Market Weighton Town Council

the heart of east yorkshire



At the full council meeting held on the 1st June 2017 Councillor Nigel Botting was unanimously voted in as Market Weighton’s Mayor for the new civic year.

 A vote was then held to appoint a Deputy Mayor and Councillor Derek Cary was duly elected.

The New Mayor thanked his predecessor Councillor Peter Hemmerman for his hard work over the last 2 years and added that he will be a hard act to follow.



The Town Council were successful in their application through Streetscape and the Big Lottery Fund and as a result three item of play equipment, suitable for children with special needs, have been installed in the War Memorial Playing Fields.  It is hoped to reapply next year for more equipment and if successful, this would be installed in the Aspen Road Play Park.
Cllr Nigel Chicken - Deputy Mayor



The footpath through the wood has been completed; the steps leading up to the well from the Hudson Way have been refurbished complete with drainage to make them usable in the winter months. We have purchased, through Henley's Nurseries, 400 woodland shrubs and they have been planted out in the area, as well as along the boundary fence.  Mr Mike Warrener, a member of the Friends of St Helens Well Group, has made and installed 5 owl boxes.  The group has also recently installed 5 oak benches in and around the woodland path and will shortly be placing a seat on the Hudson Way facing towards the well for those who enjoy this picturesque location but cannot manage the steps. A donation towards the seat was kindly received from local resident Mr Arthur Harrison.  Those who have visited the area recently will have noticed a bin has been installed close to the interpretation board at the foot of the well – this bin is in memory of Sue Binks. A plaque is to be added shortly.  Market Weighton Town Council and the Friends of St Helens Well have worked hard to refurbish this area with the hope that residents and visitors enjoy the surroundings and see it mature for future generations.

Cllr Nigel Chicken
Friends of St Helens Well Group



The majority of residents calling into the Town Hall for dog waste bags have been making a donation in order to purchase additional supplies. I’m pleased to inform residents that so far the Market Weighton Town Council have already been able to obtain additional bags throughout the year. Residents are asked to continue making a small donation towards their bags so that these additional supplies can continue. Obviously donations are up to individuals and I would add that we are not charging for them as some residents think. Unfortunately there are still residents who allow their dogs to mess up our streets and walking areas and do not pick up after their dogs.  Some residents even pick it up but throw the bags into hedges. Please take it home if there is no bin in the vicinity. 
Dog wardens are patrolling in many areas and offenders, when caught, will be fined.
In the meantime can we again thank those residents who do pick up after their dogs and
dispose of the waste responsibly?