16 Aug 2017

Halfway in Haw Hill park

We have reached the halfway mark in our Healthy Living Park in Haw Hill park, with fantastic results! So far we have had roughly 500 people taking part across all our activities over the last month, from Zumba to Crown Bowling! We have revised our timetable slightly now we know what works best and what […]

3 Aug 2017

We are Quality!

This week we furthered our current progress at YBY and we have officially been awarded a Quality For Health level 1 certificate! This means that we have been acknowledged for our organisational policies, procedures and practices in delivering quality services! We are delighted achieved this milestone quality standard! Fantastic news for us, onwards and upwards!

2 Aug 2017

This week so far at Haw Hill park…

So far we have had a fantastic week (commencing 31/07/17) at Haw Hill park running various Healthy Living Park activities! On Monday there were over 100 people who came to the family fun day on, organised by Wakefield Council. We also had over 25 people on Monday doing Zumba! 25 people came to bounce-fit on […]

25 Jul 2017

Haw Hill Healthy Living Park

We kicked off our Healthy Living Park in Haw Hill Park, Normanton, this week with a fantastic Zumba class! A variety of different sporting activities are being run the park throughout summer, from yoga to football. All of our sessions will be led by qualified coaches, are open to all ages and most importantly, are […]

21 Jul 2017

Community Centre Week 2017!

The role of the community centre is to provide a focal place for members of the community to meet, with over 4 million people using community buildings each week. The establishment of the community centre came after the First World War, parallel to the development of new social housing. The purpose of the community centre […]

7 Jul 2017

Our Projects… An Update!

We currently have three new and exciting projects at YBY in Bradford, Doncaster and Bramley. Visit our ‘Projects’ page on the website for more information… http://www.yourbackyard.org.uk/projects/ In Bradford we will be undertaking surveys in Wibsey park and with surrounding households in order to understand the public’s use of the park and create an action plan for […]

5 Jun 2017

Orienteering in the rain-What a great sport!

Fantastic orienteering session today in People’s Park with the children from St Mary’s school Halifax! Despite the horrendous weather, more than 100 kids, from, years 1, 3 and 5 had a great time, taking part in 3 separate sessions. The reason for trying out orienteering was we (myself and Lisa Foster, KS2 leader from the […]

17 May 2017

Evaluation of Healthy Living Park project finally hits the news stands!

          Not sure what to make of the fact that the People’s Park ‘Healthy Living Park’ Project in Halifax took 7 months to develop and deliver, whilst the Evaluation into its efficacy and impact took 9 months! Must be a veritable masterpiece, judge for yourselves (HLP-Evaluation report, final PDF version). Headline […]

10 May 2017

Your Back Yard are hiring!

Research and community liaison job Not the biggest job in the world, but it could grow! Thanks to a grant from the lottery funded ‘Big Potential’, which helps social enterprises get ready for social investment, we are looking to recruit. We need someone to help us develop ideas for new base and community resource centre […]

8 May 2017

Healthy Living Park, the second!

    After a highly successful pilot project in ‘People’s Park’ Halifax last year, YBY is delivering a second HLP project in Haw Hill Park in Normanton, near Wakefield, in partnership with the ‘Friends of Haw Hill Park’. To get things started we are holding a Family Fun Day and -Launch event, Haw Hill Park, 12-4pm, […]