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First success is the icing on the cake for Community Learning Programme4 June 2014

Published 4 June 2014
The WDH Community Learning Programme 2014 is underway after the first session took place in South Kirkby.

News in Brief4 June 2014

Published 4 June 2014
This is News in Brief - a weekly round-up of the latest news and events affecting the Housing industry and communities in the Wakefield district and beyond.
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Changes to the Homesearch policy3 June 2014

Published 3 June 2014
Following consultation with WDH tenants, Homesearch members and non-members, our Homesearch policy is changing.

WDH’s digital drive moves up a gear29 May 2014

Published 29 May 2014
More computers have been donated to the community thanks to WDH’s drive to help more people get online.

Residents learn more about services29 May 2014

Published 29 May 2014
A senior citizens group were visited by five different WDH service areas during a meeting in Horbury.

Pupils bowled over after tenants visit27 May 2014

Published 27 May 2014
Two generations went head-to-head on the boccia bowling court at a school in Wakefield.

Our Roadshows get underway23 May 2014

Published 23 May 2014
Our Summer Roadshow 2014 hits the road this week, bringing advice and information to tenants and residents at fun galas, market days and community events across the district.

Maypole tradition continue thanks to WDH grant20 May 2014

Published 20 May 2014
Residents in Gawthorpe were able to continue a 140-year tradition thanks to a WDH Community Grant.

Pontefract residents celebrate improvements1 May 2014

Published 1 May 2014
WDH held a celebratory event in Pontefract last week to mark the end of the environmental improvements being carried out in the local area.
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New energy switching service to support Wakefield communities16 April 2014

Published 16 April 2014
An energy switching website and phone service which aims to help WDH tenants and Wakefield residents save money on their gas and electricity bills has been launched by WDH this week.
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WDH’s winners all love where they live
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WDH’s winners all love where they live

Published 21 October 2016

Tenants, residents and community groups were among the winners at WDH’s annual Love Where You Live Awards grand final last night.

The event, held at Wakefield’s Cedar Court Hotel and sponsored by Sodexo, celebrated local community heroes who make the Wakefield district a better place to live.

More than 10,000 votes were cast for this year’s winners.

To see the photos of the winners from 2017’s event click here 

 

 Best Neighbourhood: Friends of Mellwood House

 

Community Group: Havercroft Parents Forum

 

Working with Older People: Ann Bond

 

Working with Younger People:  Rycroft Youth Club

 

Community Champion: Rachel Speak

 

Arts and Culture: Chloe Hawkins and SKCA Singing Group

 

Young Achiever:  Kai Brooke

 

Best Garden: Mr and Mrs Davis 

This year WDH have given people even more chances to win! The winners will now receive £200 in prize money and runners up in second and third place will receive £100 and £50 each, thanks to the event sponsors, Sodexo.

The raffle held on the evening raised nearly £400 which will be donated to Wakefield Hospice and Prince of Wales Hospice.

WDH’s Chief Executive Kevin Dodd said: “Our Love Where You Live Awards have been a bigger and better success than ever before, with a record-breaking number of votes cast for people and groups who make Wakefield a wonderful place for everyone.

“It is important that we celebrate the hard work and dedication that these people put into making their neighbourhoods friendlier, safer and even more enjoyable places to be, and we hope that the prize money they receive will go a long way to helping continue that work.”

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