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Four days to go in LWYLA voting23 September 2014

Published 23 September 2014
With just four days left before voting closes in the WDH Love Where You Live Awards 2014 we’ve already seen nearly 5,000 votes cast.

Working to meet the changing care climate22 September 2014

Published 22 September 2014
The recent warm weather isn’t the only thing making people hot under the collar. The changing climate of care provision is also creating cause for concern.

Youth club supported to provide local sports activities18 September 2014

Published 18 September 2014
Youngsters from South Kirkby are being encouraged to try new sports thanks to both a national grant and support from WDH and Wakefield Council.
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Lionesses have bright idea ahead of lantern festival17 September 2014

Published 17 September 2014
A community group in Pontefract are preparing for a record-breaking lantern festival thanks to help from WDH.
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Value for Money Annual Assurance Statement launched17 September 2014

Published 17 September 2014
We are extremely proud to launch our Value for Money Annual Assurance Statement 2013/14, which outlines how we aim to provide value for money to all our stakeholders.

Gas Safety Week activities12 September 2014

Published 12 September 2014
To mark Gas Safety Week (15 to 21 September), our Specialist Service Team will be providing advice at different locations across Wakefield.

Love Where You Live Awards 2014 – two weeks voting left!12 September 2014

Published 12 September 2014
With just two weeks left to vote for your winners in this year’s Love Where You Live Awards, we’ve already received 3,614 votes!

CX’s comment on proposed ‘Bedroom Tax’ changes5 September 2014

Published 5 September 2014
MPs in the House of Commons have today voted to make changes to the ‘Bedroom Tax’, or Spare Room Subsidy.
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Foundation Grant puts trainees a cut above5 September 2014

Published 5 September 2014
Trainee hairdressers in Ossett have been given a trim-endous head start after a WDH grant paid for brand new equipment.
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Youngsters clean up Minsthorpe area4 September 2014

Published 4 September 2014
Young people from South Elmsall took part in an hour-long litter pick last week as part of an event organised by WDH and West Yorkshire Police Schools’ Officer PC Simon Newton.
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Staying safe at Shay Lane School
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Staying safe at Shay Lane School

Published 2 December 2014

Children at Shay Lane Primary School were taught the importance of building site safety during a visit from WDH.

Pupils at the school in Crofton were given a presentation by Tenant Involvement Officer Chris Croxall who was joined by Area Partnerships Manager Kat Backhouse and Site Manager Dave Hobbs, who currently runs the nearby Hawthorn Court site.

After discussing what dangers they might find on a building site and the importance of being safe around machinery, four children were chosen to try on different pieces of protective equipment to show what it looks like to be site safe.

They were then set a challenge to design a site safety poster with a winner to be drawn from each year group to win a prize just before Christmas.

Dave said: “We think it’s so important to try and teach children who live or go to school near our sites about being safe and the precautions we take to keep both us and them out of danger. I’m already looking forward to coming back in to see the posters, and based on the questions they asked during the presentation I think it’ll be very hard to pick a winner.”

 

The site at Hawthorn Court is currently being developed by WDH’s Homebuilder team and will see 32-timber framed properties built by September 2015.

To view our quadcopter footage of Hawthorn Court from the air, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRniCiAqAY8

 

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