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.

National Youth Guitar Ensemble - free concert

published on 24th Jul 2015

This August, talented young guitarists from across the UK will be taking residence at Queen Margaret's School, York to rehearse together as the National Youth Guitar Ensemble (NYGE). Directed by Oxford based composer/guitarist Gerald Garcia, the NYGE will be preparing a colourful and enthralling programme of original works for guitar orchestra and chamber groups.

The intensive week of rehearsals will conclude with a free evening concert, celebrating the ensembles 15th Anniversary, at Queen Margarets School, Escrick on Wednesday 12th August - 7.30pm.

Residents of Escrick welcome. FREE ADMISSION - Retiring collection for EGTA UK.

Music by composers including Gerald Garcia, Leo Brouwer, Gary Ryan, Shingo Fuji, Carlo Domeniconi and Celso Machado.

For more information contact the NYGE Co-oridantor: Tel. 07761 425405 Email:

Selby Bypass reopens

published on 15th Jul 2015 (updated on 16th Jul 2015)

North Yorkshire County Council has opened the Selby bypass ahead of schedule this afternoon (Thursday) after completing a major reconstruction of the road from the A19 Greencore roundabout, Barlby to the A1041 Wishing Well roundabout.

The road is opening one day ahead of schedule after final issues with the Selby Swing Bridge deck resurfacing have been resolved.

Work has gone according to plan on the £2.4 million scheme which has involved deep repair and reinstatement of the carriageway, requiring a full closure of the bypass along this stretch.

The road was scheduled to be closed through to July 17th with the county council taking the opportunity to include the resurfacing of Selby Swing Bridge and some routine maintenance works such as grass cutting / tree trimming / drainage jetting and bridge inspections.

"We are delighted that this work has been undertaken in a thorough and a timely way and that the road is opening one day early", said County Councillor Don Mackenzie, North Yorkshire's Executive Member for Highways. "This has been a major reconstruction scheme which the county council took on board after it became obvious that surface failures of the bypass were deep-rooted.

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