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Escrick Young Farmers - Working with the community

published on 12th Jul 2016

Young Farmers from Escrick have rolled up their sleeves to help their local community, by tidying the church yard and laying a gravel pedestrian entrance to the village green. This work was carried out on 9th April and 26th June in the village of Escrick and included 10 YFC members with ages varying from 16 to 26.

The project is part of a national initiative called the "Countryside Challenge", launched by the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC) in March 2016. Escrick YFC successfully applied to NFYFC for funding in April 2016 as the project qualified under the national federation’s work in Youth Social Action.

Laura Graham, Chairman said: The "Countryside Challenge" has provided the club with an opportunity to help the local community to undertake projects to tidy the village and make it safer whilst also teaching how to project manage, work as a team and all whilst having fun!

In December 2015, the NFYFC received funding from the Cabinet Office and Pears Foundation to progress the work of Youth Social Action. As such, the Federation is supporting YFCs across England with their community projects by providing tools, resources and training to get them started, as well as offering an amount of enabling money. The Federation is looking to support community projects like Escrick YFC’s until the summer of 2017.

For further information about the "Countryside Challenge", please visit

Summer events at Escrick Park Estate

published on 11th Jul 2016 (updated on 13th Jul 2016)

Residents are advised that two large events will take place at the Escrick Park Estate during the summer:

  • Yorkshire Pudding Rally - MAG Motorcycle Rally on 5th - 7th August.
  • Field of Dreams - Volkswagen Camper van weekend on 16th - 18th September.

The Yorkshire Pudding Rally is ticket only and already sold out, however the Field of Dreams is open to day visitors.

Derwent and Minster Lions Clubs present their Summer Concert - Saturday 9th July

published on 6th Jul 2016

Derwent and Minster Lions Clubs present their Summer Concert in aid of Hearing Dogs for the Deaf.

This will be hosted in the marvellous theatre and wonderful surroundings of Queen Margaret's School, Escrick Park. Hearing Dogs for the Deaf is a local charity that relies on charitable donations for its work. Doors open at 6.30pm with a free drink and canape reception.

Local folk music due Ian and Annie Pybus start the evening inviting the audience to join them in song. The Euphonics Ladies Choir will then perform 'songs from the shows'. After the interval the Barton Town Band, a traditional British Brass Band, all the way from Lincolnshire, will perform a selection of music. Following the cheque presentation to the Hearing Dogs for the Deaf, the choir will join the band for a rousing 'Last night at the Proms' style finale - flags and bunting provided! Come and join us for a special evening. Call Brian 01904 448297 or Ken 01904 448198 for tickets.

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A19 speed concerns reply

published on 6th Jul 2016

Further to the Parish Council's letter to the North Yorkshire County Council / North Yorkshire Police '95 Alive' partnership, we have received the following response:

Thank you for your report and concern regarding the speed of vehicles at the above location. With regards to the speeding complaint reported by you, speed and accident data has recently been obtained and has recently been reviewed by the Road Safety Partnership Team:-Having looked at the available information on roads safety in Escrick, we have decided unfortunately neither police enforcement nor road engineering works would be suitable. Data was gathered in March 2016 and it showed that vehicles do not often break the speed limits in your community. The speed data obtained indicates a mean (average) speed of 37/36 mph and an 85th %ile of 42/41 mph. The speed of vehicles at this location are well within the 40mph speed limit, which is appropriate for this road. We are happy to gather new data after three years, which in your instance would be March 2019.

The Parish Council intends to seek the opportunity to discuss the concerns further with NYCC, as we do not believe this initial response adequately answers the numerous points made in our letter, nor in the speed concern reports submitted.


published on 4th Jul 2016


that a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.

If by 22 July, 2016 (14 days after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer, Mary Weastell, Civic Centre, Doncaster Road, Selby YO8 9FT by TEN electors for the said Parish, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

If an election is called, it will take place not later than 26 September, 2016.

Dated 4 July, 2016

A19 speed concerns

published on 25th Jun 2016

In May 2016 the Parish Council circulated a 'speed awareness form' from the North Yorkshire '95 alive' partnership to every household in the village.

Around 70 responses were received, the vast majority citing concerns with the speed of traffic on the A19. The Parish Council has submitted these along with the attached letter to the '95 alive' partnership.


Escrick Parish Council letter to North Yorkshire 95 Alive Partnership - June 2016

Marquee and club available - Sunday 18th September

published on 25th Jun 2016

On Saturday 17th September, the Escrick & Deighton Club will again be hosting the Huge band.

There will be a marquee in place outside the club for the band, and this will also be there on Sunday 18th September.

We would like to find a good community use for the marquee on the Sunday rather than simply leaving it empty. For example it had been suggested that it could be used to host a farmers' market or similar - but we're receptive to any good idea to make use of it.

If anyone would like to embrace this opportunity and coordinate a good use of this venue on Sunday 18th, please contact in the first instance.

Hedges and footpaths

published on 25th Jun 2016

We are at the time of year when trees and hedges are growing again.

The council often receives complaints about overgrown hedges and trees, particularly where these obstruct pavements, signs and street lights.

Please can we ask that residents maintain their hedges and trees so that they do not obstruct the pavements, roads, street lights nor signs.

It is usually the legal responsibility of residents to ensure that their trees/hedges do not infringe the highway or pavement. Problem hedges can be reported to North Yorks County Council via their website.

Escrick War Memorial

published on 25th Jun 2016

The council has arranged to have the war memorial (located at St Helen's Church) professionally cleaned, and has coordinated fund raising towards this work. This is expected to be completed in the next couple of months.

Any further donations from residents or local businesses will be gratefully received. Please contact if you would like to make a donation.

CPR Training and Training Kit

published on 17th Jun 2016

If the heart of someone you loved stopped beating would you know what to do?

Every year over 30,000 cardiac arrests happen outside of hospital - often witnessed by family members and friends.

Effective CPR performed immediately on someone suffering a cardiac arrest can buy time for professional help to arrive, and in some cases can help double a person's survival chances.

Escrick Parish Council has obtained a British Heart Foundation CPR training kit. The kit delivers several short DVD based training courses, along with manikins to practice upon.

We will be holding a community training session at the Village Hall on Wednesday 21st September at 7.30pm. If you are interested in attending, please email (so we have a rough idea of numbers).

The training kit is also available for other Escrick based groups to borrow and coordinate their own training. The training takes less than an hour and is suitable for anyone over 12. If you would like to discuss arranging your own training for your own group please contact Richard -

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