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CPR training 2018

published on 31st Oct 2018

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.  

Escrick has a CPR a training kit and from time-to-time we can arrange CPR training courses for local residents. We're considering arranging another one for December or January. If you are interested, please can you email so that we have an idea of numbers, and can contact you when we have fixed a date.

Remember Escrick has a public access defibrillator, located outside Escrick & Deighton Club on Main St. 

You don't need training to use it. 

It is simple and safe. The machine gives clear spoken instructions.  If you are still not confident using it, the 999 emergency operator can also help you.  More details

Police and Crime Commissioner Surgery

published on 31st Oct 2018

Please see poster below the the Police & Crime Commissioner regarding an advice surgery she is holding in Selby – (Appointment only)

Halloween, Bonfire night, Diwali

published on 26th Oct 2018


Many children enjoy taking part in 'trick or treat' activities on Halloween (Wednesday 31st October), and many residents gladly take part sharing treats. However, not everyone welcomes visitors, including those trying to get small children to sleep, or those who find answering the door difficult. 

The general etiquette is that those households willing to partake leave a pumpkin on prominent display, and those that would rather be left in peace don't. Please consider this etiquette if taking part.

More advice is available from North Yorkshire Police website:

Bonfire night

Bonfire night (5th Nov) falls on a Monday this year, and it is likely that some residents will let off fireworks on Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd, and Monday 5th November. Those residents with pets may wish to keep them indoors on these dates. (NB: There is no display at Queen Margaret's this year, due to half-term).

We are aware that some residents object to private firework displays - but there is no requirement for them to be pre-notified, and (providing they are undertaken lawfully) no ability for the Parish Council to prevent them. It might be considered good manners, however, to let your neighbours know in advance if you are planning a display, particularly if they have pets. See for details of our notification service.

There is more detail regarding the law around fireworks on the Government website: and police website:


This year the main Diwali celebrations fall on Wednesday 7th November - and it is likely that some residents will celebrate with fireworks (which are legally permitted until 1am on Diwali). Those residents with pets may wish to keep them indoors.

There is more detail regarding the law around fireworks on the Government website: and police website:

Plasmor Public Exhibition

published on 20th Oct 2018

Please see notice below received from Plasmor, regarding a public exhibition of their proposed plans to be held on Saturday 17th November:

Would you like to see lifts installed at Selby station?

published on 12th Oct 2018

Would you like to see lifts installed at Selby railway station? 

TransPennine Express (who operate Selby station) are bidding for funding to install lifts at Selby station, through the Department for Transport’s Access for All fund.

They need to demonstrate local need for step-free access. You can register your support at

The deadline for support to be made is 31 October 2018. Thank you!

Parish Magazine notice - Nov 2018

published on 6th Oct 2018 (updated on 7th Oct 2018)

The following update has been provided for publication in November's Parish magazine

Escrick Parish Council


At October’s meeting, the Parish Council has agreed two key actions with regard to highways:

  1. The PC has requested that North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) provide costings for a design/feasibility study for traffic lights at the Skipwith Road/A19 junction. If the feasibility study is affordable, the PC will look to include the design / feasibility study within its 2019/20 budget. Once costs for implementation of the scheme are known, the PC will consult with residents as to whether there is local appetite for the PC to fund this – or whether to continue to wait until NYCC or grant funding is available, or indeed pursue different options.
  2. The PC will explore the feasibility of, and potential sources, of grant funding to appoint a highways consultancy to review the variety of other highways concerns in the Parish. This will provide an independent expert opinion on those areas where local residents disagree with the conclusions reached by NYCC.

Other highways matters: 

  • The PC received a request to remove the bus stop markings at the disused bus stop on Main St to ease parking congestion. NYCC have clarified that these ‘bus stop’ markings are advisory only, and cannot be enforced. The cost of removing the markings is prohibitive, but traffic wardens have been briefed accordingly.
  • A request to discuss problems associated with primary school parking has been deferred to November’s meeting, as the requestor was unable to attend October’s meeting.


Former Stillingfleet mine site: At the time of writing there has been no further updates regarding the planning application for a waste sorting centre at the former Stillingfleet Mine site – the earliest this can go to planning committee is in November. The Parish Council strongly opposes the development, and in conjunction with Stillingfleet PC has supported local residents with their objections.

Former North Selby mine site: Several Councillors attended the public exhibition by Harworth’s planning consultants. Key points include: plans are for approx 300 plots, consisting of a mix of touring and static caravans; Harworths are looking for a development partner to either buy the site, or develop on their behalf; the site would contain basic amenities such as office and small shop, but is not a ‘Centre Parcs’ style leisure park; they plan to submit planning application in November, and would expect 3 – 6 months for approval.

Neighbourhood Development Plan:  The NDP team have received over 100 survey responses, and will work through these with the external consultants. The current expectations is that findings will be reported back via a public meeting in December.


The Parish Council received a strongly worded complaint about a recent fireworks display in the village, citing the distress caused to pets and individuals. The Parish Council resolved to establish an early warning service for fireworks displays, on a voluntary basis. Details online at

Vacancies: The Parish Council has two vacancies for Parish Councillors – please contact us via details below if you would like to join the Parish Council.

Parish Council meeting dates:  Monday 5th Nov, 3rd Dec, 7th Jan. All meetings at 7.30pm at Escrick & Deighton Club. Public welcome. Contact:  Chair (Richard Rowson),; Clerk (Helen Guest),; Website:


Neighbourhood Development Plan Surveys - Thank you

published on 3rd Oct 2018

Thank you to everyone who took the time to respond to our Neighbourhood Development Plan survey.

