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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.

Easter opening times5 April 2019

Published 5 April 2019
All of our offices and service access points (SAPs) will be closed from Thursday 18 April and will reopen on Tuesday 22 April.
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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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Back to school for creative residents 19 March 2019

Published 19 March 2019
WDH residents in Pontefract and Knottingley have taken part in a 10 week course to achieve a qualification in arts and crafts.

Over 500 litres of paint recycled15 March 2019

Published 15 March 2019
A splash of colour will go back into community projects after the painting and decorating team donated over 500 litres of paint to be reused.

Do you dare to be different? 14 March 2019

Published 14 March 2019
Our apprentices are open to anyone and this year we are supporting the Girls in Construction campaign. The campaign shows girls that they can do whatever they want. We are working with schools, offering taster sessions for girls at The Stores, Normanton to show them what is involved and to encourage them to consider a career in construction. Caroline joined WDH as an Apprentice Plumber 12 years ago and enjoys everything about it. The challenges, the variety and the people she gets the opportunity to work with make her job great. Construction isn’t just for men, girls can do it too.  Click here to watch the Girls in Construction video.  
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South Elmsall residents offered free energy advice this winter
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South Elmsall residents offered free energy advice this winter

Published 12 January 2016

A free winter energy advice session is being held next T­uesday at WDH’s Service Access Point on Exchange Street in South Elmsall.

The event, which will take place between 10 am and noon, is being hosted by WDH’s Sustainability Team.

Tenants will be able to get information about switching their energy supplier, applying for the Warm Home Discount, as well as how to correctly use the controls on storage heaters.

Alex Hargreaves, WDH’s Tenant Sustainability Officer, said:
“Many people don’t realise they could make big savings on their bills by simply switching to a cheaper tariff, especially with a new supplier. The process is really easy and on the day we're able to help people who bring their bills with them to quickly see if they’re getting the best deal.”

The next session in the local area this winter will be held on Tuesday 23 February at Kinsley and Fitzwilliam Learning Centre, 10 am to 1 pm.  

 

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Do you know a local hero?
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Do you know a local hero?

Published 29 March 2017

For the first time ever Community Foundation Wakefield District are looking to recognise the brilliant work being carried out by volunteers across the district and those who have made a real difference.

If you know someone who has organised activities/events, an individual or a group, and has affected someone’s life in a positive way, they could be the winner of the unsung hero award 2017.

To nominate please check the nomination criteria below to make sure they meet the standards required. Fill in the nomination form below and return it by email, info@wakefieldcf.org.uk or by post, Community Foundation Wakefield District, PO Box 695, Wakefield, WF1 9NW.

All nominations must be submitted by 5 pm on Monday 17 April.

Good luck to all nominees.

Nomination Criteria Unsung Hero Awards.docx (24.86 kb)

Nomination Form Unsung Hero Awards.docx (26.57 kb)

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