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 »



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 »


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


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

Girls Group


Come and help plan our Summer Camping Trip… Saturday from 12noon till 2pm at Next Generation’s YouthZone.

Get Together

The next College Grove/Pinderfields community meeting is on Wednedsday 1st July at Lightwaves. It starts at 6pm with a Police and Community Together (PACT) meeting for the East Ward, followed by the local community meeting around 7pm.

Get Active, Get Fit

Stanley Royd

NEW: GET ACTIVE, GET FIT, GET SUPPORT TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS Join us at Community Fit Camp on Stanley Royds playing fields! Contact us for your FREE Assessment. Click here for Fit Camp Leaflet

The Alliance for Voluntary Arts (AVA)

The Alliance for Voluntary Arts (AVA) is a network of voluntary arts groups from across the Wakefield district. This network includes choirs, drama groups, photography clubs, crafts groups, bands, writers groups, festivals, painting groups and more. These groups, run by

Lightwaves saved!


A big Thank You  from Next Gen to all children & young people. parents, local residents, councillors, schools, local businesses, other Wakefield community  oganisations, Lightwaves users and council officers. Together we did save Lightwaves from closure!  Council Leader Cllr. Peter Box has



Next Generation is taking part in a new council scheme that rewards us and our community for recycling more. The more our area recycles, the more the council will put into a fund of up to £1500. This money will go