Author Archives: editor

Post by George Southern, Chairman of Walkington Parish Council You may have read in the Village Newsletter (December 2017/January 2018 edition) details of the planned renovation of the Pond. However as a reminder, this is to improve water flow, refashion the two islands, supply aquatic planting and provide better access to the pond and its …

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Posted on: 29, December, 2017 | Author: editor
Categories: Parish Council

This poem for Christmas Eve by Thomas Hardy is called The Oxen. It is supposedly based on an old country tale that the oxen knelt at midnight in the stable when Christ was born. The Oxen was published on Christmas Eve 1915 in The Times. It is one of Thomas Hardy’s best-loved poems. The Oxen Christmas …

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Posted on: 23, December, 2017 | Author: editor
Categories: Art

It’s been a long haul but today the village was presented with an early Christmas present when the telecoms mast on Northlands Farm went live. The new mast will greatly improve the mobile phone network for all Vodafone and O2 mobile users. I have tested my O2 mobile signal and it’s very good. I was …

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Posted on: 21, December, 2017 | Author: editor
Categories: General

Last Friday’s (15th) village quiz saw a lively competition between The Panto Players, The Pond Committee and The Awesome Foursome, in front of a good size audience with a few Christmassy jumpers on display.  In the absence of Dennis Johnson, our usual quiz master, Pam Hardy stepped up to perform the duties and did a …

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Posted on: 20, December, 2017 | Author: editor
Categories: General

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to walkington-life – three years old. Woweee! three years ago, on the 8th December 2014, the blog was introduced to the village and the world, and what a successful third year it’s been. We’ve tried to report on, as well as promote, the events happening in the village, which may have touched the lives …

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Posted on: 14, December, 2017 | Author: editor
Categories: Editorial

You may not be aware of the changes to the Mobile Library Service and how it affects the village. The Library Bus will no longer visit the village once a week; instead the service will now be fortnightly. Please click on the link below for more information and a list of dates when the Library …

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Posted on: 13, December, 2017 | Author: editor
Categories: General

Posted by Steve Our annual Carol Service and the visit of Father Christmas to the pond will take place on Saturday 16th and Tuesday 19th December at 7.00pm. “Strictly Come Dancing” fans – don’t forget to press the record button!! The magnificent steam organ will be there providing the music for the carols followed by …

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Posted on: 10, December, 2017 | Author: editor
Categories: General

The route for the Tour De Yorkshire 2018 and the Asda Women’s Tour De Yorkshire has been revealed, and yes, ring those cycle bells, we are back on le map. The race starts on the 3rd May 2018 and stage one of the Tour starts in Beverley and finishes in Doncaster a distance of 182km. …

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Posted on: 5, December, 2017 | Author: editor
Categories: General
Parish Council

The next meeting of the WALKINGTON PARISH COUNCIL which will be held in the Methodist Church School Room on Tuesday 5 December 2017 at 7.30 pm.                                                 AGENDA   APOLOGIES DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST (Any Member or Officer with a pecuniary interest in and item on the Agenda for this meeting may declare that interest under …

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Posted on: 3, December, 2017 | Author: editor
Categories: Parish Council

On Wednesday 20th December singers from the Walkington churches will be carolling around the West End of the village from 6.30pm to 8.15pm to raise funds for The Children’s Society.  Please listen out for us and if you would like to join us, either to sing or to collect money, you will be made very …

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Posted on: 3, December, 2017 | Author: editor
Categories: General