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Christmas Calendar Donation10 November 2017

Published 10 November 2017
A collection of advent calendars were handed out at the local foodbanks by the WDH Cash Wise team ready for Christmas.

Don’t let condensation be a pain this winter6 November 2017

Published 6 November 2017
At this time of year we receive calls from tenants about what they think is ‘damp’ in their homes – black mould spores or moisture which appears on walls and windows.

Hot water systems safety advice1 November 2017

Published 1 November 2017
We want to ensure you are as safe as possible in your homes and are focusing on providing hot water safety advice now the weather is turning colder.

Children and residents come together to improve their local park30 October 2017

Published 30 October 2017
Local children and residents gathered at Grasmere Park, in Knottingley, to show their support and discuss improvements to the area.

Dishing out budget friendly recipes at the foodbank 26 October 2017

Published 26 October 2017
Employees at WDH dished out quick, tasty, cheap and easy to cook recipes to support the Pontefract Foodbank last week.

Pupils from Pontefract help residents to celebrate their new look estate25 October 2017

Published 25 October 2017
Year 6 pupils from Half Penny Lane School in Pontefract have helped complete the green space at The Avenues in Pontefract by planting bulbs and shrubs to make the space look as bright as possible in the coming months. The space was then presented to the residents of The Avenues by employees from WDH.

Asbestos safety20 October 2017

Published 20 October 2017
If you are worried about the possible presence of asbestos in your home we have created an FAQ on our website to help you and give all the information you need.

Ossett Community Café improves their equipment after receiving grant19 October 2017

Published 19 October 2017
Ossett War Memorial Community Centre is benefitting from upgraded catering equipment thanks to a WDH Community Grant worth over £1000.

Home sweet home with Shared Ownership from WDH17 October 2017

Published 17 October 2017
Katie from Outwood is the latest person to get on the property ladder with our Shared Ownership scheme.

Working with Older People Winners 2017: Five Towns Stroke Group13 October 2017

Published 13 October 2017
The Five Towns Stroke Group won the Working with Older People category in WDH’s 2017 Love Where You Live Awards.
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Love Where You Live Award winners revealed!


Love Where You Live Award winners revealed!

Published 3 October 2014

Heroes from across the Wakefield district have been honoured at the Grand Final of WDH’s Love Where You Live Awards 2014.

The Love Where You Live Awards recognise individuals and groups who have made a positive difference in local communities.  More than 7,300 votes were received for the nominees, with the winners announced at Wakefield's Cedar Court Hotel.




Winners on the night included:

  • Featherstone and District War Memorial Garden - Best Neighbourhood.
  • Zara McGuinness – Featherstone - Young Achiever.
  • Juanita Allen, Ossett - Good Neighbour.
  • Friends of Fryston Woods, Airedale - Working with Young People and Green Hero.
  • Havercroft Children’s Centre - Community Group.
  • Hazel Richardson, Knottingley - Working with Older People.
  • Derek Westerman, Leatham Crescent, Featherstone - Best Garden.

WDH Chief Executive Kevin Dodd said: “A great deal of hard work has been going on across the district to make our communities better places to live, and local people are at the heart of this.

“The Love Where You Live Awards become more successful every year, and we are hoping for even greater things in 2015."

The awards were sponsored by Wolseley Integrated Sevices, and a charity raffle raised £300 which will be shared between the Prince of Wales Hospice and Wakefield Hospice.

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