Category Archives: Business & Tourism

Regeneration projects recognised by Civic Design Awards 2019

Pontefract businesses with their Design Awards.

Pontefract Civic Society hosted a special ceremony at the town hall on Weds 29 Jan, 2020, to commend the efforts of business owners, landlords, architects, contractors, funders and Wakefield Council by presenting eight framed certificates and the Countess of Rosse Façade of the Year plaque with that going to Brad Walton, owner of The Gentleman’s […]

Christmas Trail gets retail support

Chairman Paul presents certificate to local business

Many businesses have got into the Christmas spirit by decorating their shop windows and some inside where windows have limited space, all of which were judged last week with Pontefract Civic Society by pupils from St Giles Academy and Carleton Park, and we’ve now delivered 250 trail leaflets across the town. Paul Cartwright, Chair of […]

Best Dressed Town rewarded

The Civic Society accepting the Best Dressed Town Award.

Following a public vote, Pontefract was announced by Welcome to Yorkshire as the Best Dressed Town in the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire, and is was made possible when Pontefract Civic Society brought the local community, schools & businesses together. Fast forward two months, and a small representative group from #TeamPontefract were honoured to receive the […]

Entente Cordiale as civic society welcomes French visitors

On Sat 12 May, Pontefract Civic Society gave an official welcome at Pontefract Town Hall to 80 visitors from France, accompanied by their hosts from Selby. This was the culmination of months of planning between the group’s coordinator, Lizzie Cooper, and civic society Chair, Paul Cartwright. The Selby-Carentan Twinning Association was founded in 1974, chaired […]