THERE'S a buzz around a Silsden community centre.

The Hive is celebrating five years as a charity.

And the wide range of provision on offer at the Elliott Street centre now also includes a wellbeing advice cafe.

Sessions take place on alternate Fridays, between 1pm and 2.30pm.

Different organisations attend to provide advice and support.

Those involved include Airedale & Wharfedale Autism Resource, Reset Coaching & Counselling, BHT language development team, Living Well, the Department for Work & Pensions, Makin Dixon Solicitors, the Together Trust, Walk the Change, Keighley and Craven colleges, Age Well Elderly Advice, Modality, Carers' Resource and Wharfedale & Silsden Community Partnership.

Centre manager, Jill Cook, says: "The organisations are ready to support the community of Silsden and surrounding areas with advice and support on a variety of subjects.

"We have a schedule published on our website, at, so people can check what dates particular organisations are attending. Also available at the cafe is general signposting advice and guidance relating to other matters, from the core members of our team."

Activities hosted by the centre include pre-natal care, stay-and-play groups for 0-5s, a Saturday club for eight-to-11-year-olds and creative workshops.

There is also an Ofsted-registered pre-school, Bees Knees, which is open term-time.

A large activity room is available for hire.

The Hive also stages its own events throughout the year.

On Saturday, June 8, the centre is marking its five-year milestone with a 'The Hive is Five' fun day.

The event will be held on the playing field next to The Hive, between noon and 5pm.

Jill says: "We will have lots of activities, stalls and entertainment – from dog shows to 'Silsden's Got Talent'. There will be something for everyone to join in.

"We've invited local groups, organisations, sports clubs and entertainers to either perform in the arena or provide an activity and promote their work at the same time.

"There will be a fire engine, and we hope to have a police vehicle and paramedics.

"Anyone wishing to get involved in the event or requiring further information can email or check out our website,, or Facebook page."

The playing field has been at the centre of a fight to ensure it remains a community asset.

Part of the site is being sold by Bradford Council, but much of it will form part of a community asset transfer to The Hive Silsden CIO.