We would like to welcome you to the Market Weighton Town Council's website, and hope that you will find it useful and informative.
Market Weighton, as its name suggests, is a thriving market town in the heart of East Yorkshire, with picturesque Georgian and Victorian streets, a town green and duck pond, and pleasant walks around the area.
The town's most famous resident was William Bradley. He was born in 1787, and grew to the staggering height of 7 feet 9 inches tall, making him, to this day, England's tallest man.
Market Weighton Town Council aims to maintain a good quality of life for town residents of all ages, supports activities which attract visitors thereby making the town sustainable; and hopes soon to achieve and maintain Quality Council status. The current Electorate of Market Weighton is 5,344.
The Council consists of 13 councillors, who were elected in May 2015, and in the Town Hall a full time Town Clerk and a full time Administration Officer.
The full time Handyman, part time Assistant Handyman and Cemetery Caretaker maintain the following open spaces which are enjoyed by both residents and visitors: St Helens Well, The Monkey Run & Butterfly Area, War Memorial Playing Field, Londesborough Road Wildlife Sanctuary, the Green and the Holme Road Allotments.
In addition Market Weighton Town Council manages Holme Road Cemetery which was recently extended after additional land was purchased and Aspen Close Play Park. Town Council staff also maintain the local parish footpaths from York Road to Driffield Road, Aspen Close to Goodmanham, Scotts Croft to Henleys Farm, St Williams to Cox's Haulage, Roman Road (Humber Street) to Sancton Road, Hawling Road to St Williams and Cliff Road to Sancton. The Council also supply and maintain wayside seats, bus shelters, waste and salt bins and planters around the area, as well as the CCTV system in the parks and the town which has recently been upgraded.
The Town Hall at 2 Linegate is staffed 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, 9am to 1pm Fridays. Residents frequently call in with enquiries on a range of topics and can view plans that have been submitted for consultation, burial records, minutes of Town Council Meetings, (which go back for many years) scrap books of news items about the town and Dog Bags.
Our website is regularly updated.
Further information relating to our Parish can be found by visiting the East Riding of Yorkshire Council website.
To find out more information about any of the services provided by your local Council, simply contact 01482 393939 and ask for the service you require.
Alternatively why not visit your local East Riding Of Yorkshire Council Customer Service Centre which can be found at:
Market Weighton Customer Service Centre
Tel: 08451 225000
Fax: 01482 393129