The latest round of the Village Quiz took place last Friday (18th) evening and included teams representing All Hallows Church, the Newsletter and the Walkington Ladies Social Group. There was a good size audience to support the teams; Dennis Johnson was the Question Master and Mike Brookes kept the scores. The question setter was our …

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Posted on: 21, January, 2019 | Author: editor
Categories: General

Posted by Richard Clark A few months ago I posted a document to yourselves, titled “Helping Them to Help Themselves”. It identified the lack of first aid skills and equipment in the Township of Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa, plus our attempts to rectify this urgently needed basic knowledge. This paper also highlighted a number of …

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Posted on: 21, January, 2019 | Author: editor
Categories: General

The fifth Tour de Yorkshire will be held between 2nd – 5th May and once again the Tour will pass through Walkington as part of Stage 1; the race starts in Doncaster  and finishes in Selby, a distance of 178km. Stage 1 will be on Thursday 2nd May and unfortunately, similar to last year, a …

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Posted on: 21, January, 2019 | Author: editor
Categories: General

Patients will be able to book appointments through their practice either by telephone or in person. All appointments are to be offered on an equal basis. These appointments are pre-bookable, with some on-the-day appointments also available. The appointments are for routine primary care – they are not out-of-hours, urgent care or minor injuries. Patients may …

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Posted on: 21, January, 2019 | Author: editor
Categories: General

Over last summer the blog covered the story of two girls from Walkington, Jess Clark and Amelia Elvin, as they attempted to complete their Lifestyle Challenge 2018 project.  You may remember their aim was to spend the summer fundraising to purchase and install an automated external defibrillator (AED), on the playing field. If that was not …

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Posted on: 17, January, 2019 | Author: editor
Categories: General

The blog has received the attached poster from the Clerk to the Walkington Parish Council for publication. The poster outlines a proposal for the development of a new petrol filling station on land north of Killingwoldgraves Lane. The public consultation event will take place on 31st January 2019 in the village hall at Bishop Burton. …

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Posted on: 11, January, 2019 | Author: editor
Categories: General

The Parish Council meeting on 8th January was very well attended with approximately 30 local residents  interested to know what the Parish Council was proposing regarding the Duchy Homes planning application to build 29 dwellings on the paddock at 40 Little Weighton Road. With those attending the meeting holding opposite views the meeting was always …

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Posted on: 11, January, 2019 | Author: editor
Categories: Parish Council
Parish Council

  WALKINGTON PARISH COUNCIL AGENDA All Councillors are hereby summoned to attend a meeting of Walkington Parish Council which is to be held in the Methodist Church Meeting Room on Tuesday 8 January 2019 at 7:30pm. 01 Apologies for Absence 02 Declarations of Interest 03 Chairman’s Communications 04 Public Participation The Parish Council is expecting …

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Posted on: 6, January, 2019 | Author: editor
Categories: Parish Council

The Parish Council have asked that the blog publishes the attached poster on fly tipping. This has recently become an unsightly issue at the bottle bank car park near Broadgate. As I passed today (4th) workmen from ERYC were busy clearing a large pile of rubbish which seemed to be mainly old clothes an stuff. …

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Posted on: 4, January, 2019 | Author: editor
Categories: Parish Council

As the countdown begins for the launch of 2019, the blog wishes you all a healthy, peaceful and prosperous New Year. Thank you for your continued support over 2018 and I hope you will follow the blog into its fifth year. The new year offers us all the opportunity to do good and to be …

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Posted on: 31, December, 2018 | Author: editor
Categories: General