Welton Parish Council - serving the villages of Welton, Melton & Wauldby in the East Riding of Yorkshire

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Welton WWI Contingent

While sorting through some of my grandparents old photographs found this one. It is labelled Welton WWI Contingent. There are no individual names but I believe the man on the right may be my grandfather or Arthur Kellington, his brother who lived on Beck Bank and who died in 1917.
I no longer live in Welton but my family did, from as far back as I can go, until 1999 when my father died. My grandfather was Alfred William 'Bill' Kellington and he was born in 1880 and raised in the village, where his mother ran a small shop on Cow Gate now demolished. Carol Gilbert

Volunteers Needed
Do you drive? Would you like to help people in your local community? Have you heard about Brough Voluntary Action? BVA is a Neighbourhood Care Scheme is totally dependent upon its enthusiastic group of volunteers who are willing to dedicate some of their time to helping others, and the group is in need of more volunteer drivers who use their own cars to help with transport. The people who use the service pay the driver a nominal sum to cover the cost of fuel.
The voluntary work in Welton, Melton, Elloughton –cum-Brough and surrounding villages to help older and less mobile people by transporting them to hospital appointments, doctors’ surgeries, various medical appointments and for other activities such as local shopping.
If you feel that you could help – or just learn more about us we would be pleased to hear from you. Telephone us on 667 271 or email office@broughvoluntary.karoo.co.uk. There is someone in the office from 9.30 – 12 noon, Monday to Friday and there is an answering machine at other times.

Pond Survey
Are you a fan of our Welton or Melton ponds? Interested in water plants, ducks, fish, frogs or dragonflies? The Million Ponds Project ambitious plan involves creating new ponds across the UK and monitoring the wildlife of existing ponds. The North & East Yorkshire Ecological Data Centre (NEYEDC) together with the Freshwater Habitats Trust’s PondNet project is gathering information about the current state of pond life in our county. PondNet’s Northern Co-ordinator, Anne Heathcote, is looking for volunteers to help survey ponds and has organised an amphibian training event on Saturday 9th April. 5.30pm – 8.30pm
Location: Tophill Low Nature Reserve, Hutton Cranswick, Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO25 9RH http://tophilllow.blogspot.co.uk/p/visiting.html

If you are interested in attending the amphibian training or getting involved with the PondNet surveys, please contact Anne as soon as possible Email: aheathcote@freshwaterhabitats.org.uk
Telephone: 07939 122595
For more information about the Freshwater Habitats Trust’s PondNet project see: http://freshwaterhabitats.org.uk/habitats/surveys/
Happy netting!

Pond lovers, please be aware of a few safety rules when you go to a pond

1. Children should always go with an adult, not by themselves.
2. Don’t let children pond dip unsupervised
3. Talk to children to make them aware of possible dangers
4. Remain vigilant. A large proportion of drownings are the result of accidental immersion in ponds due to slips and falls from the bank.

Village Events
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Just e-mail website@weltonparish.co.uk
Note that these are external links to the travel operators which may change or become redundant.
Welton & Melton Bus Timetables - EYMS
X62 (To & From Leeds / Ferriby)
Live train times from Brough Station

Anti-Social Behaviour - call 101 to report any incidences of anti social behaviour

Local Planning Information
For information on the planning system

Welton Website On-Line
This website first went on-line in February 2005. If you spot any errors or can contribute any news items please contact website@weltonparish.co.uk

Web Site created and maintained by Graham Latter
-This Page updated - June 22, 2017 --------