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Our Christmas Competition is back!28 November 2016

Published 28 November 2016
Starting on Thursday 1 December all the way up to Thursday 22 December WDH tenants will be given the chance to win a prize every day.

Need help registering for an online account?24 November 2016

Published 24 November 2016
We have created a short video to show you how to create an online account at www.wdh.co.uk

Castleford Service Access Point (SAP) is closing on Friday 2 December24 November 2016

Published 24 November 2016
The way people access our services is changing. Over the last few years there has been a reduction in the number of people using our Service Access Points (SAPs) and an increase in people self-serving and completing transactions online. As a result of this change in user patterns, Castleford SAP will be closing on Friday 2 December.
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Partners join forces to protect residents from rogue traders16 November 2016

Published 16 November 2016
A Cold Calling Control Zone has been implemented to protect the residents in Outwood, Wakefield from cold callers, which has been funded by WDH.
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Local children learn about site safety with help from WDH and Considerate Constructors14 November 2016

Published 14 November 2016
Schoolchildren at Halfpenny Lane Junior and Infant School in Pontefract took part in a construction safety assembly last week with help from WDH and Considerate Constructors mascots, Ivor Goodsite and Honor Goodsite.

Pontefract residents are over the moon with WDH8 November 2016

Published 8 November 2016
Work has begun in The Avenues, Pontefract as WDH provides off street parking, new boundary walls, fencing and gates. The scheme will also create two new green spaces for local residents.

Working with Young People 2016: Rycroft Youth Club3 November 2016

Published 3 November 2016
Rycroft Youth Club took the Working With Young People Award in WDH’s 2016 Love Where You Live Awards.

Working with Older People 2016: Ann Bond2 November 2016

Published 2 November 2016
Ann Bond won the Working With Older People category in WDH’s 2016 Love Where You Live Awards.

Community Group 2016: Havercroft Parent Forum1 November 2016

Published 1 November 2016
Havercroft Parent Forum won the Community Group Category in WDH’s 2016 Love Where You Live Awards.

Best Neighbourhood 2016: Friends of Mellwood House1 November 2016

Published 1 November 2016
Friends of Mellwood House won the Best Neighbourhood category at WDH’s 2016 Love Where You Live Awards.
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Standbridge Lane Community Centre is ready to cook!6 October 2015

Published 6 October 2015
Standbridge Lane Community Centre in Kettlethorpe has now opened its new kitchen facilities thanks to support from WDH, and has plans to hold Cook and Eat courses for local residents.
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Young Achiever 2015: Louie Jay Smith5 October 2015

Published 5 October 2015
Louie won the Young Achiever Category in WDH’s 2015 Love Where You Live Awards.

WDH services come to you5 October 2015

Published 5 October 2015
As part of National Customer Service Week (5-9 October 2015), WDH’s Customer Service Team will run a week-long roadshow to raise awareness of its commitment to providing the best possible services.

Our winners all love where they live2 October 2015

Published 2 October 2015
Tenants, residents and community groups were among the winners at WDH’s annual Love Where You Live Awards grand final last night.

Croftlands residents sat and worked out!1 October 2015

Published 1 October 2015
Residents at WDH’s Croftlands Extra Care Independent Living Scheme in Ossett are getting fit while they sit by taking part in arm chair exercise and boccia bowling classes organised by the Senior Citizens Support Group.

People learnt how to save lives at Lightwaves Leisure Centre25 September 2015

Published 25 September 2015
People learnt how to save lives at Lightwaves Leisure Centre recently thanks to an event organised by WDH and the charity Heartbeat of Sport.
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Plans for camera obscura in Pontefract24 September 2015

Published 24 September 2015
An old bird aviary in Pontefract’s Valley Gardens has been renovated as part of WDH’s Love Where You Live project, an initiative which aims to transform and improve local green spaces.
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One week left to vote in our Love Where You Live Awards21 September 2015

Published 21 September 2015
Our Love Where You Live Awards 2015 is going from strength to strength, receiving nearly 5,000 online votes on our dedicated website www.lovewhereyouliveawards.co.uk since its launch in August.

Share our Love Where You Live Awards video to win £100 of shopping vouchers!17 September 2015

Published 17 September 2015
We’ve already achieved 4,000 votes – and if you help us reach 8,000 votes before 28 September you could win £100 shopping vouchers.

Community Grant helps local football team16 September 2015

Published 16 September 2015
A local football club has bought a new set of goal posts thanks to a £250 WDH community grant.
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Our winners all love where they live
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Our winners all love where they live

Published 2 October 2015

Tenants, residents and community groups were among the winners at WDH’s annual Love Where You Live Awards grand final last night.

The event, held at Wakefield’s Cedar Court Hotel and sponsored by Sodexo, celebrated local community heroes who make the Wakefield district a better place to live.

More than 8,000 votes were cast for the winners:

Best Neighbourhood: Benson Lane Tenants and Residents Association

Community Group: Havercroft Parents Forum

Working with Older People: Brenda Thorpe

Working with Younger People: Kettlethorpe Guardians Boxing Club

 

Good Neighbour: Lisa Grant

 

Green Hero: Ben Wormstone and Paula and Terry Armitage

 

Young Achiever:  Louie Jay Smith

 

Best Garden: Agnes Fyfe 

  
They will now receive £500 to donate to the community group of their choice.

The raffle held on the evening raised over £400 which will be donated to local food banks.

WDH Chief Executive Kevin Dodd said: “Our Love Where You Live Awards have been a bigger and better success than ever before, with a record-breaking number of votes cast for people and groups who make Wakefield a wonderful place for everyone.

“It is important that we celebrate the hard work and dedication that these people put into making their neighbourhoods friendlier, safer and even more enjoyable places to be, and we hope that the £500 donations to their chosen community groups will go a long way to helping continue that work.”

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