On Tuesday 29th November 2022, over 50 partners came together for JU:MP’s Sharing the Learning (StL) event at Lister Mills in Bradford to discuss all things whole systems physical activity, with a focus on greenspaces. This is the first in a series of StL events, each of which will have different themes and be led by different partners.
The event was led by JU:MP team members and attended by representatives from Bradford Metropolitan District Council, teams from Active Calderdale, Active Leeds, Get Doncaster Moving and more from across the Yorkshire region. Some of the Local Delivery Pilots (LDPs) gave presentations to share the learning around their processes, successes, challenges and how this has and will shape their future plans for 2023 and beyond.
In the workshops the delegates discussed the locality/neighbourhood approach to whole systems physical activity, focusing on the different solutions each area had devised and sharing this with their colleagues from the different projects. The JU:MP team took the group on a walking tour of the local area, to showcase and discuss their work in Kashmir Park, Scotchman Road and the schools in that area. Bradford Council’s Landscape Design and Conservation team developed the new play site, working closely with JU:MP, local families and local councillors to transform the unused area into an play area that can be enjoyed by the wider communities of Bradford district. Read more about the Kashmir Park development here.
One of the big successes of the event was the opportunity for teams to network and not only share learning, but also look for ways to collaborate, especially for those in neighbouring areas. A lot of the teams hadn’t met face to face since before the pandemic, and this event was a fantastic opportunity for people to connect and feel inspired and motivated.