCOT is to take place on Main Street and in Grange Park from ...

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Save the Date: Sat 3 Dec Burley Christmas Market

Burley-in-Wharfedale Christmas Market and Lights Switch-On, 2016 Main Street, Queens Hall and Grange Park Saturday 3rd December 2016 Hold onto your hats for this fabulous community event organised by BADCOT and one of the highlights in the Burley-in-Wharfedale calendar. The market runs from 2pm to 5.3pm and runs alongside the craft fair which opens at 1pm and the Burley Community ...

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Calling all Christmas market traders!

We’re urging Christmas traders to get in touch quickly for the last remaining stalls at the Burley-in-Wharfedale Christmas Market on Saturday 3rd December. In its 14th year and proudly organised by BADCOT, this is one of the village’s calendar highlights and attracts thousands of shoppers every year. As before, the Christmas market – from 2pm to 5.30pm – will run ...

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Tea and Cake for Dementia Sun 23 Oct

Dementia Action Group Tea and Cake St Mary’s Parish Centre, Station Rd, Burley-in-Wharfedale Sunday 23rd Oct, 2 to 4pm The Burley Dementia Action Group invites you to learn more about dementia and to support its work by attending the Tea and Cake. Director of The Memory Tree CIC, Dr Elizabeth Anderson, will talk about supporting those with dementia in our ...

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Broadband mtg with BT, Burley, Fri 7 Oct 6pm

Fri 7 Oct 6pm-7pm Queen’s Hall, Main Street, Burley-in-Wharfedale Does your broadband service leave much to be desired? As the inconsistency of broadband in our LS29 area is an issue affecting many people and local businesses, Philip Davies MP has arranged for BT to come to Burley to outline development plans and to speak to us. If you live in ...

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Murder Mystery Evening Fri 28 Oct

Burley Theatre Group presents a Murder Mystery Evening on Friday 28 Oct, 7.30pm at Burley Social Club. Tickets £12 including Splendid Buffet Supper. Party Bookings Welcome! For tickets and general enquiries call 01943 864018 or from the end of Sept, tickets can be booked via the website: www.burleytheatre.org.uk  

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BURLEY THEATRE GROUP AGM

Burley Theatre Group’s AGM will be held in the Garden Room at Burley Parish Centre on Wednesday 20th July at 7.30pm. Please bring a hot, cooked pizza or salad and something to drink. For more information see the group’s website.    

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Burley Neighborhood Forum

The next Burley Neighborhood Forum will take place on Thursday, 16 June at 7pm at the Queen’s Hall, Burley-in-Wharfedale. Amongst the issues to be discussed will be the Community Flood Plan and Burley Library. You can see what’s coming up on the agenda here. Everyone is welcome.

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Tea Dance in aid of Burley-in-Wharfedale Playground Project

Fundraising for the Burley-in-Wharfedale Playground Project is gaining momentum with the two Masquerade Balls in October already sold out. Now organiser Rachael Robinson is putting together a 1940s Tea Dance this summer to raise more funds. The afternoon dance will take place on 28 August. Tickets will cost £15 and will include unlimited tea, coffee, cake and dancing. The idea ...

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First chair of Burley Bridge Association dies

Long-standing Burley Bridge Association member, Colin Newton, sadly died last week. His funeral will take place at St Mary’s Parish Church, Main Street, Burley-in-Wharfedale, on Tuesday, 5th April at 10.30am. A keen rambler, Colin, who died aged 85, was a founder member and the first chairman of the Burley Bridge Association. A resident of Burley-in-Wharfedale, he campaigned for many years to improve ...

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Sponsorship Appeal for Burley-in-Wharfedale Playground Project

The Burley-in-Wharfedale Playground project is organising a Glitz and Glamour Black Tie Masquerade Ball for October and is now looking for sponsors from the local business community. It is hoped the ball will be the event of the year in the village with guests travelling from far and wide. In fact there has been so much interest in it that ...

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Head gardener to give talk

Calling all garden enthusiasts…ever wondered how the famous Alnwick Castle Garden was created?  Well now is your opportunity to find out. The Head Gardener, Trevor Jones, is giving an illustrated talk at the Queens’ Hall, Burley, on Friday 4th March at 7.00pm. The talk is entitled “A Duchess, a Head Gardener, and the Creation of The Alnwick Garden”. There will ...

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James and the Giant Peach

Burley Theatre Group present James and the Giant Peach the delightful family show by Roald Dahl, adapted by David Wood at the Queens Hall, Burley in Wharfedale Dates of performances: Thursday 28th January 2016 at 7.30pm Friday 29th January 2016 at 7.30pm Saturday 30th January 2016 at 1pm and 5.30pm Tickets are on sale NOW- Adults- £8 Concession for 65s ...

