- (27/1/2016) Wakefield Council named in top 100 employers for apprenticeships
Wakefield Council has been named as one of the top 100 employers for apprenticeships in the country at a top awards ceremony.
- (26/1/2016) Council supports communities to become flood aware
A flood awareness event is being arranged by Wakefield Council to help residents and local businesses be prepared for flooding.
- (25/1/2016) Council supports National Voter Registration Drive
We are supporting the National Voter Registration Drive (NVRD) by reminding residents that they need to be registered to be able to vote in the May elections.
- (21/1/2016) Family fun at the 10th Festival of Food, Drink and Rhubarb
Wakefield's famous Festival of Food, Drink and Rhubarb returns for its 10th year and promises to be the biggest and best yet.
- (20/1/2016) New deputy mayor announced
Wakefield Council has announced that Cllr Kevin Barker has been appointed as the district’s new deputy Mayor.
- (19/1/2016) Councillors to discuss Annual Public Health Report with focus on babies
Senior councillors are to discuss Wakefield’s Annual Public Health report – which focuses on a 1,000 day challenge to give new babies in the district the best start in life.
- (19/1/2016) Cabinet members to discuss settlement of Syrian refugees
Members of Wakefield Council’s Cabinet are to discuss a report into how the district could support Syrian refugees, as part of the UK resettlement programme.
- (18/1/2016) Castleford Town Centre and Riverside Proposals
Wakefield Council’s key decision makers are being asked to approve regeneration proposals for Castleford Town Centre and the riverside area.
- (18/1/2016) Wakefield Council set to improve parking in Fitzwilliam
Wakefield Council’s key decision makers are set to discuss how to address parking issues at Fitzwilliam Country Park and railway station.
- (13/1/2016) Keeping Wakefield moving this winter
Wakefield Council is gearing up to help to keep the roads moving this winter with regular gritting and is asking drivers to do a few simple tasks to drive safe in wintery conditions.
- (12/1/2016) Council Leader calls for reassurance for Wakefield on future flood defences
The Leader of Wakefield Council is asking the Government and Environment Agency to give assurance to Wakefield residents that any future flood defences further upstream do not have a negative impact on the district.
- (12/1/2016) Council signs Memorandum of Understanding with Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce
Wakefield Council has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce. The partnership aims to work more closely to provide economic and business growth opportunities for the Wakefield district.
- (7/1/2016) Wakefield Council tackles anti-social behaviour in Pontefract
Wakefield Council will be introducing its first Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) on Monday (11 January) covering Pontefract Park, the race course and surrounding area.
- (6/1/2016) Preparations underway for May 2016 elections
Residents in the Wakefield area are being encouraged to make sure that they’re registered to vote in time for the May 5 elections.
- (6/1/2016) Wakefield Council supports those affected by flooding
Wakefield Council is offering support to residents and businesses that have been affected by flooding in the district.
- (5/1/2016) New Year, new housing choices for older people in Wakefield
Frickley Mews in South Elmsall is now ready to open its doors to new residents. The brand new state-of-the-art development consists of 67 apartments offering independent living to people aged over 50 who have an assessed need for care and support. The development has been delivered by Wakefield Council in partnership with Chevin Housing Association, (part of the Together Housing Group).
- (5/1/2016) Team worked around the clock to install major traffic bridge
Work on the Wakefield Eastern Relief Road (WERR) remains on track, after a team worked around the clock throughout Christmas Day and Boxing Day to install a major traffic bridge underneath the railway.