From the district’s hidden gems to local news, stories and the people which make up Wakefield, a community-driven news channel has launched.
Wakefield News Channel is the district’s first community run news channel.
Set up by Sparkle (Community Media CIC), a Yorkshire-based social enterprise which publishes a range of media, who launched the channel with funding from Wakefield Council.
Wakefield News Channel has a Facebook group and website. It is now searching for writers, bloggers, vloggers and social media reporters who want to learn/ share digital skills, join the WNC team and create some of their own captivating content.
Here are some of the launch events that we popped up over summer:
Hawwa Appeal Thank you event: https://youtu.be/MTWF7yw0Xrs?si=rGCQrOYVnbQtYHoi
Appletree Community allotments: https://youtu.be/0wworqA1dpQ?si=75c1UZMstLwuxu7V
Portobello Gala: https://youtu.be/PKfno0-M6FQ?si=p8WFEzfYSWJK–QZ
We also met Bob who was displaying pinhole photography at the Gala:
Agbrigg Park and Wakefield Pride: https://youtu.be/0z-oIy3MUgQ
To get involved go to Facebook and search for Wakefield News Channel.