Royds 2016 News

December 2016

We would like to wish all our customers, suppliers, friends and colleagues a happy Christmas and a successful new year!

November 2016

Royds takes on adult care provider

New Horizons - Care in the Community.

We are pleased to announce that we have taken on New Horizons an adult social care in the community project. Based at St Mary’s Church in Wyke care is provided for people aged 55 plus.

Activities include a Monday club, a monthly well being café and a befriending service.

For more information contact Kay Wright on 01274 355603

October 2016

Dancestars moving onwards and upwards

Local dance school Dancestars which has been at Woodside Village Centre for many years has now found it's own bespoke premises. Owners Paul Carver and Jen Zurek have done a tremendous job in developing the business and providing excellent opportunities for people of all ages to take part in and enjoy dance. We at Royds would like to wish them all the best of luck in their new studio at Dancestars School of Dance, Law Street, Bradford, BD4 9NF.

Call 07917 612975 for more information.


Royds Enterprise Park success

We have had a really good year on the park with 100% lettings of our industrial units and office spaces along with very high usage of our meeting spaces.

August 2016

Bradford Council's Youth Service celebration event August 4th at Delph Hill Community Centre with The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Bradford Councillor Geoff Reid and Chris Reid. Kamrun Haq leads the group and said she was delighted that Royds had supported the group in their activities which included painting these marvellous murals in the sports hall.


July 2016

The Challenge NCS

We were delighted to host two groups of young people who are visiting local businesses to find out what they are all about and to present a campaign. They are practising for a Dragons Den style presentation to help raise awareness of homeless.


Picture shows Centre Manager Gary Wood and young people from the NCS Challenge programme.

Fun activities at Woodside Village Centre

Local youngsters have been having a great time at Woodside Village Centre through our partnership with local company Proactive Sports. Funded by the Big Lottery.

JUNE 2016

NHS at Royds

We are delighted that the NHS have booked a series of training sessions to help people with various stress and mental health related issues. Courses cover topics such as assertiveness, improving motivation, depression, phobias and anxiety.

To find out more or to self refer contact 01535 672672 Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Or email

Street dance at Woodside

Following the successful holiday activities at Woodside we are delighted to be able to offer Street Dance on Monday evenings 7-9pm for 10-20 year olds. Call 01274 678788 to book your place as soon as you can as places are limited.


Successful holiday activities!

Royds in partnership with Proactive Sports.

A great time was had by about 70 local young people at Woodside Village Centre and Delph Hill Community over the Spring bank school holiday. Activities included Dodgeball, cricket, arts and crafts and team building.


Royds commissioned local sports coaching company Proactive Sports to deliver the sessions. Sian Brunskill from Proactive said " The kids had a fantastic time and they all want to come back and do it again. Along with exciting activities the sessions were designed to help build confidence and social skills while doing something fun and energetic."

May 2016 News

Ballet at Woodside Village Centre

Proactive Sports are running free ballet sessions for 10 to 20 year olds at Woodside Village Centre. Why not have a go? The sessions will run every Monday from 16th May (except for Bank Holidays). For more information please call 01274 678788.


Consultancy Success

The Threeways Centre

The Threeways Centre is a young charity based in the Ovenden area of Calderdale in West Yorkshire. The Threeways Centre was previously The Ridings secondary school which had acquired a high level of notoriety. It closed on 15 July 2009 but the building was saved for community use. Part of the school has been converted into a doctor’s surgery, and the sports centre is now used for sporting clubs and gym membership. In June 2013 the whole site was leased to the not-for-profit organisation, Threeways, who are converting the building into a community hub with fitness, community services, jobs and training and entertainment and conferencing facilities.

Our CEO, Tony Dylak is providing a mentoring role to the board and Paveen, and this has established a strong partnership between our two organisations.

Staff and directors of Threeways:


April 2016

Spring bank activities at Woodside

Holiday activities are available for 5 to 13 year olds at Woodside Village Centre. These sessions are being run by Bradford company Proactive Sports. Call 01274 678788 to book a place but be quick - only 20 places available each day!


Tenant expands on business park

James Mae Projects is expanding his business into a 2000 sq ft industrial unit in addition to their current 600 sq ft office. This is to accommodate a new project they are working on - manufacturing in the retail sector. Eddie Caffrey Managing Director said, "Royds Enterprise Park is a great place for us to do business - my staff are happy here and we had no hesitation in taking on more space to help us with our expansion plans. We couldn't be in a better place."

March 2016

Away day at Heaton Mount

Royds Trustee Directors met at Heaton Mount Management Centre on 8th March to discuss the strategic direction for Royds. Mike Cowlam Director of Regeneration at Bradford Council gave a very informative presentation about the challenges facing the Council and he how he saw organisations like Royds developing. Hugh Rolo was the facilitator for the day.


New Chair John Marriott takes the helm

After six years outstanding service as Chair Guy Millichamp has handed over the reins to long standing board member John Marriott. John said "I am delighted to be the new Chair of Royds and would like to thank Guy for his hard work over the last six years. Royds is in a very good position and my aim is to help move the organisation on to the next level".

John is a retired successful local business man.


New Royds Chair John Marriott on the left and Guy Millichamp receiving his thank you award.

Locality article on Royds

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Groundworks mural underway

A new mural is being designed and painted by participants of the Groundworks project at Delph Hill Community Centre. And here it it is!


February 2016

Job Vacancies

There are two vacancies at Centre at Threeways in Halifax. Operations Manager and Finance Manager. For more information click "Job Vacancies" now.

Millers Croft - Keepmoat

The official SOD cutting at Millers Croft took place on February 5th. The photo shows amongst others Gary Wood, Centre Manager at Royds, Val Slater of Bradford Council and senior staff from Keepmoat and Applebridge. The development, which is next to Royds Enterprise Park, will provide over 50 new homes to the area.


Epilepsy Survey event at Royds

Royds were delighted to host a meeting to gather local peoples' opinions about the service provision related to Epilepsy in Bradford. The event was organised by Kay Wright of Royds with help from NHS staff. Special thanks to Diane Rodrigo a dedicated volunteer for Royds.

Great audience, challenging the Clinical Commissioning Group to look at improving service provision.


Local photographer Paul Thompson took these photos.

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January 2016 News

New sign for the Healthy Living Centre


A fresh new sign has been designed and installed at the Healthy Living Centre in Buttershaw. It was designed by Pride Design from Royds Enterprise Park.

Sport England bid successful

Royds has been successful in gaining a £10,000 grant to provide sports activities for young people in our local area.

lotto sport

Artwork at Delph Hill

Some great artwork is being produced at Delph Hill by some of the young people using the centre.

art art

"Delph Hill is a fantastic centre to run the course from. It's right in the heart of the community and the sports hall is a great added bonus space that enables the young people to release some energy and get some exercise at lunch time."
Sophie Peel
Study Programme/ Arts and Media Tutor

Royds achievements for 2014-2015

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