Maintenace of Skipwith Culvert, Skipwith Road 26th October 2015

published on 21st Oct 2015

OS Grid Reference - SE 655 406

Skipwith Culvert carries Mill Hill Road between Skipwith and Escrick. The works will comprise minor repairs and are essential to restore and maintain the long term serviceability of the structure. The works are now programmed to commence on 26th October 2015 for a duration of approximately 4 weeks.

Due to the nature of the work, it will be necessary during the construction to reduce the carriageway width and install a two-way traffic management system for the duration of the works. It may be necessary to hold up traffic for short durations during the works, pedestrian access will remain open for the duration of the works.

York Road Garage opening

published on 19th Oct 2015 (updated on 11th Nov 2015)

York Road Garage will be holding a grand opening event on Friday 30th October.

There will be live music from Mad Dog and the Sophisticats as well as other entertainment from Minster FM, magicians and jugglers.

Lots of giveaways and competitions including free car washes all weekend and the chance to win free fuel.

The Subway will also be giving away a free 6inch sub with every drink purchased (Between 7am and 3pm)


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Dementia Friends programme

published on 29th Sep 2015

Local volunteer aims to increase dementia awareness in Escrick and the surrounding villages.

A campaign to tackle the stigma and lack of understanding around dementia has got the support of an Escrick volunteer. Vanessa Rolfe, is running a free ‘Dementia Friends’ Information Session on Thursday 22nd October and is looking for local people to come along.

Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, talks and acts about the condition. Dementia Friends is about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help. From telling friends about the Dementia Friends programme to visiting someone you know living with dementia, every action counts.

The Session will take place at Escrick & Deighton Club at 7-9pm

Refreshments will be provided.

Meeting on Village Survey Results

published on 16th Sep 2015

In July, a survey regarding potentially moving the Post Office into Escrick Club along with possible other services or activities was published. Part of it also covered future uses of the old bus stop/war memorial. The response from the village was massive and now we wish to discuss the results and the way forward with the village. On Tuesday 22nd September, 7.30 - 8pm at Escrick Club, the results of the survey will be discussed and future developments along with it. Chris Hailey-Norris from Selby AVS (Association of Voluntary services) will also be there to facilitate and answer questions. Children are welcome to attend. Please come along and have your say. Liz Casling and Amy Lamont.

The Monday Players Present.... ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR

published on 9th Sep 2015

Escrick Village Hall. Thu 19th, Fri 20th & Sat 21st November 2015 - At 7.30pm

A comedy by Alan Ayckbourn

Meet three couples in their three kitchens on the Christmas Eves of three successive years. The "lower class" but very much up and coming Hopcrofts are in their bright new, gadget filled kitchen anxiously giving a little party for their bank manager and his wife and an architect neighbour. Next there are the architect and his wife in their neglected, untidy flat. Then the bank manager and his wife are in their large, slightly modernised, old Victorian style kitchen.

Running like a dark thread through the wild comedy of behind the scenes disasters at Christmas parties is the story of the advance of the Hopcrofts to material prosperity and independence and the decline of the others. In the final stages the little man is well and truly on top, with the others, literally and unnervingly, dancing to his tune……

Tickets (£7) available from: Members of The Monday Players

01904 728303, 01904 728423,

Selby Toll Bridge closure - 8th - 11th September

published on 3rd Sep 2015

North Yorkshire County Council have announced that their refurbishment work to the Selby Toll bridge will commence from next week.

The bridge will be closed to all vehicles from 8am Tuesday 8th September until 6pm Friday 11th September.

Please note pedestrians will still be allowed to pass over the bridge whilst the works are taking place.

BP / Spar Store reopened

published on 28th Aug 2015

The BP and Spar Store on the A19 has now reopened.

The Subway store will open next Wednesday (2nd September).

New extended opening hours - 6am - 10:30pm.

A celebration of our community

published on 23rd Aug 2015

Sunday 13th September 2015 - 10.45am - St Helen Church Escrick

We hope Parishioners, representatives of all groups, organisations and businesses will come along and celebrate all that is good about our community and the many people who give their time and talents and enrich our lives.

There will be well known hymns and The Dean of York, Vivienne Faull will be our guest preacher.

Cake and fizz will be served after the service. We look forward to seeing you.

Escrick 10k 2015 - Thank you

published on 20th Aug 2015

The 10k run took place on August 16th this year and was a great success with the maximum number of runners (600) entered and a lovely day. I’d like to thank our fantastic group of volunteers on the course, in the car parks and around the Village Green who really make the event – we have had terrific feedback from the runners on social media who appreciate the effort you make to make them feel welcome. We are very grateful to Charlie Forbes Adam for again allowing us to use the Estate grounds for our run and to Tom King of Queen Margaret’s School who let us turn their premises into a car park for the day! I’d also like to thank the Village Green Committee for their usual hard work in setting up the event and operating the very popular BBQ, and finally the 10k Committee who put 6 months effort into creating the most successful 10k ever – over £6000 has been raised this year towards new equipment for the Playing Fields Association, a record amount and a great achievement by all involved.

Next year’s run is planned for August 21st 2016 so make a date in your diaries!

Steve Smowton, Escrick 10k Organising Committee

Huge Escrick Family Bash - 19th September

published on 18th Aug 2015

York's top party band - HUGE - are back in Escrick!

When: Saturday 19th September - gates open 4.30pm, band play between 6pm - 9pm

Where: The Bowling Green, Escrick & Deighton Club (Main St)

Refreshments, childrens activities, licensed bar, indoor disco and raffle with top prizes!

Admission/Ticket Prices:

  • Adults £15 (£25 when purchased as a pair)
  • Under 16’s £3 (£5 when purchased as a pair)
  • Under 16’s MUST be accompanied by an adult

Tickets available from Neil Reader: 07740-876866 or 07887 768880 or email

In aid of Friends of St Helens (Escrick Church), Prostate Cancer UK, Royal British Legion, and Yorkshire Cancer Research.

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