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 […]

11 May 2018

Healthy Living Park events in Bramley and Wibsey

‘Your Back Yard’ are hosting 2 events later this month, in partnership with 2 marvellous resident led groups, the ‘Friends of Bramley Fall Park’, and the ‘Friends of Wibsey Park’, 1. Bramley Fall Park, Family Fun and Activity day, Sunday, 20th May, 12-4pm Football, rugby, multi sports, yoga, dance, tug o’ war, wildlower planting and […]

7 May 2018

Initial findings from Health and Well being Survey

Thanks to the splendid efforts of Paige and Katy, our 2 student placements from Leeds University, we have the  inital findings from the health and well being survey in Hyde Park, Burley and Little Woodhouse. Katy has produced a poster setting out the results which can be found at CC-Poster of initial findings from survey, […]

5 Apr 2018

Activity programme for over 50’s in west Leeds

  ‘Your Back Yard’ have just been awarded a grant from Sport England to deliver a programme of activities for the over 50’s in LS 6 or, more specifically, Hyde Park, Burley and Little Woodhouse. Tackling inactivity is becoming an increasingly bigger part of what we do, partly because, as recent research from Public Health […]