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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.

Pontefract residents celebrate improvements1 May 2014

Published 1 May 2014
WDH held a celebratory event in Pontefract last week to mark the end of the environmental improvements being carried out in the local area.
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Community grant for Nostell Village Hall16 April 2014

Published 16 April 2014
Volunteers who help carry out work at Nostell Village Hall were presented with a cheque for £689 at a tea party last week.

Apprentice swaps job to promote vocational education11 February 2014

Published 11 February 2014
Two WDH employees have taken part in a job swap as part of the Brathay Apprentice Challenge - a national competition to find the Apprentice Team of the Year.

Apprentices spruce up local community house in latest challenge10 February 2014

Published 10 February 2014
A team of nine WDH apprentices have been sprucing up Cutsyke Community House as part of the 2014 Brathay Apprentice Challenge - the official search to find the ‘Apprentice Team of the Year’.

Former apprentice explains Gas and Heating Ventilation role10 February 2014

Published 10 February 2014
Former WDH apprentice, Matthew Raine, talks about being a Gas and Heating Ventilation Engineer.

WDH apprentices visit local college9 February 2014

Published 9 February 2014
Two WDH apprentices visited Hemsworth Arts and Community College this week to talk to students about the benefits of doing an apprenticeship.

Test13 January 2013

Published 13 January 2013
 
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Pontefract residents cook up a storm – on a budget!6 June 2014

Published 6 June 2014
Residents in Pontefract get tips on how to cook healthily on a budget after attending a ‘cooking on a budget course’.

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.
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Our Love Where You Live Digital in the Community winners were Incredible Edible12 November 2020

Published 12 November 2020
After narrowly missing out on first place in this category last year, Incredible Edible gave it another shot in 2020. This year they were crowned our Digital in the Community winners, in our first ever digital Love Where You Live Awards.

Our Love Where You Live Arts and Culture winner was Rachel List11 November 2020

Published 11 November 2020
Rachel List was this year’s Arts and Culture Award winner at our first ever digital Love Where You Live Awards.

Terry Armitage was our Best Garden winner at this year's Love Where You Live Awards!10 November 2020

Published 10 November 2020
Terry was the winner of the Best Garden Award at this year’s first ever all digital Love Where You Live Awards event.
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Our Working with young people and working with older people winners were The Addy and Wild Tots and Friends!10 November 2020

Published 10 November 2020
The Addy in Knottingley won two awards at our Love Where You Live Awards 2020. They took home the award for Working with Young People and their Wild Tots and Friends intergenerational sessions scooped the award for Working with Older People.

Our Love Where You Live Community Champion winner was Paul Green9 November 2020

Published 9 November 2020
Paul Green was named your Community Champion 2020 in our first ever digital Love Where You Live Awards.

Have your say on our services9 November 2020

Published 9 November 2020
Our Tenant Satisfaction Survey is now underway, giving you the opportunity to have your say on what we do. To make sure we continue to provide you with a high quality service, our customer experience specialists, TLF Research will call a sample of randomly selected tenants to gather your views on the service you receive from us. TLF Research have been asked to conduct the survey on our behalf to ensure the information you provide is confidential. The survey will take place until Friday 18 December 2020.

Our services during lockdown4 November 2020

Published 4 November 2020
From Thursday 5 November 2020 West Yorkshire will join the rest of England in a National Lockdown. Though this is difficult for all of us facing further restrictions, it is necessary to limit the spread of the virus and ease the mounting pressures on our NHS and our health professionals. Much like during the first lockdown period, we will continue to work hard so that the restrictions have minimal impact upon the services we are able to offer you directly and we will continue, alongside our partners to provide you with as much help and support as possible.
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WDH’s Commercial Team supported me and my business during the pandemic29 October 2020

Published 29 October 2020
Damien Schofield is the owner of George A Green fisheries in Lupset, one of the top nine fish shops in the Wakefield district! He has rented his premises from WDH for over 13 years after taking over from the previous owner. During the coronavirus outbreak and lockdown his doors had to remain closed but he was supported by WDH’s Commercial Property Team.

Keeping our communities safe for Bonfire Night26 October 2020

Published 26 October 2020
Our community safety team are supporting West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service in raising awareness to keep our tenants and communities safer this year. Due to the pandemic forcing cancellation of organised events, concerns have been raised that this could result in homeowners taking to their gardens for a private bonfire this bonfire night. Community Safety Manager, Gary Lumb said: “We all know that Bonfire Night is a great British tradition and brings with it a strong sense of community spirit which is very much enjoyed within all WDH neighbourhoods. However, this year we must ask all our customers to fully respect the advice and guidance given by the West Yorkshire Fire Service to refrain from having a bonfire in their garden.” He added: “We always want all our tenants, residents and their families to be safe, but also encourage everyone to protect the health and safety of our tremendous emergency services and fully support their work. These are exceptional times, and it is very important that our Fire, Police and Ambulance services are not placed at risk by responding to emergency situations that are preventable. We all hope that activities such as this can return in the way we have always known next year, but in the meantime, please do not have a garden bonfire and help keep you and your neighbours safe.” The West Yorkshire Fire Service said: “We are about to enter a very unusual bonfire period whilst the country is in the midst of tackling a pandemic. We are very conscious of the potential dangers associated with people taking to their gardens to host their own bonfire." They added: "Handling fireworks is best left to the professionals and with public events cancelled, our plea to residents this year is to not risk being injured or having to call on the emergency services or NHS at a time when they are so desperately needed in the collective fight against Coronavirus.”   Visit the WYFRS advice and guidance page for bonfire night.   

We are working together to provide more homes and improve lives21 October 2020

Published 21 October 2020
New housing association partnership sets five devolution ambitions for West Yorkshire WDH is one of a group of housing associations who have today published a prospectus outlining detailed proposals on how to provide more homes and improve lives across West Yorkshire as the region prepares to choose its first metro mayor.
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