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Normanton development shortlisted for regional award20 June 2016

Published 20 June 2016
An energy efficient housing development in Normanton has been shortlisted for a regional industry award.
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WDH retains prestigious industry accreditation9 June 2016

Published 9 June 2016
WDH has retained a sought after industry accreditation which recognises its continued commitment to resident involvement.
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Green fingered Residents at Whin View Court get ready for summer3 June 2016

Published 3 June 2016
With summer just around the corner green fingered residents at WDH’s Whin View Court Independent Living Scheme are getting their communal garden ready for the warmer months.

SAP closure for training (Wednesday 8 June at noon)3 June 2016

Published 3 June 2016
Our service access points (SAPs) will be closed on Wednesday 8 June at 12 noon for employee training. They will reopen on Thursday 9 June as normal. OneCALL are available 24 hours a day on 0345 8 507 507 for urgent enquiries about estate management and repairs. You can pay your rent using our online payment site, or by calling OneCALL or at any newsagents, convenience store or petrol station displaying the PayPoint sign. You can also pay your rent by registering for an online account, where you can manage all aspects of your tenancy. For more information, visit the tenant area of WDH.co.uk here.
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WDH’s Love Where You Live Awards are back again for a fifth year!2 June 2016

Published 2 June 2016
WDH’s Love Where You Live Awards are back again for a fifth year! Young achievers and community heroes in the Wakefield district who make a positive difference to their communities will be celebrated in our fifth annual awards.

Staged car crash promotes road safety in Airedale.23 May 2016

Published 23 May 2016
People in Airedale braved the rain to watch a staged car and bike collision at The Square, Airedale.

WDH recognised as a Dementia Friendly organisation23 May 2016

Published 23 May 2016
WDH has been recognised as ‘working towards’ being a Dementia Friendly organisation by the Alzheimer’s Society – the highest recognition they offer.
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Pay your rent by Direct Debit for the chance to win £1,000 worth of vouchers17 May 2016

Published 17 May 2016
The National Social Housing Rents Campaign is a national competition run by BACS UK that WDH is supporting. Housing organisations across the country will enter their Direct Debit payers into a prize draw, where five lucky people will win £1,000 Love2Shop vouchers.
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Lucky Care Link customer wins survey spoils17 May 2016

Published 17 May 2016
A lucky Care Link customer has won £50 worth of Sainsbury’s vouchers after being randomly selected from 880 people who completed the service’s 2016 customer satisfaction survey.
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New initiative encourages young people to try sport16 May 2016

Published 16 May 2016
Young people in the Wakefield district have the chance to get active this summer – thanks to a new community initiative with top coaches.
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Facebook fans name street in UK first
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Facebook fans name street in UK first

Published 5 March 2015

Our Facebook following has helped name our latest new build properties - in what is the first poll of its kind in the UK.

WDH’s 32-property development off Hawthorn Court, Crofton, has been named Waterton Court, in honour of Wakefield-born explorer Charles Waterton, after receiving 49 per cent of the votes in the poll.

In second place with 28 per cent of the vote was Manor Court, in recognition of the former Manor Farm which was the home of philanthropist Sir Titus Salt. Salt Close, suggested in honour Sir Titus, finished third with 23 per cent of the vote.

The three potential names were suggested by Year 7 Crofton Academy students, with people invited to vote on WDH’s Facebook page last month. Local residents were also invited to vote on their preferred name.

Waterton Court is the first street in the UK to be named using an online poll, with the properties being constructed by WDH’s team of skilled tradesmen. The development is due to be completed later this year.

Martyn Gorton, WDH’s Director of Investment, said: “Engagement with our communities is so important to us and this is an example of the way we embrace new communication channels to give our tenants a voice.

“Waterton Court, which the children chose in honour of Wakefield-born explorer Charles Waterton, is an excellent choice and a wonderful addition to the Crofton area.”

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