Market Weighton Community Awards

Award winner Mike Warrener with Councillor Peter Hemmerman
Award winner Mike Warrener with Councillor Peter Hemmerman

Residents in Market Weighton who were awarded for their garden prowess and help in the community at the town’s annual award ceremony held last earlier this month.

Around 60 people attended the ceremony at the Community Hall on 198 October and deputy mayor Peter Hemmerman was on hand to present the accolades.

Various awards were given out to the town’s best gardeners for their fantastic efforts, while Mr and Mrs Wreghitt were given and award for creating the best dressed scarecrow at this year’s Market Weighton Scarecrow Festival.

Councillor Nigel Chicken, Mike Warrener, Dave Metcalfe, Stephen Kane, Alan Scurr, Lina Swift, Keelan Swift & Jacob Bell who contributed to the St Helen’s Well Project also received awards.

Stacey Walker, Bob Long, Christine Cawkhill and Pam Cooper received community awards for their hard work in the town and Mary Perry, Leah Morton, Mike Warrener and Peter Haysom were given open garden certificates.

Doug Stuart from BBC Radio Humberside gave an amusing talk about gardening through the ages and a quiz also kept everyone entertained.

Lesley-Jane Holt, clerk at Pocklington Town Council, said: “The whole event went really well, it’s become an established part of the calendar now and we’re already looking forward to next year.”