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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 […]

Talk: Kings, Lords & Hermits

Our next talk will be held on Tuesday 10th april, 7:00pm at Central Methodist Church, Newgate, Pontefract . Entitled “Kings, Lords and Hermits”, this illustrated talk is presented by David Wilcox and will appeal to anyone with an interest in Pontefract’s local history. Admission: £2 for members, £4 for non members – payable on the […]

Civic Patron Appointed

After a long history, Pontefract Civic Society appointed its very first patron, Michael Sayles Fox DL, at the Annual General Meeting last week, held at Carleton Grange. At the close of the meeting, a framed certificate was presented in front of an appreciative audience of members. Paul Cartwright, civic society chair, said “Our trustees have […]

Pontefract Town Council – The Facts

There’s no disputing that Town Councils perform an important role within local government and are an asset to many towns across the country. However, through conversation with some residents, there appears to be a general misunderstanding of the powers a town council possesses and how they interact with other forms of local government. Hopefully, this […]

Public Consultation of the Draft Pontefract Plan – 2028

Wakefield Council, Wakefield District Housing and Pontefract Civic Society have been working in collaboration to deliver a draft plan for Pontefract. Taking guidance from the public, businesses and community groups, the ‘Pontefract Plan’ will provide a strategic steer for future projects up to 2028, and outline a number of aspirations that stakeholders will work towards achieving. […]