dream believe achieve

dream believe achieve

This is our motto. We can do anything when we dream, when we believe. Never stop dreaming. More »

Working with the local community, children & young people

Working with the local community, children & young people

Next Generation is youth & community organisation, based in central Wakefield in the Lightwaves Leisure & Community Centre. Together with the local community, children & young people and a wide range of partners we aim to Dream, Believe, Achieve! More »

Working with Children & Young People

Working with Children & Young People

At Next Generation we organise all kinds of activities for children and young people. We have several boys and girls groups at Lightwaves. We use the leisure and sport facilities, and our YouthZone with computers, internet access, Xbox1, Nintendo WII, games, arts & crafts, pool and fussbal table and kitchen. On the Stanley Royd playing fields we do outdoor sport & play activities. We go out on trips, walks, visits and workshops to get some new experiences and to have fun. More »

Holiday Activities

Holiday Activities

With the young people we plan holiday activities, like outdoor sessions on Stanley Royd playing fields, cycling, hiking, trips, and a Summer residential. More »

Community

Community

Meetings are held for local people to discuss ideas, problems, developments with the aim to improve the quality of life in the area. Over the years we have worked on issues like improving green spaces, parking, litter, anti-social behaviour, new housing developments, and irresponsible landlords. Besides meetings we have a tradition of organising community celebrations, like Street Parties and sport events. More »

 

Next Generation Girls’ Group

Next Generation Youth Group provides weekly sessions at Lightwaves every Saturday between 1 and 3pm for girls aged 8 to 16. Current activities include arts & crafts, table tennis tournaments, dance, baking, (holiday) trips and much much more! We are

Next Generation Boys Group

Next Generation Boys Group provides sessions at Lightwaves on Wednesdays & Saturdays for 8 to 19 year olds. On both days we offer multi-sport sessions where you can play against other teams. Learn new exciting skills in a fun environment.

Community Meeting

The next College Grove/Pinderfields community meeting is planned for Wednesday 13 January 2016, 6pm at Lightwaves.

Bar Lane development

The housing development on Bar Lane will go ahead. There have been several issues with the consultation process: Residents are concerned about the lack of response to their opinions, and the lack of opportunities to voice them. This has been

Bedsits

Also discussed was the planning application for 15 College Grove Road. The proposed development is for 10 bedsits. By general consensus it was felt that the proposed development was unsuitable for the type of house, the character of the surrounding

Open Spaces

At the last meeting on 18 November we discussed the Leisure, Recreation and Open Space Local Plan with Neville Ford, Wakefield Council’s Head of Planning. Residents made it clear that open space is scarce in our area, and that most

Street Party

Street Part 2015

The Lightwaves Street party will take place on Sunday 13th September between 11am and 3pm. There will be a wide range of activities for all including bouncy castle, penalty shootouts, information stall, face painting, roller skating, tug-o-war, tombola, games, music

Community Meeting

The next College Grove/Pinderfields community meeting is on Tuesday 8 September in Lightwaves at 7pm.

Kids Holiday Activities at Lightwaves

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Keep active and entertained during the school holidays with our extensive kids programme for 8 to 16 year old. Activities are based on sport, games, arts & crafts an chill-out times.  

Bar Lane meeting Thursday 11 June 6.30pm at Lightwaves

A letter has been received from the Planning Department in which a substantial change to the site off Bar Lane is announced: “It now includes the whole of the top of the rugby field. I thought a junior soccer league