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WDH make the right call with new phone numbers9 July 2014

Published 9 July 2014
WDH has launched new low-cost local rate telephone number to make it cheaper to contact its customer service teams.
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WDH support healthy lifestyle event for young people 8 July 2014

Published 8 July 2014
Students from a school in Normanton learnt about cycling and healthy lifestyle as part of a ‘Bikefest Eco Day’ last week.
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Places available on gardening basics course7 July 2014

Published 7 July 2014
There are just a two days left to sign up for our free gardening basics course.

Wakefield district benefits from community funding4 July 2014

Published 4 July 2014
People from the Lupset and Thornes areas of Wakefield can benefit from the ‘Community First Fund’ – a project which will benefit local residents with education, health and wellbeing and tackle financial hardship.
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Normanton estate gets mini makeover3 July 2014

Published 3 July 2014
Students from a school in Normanton came together last week to help improve communal land on Church Court.

Catwalk beckons for ‘Sewing Bee’ Julie3 July 2014

Published 3 July 2014
TV sewing sensation Julie Gromett is giving a new twist to tweed with two catwalk sessions at The Ridings shopping centre, Wakefield, on Sunday (6 July).

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Hatfeild Court welcomes residents back today2 July 2014

Published 2 July 2014
Hatfeild Court - our latest independent living scheme to be refurbished - welcomes residents back today.
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Make a difference with WDH1 July 2014

Published 1 July 2014
People from Normanton and Featherstone are being invited to have a say in shaping the future of their communities.

Stroke group use grant for kitchen improvements26 June 2014

Published 26 June 2014
A peer support group for stroke survivors has used a £1,000 WDH Community Grant to finish off a communal kitchen.
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Your safety is our priority22 April 2020

Published 22 April 2020
Whilst the world is very much focused on coronavirus, as we all are, I’d like to take the opportunity to highlight the importance of safety. The safety and wellbeing of our tenants is our top priority.
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Don't burn your excess waste14 April 2020

Published 14 April 2020
We have recently seen a few incidents across the district involving garden fires. Due to the coronavirus outbreak Wakefield Council have taken the decision to suspend the collection of garden waste in order to maintain normal household and recycling waste collections.

Stay at home. Protect the NHS. Save lives.9 April 2020

Published 9 April 2020
The bank holiday and extended weekend will soon be upon us and, with the good weather we’ve been having, it is tempting for all of us to stretch the guidance a little bit to visit family, join friends in the garden or visit some of our local parks. However, I must urge you continue to support our NHS and follow the advice that has been given.
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Notice to GnERGY customers 3 April 2020

Published 3 April 2020
It has recently been announced that GnERGY Ltd has entered administration and that Bulb will take over GnERGY's customer base from Sunday 22 March 2020.

Support services available to tenants1 April 2020

Published 1 April 2020
For those of us who are currently self-isolating and having to spend more time at home, it may be of some relief to hear that the government has pledged to support people with energy costs during this time. There will be specific arrangements put in place for those on pre-payment meters struggling with the implications of the Coronavirus, as well as energy customers facing financial distress. Whilst I appreciate there is a lot more to consider at the moment, I hope this relieves at least some of the worries you might have.

Taking care of your mental health30 March 2020

Published 30 March 2020
The main priority of WDH is to look after our tenants and the homes they rent from us. But yet in these unfamiliar circumstances it is often difficult to prepare and know how to take the best care of ourselves and our families.
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A thank you from Chief Executive, Andy Wallhead 27 March 2020

Published 27 March 2020
Although we are approaching the weekend, I want to assure you that WDH will be continuing to work around the clock to support you and keep you and your homes safe. I would also like to offer thanks for the amount of support and appreciation you have shown for our teams in the most challenging of times. This support has meant a lot to them and is helping them to get through the most challenging of times for us all.
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Community Hubs offering support26 March 2020

Published 26 March 2020
Community Hubs are providing help to those who need it across the Wakefield district. They have volunteers and a range of support to help those affected by the coronavirus outbreak. They are working with the Council and others to support communities during this crisis.
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Update from Chief Executive, Andy Wallhead25 March 2020

Published 25 March 2020
I’m sure you will agree, the pace at which the coronavirus pandemic situation has taken hold has been phenomenal.
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Homesearch 24 March 2020

Published 24 March 2020
Please note that due to the rapidly changing situation we are currently facing due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the last Homesearch cycle will close on Wednesday 25 March 2020 in the morning
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Time-lapse film captures regeneration27 November 2014

Published 27 November 2014
Stunning time-lapse footage has captured the start of regeneration work at Ripley Court in Normanton.
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Winter edition of WDH News out now!26 November 2014

Published 26 November 2014
We're running a huge Christmas Advent Calendar competition in the winter edition of the tenant newsletter which will give tenants the chance to win a prize every day throughout December.

Help to shape district's future24 November 2014

Published 24 November 2014
People are invited to a drop-in session on Wednesday to find out how they can help to shape the future of Normanton and Featherstone by joining one of WDH's Neighbourhood Panels.

Havercroft ILS residents attend healthy living course 21 November 2014

Published 21 November 2014
Residents at Whinview Court in Havercroft are taking part in a health and wellbeing course organised by WDH and South West Yorkshire NHS Partnership Foundation Trust (SWYFT).
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Competition: Six simple steps to win an iPad and more!20 November 2014

Published 20 November 2014
We're running a mega Christmas Advent Calendar competition in the winter edition of your tenant newsletter - here are the six simple steps you need to follow to enter.
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Poster is more than just a load of rubbish!20 November 2014

Published 20 November 2014
Children from Portobello created a poster out of recycling during a Fun Day at the Castle Children’s Centre after local residents raised concerns about the amount of litter in the area.
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WDH offer timely energy switching reminder 19 November 2014

Published 19 November 2014
WDH, the social landlord behind a free local energy switching website and phone service, is reminding Wakefield residents that now’s the time to change their energy tariff or supplier.

Risk and Audit Team shortlisted for major award18 November 2014

Published 18 November 2014
Our innovative approach to risk management has seen us business shortlisted for a major international award.
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News in Brief17 November 2014

Published 17 November 2014
This is News in Brief - a weekly round up of the latest news and events affecting the Housing industry and communities in the Wakefield district and beyond.
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Cash Wise Christmas Dinner returns!14 November 2014

Published 14 November 2014
The TV adverts have started and the lights are being switched on – but the only way you know Christmas is truly coming is the launch of our ‘Cash-Wise-Christmas-Dinner’ competition!
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