On behalf of the Executive, I would like wish all members, stakeholders and friends a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

2014 has been good for both the Society and Pontefract, where we’ve seen an increase in membership, Townscape Heritage Initiative projects being delivered with other property owners outside of the scheme also improving their facades, and a number of other developments commencing outside the immediate town centre.

Pontefract Castle has continued to be enhanced through heritage funding, and Society supported Friends Groups are also having an impact.

Best wishes for Christmas and 2015

Paul Cartwright

Vice Chair and Honorary Secretary