30 Jul 2018


     Following on from successful events held at the back end of last summer, the second phase of the Bramley Fall Parks summer programme of activities is now well underway. All free, thanks to funding from Leeds City Council, Earlier this month 3 local primary schools brought children along to an orienteering session held […]

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 […]

23 Mar 2018

Student researchers bringing skatepark in west leeds a step nearer!

Hi there!  I am Asha Oguri, an undergraduate student from the University of Leeds on a placement with ‘Your Back Yard’.  I am currently studying Social Policy due to my interests in social and political issues.  The opportunity to work with YBY has been a great experience for me as it has allowed me to […]

21 Mar 2018

Lottery funding secured for Wibsey Park!

‘Your Back Yard’ has just been awarded a 10k grant from the national lottery to work with the Friends of Wibsey Park in delivering a fun programme of fun, healthy activities for all ages, this summer. Hurrah! This project is the 4th park to be awarded funding (from various sources), all part of a wider […]

7 Mar 2018

Collecting the evidence for a healthy living LS6!

Hi this is Katy again with an update on our research project for ‘Your Back Yard’, in partnership with the Cardigan Centre (see photo!). Over the past few weeks we have been conducting fieldwork in the LS6 area to obtain the overall target of 650 questionnaires. We have also inputted the data from the completed […]