Wakefield Council

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  • About our website

    Explore the rules and regulations of our website. From Wakefield Council privacy notices to our terms and conditions.
  • About Wakefield Council

    Information about how the council is run, our budgets, policies, consultations, and how to access information about Wakefield Council.
  • Adult social care

    Find out more about adult social care in the Wakefield district and how we can help you or someone you care for live more independently.
  • Anti-social behaviour

    Learn how we can tackle anti-social behaviour in the Wakefield district. Report problems with noise, littering, fly-tipping and more.
  • Bins, recycling and environmental health

    Get bin collection dates, report a missed or damaged bin, find a recycling centre and arrange a bulky or medical waste collection.
  • Births, marriages and deaths

    Find out how to register a birth or death, arrange a marriage or citizenship ceremony and view ceremony venues.
  • Business

    Get information on licensing and business rates, find out what support is available to you and your business, hire local event spaces.
  • Children, young people and families

    Find information on Safeguarding, fostering and adoption services, support and information for families.
  • Council tax

    Information about Council Tax bands and charges, let us know if you are moving home, get support if you are struggling, see discounts and exemptions.
  • Cost of living support

    Learn more about the cost of living advice and support services Wakefield Council has to offer, such as job, housing, energy, and more.
  • Culture and heritage

    Find out about culture and heritage in Wakefield district, including information about our Culture Grants, public art and heritage frameworks, Creative Wakefield, and Our Year – Wakefield District 2024.
  • Elections

    Learn more about the different types of elections, this year's election results, how to vote, and more.
  • Environment and climate change

    Learn about Wakefield Council's carbon neutral pledge, our progress, how you can reduce carbon emissions and how you can keep up with climate news.
  • Health and advice

    Find out about what Wakefield Council is doing to improve public health in the district, from help and support with your mental health, COVID-19 recovery to children and adult health.
  • Housing

    Learn more about Wakefield Council housing service and what we offer, from applying for a house to local welfare provision and energy-saving tips and support.
  • Jobs and training

    Find out what jobs and training opportunities Wakefield Council and its partners have to offer.
  • Libraries and local history

    Learn more about the libraries available in the Wakefield District and the services they have to offer.
  • Markets

    From food to fashion, homeware and jewellery, our local markets have an incredible range of goodies to keep shopping bags bulging.
  • Museums and castles

    Learn more about the various museums and historical castles in the Wakefield District.
  • Our people and communities

    Details on local communities, partnerships, local grants and support, see what we do to help keep communities safe and fight hate crime.
  • Parks, countryside and outdoor spaces

    Find out more about the various parks, countryside, and outdoor spaces available in the Wakefield District.
  • Planning

    These pages provide information about Wakefield’s Planning and Building Control services​
  • Regeneration

    Wakefield Council is committed to creating a brighter future for all, by regenerating our city and towns into even more vibrant places to live.
  • Roads and travel

    Find out more information and advice on roads, maintaining landscapes, and navigating around Wakefield, planned and emergency roadworks in Wakefield.
  • Schools and education

    Learn more about the schools and education services in the Wakefield District, view term dates, student transport, extra support, and more.
  • Sport and leisure

    Find out more about the leisure centres in Wakefield, our Aspire programmes, health initiatives, and more.
  • Wakefield events

    Find out what's on, details on upcoming events in and around Wakefield.
  • Contact Wakefield Council

    Through our social media channels Facebook and Twitter, online using My Account or call us on 0345 8 506 506.