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Opportunity for Food Businesses

Bradford, 26-28 August 2017 Free space offer for local food businesses at Sunbridge Wells If you don’t already know about Sunbridgewells, it is an underground retail, bar and restaurant complex based in Bradford. It has already won numerous architectural awards since it opened at the end of 2016. Over the August Bank Holiday weekend they are opening up any spare space to ...

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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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BADCOT survey 2017 – and chance to win a luxury Easter Egg!

BADCOT SURVEY 2017 – win an Easter Egg We recently emailed all BADCOT members with a 3-minute online survey to help us shape the future of the organisation. We really would appreciate it if members could find the time to respond as soon as possible if possible. Anyone who completes the survey by midnight on Thursday, 13 April will be ...

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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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Business Rates – how are YOU affected?

The Ilkley Business Forum and BADCOT are asking businesses to get in touch if they are to be affected (positively or negatively) by changes to the rating valuations, taking effect this April.** Please send your comments to enquiries@ilkleybusinessforum.co.uk and cc adminweb@badcot.co.uk Once we are armed with your feedback, we can lobby MPs Kris Hopkins and Philip Davies where necessary. Read ...

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Funding for LS29 businesses

£1.3m funding available for small businesses If you’re a small to medium-sized business in the Ilkley, Burley, Menston or Otley area, you could be eligible for capital funding aimed at boosting local economies. Below are the categories of eligible businesses as listed by South Pennines Leader, responsible for distributing £1.286m Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) funding from 2015 to ...

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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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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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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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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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Tourism boss to open Ilkley business conference

Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of ‘Welcome to Yorkshire’, is opening the 3rd, annual Thrive Yorkshire, business growth conference in Ilkley on 29th September 2016.   The conference which is heavily subsidised by the ‘Ilkley Business Forum’ is being held at ‘The Craiglands Hotel’ and will focus on tips, strategies, stories and ideas to help SME’s grow their business.   ...

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Opportunity to sponsor Ilkley Business Awards

Ilkley Business Forum is organising the Second Ilkley Business Awards in February 2017 and they’re keen to hear from sponsors. The awards will be held on Friday 24th February 2017 at the Kings Hall & Winter Gardens, Ilkley. Sponsorship opportunities available A headline sponsor at the cost of £1500 will give you: Your company name and logo on all promotion literature produced ...

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Pop-Up Training Cafe from Airedale Enterprise

Airedale Enterprise Services in Keighley is offering free training at a special ‘pop-up training cafe’ on Friday, June 10 from 9.30 to 12.30. Business owners are invited to go along to the centre on Sunderland Street, Worth Way, Keighley to enjoy a cuppa while finding out about taster training sessions including:  Social Media  Online Marketing Intro to ISO quality standards Positive PR Video Marketing Virgin ...

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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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Chamber presents loyal Post Office couple with framed picture

A couple who ran Burley-in-Wharfedale Post Office for years, has been thanked by  Burley and District Chamber of Trade for all their hard work. John and Pat Garforth retired this week after around 20 years of serving the local community at the post office on Station Road. The Chamber of Trade presented them with a framed print of the village ...

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BADCOT members shortlisted for RICS award

BADCOT members are celebrating after being shortlisted for a RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) award. Chris Hunt of Niche Design Architects is in the running to win an award for Askham Park in the Building Conservation, Residential and Regeneration categories. Fellow BADCOT members, photographer Ian Lammond Ian Lamond Photography and Helen Taylor, landscape designer Helen Taylor Landscape and Garden Design Ltd are also involved in ...

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BADCOT member wins PR Gold award

Congratulations to BADCOT member Jane Cameron of PR and communications company, Look Lively Media, for her Gold win in the recent Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) awards.   Her campaign for client St John Ambulance to encourage the people of Leeds to learn first aid won the coveted 2015 Regional Campaign of the Year Yorkshire and Lincolnshire title.   ...

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Help for Wharfedale businesses affected by the floods

Was your business hit by the recent floods? You could be eligible for a Flood Relief grant scheme from Bradford District Council. Organisations can be financially supported in three ways: A “business recovery” grant of up to £2,500 per business Business rates relief for 3 months “Flood resilience” grant of up to £5,000 per business All three are available to ...

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Despite the weather, another great Christmas Market

Around 2,000 people came out to support BADCOT’s 13th Christmas Street Market on Saturday, 28 November, despite the appalling weather. The torrential rain and gale force winds didn’t dampen the community spirit and the crowds enjoyed a festive street market including roasted chestnuts, mulled wine and gifts at the stalls on Main Street, plus an indoor craft fair at the ...

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Thousands expected for Christmas Market

Thousands of Christmas shoppers are expected to visit Burley-in-Wharfedale’s 13th annual street market, craft fair and lights switch-on this Saturday 28 November. The outdoor market, organised by BADCOT takes place on Main Street and in Grange Park from 2pm to 5.30pm. Stalls will sell everything from roasted chestnuts, mulled wine and cheese to unique clothing, presents and decorations. Other attractions ...

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Fantastic stalls lined up for the Christmas Market

We have a brilliant variety of different stalls lined up for our Christmas Market on Saturday 28th November. Here is the list of local businesses and organisations that will be taking part in the market on Main Street and adjoining Grange Park in Burley-in-Wharfedale at this year’s event: Aurora’s Trinketts Decorations Bradley Tucker Chestnuts Burley-Addingham Scouts Burley Bridge Asstn Burley ...

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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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BADCOT AGM

Our Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday, 16 September at St Mary’s Parish Centre on Station Road. Around 15 members attended and we enjoyed meeting and getting to know new members. Besides the business meeting, it was a chance for informal networking and to hear presentations from local business owners and community organisations. It all went down well with ...

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Half-price Xmas stalls for members

There will be big savings for BADCOT members at this year’s popular Christmas Market in Burley-in-Wharfedale on Saturday 28 November. Members will be able to take a stall for £25 rather than the £50 charged to non-members. This is for a standard 15ft stall either on a hard-standing pitch on Main Street or a grass pitch in Grange Park. Please apply for a stall ...

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Cycling Accident? Here’s what to do

As cycling becomes one of Yorkshire’s favourite pastimes, BADCOT member and personal injury specialist, Yorkshire Injury Claims, sets out what to do in the unfortunate event of an accident: PEDAL CYCLE ACCIDENTS It’s Summertime, birds are singing and the sun is shining (well we can but hope). For many people, cycling has become the Summer activity of choice. The growth ...

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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 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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