- (24/5/2016) Family fun marks opening of Pugneys new pirate play area
Pirate-themed children’s games are taking place at Pugneys Country Park as part of the celebrations to mark the opening of a new play area.
- (24/5/2016) Civil Parking Enforcement comes to the Wakefield district
The powers for enforcing parking restrictions across the district are being taken over by Wakefield Council from Monday 13 June.
- (23/5/2016) Planned one day closure of Wakefield library
Wakefield library will be temporarily closed on Saturday May 28 because of essential maintenance work to the Council’s computer network.
- (22/5/2016) Celebrate Armed Forces Day at Pontefract Park
There’s just a month to go until this year’s Armed Forces Day celebrations at Pontefract Park.
- (22/5/2016) Young people’s views at the heart of new Safeguarding Charter
More than 200 young people in the Wakefield district have given their views and ideas to help create a Children and Young People’s Safeguarding Charter
- (22/5/2016) EU Referendum - don’t lose your vote
Wakefield Council is reminding residents that the deadline to register to vote in the EU Referendum is Tuesday 7 June.
- (19/5/2016) Cllr Harry Ellis becomes new Mayor of Wakefield District
The 2016/17 formal mayor-making ceremony has taken place in Wakefield's County Hall.
- (19/5/2016) Wakefield Council celebrates Duke of Edinburgh award
Wakefield Council has been recognised for helping thousands of young people in the district to achieve a Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE), at a Gold Award Presentation event at Buckingham Palace.
- (16/5/2016) Wakefield Civic Quarter - plans for the former Crown Court building
Wakefield Council's key decision makers are set to discuss the future of the historic former Crown Court building in Wakefield.
- (16/5/2016) Councillors asked to approve grant for Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Senior councillors are to consider offering a grant to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) to help it to secure new and sustainable funding.
- (12/5/2016) Wakefield Council supports National Smile Month
Wakefield Council is backing a campaign to help children brush up on their tooth care to tackle high levels of tooth decay in the district.
- (11/5/2016) New initiative encourages young people to try sport
Young people in the Wakefield district have the chance to get active this summer – thanks to a new community initiative with top coaches
- (10/5/2016) Sue supports Foster Carer Fortnight
Foster carer Sue Rhodes has opened her home to more than 40 teenagers over the last 30 years.
- (10/5/2016) Further investment in Pontefract Museum
Pontefract Museum is to undergo the second part of a £102,000 refurbishment programme - which will enable it to display objects from national collections for the first time.
- (10/5/2016) Budding archaeologists explore Pontefract Castle
Pontefract Castle, which is currently undergoing a Heritage Lottery Funded £3.5m conservation project, plays host to budding archaeologists this month as excavation work begins on the castle’s Royal Apartments.
- (10/5/2016) Wakefield's Cabinet members revealed for 2016/17
Wakefield Council’s controlling Labour Group has proposed changes to Cabinet Member positions following the recent local election.
- (5/5/2016) West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Election Result 2016
Mark Burns-Williamson has been re-elected as West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner.
- (5/5/2016) Wakefield Council Election 2016
Wakefield Council remains in overall Labour control following the results of the 2016 local council elections.