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It’s back! WDH’s Love Where You Live Awards go live again6 June 2014

Published 6 June 2014
It’s time to celebrate all that’s good about Wakefield’s communities as part of WDH’s third annual Love Where You Live Awards.

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.
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Cold Calling Control Zone set up to protect tenants in Pontefract
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Cold Calling Control Zone set up to protect tenants in Pontefract

Published 11 September 2017

WDH, in partnership with West Yorkshire Trading Standards and West Yorkshire Police, has launched another Cold Calling Control Zone at St Giles View in Carleton, Pontefract.

Officers from WDH and West Yorkshire Trading Standards were on hand last week to speak to residents as well as distribute stickers and leaflets at St Giles View. Signs were erected at the entrances to the zone warning cold callers that they are not welcome. 

There are now Cold Calling Control Zones in many WDH neighbourhoods, arming residents with the knowledge they need to be safe within their homes but, most importantly, the confidence to say no to cold callers and prevent incidents involving rogue traders, distraction burglaries, pushy sales people and doorstep criminals. The zones act as a deterrent to constant door knocking which is often seen as a nuisance, but can also cause anxiety and stress to people. They give tenants the confidence to say no to uninvited callers and help to reduce the levels and fear of crime in areas that were previously affected.

Tom Lawton, WDH’s Tenant Involvement Officer said: “We had reports of rogue traders targeting the residents of St Giles View, therefore we are delighted to have introduced this zone which gives our tenants the strength to stand up for themselves and to feel safer in their own homes.”


David Lodge, Head of West Yorkshire Trading Standards said: “Protecting the safety of the communities of West Yorkshire is important, and that’s why this Cold Calling Control Zone has been introduced. By working with residents, and our partners to enforce this zone we can ensure that cold callers get the message that they are not welcome.” 

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