Wakefield Council launches two competitions this summer

As part of its Summer Loving campaign, Wakefield Council is launching two competitions this summer for residents to take part in and win a wide range of prizes. 

The Summer Loving campaign was developed by the Council to encourage visitors back into the city centre, towns and green spaces by shining a light on all the places there are to visit, from restaurants and shops to attractions and parks across the whole district.

For one competition, the Council is asking residents to post photos on Facebook and Twitter of what they are enjoying most about the Wakefield district this summer, be it shopping for holiday clothes in a local boutique, spending time with the family visiting local attractions or enjoying relaxing in a country park. Wakefield Council reminds participants to use the hashtag #SummerLovingWF in their posts for a chance to win. 

The second competition is aimed at the youngest of the district’s residents, who are being asked to draw or paint their favourite summer activity such as playing football with friends or having a picnic in the park. Photos of the children’s artwork should be sent to covid19communications@wakefield.gov.uk, along with the name and age of the participant.

The two winners of the competitions will receive:

Darren Byford smiling
Cllr Darren Byford

For those looking to find out more about what to see and do in the district this summer, the Experience Wakefield website has a host of ideas for residents and visitors alike. From restaurant and hotel listings to events, festivals and fun-filled itineraries. It is the best place to stay up to date with what the district has to offer.

Cllr Darren Byford, Wakefield Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Growth, Regeneration and Property, said: “The Wakefield district is a great place to live and visit as we have such a fantastic range of attractions, shops, leisure centres, hospitality venues and green spaces right across the district. The last 18 months have been difficult for both local businesses and our residents, and we want everyone to enjoy a great – and safe summer. We are looking forward to hearing from the competition participants about what they are getting up to this summer. It is a great chance to win some excellent prizes.” 

Martin Hathaway, Managing Director of Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “This is a great initiative that will lead to our re-opened hospitality, leisure and retails businesses to be busier and bounce back quicker.”

Both competitions close on Friday 3 September.

For more information about the competitions, please visit: www.wakefield.gov.uk/about-the-council/coronavirus-information/lets-keep-going.

To find out what is on in the Wakefield district, along with things to see and places to visit, please go to www.experiencewakefield.co.uk.