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April 2017


Silsden Youth & Community Centre

New hirer - Reece's Active Kidz - After school club for 8-12 year olds started in April

Another new hirer - Silsden Patchwork Group will be starting in May.


Tour de Yorkshire Party - Wow what a fantastic turnout - thank you people of Silsden and visitors.  We had a great day and we are thoroughly shattered now, so time for a little rest before our next event, so watch this space!


A new caretaker - Damon Reece started with us on 24th April 2017


Sad news that Bricks4Kids will no longer be running 'The Best Week Ever' during the school holidays.  Keith has decided to concentrate on the shop in Crosshills and parties for a while, but he may return you never know.  We would like to thank Keith for using the centre and we wish him luck for the future.


Silsden Youth CIC Committee Meeting

Jenny Newiss joined the committee in March 2017.


February 2017


Silsden Youth & Community Centre

Another new hirer this month, Bumbletots,will be starting on Monday 27th February in the afternoon. Fun, games and music for 0-3 years old.


Sport Coaching England are running the Sports Camp during the school holidays from Monday 20th February to Friday 24th February from 8.30am until 4pm each day.  They have introduced junk box modelling and dancing to the camps too!


Sadly Rugbytots will no longer be holding the Thursday sessions at the centre due to a poor uptake. We wish Scott and the team all the best.


Daisy Chain Children's Centre

GEM Compliance Training are running first aid for children with parents/grandparents & carers on Friday 24th February 2017 from 10am until 12noon.


Silsden Youth CIC Committee Meeting

Participate Projects attended February's meeting to talk through how they can help us find professional support and funding opportunities for future projects.

John Terry has joined the committee.


January 2017

Happy New Year to everyone from Silsden Youth CIC!


We have some great news as we have managed to secure more regular users for 2017:

Weight Watchers - Every Wedesday from 6.30-7.30pm

Horizon Taekwondo - Monday, Friday and Saturday

Gem Compliance Training - First Aid courses in January and February

We would like to welcome our new users to Silsden Youth & Community Centre.


Unfortunately we also had some sad news that Melissa Whitley, Director, resigned due to other commitments. We would like to thank Melissa for her support to set up Silsden Youth CIC, which meant we could keep the Youth Centre open.  Melissa will still support us as a volunteer when she can.  


December 2016

Official opening & Christmas Party a success!


Extract from Keighley News website: 


FROZEN stars joined more than 80 children for a Christmas party to open Silsden Youth and Community Centre.

Olaf and Elsa from the hit Disney cartoon film were among guests as the former Silsden Youth Club reopened its doors on December 10.  Marshall and Everest, from pre-school TV show Paw Patrol, were also on hand.

A new management committee of residents has taken on the Elliott Street building from Bradford Council and hope to hire it out to groups of all ages. Jill Cook, director of Silsden Youth Community Interest Company, said there had been a fantastic response.

Cllr Peter Robinson, the Silsden town mayor, gave a speech and officially opened the venue by cutting a ribbon.

Attractions included a disco, bouncy castle, facepainting, refreshments, tombola, raffle, Lego bricks and exotic animals.

There was also a first aid demonstration, a chance for children to make planters, name the teddy and colouring competitions, and Santa Claus in his grotto. A host of local businesses donated prizes.

Jill said: “All these people provided their services and time free of charge, for which we are very grateful.

“Thanks to these local businesses supporting us, we managed to raise over £400, which will go towards keeping the centre open.

“All in all it was a fantastic event which we all enjoyed as did the children and parents.”

Sue and Callum Purcell were at the party to raise money for their son and older brother Finlay to go on a charity expedition to Borneo in 2018.

November 2016

Good News - Plans are going well for the Christmas Party on the 10th December, some great volunteers are helping to pull it all together, along with local businesses and the general public - thank you for your support.

We featured in the Keighley News about the official opening of Silsden Youth & Community Centre and the Christmas Party.


Bad News - Unfortunately we were not successful with the Aviva community funding - just not enough votes.  But don't despair we will source other funding streams in 2017.

October 2016

We have applied for some funding for Silsden Youth & Community Centre and we need your votes.

If we are successful we will be able to provide a free creche facility (in the Children's Centre) whilst you get fit at our fitness class (in the Youth & Community Centre). We will also be able to set up a cafe so you can grab a coffee and have a chat with other adults whilst your child is looked after by a fully qualified childminder.

So please help us by clicking on the link below and voting (you can vote up to 10 times!)

Silsden Youth CIC are a group of volunteers and we want to make sure that we keep Silsden Youth & Community Centre open for everyone to use. Please support our campaign.

September 2016

Our new website is launched!

September 2016

A daytime meeting was held for our volunteers and we had three more new recruits, Melissa Beckwith, Lucy Lowdes and Trish McLaughlin. Jill Cook attended the meeting to give an overview of what Silsden Youth CIC is about and confirmed that Leanne Caveney was the Volunteer Co-ordinator.  An enthusiastic meeting and we look forward to some exciting changes and events in the future organised by our eager volunteers.


August 2016

We asked for volunteers via Facebook and invited them to attend a meeting on 31st July 2016 at the Youth & Community Centre at 7.30pm. Two lovely volunteers came to the meeting, Lynne Foreshaw and Leanne Caveney.  Leanne agreed that she would be the Volunteer Co-ordinator and would set up volunteer meetings during the day for those who were unable to meet in an evening. Leanne would then feedback at the monthly evening meeting.

August 2016

We posted a survey on Facebook to ask the people of Silsden what they would like to see the Youth & Community Centre being used for in the future. Overall 86 people replied and the results are in:


August 2016

Another fantastic week at the Sports Camp, more children arrived and it was very busy - which is great news.  John and the team will be back in October half term. To book please telephone John on 07854 060169 or check out the website



July 2016

Our first major hirer of the Youth & Community Centre, Sports Coaching England brought their expertise to SIlsden to provide a fun sports camp for the week.  The kids thoroughly enjoyed it and the good news is they are back in August!



July 2016

Silsden Youth Community Interest Company in the procession at Silsden Gala on 31st July 2016

July 2016

Keith Moran from Bricks4kids has created 'the best week ever' which is a week of fun & craft for kids aged 5-11.  This week they were at Silsden Youth & Community Centre and it was a successful week, the kids had lots of fun and made lots of things including clay models, a minion, football pitches in lego and played outside.

July 2016

Silsden Youth Community Interest Company were at the Community Showcase to launch our leaflet letting people know that the Youth & Community Centre is now available to hire.  Lots of people attended the event and we look forward to doing more with the Grand deParty team in 2017.

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