Category: Facilities

Millions spent in Bradford after assets stripped in Silsden

A proposed new £15 million market in Bradford is a kick in the teeth for Silsden people losing land and buildings, claims a councillor. Adrian Naylor said cash-strapped Bradford Council was spending millions on the city centre while outlying towns and

Posted in Facilities, Library, Maintenance, News, Town Hall

Silsden library will close at the end of this month

  Silsden library will close at the end of this month and will not reopen until the summer, says a councillor. The shock news was revealed this week despite efforts by townspeople to take over the library from Bradford Council.

Posted in Library, News

“Pennypinching” savings will hit Silsden and Haworth the hardest

Politicians representing Keighley villages have blasted the ongoing cuts to Bradford Council-owned amenities in their wards. The district councillors claim the forced savings on public halls, toilets, tourist centres and bowling greens are unnecessary attacks on life in rural communities.

Posted in Library, Maintenance, News, Town Hall

Community plans to take over Silsden Library are moving ahead with the formation of a steering group

Community plans to take over Silsden Library are moving ahead with the formation of a steering group. The hope is that the group will develop into an ‘accountable body’ able to take over responsibility for the library from Bradford Council.

Posted in Facilities, Library

Anger as packed public meeting vows to fight Silsden Town Hall closure plans

Over a hundred people packed into a public meeting as the battle to save Silsden Town Hall got underway in earnest. Angry residents voiced their opposition to Bradford Council plans to hive-off the historic building to volunteers – or close

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Bradford Council’s Stockbridge depot falls victim to proposed budget cuts

Keighley and Worth Valley councillors have spoken of their fears for road safety and maintenance in the district if a council depot in Keighley succumbs to budget cuts. As part of Bradford Council proposals to try and slash £82 million

Posted in B. M. D.C, Facilities, Maintenance, News

Silsden Post Office Move

In October 2015 Andrew Cathey, our postmaster for the last 25 years said he would be handing his notice in. The postmaster of the Kirkgate facility, Andrew Cathey, said he intends to hand in his notice in about a month’s time.

Posted in Facilities, News, Post Office

A secure future of Silsden Youth and Community Centre

People power secures future of Silsden Youth and Community Centre A community centre will officially reopen next month following eight months of work by volunteers. A group of residents took over Silsden Youth Centre on April 1 in order to

Posted in Activities, Facilities, News, Youth Club

Townspeople to take over Silsden library

A community attempt to take over the threatened Silsden Library began in earnest this month. Local councillor Adrian Naylor has revived his recruitment campaign for a team of volunteers to run the library in the town hall. Bradford Council has

Posted in Facilities, Library, News, Wesley Place & Library

How will town cope?

The figure of 1,200 new homes would mean an average of two cars per house, going on for 2,400 more vehicles hitting the village/town. Plus there will be cars that visit these houses. Silsden cannot cope at the moment with

Posted in Facilities, Infrastructure, L. Development Framework, News, Schools
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