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Learn internet basics this summer 1 六月 2015

Published 1 六月 2015
WDH is offering its tenants free help and advice on how to use the internet as part of its Summer Road Show, which starts this week. [更多...]
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Contractors boost WDH residents’ social fund28 五月 2015

Published 28 五月 2015
Contractors who completed the transformation of a WDH independent living scheme returned with a £500 donation to the residents’ social fund. [更多...]
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Seaside sensations at Sparable Lane21 五月 2015

Published 21 五月 2015
A taste of the seaside at a WDH independent living scheme allowed residents to enjoy all the fun of a day trip without leaving Wakefield. [更多...]
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Improving the Vue with WDH support18 五月 2015

Published 18 五月 2015
The entrance to the Belle Vue estate in Wakefield has been spruced up as part of a WDH Love Where You Live community project. [更多...]

Kitted out in style thanks to WDH grant12 五月 2015

Published 12 五月 2015
Footballers have been blazing a trail in their bright red strip bought with a WDH Community Grant. [更多...]
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Making the right CHOICE11 五月 2015

Published 11 五月 2015
Weeks of hard work and training paid off for children when their proud families saw them graduate as Wakefield College cadets. [更多...]
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WDH adds a splash of colour7 五月 2015

Published 7 五月 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. [更多...]
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May Day bank holiday arrangements1 五月 2015

Published 1 五月 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. [更多...]
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Gas Access Week1 五月 2015

Published 1 五月 2015
This week is Gas Access Week, an event designed to promote the ongoing Gas Access Campaign. [更多...]
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WDH to attend parish council open day30 四月 2015

Published 30 四月 2015
WDH representatives will join a number of community organisations at Sharlston and New Sharlston Parish Council's Open Day in May. [更多...]
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The Pontefract Hub is now open!9 May 2018

Published 9 May 2018
The Hub will support our customers to access more services online independently or with the help of our trained Digital Angels.
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Bank holiday opening times29 April 2018

Published 29 April 2018
All of our offices and service access points (SAPs) will be closed from Friday 4 May and will reopen on Tuesday 8 May.
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Service access point (SAP) closure for training (Thursday 3 May at noon) 23 April 2018

Published 23 April 2018
Our SAPs will be closed on Thursday 3 May at 12 noon for employee training. They will reopen on Friday 4 May as normal.
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WDH and Termrim build 20 new homes in South Kirkby6 April 2018

Published 6 April 2018
WDH and building contractors Termrim have built twenty new homes in South Kirkby and made improvements for local residents.

Residents at Queen’s Avenue get in the Easter spirit4 April 2018

Published 4 April 2018
Residents at Queens Avenue Independent Living Scheme got together to celebrate Easter and create festive cards and hats.

Set to share best practice for ModernGov4 April 2018

Published 4 April 2018
The Debt and Cash Wise teams will present to over 40 professionals from across the housing sector in London on 24 April.
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New and improved service access point (SAP) coming to Pontefract soon!15 March 2018

Published 15 March 2018
Don’t forget, our Pontefract SAP is closed for refurbishment for eight weeks.
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Eco-friendly prize for top energy saving tips13 March 2018

Published 13 March 2018
WDH’s Sustainability Team handed over a hamper full of eco-friendly products to two lucky tenants as part of Fuel Poverty Awareness Day last month.

New and improved service access point (SAP) coming to Pontefract soon!9 March 2018

Published 9 March 2018
Pontefract SAP will be closing from Monday 12 March 2018 for approximately eight weeks whilst we refurbish and improve the facilities.

Our Love Where You Live Awards are back for a seventh year!5 March 2018

Published 5 March 2018
Young achievers and community heroes in the Wakefield district who make a positive difference to our communities will be celebrated in our seventh annual Love Where You Live awards.
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Starring role for budding sculptors
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Starring role for budding sculptors

Published 4 September 2014

Youngsters who had a hand in designing and creating a star-spangled sculpture helped with its unveiling at the gateway to a WDH estate in Castleford.

Sculptor Dan Jones has worked closely with WDH, Cutsyke Community Group, children from Ackton Pastures School and Groundwork Wakefield  to help design the piece of artwork.

On Wednesday residents from Cutsyke Estate joined Cutsyke Community Group and representatives from WDH, including Chief Executive Kevin Dodd, to reveal the work at the entrance to Westwood Road.

This celebration event marked the end of a major environmental improvement scheme which has transformed the visual appearance of the estate. The work included new boundary wall treatments with metal inserts, metal gates and the provision of much needed off street parking.

Dan worked with children from Ackton Pastures Primary School , inviting them to his South Yorkshire workshop to help them develop their ideas. They wanted an abstract piece of art with a futuristic theme, so Dan incorporated stars into the design and added influences from local sculptors Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth.

It took three months to carve the Kilkenny limestone into three distinct shapes – a plinth to signify the keystone and stability, a section representing the undulating landscape and a ‘ball’ of stars to symbolise a new arrival on the site.

Dan, who has completed other sculptures for WDH across the Wakefield district, said: “I wanted to make it abstract and tactile.”

WDH Area Manager Joanne Smith thanked Cutsyke residents and Groundwork Wakefield for their input and support. She said: “I think you will agree the estate looks absolutely fantastic.”

Rheta Davison MBE, of the community group, also thanked Groundwork and added: “We would like to think that the residents will look after it and make it look as good as new all the time.”

 

 

 

 

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