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Cold Calling Control Zone set up to protect tenants in Normanton3 April 2019

Published 3 April 2019
WDH, in partnership with West Yorkshire Trading Standards and West Yorkshire Police, has launched a Cold Calling Control Zone at Benson Lane, and the surrounding streets, in Normanton
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Free English and maths courses for tenants12 October 2017

Published 12 October 2017
WDH, alongside Wakefield Council’s Adult Education Service, will be running two free courses from the end of October for tenants who would like to brush up on either their maths or English skills.

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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Changes to WDH’s services at Normanton Service Access Point (SAP)21 September 2016

Published 21 September 2016
The way that people access our services is changing. Over the last few years there has been a reduction in the number of people using our Service Access Points (SAPs) and an increase in people self-serving and completing transactions online. It is because of these changes that we will be closing Normanton SAP on Friday 30 September 2016.
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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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Normanton residents help WDH celebrate their 75th ‘Homebuilder’ property8 April 2016

Published 8 April 2016
Local residents ventured out in the spring sunshine to help mark the completion of WDH’s 75th new-build property.

100+ children Clean for the Queen!24 March 2016

Published 24 March 2016
During the past two weeks 188 children from Normanton, Featherstone and the surrounding area have teamed up with WDH and taken part in Clean for the Queen, a national incentive to clean up the country in celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday in April.

New housing development completed in Normanton3 March 2016

Published 3 March 2016
Last week we completed 39 two and three bedroom properties.
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New £1.5m construction training facility20 January 2016

Published 20 January 2016
A 30,000 sq ft state-of-the-art construction training centre and trade store has been opened.

Normanton man finds his dream career with WDH’s help18 December 2015

Published 18 December 2015
A man from Normanton, found his dream career following a referral from a WDH work club. Attila Gyokos, 21, spent six months working at WDH as Project Support Assistant which helped him gain skills to aid his future employment.
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Apply now for a community grant29 August 2017

Published 29 August 2017
The WDH Community Grant Scheme is now open for local community groups and voluntary clubs to apply for up to £1,500. The cash boost can help towards existing services, buying equipment or paying for an event. The aim is to increase community spirit and enhance the quality of life for local people. Karen Deeley from Eastmoor Community Garden Association, whose art workshop project received funding from WDH, told us what the grant meant to her. "Five art workshops have taken place and the project has proved to be a wonderful experience.  Children aged between three and seven participated and created underwater scene art, willow wreathes and clay models.  As well as getting arty, people enjoyed exploring the community garden during their visits and learning about all the produce grown there.  On behalf of the Eastmoor Community Garden Association, I thank WDH for the support.  Without the grant received, none of this would have been possible." Applications are open from 7 August to 22 September 2017. For more information click here.

Free lunch for kids at the Addy23 August 2017

Published 23 August 2017
The Old Quarry Adventure Playground (The Addy) has received funding from WDH to provide free food for kids during the Summer holidays. The group applied for a WDH Community Grant to give free lunch to children who attend play sessions at the Addy over the Summer. As children don’t receive free school meals in the holidays, the Addy aims to reduce the financial burden on parents and make sure that children eat properly over the Summer break. The group at the Addy will teach kids how to make their own meals and introduce new healthy snacks. Michelle Bartram, from The Addy said: "We are piloting the holiday lunches this Summer. In cooperation with WDH, Morrisons and the Knottingley Food Bank we can provide 40 free dinners a day for a total of 21 days. The pilot seems successful, kids love making their own food and it helps parents out too!” Claire Secker, Tenant Involvement Officer at WDH said: “WDH work closely with The Addy throughout the year and I was happy to assist and support the application for a WDH Community Grant.  This project has given the children something to do during the school holidays and also ensured they have had a healthy lunch.  During my visit to a session it was great to see children enjoying preparing and trying new food.”

Donation boost to foodbanks 23 August 2017

Published 23 August 2017
Employees from WDH donated £650 worth of food to local foodbanks in just a week, the equivalent of 26 adult food parcels.

Vote now for your community heroes in our 2017 Love Where You Live Awards 22 August 2017

Published 22 August 2017
You can now vote for your local community heroes to get the recognition they deserve, as part of WDH's Love Where You Live Awards 2017.

Bank holiday opening times21 August 2017

Published 21 August 2017
All of our offices and service access points (SAPs) will be closed from Friday 25 August and will reopen on Tuesday 28 August.
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Residents on The Avenues get garden tips from industry experts14 August 2017

Published 14 August 2017
Over 25 green fingered residents from The Avenues in Pontefract received top tips from industry experts on how to maintain their new gardens which were renovated by WDH earlier this year.

WDH welcomes new Apprentices10 August 2017

Published 10 August 2017
As part of WDH’s 2017 apprenticeship scheme, we are proud to welcome six new apprentices.

Laura wins a holiday for using the WDH App8 August 2017

Published 8 August 2017
Laura Masters and her family are the lucky winners of our summer competition. Hundreds of tenants entered the competition to win £500 worth of holiday vouchers by downloading and logging in to the WDH App. Laura was delighted to win the prize and said: "I’ve never won anything before. I downloaded the App because we needed to report a repair and it helped us to do it quickly. Winning this prize is the cherry on the cake." Don’t worry if you didn’t win this time. You can still win £100 every month by using your online account through the WDH App or through our website. Simply log on and you will be entered into the prize draw.
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Are you eligible for the £140 Warm Home Discount?2 August 2017

Published 2 August 2017
Many of the energy suppliers’ Warm Home Discount schemes are now open for winter 2017-18 applications. If you qualify for the scheme, it can provide a welcome £140 towards your winter energy bills.

Annual Report 2017 launched!1 August 2017

Published 1 August 2017
We are extremely proud to launch this year’s Annual Report, which reflects on another successful year for WDH.
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