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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.

Love Where You Live Award winners revealed!3 October 2014

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.

Coffee and cakes raise more than £1,600 for Macmillan2 October 2014

Published 2 October 2014
Brilliant WDH bakers helped make plenty of dough for Macmillan Cancer Support with a mixture of fund-raising events around the business that raised a total of £1,662.65.
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LWYLA awards tonight!2 October 2014

Published 2 October 2014
Community heroes from across the district will be celebrated tonight at our third annual Love Where You Live Awards - hosted at the Cedar Court Hotel in Wakefield.

Schoolchildren name new Normanton streets1 October 2014

Published 1 October 2014
A recently completed WDH housing development located off Castleford Road in Normanton has had two of its streets named by students at Normanton Common School.
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Love Where You Live Awards - record vote29 September 2014

Published 29 September 2014
More than 7,000 votes have been cast in this year’s WDH Love Where You Live Awards – beating last year’s total.

Fire prevention is key at Horsefair26 September 2014

Published 26 September 2014
WDH tenants gathered to watch a flaming hot demonstration in Pontefract, to help raise awareness of the dangers of chip pan fires.
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Last day to vote for your community heroes26 September 2014

Published 26 September 2014
Time’s running out to pick the community stars who will shine at this year’s Love Where You Live Awards!

WDH donates two computers to South Kirkby Youth Club25 September 2014

Published 25 September 2014
A youth club in South Kirkby has been given an IT boost, having recently received two computers courtesy of WDH.
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Just two days left to choose your community heroes25 September 2014

Published 25 September 2014
Time’s running out to pick the community stars who will shine at this year’s Love Where You Live Awards!

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WDH raises funds for Hospice2 May 2019

Published 2 May 2019
WDH has raised an impressive £1,605 for Wakefield Hospice as part of the Hospice’s annual 10k Road Race Corporate Challenge. A team of 28 employees took on the challenge, organised by the charity to raise much needed funds to help provide palliative and end of life care to patients. Jamie Strachan, Events Fundraiser and organiser of the 10k race said: “For us the Wakefield 10k is our biggest event and the Corporate Challenge is a great way for businesses across the district to get involved. We are committed to inclusivity, hence why we have a funding target rather than a race time target. We began the Corporate Challenge back in 2017 and we have raised £35,000 so far.” He added: “75% of funding has to come from the public and year in and year out, people from Wakefield come out to support us. While we can’t add days to life, we can add life to days, providing a home from home experience and every little contribution matters. This contribution from WDH will help tremendously.” Joanne Biltcliffe, OneCALL Manager at WDH led the group and said: “We’re thrilled we have managed to exceed our £1,000 target. The 10k Road Race is a great way of getting employees fit and active and at the same time giving something back by providing much needed funds to the Hospice.”
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Service access point and HUB employee training closures2 May 2019

Published 2 May 2019
All of our offices and service access points (SAPs) will be closed from 12 noon on Thursday 9 May. They will open as usual on Friday 10 May.
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Serviceaccess point and HUB bank holiday closures30 April 2019

Published 30 April 2019
All of our offices and service access points (SAPs) will be closed on Monday 6 May. They will open as usual on Tuesday 7 May.
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Pontefract residents get creative for Easter24 April 2019

Published 24 April 2019
Last week, residents of a WDH independent living scheme enjoyed an Easter themed coffee morning. They got creative putting together Easter cards, Easter bonnets and Easter bags. One resident said: “I made my two daughters an Easter card each. It’s not something that I would usually do but it would have been a shame to pass on this opportunity.” Claire Secker, Tenant Involvement Officer, said: “It’s nice to see the residents come together and help one another. We urge everyone to get involved in any events that are held and it’s nice to see so many people enjoying themselves.”  
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Musgrave Court in Wakefield welcomes residents back12 April 2019

Published 12 April 2019
Musgrave Court, our latest independent living scheme to be refurbished, has begun welcoming its residents, old and new, back to their new and improved homes.

WDH Community Grants available now8 April 2019

Published 8 April 2019
Local groups can apply for up to £1500 to help fund community projects between 8 April -17 May.

Council Tax changes – have your say4 April 2019

Published 4 April 2019
Wakefield Council are considering changes to the way Council Tax Support is calculated from 1 April 2020 and are asking for your thoughts on the proposals. A public consultation will run from 6 March to 6 June 2019. The changes are intended to make it simpler and easier to understand. Full background details of the proposed changes and the reason for these changes can be found on the Council website.
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Cold Calling Control Zone set up to protect tenants in Normanton3 April 2019

Published 3 April 2019
WDH, in partnership with West Yorkshire Trading Standards and West Yorkshire Police, has launched a Cold Calling Control Zone at Benson Lane, and the surrounding streets, in Normanton
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Are you involved in any community or voluntary groups?20 March 2019

Published 20 March 2019
WDH are hosting a Funding Fair in partnership with Communities Together Forum this evening (Wednesday 20 March). There will be a number of funders including ourselves, Community Foundation Wakefield, Big Lottery Fund and many more. The event will be held between 4 pm to and 7 pm at WDH’s Navigation House, Whistler Drive, Castleford, WF10 5HX. Drop in to find out more.
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Look out for bogus texts20 March 2019

Published 20 March 2019
It has been brought to our attention that some of our tenants have been receiving text messages from someone claiming to be the Council. The messages are advising people that they can receive a refund from the Council and to visit a link to a website that they describe as ‘secure’. This is not a secure website, do not click this link if you receive this text. Those who have clicked the link have been charged. Luckily the people that have been victim to these texts have, in this instance, had all their money refunded.
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Airedale residents take part in the Three Streets Love Where You Live Event
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Airedale residents take part in the Three Streets Love Where You Live Event

Published 11 July 2016

Residents living on Milnes Grove, Kershaw Avenue and Graham Street in Airedale took part in the Three Streets Love Where You Live Event hosted by WDH and The Airedale Neighbourhood Management Board to help them clean up the area.

The event is part of ongoing partnership work, supporting tenants and residents to feel proud of where they live and to help them keep it tidy.

On the day WDH’s Estate Impact Team were on hand to help take away larger items or extra bin bags, saving families the cost of having these removed.  Employees and residents from WDH spent time doing a litter pick around these three streets to ensure it was as clean as possible for local residents. 

People were also given the opportunity to come along to the WDH stand for a chat about Airedale and the chance to find out about other events coming up in the area.

James Sharpe, WDH’s Estate Manager, said: “It’s an absolute pleasure to see the transformation of Airedale, residents clearly have pride in their community and are confident about the future. The improvements in customer satisfaction and reductions in crime within the Airedale community represent a strong foundation for future success.”     

Mike Dixon, Chairman of The Airedale Neighbourhood Management Board said: “It’s great to work with WDH on events such as The Three Streets Clean. We want these events to help local residents to feel proud about where they live but also to prompt them to take care of the area around them. By working in partnership we ensure that these streets remain a nice place for people to live.” 

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