I was searching for something that was appropriate for this time of year and came across ‘Dowly Days, written by Ernie Teal MBE. Many of  the blog’s younger readers may not have heard of the man who was often referred to in the media as Mr Walkington.  Ernie was always a great supporter of all …

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Posted on: 27, November, 2019 | Author: editor
Categories: General

Recently I was chatting to a friend about the funny things children say. She told me a very funny story about a 10 year old girl while on a school trip to the countryside.  The inner city school catered for deprived children who didn’t have much experience of country life. The school arranged a trip …

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Posted on: 26, November, 2019 | Author: editor
Categories: Humorous
Parish Council

Walkington Parish Council meeting, Methodist Church, Tuesday 3rd December 2019 at 7:00pm. Agenda 19.12.01 Apologies for Absence 19.12.02 Declarations of Interest 19.12.03 Matters for Ward Councillors Amended Application 03/06008/PLF 97 East End Community Led Housing Commuted Sums Village Footpaths Drains on Kirk Lane Flooding 19.12.04 Public Participation  19.12.05 Chairman’s Communications 19.12.06 Minutes of the Recent …

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Posted on: 25, November, 2019 | Author: editor
Categories: Parish Council

Unfortunately I was unable to attend the Quiz in the Village Hall on  Friday, 15th November 2019, but I am sure it was up to the usual high standard. The teams featuring in the November round were the Walkington Ladies Social Group, All Hallows Church and the Methodists. The team from All Hallows won the …

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Posted on: 25, November, 2019 | Author: editor
Categories: General

 For those regular blog readers, with long memories, you may remember this planning application that first appeared on the blog in October 2015. Yes… even before Brexit!  At that time the planning application was to build 14 dwellings on the land behind the Village Hall. The plan was opposed by both the Walkington Parish Council and …

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Posted on: 25, November, 2019 | Author: editor
Categories: General

How times change. Not so long ago, Gin was often referred too as ‘Mothers Ruin’ whereas today, it is one of the most popular cocktails with an estimated 73 million bottles sold in the UK during 2018. The increase in demand for ‘interesting’ gins, with new modern flavours, has created a whole new industry which …

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Posted on: 13, November, 2019 | Author: editor
Categories: General

As summer comes to an end I would like to take this opportunity to summarise all the changes which have taken place since we began our major overhaul of the village pond and express my sincere thanks and appreciation to all the people who have given us so much help and encouragement. It was a …

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Posted on: 31, October, 2019 | Author: editor
Categories: General
Parish Council

The next meeting of the Walkington Parish Council will be held in the Methodist Church School Room on 5th November at 7:00pm Agenda 19.11.01 Apologies fro Absence 19.11.02 Declarations of Interest 19.11.03 Matters for Ward Councillors Amended Application 03/06008/PLF 97 East End Community Led Housing Commuted Sums 19.11.04 Chairman’s Communications 19.11.05 Public Participation 19.11.06 Minutes …

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Posted on: 28, October, 2019 | Author: editor
Categories: Parish Council

There has been much discussion around the village and on local social media about the white soldier keeping watch with his fellow soldiers around the pond. The soldier in question was called Walter Thorley and a full  explanation, of what happened to Walter Thorley, is shown on the wooden walkway along side the pond. Briefly, …

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Posted on: 25, October, 2019 | Author: editor
Categories: General