19 Nov 2018

Proposal for a programme of summer events in Brackenhill Park

In October 2018 Tony met with the Friends of Brackenhill Park group to discuss the work Your Back Yard did with Wibsey Park in 2017/18, with the view of running similar events in Brackenhill Park next summer. FOBP agreed to show Tony around the park, and he made a few observations: The park has a lot […]

14 Nov 2018

Schedule for the programme of healthy living activities aimed at over 50s in the LS6/West Leeds area

Are you over 50 years old? Are you based in the LS6/West Leeds area? Are you looking to take part in some free healthy living activities? See the pictures below for a copy of our flyer detailing the dates and times of a series of events that is designed to help over 50s keep active! We’d […]

25 Oct 2018

Walking Football with OWLS Lads Lunch

On Friday the 12th October, 12 lads from the OWLS Lads Lunch joined Tony from Your Back Yard and a volunteer from OWLS in a walking football session held at the Carnegie Stadium’s indoor sports hall. The session was part of our ongoing programme of events for over 50s in the LS6 area, which you […]

8 Oct 2018

Over 50s events in the LS6 area

Your Back Yard have recently received small amount of funding from Sport England, which is to be used to fund a series of free taster sessions aimed at over 50s. If the taster sessions are a success, the classes can continue as a more permanent fixture, increasing the level of health and well-being amongst older […]

8 Oct 2018

Ground Source Heat Pumps Project

Your Back Yard, EbTech (an energy company specialising in the development and delivery of renewable energy products) and Kensa (an UK heat pump manufacturer) have been working together to put together a feasibility study into the possibility of using green spaces as a source of renewable energy. This would be done via the installation of […]

25 Sep 2018

About me: an undergraduate student on a placement year with YBY

Hi! My name’s Tori and I’ve just started a placement year with Your Back Yard in Leeds. I study BA Politics and Social Policy at the University of Leeds, and completed my second year of studies last summer. I decided to do a year in industry with Your Back Yard because I’m interested in community led regeneration, […]

30 Jul 2018


     Following on from successful events held at the back end of last summer, the second phase of the Bramley Fall Park Healthy Living Park project summer programme of activities is now well underway. All of the events are free, thanks to funding from Leeds City Council, Earlier this month, 3 local primary schools […]

16 Jul 2018

Getting active in Bramley Fall Park-(and how a measured mile would help!)

Another lovely walk around Bramley Fall Park with the Men’s group (not sure what the women are up to?) from Bramley Elderly Action on Saturday. Fresh air, exercise, Vitamin D, lovely scenery (took in the canal too) and great company. What’s not to like! And big thanks to Simon for driving them there and back. […]

10 Jul 2018

Big Local Networking event

North West + West Yorks Big Locals networking event, 20th July, 2018, 10.30am – 4.00pm Sale West Community Centre, Sale, ·        What common issues, challenges, opportunities are Big Locals in the north west facing? ·        Thinking about the future, how can Big Locals in the north west work more closely together? What’s it all about? […]

26 Jun 2018

Over 50’s Activities in West Leeds

YBY Plans for the summer activities in West Yorkshire parks are well underway. Healthy Living Park Programmes have just been finalised for Wibsey Park Bradford, and Bramley Fall Park Leeds, thanks to funding from Leeds City Council and the national lottery, respectively. As ever, with our HLP projects (we have now delivered 4, in partnership […]