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Coffee morning for Burley Bridge Association

The Burley Bridge Association is holding a Coffee Morning on Saturday, 30th January at St. Mary’s Parish Rooms, Station Road, Burley-in-Wharfedale, from 9.30am-11.30am. Help make the footbridge a reality! There will be a selection of home-made cakes, preserves, unwanted Xmas gifts, books and a raffle For more information visit Burley Bridge Association

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Christmas Business Get Together

BADCOT members are all invited to Ilkley Business Forum’s Christmas Meeting on Wednesday 9 December 5:45pm at the Clarke Foley Centre. There will be a Christmas Market,  as well as a cheese demonstration from Wharfedale Fine Cheeses and a talk by Paul Dodd, ‘The Ideas Man’. On top of that, food will be provided by Lishmans of Ilkley and by ...

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Founder of street market steps down

Members of the Burley-in-Wharfedale community thanked Roger Charnley after it was announced he was stepping down from organising the Christmas Street Market he helped to start in 2002. Roger, who turned 80 in June, has been at the helm of the popular event for 13 years. Earlier this year Roger also stepped back from his role of chairman of the ...

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Burley Theatre group’s next show

Burley Theatre Group are rehearsing for their next show, which promises to be a great family event. They will present James and the Giant Peach, based on the story by Roald Dahl, at the Queen’s Hall in January. Directed by Sandra Pearson, the show is directed by Sandra Pearson and will run from Thursday 28th January to Saturday 30th January. ...

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Christmas Craft fair – Saturday 28 November

A Craft Fair is being independently organized to run alongside BADCOT’s Christmas Market on Saturday 28 November. The Christmas Craft Fair will be held at the Queen’s Hall on Main Street from 1 – 5pm as part of the village’s Christmas Lights Switch On and Street Market. There will be 17 craft stalls, which will feature jewellery, artwork, knitwear, decorations, ...

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Burley Post Office may be moving

The post office is proposing to move to a new location in the village and is carrying out a public consultation. The proposal is to open a new style branch at the AM PM Mini-Market, 36 Station Road (previously Costcutter). Keeping a village post office is crucial to many businesses in Burley-in-Wharfedale, and BADCOT is keen for members to get ...

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Enter Ilkley Business Awards

The first ever Ilkley Business Awards will be held at the Kings Hall on Friday 12th February and entries are now open! With 11 categories there is something to suit all types and sizes of business, from dog walkers to large international companies. The only criterion is that you have to have a business that operates in the LS29 postcode. ...

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Musical fundraiser for the Burley Bridge Association 15 Oct

The Burley Bridge Association is holding a fundraising evening of contemporary and classical music on Thursday 15 October at 7.30 pm in the Salem Church on Main Street. Come along and enjoy an evening of guitar music by The Highly Strung Trio (Tim Alan, Darren Dutson-Bromley, Robert Fowler), songs by Soprano Kathy White, and music for flute, cello and piano ...

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Xmas market success

Chairman of Burley Chamber of Trade (BADCOT), Roger Charnley, says that this year’s successful Burley-in-Wharfedale’s Christmas Market, held on Saturday, 29th November, had seen a significant increase both in the public numbers attending and the number of Market stalls pitched in Main Street and Grange Park. Stands reported good trading throughout the afternoon. The Chamber’s Vice-Chairman, Jeremy Benn (of Wharfedale ...

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Burley Theatre Group Play 29th – 31st Oct

Burley Theatre Group presents “Habeus Corpus” by Alan Bennett Wed 29th October to Friday 31st October 2014 7.30pm Queens Hall, Main Street, Burley In Wharfedale Tickets £8 Adults, £7 Concessions and £6 Students More information at: http://www.burleytheatre.org.uk/  

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Burley Bridge Association – Latest

Burley Bridge Association recently submitted a planning application to Bradford & Harrogate councils however some of the land on the north bank at the bridge site has recently come under new ownership. The time scale for comments by members of the public has been put back, probably about 4 weeks. More updates to follow here or at: http://www.burleybridge.com/

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BADCOT Christmas Market – Sat 29th Nov

Annual Christmas Market Afternoon of Saturday 29th November 2014 Christmas may seem along way off but BADCOT is already making plans for this years Christmas Market in conjunction with the switch on of Burley-in-Wharfedale’s Christmas lights. Application forms will be distributed very soon to previous stall holders. Anyone interested in a stall who does not receive a form should contact ...

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BADCOT Supports upcoming Burley Summer Festival

The upcoming Burley-in-Wharfedale summer festival runs from Saturday 16th to Saturday 23rd August. BADCOT is pleased to once again support this major event in the village calendar, with members taking part in a wide range of activities across the week. The Red Lion on Main Street along with Alan Hayes (Business Support and Development) will be running the annual and ...

