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Nominations flood in for WDH community awards22 July 2014

Published 22 July 2014
More than 100 nominations have flooded in for this year’s WDH Love Where You Live Awards – with a prize of £500 for each of the eight winners to give to a community group of their choice.

Cash Wise scheme expands18 July 2014

Published 18 July 2014
Thousands of people could see their money worries eased after WDH’s Cash Wise scheme was widened to include all social housing tenants in the district.
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Move more everyday17 July 2014

Published 17 July 2014
WDH is proud to support Move More Every Day, a new initiative designed to help local people become healthier and more active.
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Pupils take part in Dragons' Den competition 17 July 2014

Published 17 July 2014
A team of young aspiring entrepreneurs from a school in Pontefract has won an enterprise competition organised by WDH.
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Make a difference in your neighbourhood14 July 2014

Published 14 July 2014
People from Normanton and Featherstone are being invited to have a say in shaping the future of their communities.

ILS resident celebrates 104th birthday 11 July 2014

Published 11 July 2014
A delicious hot meal and a tasty sponge for afters provided the icing on the cake for George Storry’s 104th birthday.
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Day care boost for residents11 July 2014

Published 11 July 2014
Volunteers in Kettlethorpe have secured funding to continue running a community playgroup thanks to WDH.

Kathleen turns 100 in style10 July 2014

Published 10 July 2014
A tenant from Ossett celebrated her 100th birthday with coffee and cake and retold her memories of the last century.

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WDH make the right call with new phone numbers9 July 2014

Published 9 July 2014
WDH has launched new low-cost local rate telephone number to make it cheaper to contact its customer service teams.
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WDH support healthy lifestyle event for young people 8 July 2014

Published 8 July 2014
Students from a school in Normanton learnt about cycling and healthy lifestyle as part of a ‘Bikefest Eco Day’ last week.
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Love Where You Live Award winners revealed!
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Love Where You Live Award winners revealed!

Published 3 October 2014

Heroes from across the Wakefield district have been honoured at the Grand Final of WDH’s Love Where You Live Awards 2014.

The Love Where You Live Awards recognise individuals and groups who have made a positive difference in local communities.  More than 7,300 votes were received for the nominees, with the winners announced at Wakefield's Cedar Court Hotel.

 

 

 

Winners on the night included:

  • Featherstone and District War Memorial Garden - Best Neighbourhood.
  • Zara McGuinness – Featherstone - Young Achiever.
  • Juanita Allen, Ossett - Good Neighbour.
  • Friends of Fryston Woods, Airedale - Working with Young People and Green Hero.
  • Havercroft Children’s Centre - Community Group.
  • Hazel Richardson, Knottingley - Working with Older People.
  • Derek Westerman, Leatham Crescent, Featherstone - Best Garden.

WDH Chief Executive Kevin Dodd said: “A great deal of hard work has been going on across the district to make our communities better places to live, and local people are at the heart of this.

“The Love Where You Live Awards become more successful every year, and we are hoping for even greater things in 2015."

The awards were sponsored by Wolseley Integrated Sevices, and a charity raffle raised £300 which will be shared between the Prince of Wales Hospice and Wakefield Hospice.

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