Category: News

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.

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“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.

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A report on the consultation for the proposed New Silsden Primary School

A report on the consultation for the proposed New Silsden Primary School by David Loud Well, tonight’s event was very interesting. Overall, the vast majority of people that I spoke to from 6pm to 7.30pm were wholly in favour of

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Silsden Neighbourhood Watch

Posted in Neighbourhood Watch, News

The draft neighbourhood plan and associated maps – 2017

Steeton, Eastburn and Silsden Neighbourhood Development Plan 2017 – 2030, with associated maps A formal consultation on the content of the draft Neighbourhood Plan will run for 6 weeks from 3rd February to 17th March. The plan will be available on

Posted in Neighbourhood Plan, News

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

District police chief determined to “re-build” visible neighbourhood policing


New district police chief Scott Bisset says he is determined to “re-build” visible neighbourhood policing alongside protecting the most vulnerable members of communities. Chief Superintendent Bisset outlined his priorities for the next year after a month in his new role.

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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.

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