- (30/1/2015) Register to vote
We are encouraging any local residents not yet registered to vote, to take advantage of National Voter Registration Day (5 February) and go online now to register.
- (27/1/2015) OFSTED praises Council for supporting school improvement
The Council's improvement have improved significantly and the quality of schools is improving at a faster rate than national averages, according to a new inspection by OFSTED.
- (27/1/2015) Council committed to tackling domestic abuse
Members of Wakefield Council’s Cabinet are to discuss plans to reduce domestic abuse - by working more closely with partners to tackle the root causes of the crime.
- (27/1/2015) Tough year ahead as Council budget cuts bite
Public services in the Wakefield district are set to shrink as the Council faces unprecedented cuts in its funding from the Government.
- (26/1/2015) Memorial information day
An information day is being held at Knottingley Cemetery to advise people about a programme of memorial safety checks.
- (23/1/2015) Refurbishment work nearly complete
A £225k improvement scheme in Knottingley has almost finished.
- (23/1/2015) Raise skills levels to help improve economy
We are calling on the district’s employers to invest in upskilling their workforce to drive economic growth and keep local talent in the area.
- (21/1/2015) Tour de Yorkshire comes to Wakefield
Wakefield is welcoming the Tour de Yorkshire Cycle race in May which is expected to attract the elite of the cycling world following the success of last year's Tour de France grand Depart from the county.
- (20/1/2015) Event for would-be teachers in Ossett
Anyone interested in becoming a teacher is invited to a special open evening where they can find out all they need to know about training – from a teacher training provider rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.
- (20/1/2015) Public Exhibition - Regeneration Plans for City’s Civic Quarter
An exhibition showcasing ideas for how the City’s civic quarter could be regenerated is being unveiled by the Council.
- (20/1/2015) Wakefield Council Apprentice wins award
An apprentice at the Council has beaten off competition from dozens of other students to win a top regional award.
- (20/1/2015) Wakefield welcomes celebrity chefs for Rhubarb Festival
Wakefield’s famous food, drink and rhubarb festival returns next month (Feb) with a host of famous names and faces cooking up some tasty treats.
- (14/1/2015) Temporary Library at Sandal Vandalised
Thieves have broken into a temporary library, which was in the car park adjacent to Sandal Library.
- (12/1/2015) Council’s Youth Offending Service praised
Our Youth Offending team have been praised following a report from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation.
- (8/1/2015) Wakefield shortlisted to become one of the first housing zones
We have become one of 29 areas to be shortlisted to become one of the first housing zones in the UK.
- (8/1/2015) Council Leader calls pays tribute to Paris shooting victims
Councillor Peter Box CBE, Leader of Wakefield Council today paid tribute to the victims of the Paris massacre and called on people to stand shoulder to shoulder in the fight against such terrorist attacks.
- (7/1/2015) New grant for Pontefract Castle
Pontefract Castle has successfully applied for another grant to support its £3.5 million Key to the North project.
- (7/1/2015) Final opportunity for residents to show how they would balance the Council’s budget.
Residents and local businesses have until Sunday January 11 to show how they would personally choose to balance our 2015/16 budget.
- (7/1/2015) Next Cabinet on Tour is on January 13th in South Elmsall
Wakefield Council is reminding residents to come along and get their questions answered at the next Cabinet on Tour event in South Elmsall.
- (7/1/2015) Give up alcohol in January for a healthy start to 2015
We are reminding residents it's not too late to go alcohol free this month – by signing up to 'dry' January.
- (6/1/2015) Council helps increase housing growth across the district
A report detailing the progress that is being made to increase the building of new homes across the district will be discussed next week.