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Normanton Park gets makeover24 July 2014

Published 24 July 2014
Youngsters from a school in Normanton celebrated with a picnic and games after spending three months helping a group of local residents improve Haw Hill park.
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Foodbank gets prize donation23 July 2014

Published 23 July 2014
A Wakefield foodbank has received a generous donation from a WDH tenant group.

Nominations flood in for WDH community awards22 July 2014

Published 22 July 2014
More than 100 nominations have flooded in for this year’s WDH Love Where You Live Awards – with a prize of £500 for each of the eight winners to give to a community group of their choice.

Cash Wise scheme expands18 July 2014

Published 18 July 2014
Thousands of people could see their money worries eased after WDH’s Cash Wise scheme was widened to include all social housing tenants in the district.
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Move more everyday17 July 2014

Published 17 July 2014
WDH is proud to support Move More Every Day, a new initiative designed to help local people become healthier and more active.
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Pupils take part in Dragons' Den competition 17 July 2014

Published 17 July 2014
A team of young aspiring entrepreneurs from a school in Pontefract has won an enterprise competition organised by WDH.
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Make a difference in your neighbourhood14 July 2014

Published 14 July 2014
People from Normanton and Featherstone are being invited to have a say in shaping the future of their communities.

ILS resident celebrates 104th birthday 11 July 2014

Published 11 July 2014
A delicious hot meal and a tasty sponge for afters provided the icing on the cake for George Storry’s 104th birthday.
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Day care boost for residents11 July 2014

Published 11 July 2014
Volunteers in Kettlethorpe have secured funding to continue running a community playgroup thanks to WDH.

Kathleen turns 100 in style10 July 2014

Published 10 July 2014
A tenant from Ossett celebrated her 100th birthday with coffee and cake and retold her memories of the last century.

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Donation boost to foodbanks 23 August 2017

Published 23 August 2017
Employees from WDH donated £650 worth of food to local foodbanks in just a week, the equivalent of 26 adult food parcels.

Vote now for your community heroes in our 2017 Love Where You Live Awards 22 August 2017

Published 22 August 2017
You can now vote for your local community heroes to get the recognition they deserve, as part of WDH's Love Where You Live Awards 2017.

Bank holiday opening times21 August 2017

Published 21 August 2017
All of our offices and service access points (SAPs) will be closed from Friday 25 August and will reopen on Tuesday 28 August.
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Residents on The Avenues get garden tips from industry experts14 August 2017

Published 14 August 2017
Over 25 green fingered residents from The Avenues in Pontefract received top tips from industry experts on how to maintain their new gardens which were renovated by WDH earlier this year.

WDH welcomes new Apprentices10 August 2017

Published 10 August 2017
As part of WDH’s 2017 apprenticeship scheme, we are proud to welcome six new apprentices.

Laura wins a holiday for using the WDH App8 August 2017

Published 8 August 2017
Laura Masters and her family are the lucky winners of our summer competition. Hundreds of tenants entered the competition to win £500 worth of holiday vouchers by downloading and logging in to the WDH App. Laura was delighted to win the prize and said: "I’ve never won anything before. I downloaded the App because we needed to report a repair and it helped us to do it quickly. Winning this prize is the cherry on the cake." Don’t worry if you didn’t win this time. You can still win £100 every month by using your online account through the WDH App or through our website. Simply log on and you will be entered into the prize draw.
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Annual Report 2017 launched!1 August 2017

Published 1 August 2017
We are extremely proud to launch this year’s Annual Report, which reflects on another successful year for WDH.
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Provide your views on urgent care at Pontefract Hospital with Healthwatch Wakefield24 July 2017

Published 24 July 2017
As part of the work that WDH does with partner organisations, we are helping Healthwatch Wakefield collect local people’s views on the services that are provided at Pontefract Hospital. They also would like to know what type of urgent care services you think could be provided there. The reason they are asking this now is that the contract to deliver urgent care at Pontefract Hospital is due for renewal next year so there is an opportunity to review the service. No decisions have been made yet about urgent care at Pontefract Hospital, as NHS Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group believes the public should help shape the service. Healthwatch Wakefield is an independent organisation and wants to collect as many views as possible. If you would like to find out more and take the short survey please go to their website news section or click here.    
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Chinwag Club stays open with WDH Community Grant11 July 2017

Published 11 July 2017
Members of the Chinwag Club are delighted to be able to carry on with their activities thanks to a grant of £1500 from WDH.   The Club, for people over 50, meets every Monday afternoon at Balne Lane  Community Centre. The Club provides an opportunity for older people to make friends and keep active. The group play bingo, cards and do chair based exercises. They often organise guest speakers and people to teach a variety of crafts and activities. Violet Chaltone, one member of the Club said: "It can feel really lonely when you live on your own. I enjoy coming to the Club for company. This is my regular activity to look forward every week." Chris Croxall, Tenant Involvement Officer at WDH said: "The area needs more organisations like Chinwag Club. Some of the members are disabled or on low income and the Club gives them a chance to socialise. By coming together regularly it improves the quality of life and avoids isolation. " The grant will help them to pay towards the annual rent and the cost of running the Club. The club always welcomes new members. If you would like to join or know someone who would be interested, please contact Balne Lane Community Centre on 01924 373558. Applications for WDH Community Grant Scheme will be open again on 7 August 2017. For more information please visit https://www.wdh.co.uk/OurCommunities.

Win your summer holiday! 11 July 2017

Published 11 July 2017
We are giving you the chance to win a family break away this summer.
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Become a school governor5 June 2014

Published 5 June 2014
Wakefield Council is currently looking for new school governors around the Wakefield district.

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Plans to improve Normanton estate revealed4 June 2014

Published 4 June 2014
Plans to develop the Smirthwaite Estate in Normanton were shown to local residents at a consultation event held at the Normanton Methodist Church.

First success is the icing on the cake for Community Learning Programme4 June 2014

Published 4 June 2014
The WDH Community Learning Programme 2014 is underway after the first session took place in South Kirkby.

News in Brief4 June 2014

Published 4 June 2014
This is News in Brief - a weekly round-up of the latest news and events affecting the Housing industry and communities in the Wakefield district and beyond.
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Changes to the Homesearch policy3 June 2014

Published 3 June 2014
Following consultation with WDH tenants, Homesearch members and non-members, our Homesearch policy is changing.

WDH’s digital drive moves up a gear29 May 2014

Published 29 May 2014
More computers have been donated to the community thanks to WDH’s drive to help more people get online.

Residents learn more about services29 May 2014

Published 29 May 2014
A senior citizens group were visited by five different WDH service areas during a meeting in Horbury.

Pupils bowled over after tenants visit27 May 2014

Published 27 May 2014
Two generations went head-to-head on the boccia bowling court at a school in Wakefield.

Our Roadshows get underway23 May 2014

Published 23 May 2014
Our Summer Roadshow 2014 hits the road this week, bringing advice and information to tenants and residents at fun galas, market days and community events across the district.

Maypole tradition continue thanks to WDH grant20 May 2014

Published 20 May 2014
Residents in Gawthorpe were able to continue a 140-year tradition thanks to a WDH Community Grant.
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