IMPORTANT NEWS - SITE CLOSING DOWN
Please note that due to the recent council budget cuts we have had to make the unfortunate decision to deactivate the Wakefield District Community Organisation webpage with effect from the 1st January 2017 as part of our savings.
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Welcome to Wakefield District Community Online
The Wakefield District comprises Wakefield and
its surrounding areas such as Woolley, Walton, Netherton, Horbury
and Ossett, as well as the South
East area which includes towns and villages such
as Hemsworth, Crofton, South Elmsall and South Kirkby and the Five
Towns of Normanton, Pontefract, Featherstone, Castleford and Knottingley. The District
covers some 350 square kilometres and is home to 315,000 people in a range of city, urban and rural
communities. The purpose of Wakefield District Community Online is to bring this vibrant and diverse
community together on the web.
Using Wakefield District Community Online residents of the Wakefield District can explore
a searchable directory of community groups, clubs & voluntary organisations. Find out what
is happening near you by searching the events guide for community events - from village galas, local
sports events and farmers markets to larger events such as the Pontefract Liquorice Festival or
Wakefield’s Rhubarb Festival. Check the site regularly – the events guide and the community
clubs directory are growing all the time!
The aim of WDCO is to empower community groups across the Wakefield District, alongside
the residents of Wakefield, by providing an online platform for community information. Groups can build,
develop and maintain their own website for free, add items to the District news, advertise
jobs and upload information about their events – all at no cost – which residents of the
District can browse at their leisure