Silsden Coronavirus Information

Silsden Chatterbox

If you or someone you know would like to be connected with a local volunteer for a regular phone call, we are here to help!

Silsden volunteers are working hard during the national lockdown to help combat isolation and loneliness among the town’s residents.

The ‘Chatterbox’ telephone befriending service – a venture that proved very successful earlier in the Covid crisis – is being run by Silsden Emergency Planning Group.

You can call 01535 400150 – you will be asked to leave your name and telephone number and then one of our volunteers will call you back (usually the same day or the next day).

We are here with a friendly voice and a listening ear on the other end of a phone!

Cobbydale Connected

If you or someone you know is over 55 and doesn’t have access to the internet, Cobbydale Connected could help with staying in touch with family and friends. The scheme is loaning out internet-connected Android tablet devices for six weeks.

Contact Peter on 07802 245430, email – or click here for more details.

Other help

Bradford Council has more help and advice available at – and you can also call them on 01274 432111 if you or a relative or neighbour needs additional support.
After the success of the Silsden Helpline earlier this year, Silsden’s Emergency Planning Group is keeping up to date with the local situation – and we have volunteers in place should the need arise for this service to be reintroduced.

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For the very latest government advice covering all aspects of the Coronavirus pandemic – including health, business, schools, travel and more – visit