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Are you involved in any community or voluntary groups?20 March 2019

Published 20 March 2019
WDH are hosting a Funding Fair in partnership with Communities Together Forum this evening (Wednesday 20 March). There will be a number of funders including ourselves, Community Foundation Wakefield, Big Lottery Fund and many more. The event will be held between 4 pm to and 7 pm at WDH’s Navigation House, Whistler Drive, Castleford, WF10 5HX. Drop in to find out more.
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Look out for bogus texts20 March 2019

Published 20 March 2019
It has been brought to our attention that some of our tenants have been receiving text messages from someone claiming to be the Council. The messages are advising people that they can receive a refund from the Council and to visit a link to a website that they describe as ‘secure’. This is not a secure website, do not click this link if you receive this text. Those who have clicked the link have been charged. Luckily the people that have been victim to these texts have, in this instance, had all their money refunded.
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Back to school for creative residents 19 March 2019

Published 19 March 2019
WDH residents in Pontefract and Knottingley have taken part in a 10 week course to achieve a qualification in arts and crafts.

Over 500 litres of paint recycled15 March 2019

Published 15 March 2019
A splash of colour will go back into community projects after the painting and decorating team donated over 500 litres of paint to be reused.

Do you dare to be different? 14 March 2019

Published 14 March 2019
Our apprentices are open to anyone and this year we are supporting the Girls in Construction campaign. The campaign shows girls that they can do whatever they want. We are working with schools, offering taster sessions for girls at The Stores, Normanton to show them what is involved and to encourage them to consider a career in construction. Caroline joined WDH as an Apprentice Plumber 12 years ago and enjoys everything about it. The challenges, the variety and the people she gets the opportunity to work with make her job great. Construction isn’t just for men, girls can do it too.  Click here to watch the Girls in Construction video.  
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Northern Ballet Workshop at Castleford Academy13 March 2019

Published 13 March 2019
Students on the When Dance Happens initiative were treated to a ballet masterclass ahead of their eagerly anticipated trip to see the production of ‘Victoria’ at the Northern Ballet Company in Leeds.

WDH Community Grant helps develop children’s skills7 March 2019

Published 7 March 2019
iSpace, a community group based in Wakefield, has been awarded a community grant worth over £1,000.

Celebrating the hard work of our apprentice mentors 7 March 2019

Published 7 March 2019
Over 30 apprentices are currently completing an apprenticeship with us and each of them has the support of a mentor, to provide valuable advice and support in their chosen trade.

Let’s talk about apprenticeships – Castleford Academy visit 5 March 2019

Published 5 March 2019
We work with schools across the district to promote the benefits of apprenticeships, so when Castleford Academy approached us and asked if could help support groups of Year 11 students we welcomed the opportunity to show what apprenticeships with us are all about.

Learning a trade isn’t just for boys!4 March 2019

Published 4 March 2019
A job in the trades at WDH can lead to a bright future and a successful career, whichever route you take.
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Community Group: 5 Towns Community Radio
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Community Group: 5 Towns Community Radio

Published 10 October 2018

5 Towns Community Radio won the Community Group Category in WDH’s 2018 Love Where You Live Awards having beat previous champions Havercroft Parents Forum after a fierce battle for digital votes.

Amanda Marchant and several other volunteers dedicate their spare time to run the 5 Towns Community Radio from The Hut in Airedale. The radio station is available online and they hold discussions about local issues and events. They also offer local businesses the chance to advertise in order to help keep people shopping in the local area. This summer they have held workshops on presenting and other creative subjects for local children to help reduce anti-social behaviour and improve their self-esteem and confidence. The volunteers at 5 Towns Radio also held a music festival in order to promote the radio station and bring the local community together.

Trevor Wainwright, a member of the group, said: “We are all delighted to win this award. We feel a great sense of pride and it was a real honour. It shows what we do is obviously engaging the community as they have voted for us in such numbers, which we are very grateful for and proves that we have a listenership that would like to see us grow within the community.  It proves that we work well as a team and have a good diversity among our volunteers and how we work. Hopefully the award will attract more listeners and more funding for our community based projects, to enhance life in the 5 towns and involve the community either groups or individuals in more activities and through this make the community a better place helping reduce crime and anti social behaviour as well as providing good diverse community radio entertainment for the community.” 

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