We received over 100 responses, and it is evident that many people put significant thought and time into their responses, which will be very helpful supporting the development of our NDP and other initiatives.

During the next few weeks we will be working with our consultants to consolidate the findings and identifying options for future development. We expect to be in a position to share findings in early December.

Cllr Tudor Rees

Fireworks notification service

published on 2nd Oct 2018

From time to time Escrick Parish Council receives complaints from residents regarding fireworks in and around the village. The main concern is the distress caused to pets and horses.  We also recognise that many people enjoy firework displays.

The Parish Council has no powers to restrict firework displays, but we can help notify those that would like prior warning.

As such we have set-up a mailing list for anyone who wishes to be notified of fireworks displays.  

Similarly, we would be grateful if you could notify us of any planned displays, so that this can be shared with those on the distribution list.

More details are on our website:

The Monday Players production

published on 30th Sep 2018

The Monday Players - in our Silver Jubilee year - are proud to present our 50th production...


A comedy by Peter Gordon

Captain's Day at the Seven Lakes Golf Club gets off to a bad start when the men's Captain is indisposed. Club secretary, Simon, relishes the chance to take over but is soon thwarted by the arrival of Vice Captain, Nick and his girlfriend, Tiffany. Lady Captain, Fran, and enthusiastic but hopeless Barry add to the confusion as a series of disasters mount. With the unexpected arrival of Simon's wife, Laura, tensions build and things go from bad to worse.

Set on the club house patio, the characters soon discover that personal relationships OFF the course are more dangerous than the hazards ON the course!

Love or loathe golf, it will never seem quite the same again! 

Thursday 15th, Friday 16th and Saturday 17th November 2018 at 7.30pm

The Village Hall, Escrick

Tickets £8 

Tickets available from:

Monday Players Members

01904 728303

Further details on the production are available on our website:

Playwright Peter Gordon  was born in York, England. Now a full-time writer, his earlier career as a Chartered Civil Engineer took him as far afield as the Middle East and eventually led him to become Head of Civil Engineering at a UK university.

As a true Yorkshireman, Peter has returned to his roots, living in York with his wife, Janice. In addition to writing, he has a keen interest in music. He considers himself to be a good drummer and an enthusiastic but less-than-adequate guitarist. He is trying to keep his ukulele playing a secret from his friends and family!

Parish Magazine Update - Oct 2018

published on 30th Sep 2018

The following updated was published in October's Parish Magazine...

Escrick Parish Council

Neighbourhood Watch:  Escrick has not had an active Neighbourhood Watch scheme for several years. North Yorkshire Neighbourhood Watch Association is looking to revitalise its role in the county. If anyone is interested in re-establishing a scheme in Escrick, please contact us (details below) and we will pass on their details.

Autumn clean: Last year we coordinated an ‘Autumn clean’ in the village as a community event for volunteers to sweep up leaves from public areas after leaf-fall.  If anyone is willing to coordinate a similar event this year, please contact us.

Highways: North Yorkshire County Council highways have advised that the requested changes to the speed limit on the approach to the village from Mill Hill into Skipwith Road are unjustified. The Parish Council has received several additional concerns about speed, noise, size and volume of traffic over the summer months – each of which has been passed to North Yorkshire County Council as the highways authority for Escrick.

The Parish Council plans to explore the possibility of appointing a highways consultancy to get an independent expert opinion on the full list of highways concerns regularly raised by residents for this and other locations within the village.  We are also exploring the feasibility of getting an additional vehicle activated speed sign, for use on Skipwith Road.

The police camera van continues to be regularly deployed to its designated site on Skipwith Road, and has now caught 207 speeding motorists from 24 visits since the start of the year.

Planning: At the time of writing the planning application for a waste sorting centre at the former Stillingfleet Mine site had been delayed from September’s planning committee meeting. The Parish Council strongly opposes the development, and in conjunction with Stillingfleet PC has supported local residents with their objections.

The Parish Council plans to respond with objections to a national Government consultation that proposes allow shale gas exploration using ‘permitted development rights’ (i.e. avoiding the need for local planning permission). Removing the requirement for planning permission could see any number of exploratory sites established, regardless of their local impact or suitability of the location.

Maintenance: A new picnic table has been procured and installed at the playground. This was funded using S106 ‘recreational open space’ funding paid from local housing development. The village green association are continuing their programme of maintenance work to the pond and village green benches.

Two new street lights have been installed on Carr Lane as part of the continued programme of addressing the darkest spots in the village.  

After over a year of requests, City of York Council have finally crown-lifted the large tree on the A19 just north of the Skipwith Road junction, improving visibility at the junction and removing the pavement obstruction. 

The Parish Council has received several complaints about overgrown hedges. Where these are obstructing footpaths and overhanging verges the Parish Council has requested the residents to address the concerns, and if necessary can refer the complaints to North Yorkshire highways to take enforcement action under section 154 of the Highways Act. As a guideline trees/hedges should be no lower than 7ft 6 above a footpath, and 17ft above the roadway, and must not obstruct streetlights or road signs. The owner of the tree/hedge is responsible for maintenance.

The Parish Council cannot resolve disputes between neighbours regarding boundary hedges – these should be referred to the District Council.

Vacancies: The Parish Council has two vacancies for Parish Councillors – please contact us via details below if you would like to join the Parish Council.

Parish Council meeting dates:  Monday 1st Oct, 5th Nov, 3rd Dec, 7th Jan. All meetings at 7.30pm at Escrick & Deighton Club. Public welcome. Contact:  Chair (Richard Rowson),; Clerk (Helen Guest),; Website:

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