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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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Northern Powergrid issues advice ahead of Storm Barbara
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Northern Powergrid issues advice ahead of Storm Barbara

Published 23 December 2016

Ahead of Storm Barbara, which is forecast to bring strong winds as we approach Christmas, Northern Powergrid has issued information to customers about what to do in a power cut. 

Northern Powergrid has launched a new, free national helpline. By dialling 105 customers can get information on power cuts in the area. Northern Powergrid is urging people to save the number 105 in their mobile phones in case of an emergency.

Other advice includes: 

  • Bookmark Northern Powergrid’s online power cut reporting service on your mobile devices – www.northernpowergrid.com/power-cuts ;
  • have a charged mobile phone with important numbers, including 105 the new, free national power cut phone line, easily accessible;
  • turn off electrical appliances at the socket (this is particularly important for heating or cooking appliances as your power could be restored at any time and potentially cause a safety hazard);
  • keep one light switched on so you know when power is restored;
  • keep a battery or wind-up torch handy – they’re much safer than candles;
  • check on your elderly or sick neighbours and relatives;
  • ensure you have some food and drink in your home that does not require electricity to heat or prepare it; and
  • only call 999 in the event of an emergency

If your home is damaged by the extreme weather, we are here to help. However, please do bear with us as we are likely to experience a high volume of calls.

Contact OneCALL on 0345 8 507 507.

If your call isn’t an emergency, please visit www.wdh.co.uk/tenant where you can request a repair or make a payment online.

 

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