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BADCOT Supports Le Tour Mugs-for-Burley Schoolchildren

BADCOT supports Burley-in-Wharfedale Parish Council’s donation of a commemorative mug to every school child in the village. The Chamber has been very pleased to play its part in Burley’s Le Tour celebrations; in further helping the current “buzz” in Burley, members of the Chamber of Trade have been delighted to financially support the “Le Tour Mugs-for-Burley Schoolchildren” project recently initiated ...

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BADCOT supports Burley-in-Wharfedale’s Le Tour preparations

Burley And District Chamber Of Trade is playing a major part in the organisation of Burley’s celebrations on Saturday, 5th July. For example, BADCOT is organising an impressive “Food-village”, with Chamber Committee member Jeremy Benn in charge. This will be sited alongside Iron Row being the spectators’ main subway-access point to A65, and next to the official Burley car-park in the ...

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Silver Rose for floral Menston

A big well done to Menston for its incredible horticultural activity this year – for which it was rewarded the Silver Rose Award from Yorkshire in Bloom. Read the chairman’s report below: MENSTON in BLOOM     CHAIRMAN’S REVIEW 2012/13 Spring 2013 was late which led to the cancellation of Yorkshire in Bloom’s April Judging. This gave us just one chance to ...

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Check out Ilkley Art Trail 9 to 13 Oct

Ilkley Art Trail – at venues throughout Ilkley Wed 9 to Sun 13 October 2013 BADCOT member Helen Taylor is exhibiting at the Ilkley Art Trail again this year. This fabulous event has grown to five days. Check it out, it’s amazing: Ilkley Art Trail website    

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Big support for JSP and the Burley campaign for a Bridge

The Burley Bridge Association (BBA) got huge support for its campaign for a bridge over the Wharfe from both community and press at this year’s visit by president and media celeb Janet Street-Porter. After 17 years the BBA, a BADCOT member, is finally ready to put in planning applications for the bridge to the relevant councils. As well as the ...

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Young Heads for Business

Press Release 12 July 2013 Young Heads for Business CHILDREN from two primary schools in Burley-in-Wharfedale got their business heads on in a one-off project to inspire entrepreneurship. Twelve pupils from Burley Oaks and Burley and Woodhead schools came together for an afternoon for the first time to research the 200 businesses in their village. The 10 and 11-year-olds placed ...

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Community keeps Christmas Lights shining

Why are the Christmas Lights in Burley-in-Wharfedale so wonderful? Because the community pays for them! And BADCOT is delighted to have handed over a record donation of £400 this year to the Christmas Lights Charity Fund. This is the proceeds from the Burley Christmas Market of 2011 – and will be a big help towards the £2,000+ annual cost of ...

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Need an extra pair of hands for Christmas?

BUSINESSES are being encouraged to offer short-term unpaid work placements  to 16 to 24-year-olds to help them get the experience for full-time work. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) says that businesses themselves will benefit from offering these placements through: developing management skills enhancing public profile accessing hidden talent pool promoting workforce diversity The work experience is to be ...

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Lord Mayor dinner huge success

Our charity dinner for the Lord Mayor of Bradford, Cllr Dale Smith, on Friday 2nd Nov was a huge success – with 50 guests from Menston, Burley and beyond. Entertaining speeches were given by the Lord Mayor himself, MP Philip Davies, Menston Parish Council chair Peter Finlay, Burley Parish Council Chair Sylvia Tilford and local historian Dr Dennis Warwick. BADCOT ...

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Community Groups

Do you have know of a useful community website we could link to on this page? Please send link to adminweb@badcot.co.uk Burley-in-Wharfedale village website Wharfedale Forums (online) Menston village website Ilkley town website Ilkley Business Forum  

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Councillors and MPs

Bradford Metropolitan District Council: www.bradford.gov.uk or 01274 432111 Leeds City Council: www.leeds.gov.uk or 0113 222 4444 North Yorkshire County Council: www.northyorks.gov.uk or Telephone : 0845 8 72 73 74 Bradford District Councillors: Chris Greaves (Con) tel: 01943 877230 or E-mail: chris.greaves@bradford.gov.uk Matt Palmer (Con) tel: 01943 863790 E-mail: matt.palmer@bradford.gov.uk Dale Smith (Con) tel: 01943 874396 E-mail: dale.smith@bradford.gov.uk Member of Parliament: ...

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Grant for schools business project

BADCOT won a bid for council funding to help pay for Burley primary school children to carry out research into local businesses. Pupils at Burley Oaks and Burley Woodhead have already begun their survey of businesses in the project named Use it or Lose it, which ties in with BADCOT’s Shop Local campaign. BADCOT applied for funding of £450 under ...

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