We would like to welcome you to the Market Weighton Town Council Website and hope that you will find it very useful and informative.
The Council consists of 13 councillors who were elected in May 2011 plus 6 full and part-time staff. 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 full time Town Handyman, and the Cemetery Caretaker maintain the following open spaces which are enjoyed by both residents and visitors: St Helens Well, The Monkey Run & Butterfly Area, Hudson Way Wildlife Area, War Memorial Playing Fields, Londesborough Road Wildlife Sanctuary and The Green.
In addition Market Weighton Town Council manages Holme Road Cemetery, helps care for All Saints Churchyard and Aspen Close Play Park. Town Council staff also maintain the local footpaths from York Road to Driffield Road, Aspen Close to Goodmanham, Scotts Croft to Henleys Farm, St Williams to Cox's Haulage, Roman Road to Sancton Road and Cliff Road to Sancton. Council staff run The Local Producer's Market on the third Saturday of each month, aswell as supplying and maintaining wayside seats and bus shelters.
The Town Hall at 2 Linegate, is staffed for 36 hours each week and residents frequently call in with enquiries on a range of topics. Residents can view plans that have been submitted for consultation, burial records, minutes of Town Council Meetings, which go back for many years and scrap books of news items about the town.
Market Weighton, as its name suggests, is a thriving market town with picturesque Georgian and Victorian streets.
Market Weighton's most famous resident is William Bradley. He was born in 1787 and grew to the staggering height of 7ft 9inches tall, making him England's Tallest Man. His extra large chair still remains in the Londesborough Arms. Please visit our Local Attractions page to found out more about William Bradley.
Our website is always being 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 887700 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
Customer Service Centre Opening Times: Monday to Thursday: 9.00am- 5.00pm and Friday: 9.00 am - 4.30pm.