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First ever street name contest launched!

Published 17 December 2014

WDH will become the first housing association in the UK to use a public vote on Facebook to decide the name of a new residential road in Wakefield.

Users of the social media platform will be able choose their favourite from a selection of street names which have been put forward by year 7 pupils at Crofton Academy.

The most popular will then become the new name of the road which is currently being built off Hawthorn Avenue in Crofton by WDH’s in-house Homebuilder workforce.

Voting starts on Facebook today and will run until Monday 22 December.

Martyn Gorton, Director of Investment at WDH, said: “The pupils at Crofton Academy have clearly spent a lot of time researching the history of Crofton and have come up with some excellent names, all of which we would be delighted to use in our new community. Opening the voting up to the public on Facebook is an exciting opportunity to engage with our customers and leave a lasting legacy on this project and we’re particularly encouraging people from Crofton to cast their votes.”

The 32 timber-framed houses are expected to be finished in spring 2015 and will be made up of two and three bedroom houses.

To view aerial footage of the site being built visit the WDH YouTube page.

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