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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.

Best Garden 2016: Mr and Mrs Davis28 October 2016

Published 28 October 2016
Mr and Mrs Davis won the Best Garden award in WDH’s 2016 Love Where You Live Awards.

Community Champion 2016: Rachel Speak28 October 2016

Published 28 October 2016
Rachel Speak won the Community Champion category in WDH’s 2016 Love Where You Live Awards.

Arts and Culture Award 2016: Chloe Hawkins (SKCA Singing Group)27 October 2016

Published 27 October 2016
Chloe Hawkins and the SKCA Singing Group won the Arts and Culture Award at WDH’s 2016 Love Where You Live Awards.
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Kitted out in style thanks to WDH grant12 May 2015

Published 12 May 2015
Footballers have been blazing a trail in their bright red strip bought with a WDH Community Grant.

Making the right CHOICE11 May 2015

Published 11 May 2015
Weeks of hard work and training paid off for children when their proud families saw them graduate as Wakefield College cadets.
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WDH adds a splash of colour7 May 2015

Published 7 May 2015
Green-fingered residents at one of WDH’s independent living schemes donned their gardening gloves to plant up a colourful array of hanging baskets.
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May Day bank holiday arrangements1 May 2015

Published 1 May 2015
Next Monday (May Day bank holiday, 4 May) all WDH service access points including the Hub at the Bull Ring, Wakefield will be closed, reopening on Tuesday morning, 5 May 2015.
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Gas Access Week1 May 2015

Published 1 May 2015
This week is Gas Access Week, an event designed to promote the ongoing Gas Access Campaign.
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WDH to attend parish council open day30 April 2015

Published 30 April 2015
WDH representatives will join a number of community organisations at Sharlston and New Sharlston Parish Council's Open Day in May.
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Improved bowling club facilities thanks to WDH grant30 April 2015

Published 30 April 2015
A bowling club in Outwood celebrated the purchase of new equipment thanks to a WDH Community Grant with afternoon tea and games of bowling.

Children's audit helps to improve environment28 April 2015

Published 28 April 2015
Youngsters took their first steps towards looking after their community when they carried out an environmental audit for WDH and Wakefield Council.
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Be vigilant against bogus callers24 April 2015

Published 24 April 2015
We are urging everyone to be vigilant against potential bogus callers who may be targeting our neighbourhoods.
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WDH welcomes VIP team22 April 2015

Published 22 April 2015
A hair and beauty salon has given a facelift to commercial premises owned by WDH in Castleford.
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Plans to improve Normanton estate revealed
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Plans to improve Normanton estate revealed

Published 4 June 2014

Normanton proposed play area

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

The proposals have been put forward by WDH as part of a large scale environmental improvement programme for the area. The work includes the provision of new fencing, improved parking areas, dedicated communal bin stores, enclosed patio areas for most of the ground-floor maisonettes and landscaping to the communal grassed areas. The work is being carried out in partnership with Groundwork Wakefield.

The first phase is now in progress at Hesletine Close with phase two scheduled to begin on the estate in summer/autumn and completed within approximately 12 months.

Joanne Smith, WDH Area Manager said:

“The feedback on our plans for the estate have been really positive. Over 40 residents have had their say on the proposals, and there’s elements we’ll be tweaking based on the suggestions that have been made.”

Local resident Carole Jarvis, 68, said:

“The new design for the estate is fabulous, and if I didn’t live here now I’d definitely want to move here. At the moment you can walk in front of people’s doors on the ground floor, but the proposals include fenced patio areas, which means they won’t be able to in the future. It’s great.”

Tenants and residents can continue to offer their views on the development by contacting Claire Secker, Tenant Involvement Officer on 01977 788384 or email csecker@wdh.co.uk

 

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