Weighton Mayor’s New Year message

Mayor of Market Weighton, councillor Marian Frith
Mayor of Market Weighton, councillor Marian Frith

As 2014 draws to a close, it has been another busy civic year with Market Weighton being represented at a number of functions around the region.

In spite of the recession, the town remains a vibrant and interactive community. A number of new businesses have opened during the year. Businesses and traders work well together and this was manifested in the light-hearted and fun-filled evening enjoyed by the townsfolk on the evening of the Christmas lights switch-on on 4 December when shopkeepers and office workers alike dressed up as Disney characters for the amusement and entertainment of the public.

On a rather more negative note, the town has lost another bank with the closure of Barclay’s Bank in the High Street.

As part of the on-going improvement to the town’s infrastructure, construction of the long-awaited roundabout at the Holme Road/A1079 junction commenced in November.

Looking forward to 2015, completion of the Holme Road roundabout will hopefully alleviate some of the difficulties for motorists exiting onto the by-pass. Further housing development is planned for Market Weighton and this should bring financial benefits to the town.

I would take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and trust that the New Year is happy and prosperous for us all.