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.

More details

Plan Selby consultation

published on 29th Jun 2015

From today, you’ve got another chance to influence where development takes place in the Selby District between now and 2027. That’s because the Selby District Council is encouraging dialogue on its proposed PLAN Selby documents which will guide decisions by them later in the planning process.

The final PLAN Selby will set out where new business and housing growth could be supported over the next decade and beyond.

These conversations on PLAN Selby are part of a long-running process to put in place a framework to support new business investment and to help deliver new homes.

Anyone will be able comment on and talk about the ‘work in progress’ on PLAN Selby using information on Selby District Council’s website from 29 June for six weeks – until 10 August. Around 1,000 organisations and individuals have been informed of this engagement process, including all those who responded to the initial PLAN Selby consultation including Parish Councils, local groups and infrastructure bodies such as those responsible for highways, water and education provision.

A cross section of community interest groups and business groups will be invited to discuss Selby, Sherburn in Elmet and Tadcaster’s growth and regeneration at workshops in the market towns. Local community representatives are also being invited to workshops to discuss village growth and conservation.

Deputy Leader of the Council, Cllr John Mackman, explained, “PLAN Selby will enable us to push ahead with our work to support new business and housing investment in the district. At this stage, we are focusing on engaging with community interest and business groups from across the District.

“Ultimately PLAN Selby will give us the framework to support the future development that our District needs - opening up new business space and a range of sites for new homes for family groups and individuals.

“We have a lot of good things going for us here in the Selby District, and we believe we offer a great place to do business and to live and enjoy life. PLAN Selby will help us continue this in the years to come.”

The discussions will cover issues such as how growth should be distributed around the District’s ‘Designated Service Villages’, how town centres should develop and Green Belt issues resolved.


Police Notice

published on 22nd Jun 2015

Appeal following Escrick distraction burglary

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a woman in her 90s was targeted by a distraction burglar at her home in Escrick.

At around 7.50pm on Saturday 20 June 2015, a young man called at the home of a 94-year-old woman in The Glade, Escrick. He engaged her in conversation and entered the house. While inside, he stole a black handbag containing bank cards and a mobile phone.

The suspect is described as white, 15 - 17 years old, between 5ft 3ins and 5ft 6ins tall, of slim build. He was clean shaven with a pale complexion and fair hair, wearing a cap and a grey or dark jacket.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for DC Peter Cooper or the York Investigation Hub. You can also email

If you would prefer to remain anonymous, information can be passed to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12150103709.

Officers are urging members of the public to be vigilant and report any suspicious people or vehicles in their neighbourhood, particularly those calling at the homes of older people. Please also familiarize yourself with the crime prevention advice at, and share those messages with friends, family and neighbours who may be vulnerable.

Selby Bypass Update

published on 9th May 2015 (updated on 3rd Jul 2015)

Here is an update on the progress on the work to resurface the Selby Bypass form Selby District Council.

Weekly Updates

Weekly Update 3rd July 2015

Weekly Update 5th June 2015

Weekly Update 28th May 2015

Weekly Update 22nd May 2015

Weekly Update 15th May 2015

Weekly Update 8th May 2015

More details including further updates on North Yorkshire County Council website:

Annual Parish Meeting 2015

published on 2nd May 2015 (updated on 26th May 2015)

The Annual Parish Meeting is an opportunity for parishioners on the Electoral Roll for Escrick to raise any matters of concern to them that relates to their local community.

This year's meeting will be held on Tuesday 26th May. Further details and agenda to follow.


A19 / A64 junction improvements

published on 1st May 2015 (updated on 21st Jun 2015)

Improvement works to one of York’s busiest road interchanges, the A19 / A64 junction, starts 11 May 2015

Full FAQs and plans are available to view at:

Escrick Park Estate Events 2015

published on 15th Apr 2015 (updated on 2nd May 2015)

Please see attached list of planned events from Escrick Park Estate:
Escrick Park Estate Events Calendar

Monday Players - The Odd Couple

published on 14th Apr 2015

The Monday Players are pleased to announce that David Lane will direct our next production of the female version of The Odd Couple. This production will be performed 'in the round'.

The Village Hall, Escrick, Thursday 14th, Friday 15th and Saturday 16th May 2015 at 7.30pm.

Tickets are available from all Monday Players members or you can contact Sadie Ashton on 01904 728303 or,, Facebook: 'Monday Players', Twitter: @MondayPlayers

A19 Closure April 2015

published on 13th Apr 2015

NYCC will be continuing the refurbishment of the French drain that runs adjacent to the A19, south of Escrick from the junction with York Rd, south for a distance of 1.1km.

The work will commence on Monday 20th April and is scheduled to be completed by Friday 24th April 2015 (5 working days).

Southbound traffic is to be diverted around York Road past the Hollicarrs, while northbound vehicles will remain on the A19.

For a period of 1 to 2 days, vehicles will be controlled via two way temporary traffic signals within the hours of 09:30 – 15:30.

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