Celebrating all things Half Acres

Published 16 December 2014



WDH and partners have teamed up on Castleford’s Half Acres estate to improve the environment and tackle issues which matter to local residents, as part of a special Week of Action.

Activities kicked off with an environmental awareness day which promoted recycling and saw WDH teams, partners and volunteers work together to resolve long-standing issues surrounding fly tipping, litter and dog fouling.

The Week of Action was launched by WDH’s Service Director for Neighbourhoods, Mick Walsh, and Wakefield Council Leader Councillor Peter Box.

Other activities included a Street Pact meeting involving the Castleford Neighbourhood Policing Team to address any crime and antisocial behaviour, with residents given the chance to discuss any issues so action can be taking against the minority who may be responsible.

Local residents were also treated to a festive coffee morning which promoted health and wellbeing, including free health checks and advice on healthy eating and keeping active. 

James Sharpe, WDH Estate Manager, said: “The week’s activities reinforce our work in Half Acres and demonstrate that WDH and our partners are committed to supporting the local community.


“The week’s activities have been extremely popular with residents and have created a strong foundation for our work together in future.”            








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