- (24/12/2015) You Choose – help balance the Council’s budget for 2016/17
Wakefield Council is asking residents and local businesses how they would choose to balance the Council’s budget by using an interactive tool on its website.
- (22/12/2015) Council Leader backs petition against closure of delivery sorting office at Ossett Post Office
Wakefield Council's Leader, Cllr Peter Box, is backing a petition of approximately 4,000 signatures against the closure of the delivery sorting office at Ossett Post Office.
- (21/12/2015) £1 million lent out to help Wakefield residents improve their homes
Wakefield Council’s House Proud Loan scheme has helped out with over £1m of works help residents in the district improve their homes.
- (21/12/2015) Council warns residents to be aware of bogus calls about council tax
Wakefield Council is urging residents to stay vigilant following reports of bogus phone calls to residents claiming to offer Council Tax rebates.
- (18/12/2015) Closure of Kellingley Colliery is end of an era
Councillor Denise Jeffery, Deputy Leader of Wakefield Council with responsibility for economic growth and skills, said the closure of Kellingley Colliery was the end of an era – for the district and for deep mining in the UK.
- (17/12/2015) Council Leader calls for improved response from Highways Agency
The Leader of Wakefield Council and the Combined Authority has called for a meeting with the Highways Agency to review the response to yesterday's traffic disruption and to see what lessons can be learnt.
- (16/12/2015) Wakefield Domestic Abuse Service welcomes financial boost
Wakefield Council's Domestic Abuse Service has been awarded nearly £25,000 to make sure that victims of domestic abuse get access to the support they need.
- (16/12/2015) Wakefield Council gets ready to welcome Syrian refugees
Wakefield Council is among councils across Yorkshire and the Humber preparing the welcome Syrian refugees over the next four years.
- (15/12/2015) Wakefield Council to review Business Rates Discretionary Relief Scheme
Wakefield Council is consulting on making changes to its Business Rates Discretionary Relief Scheme for registered charities, community amateur sports clubs and other not-for-profit organisations.
- (15/12/2015) Temporary closure of Airedale Library for refurbishment
Airedale Library will temporarily close for refurbishment from Sunday 20 December at 1pm.
- (11/12/2015) Topping out ceremony at £6.4m West Yorkshire History Centre in Wakefield
A ‘Topping Out’ ceremony has taken place to mark the completion of building work on a multi-million pound archive building in Wakefield, which will house historical records of regional, national and international significance.
- (11/12/2015) Wakefield Council to review options for siting of new swimming pool for South East
Wakefield Council is to re-visit all options for the site of its new swimming pool for the South East of the district.
- (10/12/2015) Christmas closures
Wakefield Council is focusing on providing essential services for people who need them most between Christmas and New Year.
- (10/12/2015) Historic Waterton rings return to Wakefield for first time in 144 years
A stunning collection of rings is coming back to the district for the first time in 144 years thanks to a new link between Wakefield Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London.
- (9/12/2015) Tour de Yorkshire returns to Wakefield
Wakefield Council is welcoming the Tour de Yorkshire back to the district as the race returns for its second year, next April.
- (8/12/2015) Traffic improvements planned for main route into Wakefield City Centre
Wakefield Council is exhibiting plans for improvements along Dewsbury Road, an important route in and out of the city centre.
The plans go on public display from December 9 to December 21 in the main entrance of Wakefield One in Burton Street.
- (8/12/2015) New cycleway to connect Pontefract and Knottingley
Councillors in Wakefield are being asked to approve plans for a new cycleway between Pontefract to Knottingley connecting residential areas with work places, railway stations and shops.
- (8/12/2015) Council takes steps to encourage more affordable homes in the district
Wakefield Council is to offer more help to not-for-profit organisations to encourage the building of more affordable homes in the district.
- (4/12/2015) Response to Good Growth for Cities 2015 report
In response to the ‘Good Growth for Cities 2015 report’, published by PwC and Demos, Joanne Roney OBE, Chief Executive of Wakefield Council said: “This report does not say that Wakefield and Castleford are not good places to live.
- (4/12/2015) Celebrate Christmas at the museums
Wakefield and Castleford Museum are inviting residents to join in the festive activities they have planned on the run up to the holiday season.
- (2/12/2015) Councillors to consider evidence on water fluoridation
A Wakefield Council Overview and Scrutiny Committee is to consider evidence from Public Health England on the merits of a local water fluoridation scheme.