- (25/1/2017) West Yorkshire History Centre opens February
The West Yorkshire History Centre, Wakefield, is opening its doors to the public starting with a community open day on Saturday 11 February from 10.30am – 4.00pm.
- (25/1/2017) Wakefield to benefit from additional investment in Leeds City Region
Wakefield is set to benefit from a share of £67.5m additional investment in to the Leeds City Region.
- (24/1/2017) Cabinet on Tour Budget Special for 2017/18
Wakefield Council’s next Cabinet on Tour event is taking place in South Elmsall where the Council’s Cabinet will be setting the budget for 2017/2018.
- (24/1/2017) Wakefield ready to play key part in ‘technical education’
The Leader of Wakefield Council has welcomed the Prime Minister's proposals to create new educational institutions to support innovation and boost skills – and is now calling on the Government to support the City's university aspirations.
- (24/1/2017) Success for Wakefield secondary schools
A new government benchmark called 'Progress Eight' shows that Wakefield schools are the best in West Yorkshire.
- (24/1/2017) Wakefield Council aims to help children grow up smokefree
Wakefield Council is urging people and organisations across the district to sign up and support Breathe 2025, a campaign which aims for children to grow up smokefree and protected from health harms caused by tobacco.
- (24/1/2017) Support available to help mums-to-be to quit smoking
A young mum who gave up smoking in pregnancy is urging others to seek help to give their baby the best start in life.
- (23/1/2017) Decision on The Counting House is welcomed
Wakefield Council has welcomed a decision by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which supports the action it took to protect Pontefract’s medieval Counting House from collapse.
- (23/1/2017) New Visitor Maps for Wakefield and Pontefract
Two new visitor maps have been launched to signpost visitors to key attractions in Wakefield city centre and Pontefract town centre.
- (19/1/2017) Regeneration plans for Wakefield’s Civic Quarter
Wakefield Council is taking the next step in its redevelopment plans for the city centre's historic Civic Quarter.
- (18/1/2017) Featherstone resident fined over £1,200 for fly-tipping in Wakefield
A man who fly-tipped bags of rubbish at Hessle Common in Wakefield has been ordered to pay £1,210 in fines and court costs.
- (17/1/2017) Pass it on – give your unwanted items a new home
Wakefield Council, working in partnership with Shanks Waste Management Ltd, teamed up with a local charity as part of its ‘Pass It On’ scheme - which encourages residents to “pass on” their unwanted household items.
- (17/1/2017) Annual Public Health report focused on healthy weight
Senior Wakefield councillors are to discuss two reports which highlight the district’s public health challenges.
- (16/1/2017) Council is investing £1m for community projects
Wakefield Council is investing over £1m into community projects across the district as part of its Capital Grants Programme.
- (12/1/2017) District’s two oldest leisure facilities to close
Knottingley Sports Centre and Castleford Swimming Pool will close on Friday 3 February, as work gets underway to design the £14.8m leisure and well-being centre in Pontefract Park.
- (9/1/2017) Breastfeeding scheme is helping mums
More than 60 organisations including GP surgeries, coffee shops, libraries, and community centres have joined Wakefield’s Breastfeeding Friendly Scheme.
- (9/1/2017) Pontefract Spotters Guide
The Pontefract Townscape Heritage Initiative is launching a fun architectural treasure hunt around Pontefract Town Centre for children and families.
- (9/1/2017) Pontefract Registration Office Open Day
Residents are invited to see the newly renovated ceremony suite at the Pontefract Registration Office.
- (4/1/2017) Festival of Food, Drink and Rhubarb welcomes top celebrity chef
Award-winning celebrity chef, Jean-Christophe Novelli, is joining the line-up for Wakefield’s famous Festival of Food, Drink and Rhubarb next month.
- (3/1/2017) Call for ‘After Eight’ chocolate factory workers to help museum exhibition
Workers are being asked to share their experiences of the district’s famous ‘After Eight’ factory - to celebrate 40 years of the iconic mint being made in Castleford.