SILSDEN community centre The Hive could close as a result of Bradford Council’s proposed changes to children’s services, warn local politicians.

District and town councillors Rebecca Whitaker and Adrian Naylor are working to save the building from knock-on effects of the planned shake-up.

Silsden CIC, the volunteer team running The Hive, fear the loss of £11,000 a year rent that the council currently pays to provide children’s services in the adjacent Daisy Chain.

City Hall has proposed moving family support services out of Daisy Chain and into other neighbourhood venues like schools and toddler groups.

The council this week launched a public consultation on wide-ranging proposals for the future of all 41 buildings it currently uses for prevention and early help services.

Bradford currently bases its Silsden services in the Daisy Chain, which shares toilets and a heating with the adjacent Hive.

Cllr Naylor was this week due to discuss The Hive’s future with Cllr Imran Khan, a member of Bradford Council’s ruling Executive, and Cllr Whitaker last week met with Jill Cook and Janet Russell, co-directors of Silsden CIC, to discuss the issue.

Cllr Naylor said: “I’m fighting to make sure provision remains in Silsden and will not adversely affect the CIC, which was set up in good faith with a particular income stream from Bradford.

“The Hive has operated successfully for three years, but my fear is that the building is now put at risk.”

Cllr Whitaker said it was “very short-sighted” of Bradford to consider pulling out of the Daisy Chain when the CIC was trying to safeguard its future by gaining charitable status.

She said: “People are working hard to keep it afloat. If the council rent is taken away it will have a huge impact on The Hive’s ability to operate and they may have to close.”

“There are a lot of families using The Hive. Silsden is a growing town and there going to be more families and more children. That provision needs to be in one community building.”

In a joint statement the Keighley News, Jill Cook and Janet Russell said volunteers took on both buildings when the council decided to close it in 2016.

They said: “If the council they suddenly pulled out we would struggle to survive. We have just completed our business plan to work with various services to bring back support services families used to receive five days a week. We may have to re-think should Bradford decide to pull out.”