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Our 2014 Love Where You Live Award Highlights13 October 2014

Published 13 October 2014
A video highlight of our 2014 Love Where You Live Awards

WDH adds support to gas safety campaign13 October 2014

Published 13 October 2014
WDH has added its support to a national campaign to give social landlords the right legal access to carry out annual gas safety checks.
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Cash Wise reach 400th participant10 October 2014

Published 10 October 2014
WDH’s Cash Wise initiative has reached a landmark figure after the 400th participant attended the programme.

Our Community Group Award winner is...10 October 2014

Published 10 October 2014
Havercroft Children’s Centre won the Community Group category at our 2014 Love Where You Live Awards.

Working with Young People 2014: Friends of Fryston Woods9 October 2014

Published 9 October 2014
Friends of Fryston Woods collected two gongs at our 2014 Love Where You Live Awards – Working with Young People and Green Hero.

Working with Older People 2014: Hazel Richardson9 October 2014

Published 9 October 2014
Hazel Richardson won the Working with Older People category in our 2014 Love Where You Live Awards.

Good Neighbour 2014: Juanita Allen8 October 2014

Published 8 October 2014
Juanita Allen won the Good Neighbour category in our 2014 Love Where You Live Awards.

Young Achiever 2014: Zara McGuinness7 October 2014

Published 7 October 2014
Zara McGuinness won the Young Achiever category in our 2014 Love Where You Live Awards.

Best Neighbourhood 2014: War Memorial Group6 October 2014

Published 6 October 2014
Featherstone and District War Memorial Group won the Best Neighbourhood category in our 2014 Love Where You Live Awards.

Best Garden 2014: Derek Westerman6 October 2014

Published 6 October 2014
Derek Westerman was judged to have Wakefield’s Garden of the Year at the WDH 2014 Love Where You Live Awards.
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Lionesses have bright idea ahead of lantern festival
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Lionesses have bright idea ahead of lantern festival

Published 17 September 2014

A community group in Pontefract are preparing for a record-breaking lantern festival thanks to help from WDH.

The Pontefract Lionesses are using a WDH commercial property at The Circle in Chequerfield, Pontefract, to host weekly workshops where local residents can make their own lanterns for the Pontefract Lantern Festival in October.

Last year attracted over 700 lanterns despite a torrential downpour just before the parade began and organisers hope that figure will be over 1,000 this year.

Bernie Watson from the Pontefract Lionesses said: “Last year we found it hard to find somewhere to be able to work on the lanterns but this commercial unit is perfect for our needs because it’s the right size and location for what we want. We’ve already had a fantastic response from local people who have been in to make lanterns and we provide all the support and guidance so you don’t need any previous experience of making them.”

Natalie Guy, Tenant Involvement Officer from WDH, said: “We’re delighted that the group have chosen to use one of our properties to run their workshops ahead of the lantern festival and we’d love to try and make a WDH lantern for the parade too.”

The Pontefract Lantern Festival starts at 7pm on Saturday, 18 October at Pontefract Castle, and anyone wishing to make a lantern can attend the free workshops at 13 The Circle on Wednesdays, 6pm – 9pm, or Saturdays 10am – 4pm. Materials are provided free of charge and there is no need to book.

For more information on the festival contact Bernie Western on 07912 450175, or for more information on renting a shop from WDH, call 01977 724425 or visit wdh.co.uk/commercialproperties.

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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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