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Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield

‘Why We Love Model Villages’ a presentation by Tim Dunn

Posted on 14 February 2018 04:20 PM by Kevin Trickett

Join us for what is sure to be a lively and entertaining talk by writer and broadcaster Tim Dunn about why we love model villages.

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Guided Walk of Wood Street and Tour of Wakefield's Town and County Halls

Posted on 14 February 2018 04:14 PM by Kevin Trickett

Join Wakefield Civic Society for a guided walk around Wood Street and/or a tour of the city's Town and County Halls.

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Behind The Lens: Ghosts, forgotten lives and other stories - A presentation by Stewart W. Jackson

Posted on 14 February 2018 04:05 PM by Kevin Trickett

Join us for this free event, a presentation of photography be Stewart W Jackson.

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Nominations sought for Wakefield Civic Society's Annual Design Awards

Posted on 22 January 2018 12:22 PM by Kevin Trickett

Do you have a nomination to make for the Society's Annual Design Awards? We're looking for entries for our 2018 Design Awards to be announced at our AGM on 19th April.

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Wakefield Civic Society president, Kevin Trickett, recognised in 2018 New Year's Honours List

Posted on 1 January 2018 12:26 PM by Nicki Embleton

We are delighted to announce that our president, Kevin Trickett, has been recognised in the 2018 New Year's Honours List with the award of an MBE for services to the community in Wakefield.

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Wakefield Civic Society responds to Wakefield Council's proposals to change charges for car parking in the District

Posted on 7 November 2017 03:21 PM by Kevin Trickett

Wakefield Council has called for comments on their proposals to change car parking charges. These changes include

  • New charges for overnight, Sunday and Bank Holiday charging at the Council's current pay-and-display car parks and on-street parking;
  • Limiting free parking to three hours at Thornes Park, Minsthorpe Leisure Centre, Normanton Leisure Centre and Library, and Pontefract Pool;
  • Introducing charging for parking at Anglers Country Park at the same rate as Pugneys.

We have responded to the Council's consultation exercise with the following comments.

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