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Local children name street15 June 2017

Published 15 June 2017
Children from St Peters and Clifton CE Primary School have won a competition to name a nearby street.
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WDH employees rewarded for over 320 years combined service 14 June 2017

Published 14 June 2017
11 WDH employees recently picked up Long Service Awards having clocked up a combined 320 years’ service between them!
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Our Digital Roadshow is coming to you!14 June 2017

Published 14 June 2017
We’re out and about in our Mobile Hub this summer bringing you help and advice on how to manage your tenancy online, download our new App and giving you the chance to win a holiday!
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Girls from Airedale Academy get a taste for construction13 June 2017

Published 13 June 2017
WDH has teamed up with Airedale Academy to introduce girls to careers in construction. Seven girls from Year 8 at Airedale Academy were selected to attend a Girls into Construction taster session, at WDH’s purpose built training facility, after showing an interest in a future career in construction.
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Children’s Day at Smirthwaite Estate13 June 2017

Published 13 June 2017
Residents of Smirthwaite Estate came together on 1 June 2017 to celebrate Children’s Day.
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Job success for Eileen 19 May 2017

Published 19 May 2017
A local woman who regularly attended a WDH work club in Featherstone has secured a permanent job after volunteering through the Dr Jackson Cancer Appeal shop.

Mrs Clark is over the moon with her new kitchen 15 May 2017

Published 15 May 2017
After losing her husband, Mrs Clark, who lives in a WDH property, didn’t know if she could face the stress and disruption that home improvements can bring. However, after a little persuasion from her family she went ahead and now she couldn’t be happier with her new kitchen!
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WDH super homes leading the way in sustainable building12 May 2017

Published 12 May 2017
Specialist academics from Sheffield Hallam University, University of Salford and as far as Australia visited Park Dale in Airedale this week to see how the site has become one of the UK’s largest housing developments with a zero-carbon footprint.

WDH wins national award10 May 2017

Published 10 May 2017
WDH has won a national UK Housing Award for the financial help and support it provides to tenants.
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Children of Pontefract celebrate Easter in the park4 May 2017

Published 4 May 2017
WDH supported Friends of Pease Park with a preschool Easter event on Tuesday 4 April.
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Improved bowling club facilities thanks to WDH grant
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Improved bowling club facilities thanks to WDH grant

Published 30 April 2015

A bowling club in Outwood celebrated the purchase of new equipment thanks to a WDH Community Grant with afternoon tea and games of bowling.

 Grange Park Bowling Club, based at Grange Park, received £415 to buy a coffee machine and patio tables and chairs, supporting its ambitions to become a community hub for social activities including bingo and coffee mornings.

 

 The new additions follow a recent £50,000 clubhouse refurbishment, completed thanks in part to funding from Sport England.

 

 The WDH Community Grant was approved by WDH’s North West Neighbourhood Panel, which meets regularly to discuss funding applications from local community groups and to discuss local neighbourhood priorities.

 

 Chris Batty, Vice Chair of the Panel, said: “We’re pleased to be able to support worthwhile local community initiatives like this. It’s important to create a strong community spirit and these facilities will certainly help achieve that.”

Kathryn Hutchinson, WDH Tenant Involvement Officer said: “Community grants are awarded to local groups that operate within our communities. This project is great because not only does it support the long-term sustainability of a great sports venue, it also directly benefits an area where many of our tenants live.”

 

The club now hosts afternoon tea every Wednesday at 2 pm, and a fun day on the third Sunday of every month.

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