What’s happening around Hebble Wharf

Wakefield Waterfront Management Company has recently informed us of some work that will be taking place in the spaces and buildings around Hebble Wharf.

Over the coming 2-3 weeks (subject to final confirmation) the grey site office/cabin at the entrance to Navigation Walk – otherwise known as “The Management Suite” –  will be removed. This is part of the plan to give back this area of land now the first phase of the Councils sale of Rutland Mills, adjacent to the site, has been completed

The services in this cabin are being relocated and while no disruption is expected when work starts, the external CCTV cameras will be temporarily out of order. This is due to having to re-cable and re-locate the system into Waterfront Wakefield’s offices at Spectrum Health.

Moving forward, it will be Waterfront Wakefield Management Company who manage and oversee the CCTV system, ensuring the same legislative control and management of it is in place that they use for their own internal CCTV systems, to ensure compliance with GDPR legislation. That includes who and how data is accessed, images viewed, saved and or copied

There may also be a temporary outage of the street lights on site.

Some may have noticed that recent remedial works were undertaken, replacing spent bulbs, reinstating supply to the wall lights by the lock and replacing the vandalised bollards near the lock end. The remaining street light repair will be completed once the flood barrier has been repaired in the coming months

Further updates on matters relating to the site will be issued once services have been restored after the cabin’s removal.

West Yorkshire Community Alert

community alertWest Yorkshire Police has launched a brand new messenger system “West Yorkshire Community Alert” which enables members of the public to keep in touch with local police updates.

Public registration is free and people can choose to receive news and appeals, local crime information and/or prevention advice direct via email, text or voice message.

The system went live on Wednesday, May 1, and a number of authors throughout the Force have already been trained up on how to circulate messages.

Officers and staff are being asked to help promote the service to our local communities, and encourage people to sign up. There will also be a campaign on social media.

To sign up for local updates from your Neighbourhood Policing Team or Neighbourhood Watch contacts, please visit: www.wypcommunityalert.co.uk. From that site you can also join a number of specialised community interest groups such as business watch, dog walkers, motorists or crime prevention etc.

Remember, your personal data is absolutely safe, it’s strictly controlled and the system is fully GDPR compliant. We don’t share your email address and other info.  Registration is free and it only takes seconds to sign up.


Reporting security concerns

Representatives of the Association met recently with our local Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) to share concerns about security at Hebble Wharf. npt

We have made Police aware of recent incidents of intruders in the refuse store and the electrical room, and unauthorised access to the car park.  Wakefield Police have asked that anyone noticing anything suspicious in or around Hebble Wharf should report it to the Local Neighbourhood Policing Team without delay.

The email address for the local neighbourhood policing team is: wakefield.central@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk. Any photographs you may have to support your report should be sent as attachments. It would be helpful if you could also copy your report to the Association at hebblewharfresidents@gmail.com

Meanwhile, the Association is continuing to press for installation of a CCTV security system in the basement of the building. Following discussions with our Managing Agents, quotations have been invited for a suitable system for installation in appropriate locations.



New Managing Agent at Hebble Wharf

Following the transfer of the Long Leasehold of Hebble Wharf from Waterfront Wakefield to Surrey-based G&O Investments, a new Managing Agent has been appointed to carry out the functions formerly undertaken by LIV Group.PlymouthPlymouth Block Management, who also manage other properties in Yorkshire, will be working closely with Hebble Wharf Residents and Owners Association to ensure a smooth transition to the new working arrangements. More information will be available soon.

Leaseholder Advice


LEASE – the government’s Leaseholder Advisory Service

LEASE is a service provided by the Department of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

LEASE provides free advice on residential leasehold and park homes law. It is an independent body, and only advises leaseholders and park home owners. 

To find out more about LEASE, visit their website

To receive the LEASE Newsletter, register your email address here.