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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. […]

Blooming Marvellous

Pontefract Civic Society commends the fantastic work achieved by Pontefract in Bloom in enhancing the town centre with hanging baskets and planters. Our trustees were therefore pleased to offer £300 to Pontefract in Bloom in sponsorship of the metalwork sculpture on Bridge Street. The sculpture was created by Stephen Williamson for Pontefract in Bloom as a memorial […]