A group of ladies took part in a charity parachute jump on Saturday 13th May at the Skydive GB site near Bridlington. Two of the ladies are from Walkington and this was their first jump and they were also raising money for the childrens’ charity ‘Bundles of Joy’. The group arrived at the rural site on …

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Posted on: 16, May, 2017 | Author: editor
Categories: General

The Walkington 10k will take place on Friday 14th July. The closing date for entries will be 19th June 2017. Entry applications will not be taken on the day for either the Fun Run or The 10K race. Once again the race is being organised by Beverley AC and everyone agrees what a great event …

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Posted on: 14, May, 2017 | Author: editor
Categories: General
Parish Council

PARISH COUNCIL OF WALKINGTON VACANCY FOR A COUNCILLOR   1. There is a vacancy on the above Council caused by the resignation of Councillor Mrs A Eames. 2. A bye-election to fill the vacancy will be held if, by Tuesday 30 May 2017, 10 electors for the Parish give notice in writing to the Chief Executive of the East Riding of Yorkshire …

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Posted on: 10, May, 2017 | Author: editor
Categories: Parish Council

Just when you thought it wasn’t safe to go back into the water, well now it is, thanks to a small group of fearless individuals known only as the Pond Liberation Front. A comment from a PLF spokesperson said  the following few words ‘Mum’s the word! They started it – we finished it.’  We thank you …

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Posted on: 2, May, 2017 | Author: editor
Categories: General

Can you help to solve the mystery of the sudden appearance of two sharks and strange yellow ducks in the village pond. The pond is usually a placid expanse of water where moorhens, coots, mallard ducks and some other scruffy looking ducks have made their home. A few years ago we had a pair of …

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Posted on: 30, April, 2017 | Author: editor
Categories: General

Now the vicar has left the village for pastures new, I was wondering how they go about appointing the new vicar. So I emailed the Diocese of York to find out about the process. I received a very helpful response and  a Communications Intern was assigned to write a post for the blog. The appointment of clergy …

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Posted on: 30, April, 2017 | Author: Author
Categories: General

 Local Homes for the Community Does Walkington have the right mix of housing?   In recent years, Walkington has seen plenty of new housing for sale but the homes often prove too expensive for many local households on limited incomes. These are the results of the Housing Needs Survey for Walkington carried out by East …

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Posted on: 12, April, 2017 | Author: editor
Categories: Parish Council