4th September 2017
Market Weighton Town Council calls out for votes to bag a share of bag fund
The Town Council is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 - raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores - being awarded to local community projects.
Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.
Market Weighton Town Council is one of the groups on the shortlist.
In 2007, the Town Council converted the closed Victorian cemetery on Londesborough Road into a Nature Reserve and Bird Sanctuary. The original work was carried out by local groups, but over the last 10 years, and despite regular maintenance by council staff, the area has become overgrown with ivy, ground elder and other invasive plants. The Town Council now plan to refurbish the area to help create an area of natural beauty and calm
Councillor Derek Cary, who is spearheading the campaign, said "Located close to the town centre, the nature reserve and bird sanctuary provides residents and visitors, young and old, the opportunity to enjoy and learn about nature.
We have taken advice from the East Riding of Yorkshire Biodiversity Officer and held discussions with Mires Beck Nursery (a registered charity that provides opportunities for people with learning difficulties and disabilities) who specialise in supplying all types of plants that encourage and sustain wildlife. By clearing the ivy and ground elder, and planting twenty species of native trees with diverse under planting, we hope to revitalise the nature reserve and provide a beneficial, sustainable area for all to enjoy well into the future".
Voting is open in store throughout September and October.
For more information, please visit: www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp
Merchant Navy Day
Market Weighton Town Council will once again mark Merchant Navy Day with the raising of the Red Ensign at Market Hill on Sunday 3rd September at 10.00 am.
26th July 2017
Work Begins on New Skate Ramp
We are pleased to be able to announce that work will finally begin on a replacement for the old skate ramp in the War Memorial Playing Field. The ground works team will begin laying the foundations on the week beginning 31st July, with the final ramp in place over the next few weeks.
New Mayor & Deputy Mayor
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.