Posted by Arvind Mistry. Last September an opportunity arose to join a group of family friends to fulfil one of my personal lifelong ambitions, to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. A ‘Bucket list item for many people, this challenge was especially meaningful for me as it allowed me to return to the country of my birth, Tanzania, …

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Posted on: 6, March, 2018 | Author: Author
Categories: General
Parish Council

The next meeting of the  WALKINGTON PARISH COUNCIL  will be held in the Methodist Church School Room on Tuesday 6 March 2018 at 7.30 pm.                                                 AGENDA  APOLOGIES  STANDING ORDERS NOS 53-55 MEMBERS’ INTERESTS (report to follow) DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST (Any Member or Officer with a pecuniary interest in any item on the Agenda for …

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Posted on: 3, March, 2018 | Author: editor
Categories: Parish Council

The  church clock in the bell tower at All Hallows Church has to use the modern expression,  has had a ‘make over.’ The clock was manufactured by the Leeds based company William Potts & Sons in 1919 and has been in service ever since. The company was taken over by the clockmaking firm Smith of …

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Posted on: 23, February, 2018 | Author: editor
Categories: General

The Walkington Quiz season is moving towards an exciting conclusion and Friday night’s contest (16th Feb) saw the runners up semi final, with the winner claiming the last spot in the Grand Final on 16th March 2018. Unfortunately, the team from the Sherwood and Waudby Charity had to withdraw leaving the Walkington Ladies Social Group …

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Posted on: 19, February, 2018 | Author: editor
Categories: General

The village blog has been advised that work  will be starting to fell trees and clear undergrowth around the village pond on Wednesday 14th February. Consequently the footpath that goes around the pond and then up to Northgate will be temporarily closed for approximately 3 weeks.  The plan is to fell most of the present trees …

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Posted on: 12, February, 2018 | Author: editor
Categories: Parish Council

When one nears their mid 70’s does it entitle them to morph into a ‘ Victor Meldrew ‘ type and air their grouses about things that they consider unreasonable? In no particular order, here are my major dislikes. 1 People who pick up after their dogs and then leave the sack on the verge. Do …

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Posted on: 12, February, 2018 | Author: Author
Categories: General

In March 2018 the village will be effected by three temporary road closures to be carried out by ERYC. The work at two of the sites will be limited to the hours between 19:00hrs and 06:00hrs only. 1 Townend Road Closure The closure begins approximately 70meters south of the junction with Manorhouse Lane for a …

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Posted on: 8, February, 2018 | Author: editor
Categories: Parish Council

Posted by Lucy Jenkins. Having not attended a Walkington Pantomime since being an eight-year-old Brownie, my expectations were not particularly high. However, on the evening of 29th November, I was pleasantly surprised. Before I watched ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’ at the Walkington Village Hall, I had no knowledge of the storyline however now I …

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Posted on: 6, February, 2018 | Author: Author
Categories: General

In December the blog outlined the changes to the Mobile Library Service and how it effects the village. The main change being the service provided from the Library Bus will move from a weekly to a fortnightly service. The bus will continue to visit on a Thursday. The list of the dates was included in …

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Posted on: 3, February, 2018 | Author: editor
Categories: Uncategorized