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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. Affordable housing, either for rent, shared ownership or discount sale could be …

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Posted on: 27, February, 2017 | Author: Author
Categories: General

Part 11  ‘I’ll Be Off Then” Mr. Dylan eyed his sleeping friend with dismay. ‘Yes, well…er… I’ll be off then,’ he stuttered trying hard to sound casual. All he heard in answer, was in fact the loud, vulgar snoring of the old tom-cat. “I’ll get off then …. shouldn’t take me long …. they’ll be …

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Posted on: 11, January, 2017 | Author: Author
Categories: Short Stories

Posted by the Walkington Parish Council THE VILLAGE POND – “Walkington Mere” The pond is the premier icon of Walkington and a focus of interest and pride in the village. The years take their toll on it and on its surrounding trees and margins and the Pond Committee do stirling work in an entirely voluntary …

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Posted on: 17, December, 2016 | Author: Author
Categories: Parish Council

I know it’s too early for old bloggers like me to be thinking about Christmas, but I have just been sent the following press release about the opening of Santa’s Grotto at Flemingate. Never let it be said that walkington-life is dragging it’s communal feet… so, it’s in with the holly; ring those bells and pull …

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Posted on: 16, November, 2016 | Author: Author
Categories: General

Posted by Sally. The team are called the Wicked Walkington Wildlife Wanderers and are (see photo, from left) Aiden, William, James, Harry and Charlie. For their Lifestyle project the boys wanted to raise money for the WWF and to create homes for the wildlife in Walkington. They made fat balls for the birds and sold them …

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Posted on: 16, October, 2016 | Author: Author
Categories: General