23 Aug 2016

The Price of Olympic Glory

  Olympic glory, but at what price? The Olympics are over, team GB (whatever happened to Northern Ireland??) have wiped the floor with everyone bar the Americans and the country has put the Brexit blues behind it and started feeling good about itself again. Seb Coe is going around with a smile wider than his […]

12 Jul 2016

Regeneration Brexit style

The people have spoken and as things stand we are heading out of the EU.  While we think this is potentially a major blow for the communities we work in (for reasons explored below), life goes on and there are always opportunities to make things better. We don’t know exactly what a post Brexit UK […]

14 Jun 2016

Launch of the Healthy Living Park!

          After what seems like many years in the YBY development pipeline. our Healthy Living Park pilot is finally about to get underway, hurrah! The project is aimed at getting more people into Parks, and exercising, particularly those with health and mental health issues. The launch is Tuesday, 14th June, 2pm, […]

17 Jan 2016

Greenspace and healthy living Case study – Peebles Community Action Network (CAN)

Your back yard is committed to developing spaces that bring a positive impact to the communities in which they serve, where a key focus is enhancing community spaces whilst also improving health and well-being. There are many great examples of how developing green space can aide well-being in a community, the below post from guest writer […]

5 Jan 2016

Some ideas for support and securing our public services and community facilities

Here are some of our thoughts on how to support public services and facilities: A support pack for libraries under threat of closure In Yorkshire, as in just about every other part of the country, libraries are under threat. In Kirklees they are all under review, in North Yorkshire they are down to 1 ‘core’ […]

15 Nov 2015

Annual Report 2014-15

We’ve just published our first Annual Report, here it is. Your Back Yard Annual Report 2015