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.

Final call for our Love Where You Live Awards24 June 2014

Published 24 June 2014
Do you know someone who works hard to make the Wakefield district a better place to live? Time’s running out to nominate them for this year’s WDH Love Where You Live Awards.

Jaglin Court residents try out armchair exercise16 June 2014

Published 16 June 2014
Residents at Jaglin Court in Featherstone have been taking part in armchair exercise classes as part of efforts by WDH to improve social interaction at the Independent Living Scheme.
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Celebratory cake for Featherstone residents


Celebratory cake for Featherstone residents

Published 6 November 2014

Featherstone residents gathered to watch the official cake cutting which marked the end of their environmental improvement works on their estate.

The improvements on the Huntwick Estate have been ongoing since 2011 in partnership with Wakefield and District Housing and Groundwork Wakefield.

The scheme had many different phases which has seen new railings installed, gardens being revamped, new brick walls being built, new drives and off-road parking being provided.

Specially-carved numbers built into the surrounding walls of their properties to add a unique finishing touch. The numbers were made by the residents at special workshops earlier this year.


Carol Hartshorne, 50, local resident, said: “It looks really lovely.  We only moved here six months ago but we are so happy and we’ve seen a vast improvement now the work is complete.”

Activities on the day included clay modelling, a tombola stall, Halloween crafts and lots of sports activities were also enjoyed on the day.

Alan Bullock, WDH Estate Manager, said: “The work is really impressive; it’s made such a big improvement and tenants are really happy with the work.”

Diana Brown, Groundwork’s landscape architect, said: "It has been a fantastic scheme for Groundwork to work on.  We are delighted with the hard work residents have put in to personalise their stone house numbers.  The overall impact has greatly improved the sense of pride in Huntwick".





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