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published on 9th Nov 2017
The damaged verge on the A19 opposite the church has been reported and scheduled for repair.>
published on 5th Nov 2017
Sunday 12th November - Remembrance Sunday
10.45am : Family Act of Remembrance
Led By Rev Richard Kirkman
6.30pm – Taize Service for Peace
Led By Rev Karen Gardiner
Quiet Reflection … with words, music and meditation
Parish Magazine update - November 2017
published on 1st Nov 2017
The following appeared in November's Parish Magazine
Escrick Parish Council
Parish Councillor vacancy: We still have a vacancy for a Parish Councillor - if you are interested, or would like to learn more about the role, please contact the Chair or Clerk (details below).
Quarry proposal: The Parish Council accepted an invite to visit Plasmor’s existing quarry at Hemingbrough to understand more about their plans for the proposed site west of the A19. The visit was helpful to understand the plans, but key concerns regarding traffic, and the risk of the site being used for landfill, remain. Plasmor advise that an application for planning permission is likely to be submitted in late in 2018, albeit some Councillors believe it may be sooner.
Grass cutting: The PC are seeking suppliers to undertake grass cutting of the village green, playing fields and verges - any potential suppliers are requested to contact email@example.com for an information pack.
Local plans: Both York and Selby councils are consulting on their local plans. The latest version of the York plan has limited impact upon Escrick (having removed sites previously included adjacent to the village). The Selby plan includes potential housing sites in Escrick, but these may not be required due to a surplus of suitable sites. The planning working group will develop a response to the Selby consultation.
Carr Lane parking: Following complaints about dangerous parking on Carr Lane associated with school pick-up/drop-off, the police have confirmed that they will take enforcement action (fines of up to £1000, and 3 penalty points). They have written to all parents at the school and have been undertaking a mix of uniformed and plain-clothed visits.
Drains/sewage: Yorkshire water advise that fat blockages and a failed pumped were the cause of recent sewage leaks. They advise that the problem has been resolved and that they will be undertaking regular inspections to try to prevent a reoccurrence.
Village maintenance: The PC is coordinating an “Autumn Clean” on Saturday 11th November in the afternoon. See separate notice.
Parish Council meeting dates: Monday 6th November, 4th December, 8th January, 5th February. All meetings at 7.30pm at Escrick & Deighton Club. Public welcome.
Playing Fields AGM - Date correction
published on 31st Oct 2017
The Playing Fields Association AGM takes place at 8.30pm on MONDAY 13th NOVEMBER at Escrick & Deighton Club.
(not Monday 9th November as incorrectly posted in the Parish Magazine)
The AGM is a good opportunity to find out more and to get involved with the playing fields association, which raises funds for, and manages the village playing fields and play area. It would be really good to have some new volunteers to help this worthwhile cause.>
Taxis, Private Hire Vehicles and Your Safety
published on 25th Oct 2017
Please see attached leaflet from the licencing manager at Selby:>
Grass cutting tender
published on 20th Oct 2017
Escrick Parish Council is seeking quotes from suppliers for grass cutting of the village green, playing fields and verges, from the 2018 season onwards.
Any potential suppliers are requested to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for an information pack.
Deadline for tenders is 30th November 2017.>
THEFT- by Monday Players
published on 13th Oct 2017
Monday Players next production is...
THEFT - A comedy by Eric Chappell
John Miles is successful, determined and wealthy. When he returns from dinner out with wife Barbara and best friends Trevor and Jenny to find his house has been burgled, he's furious, particularly as the burglar may still be in the house.
And when the local copper appears from nowhere, John assumes they have found their bumbling burglar, Spriggs.
But as Spriggs starts to expertly manipulate, cajole and corrupt them, we begin to wonder if he's much, much cleverer than they think.
With a hidden safe, childhood rivalries, guilty secrets and everything to lose, five very different people play an escalating and hilarious game of cat and mouse...
16th, 17th and 18th November 2017 at 7.30pm
The Village Hall, Escrick
Tickets available from:
Monday Players Members
Further details on the production are available on our website:
Diwali, Halloween and Bonfire Night
published on 6th Oct 2017 (updated on 13th Oct 2017)
This year Diwali falls on Thursday 19th October - 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.
Many children enjoy taking part in 'trick or treat' activities on Halloween (Tuesday 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.
Bonfire night (5th Nov) falls on a Sunday this year, and it is likely that some residents will let off fireworks on Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th, and Sunday 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.
Parish Magazine update - October 2017
published on 1st Oct 2017
The following note appeared in October's Parish Magazine
Escrick Parish Council
Parish Councillor vacancy: We still have a vacancy for a Parish Councillor - if anyone is interested, or would like to learn more about the role, please contact the Chair or Clerk (details below).
A19 safety: Cllr Musgrave (County Councillor) reported that he had had several meetings with highways, and that the preferred solution would be to install traffic lights at the Skipwith Rd/A19 junction - the key issue is finding funding for the scheme.
Quarry proposal: The Parish Council have accepted an invite for a site visit to Plasmor to understand more about their plans for the proposed site west of the A19.
Village maintenance: A dog waste bin has been installed on the footpath by the beck on Skipwith Road. Following the success of the “Spring Clean” earlier in the year, the PC will coordinate an “Autumn Clean” on Saturday 11th November in the afternoon. Hold the date, more details next month - many volunteers welcomed!
Parish Council meeting dates: (No August meeting) Monday 2nd October, 6th November, 4th December. All meetings at 7.30pm at Escrick & Deighton Club. Public welcome. Contact: Chair (Richard Rowson), email@example.com; Clerk (Helen Guest), firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: escrick.org>
Information regarding sewage leaks
published on 13th Sep 2017
The Parish Council are aware that there have recently been a number of instances of surface water flooding and of sewage leaking onto roads/pavements in the village. The Parish Council has been liaising with the relevant bodies to establish the cause and ensure that remedial action is being taken.
Surface water / blocked drains and gullys:
Where flooding on roads/pavements occurs due to blocked drains or gullys, this is the responsibility of the county council, and can be reported online here: https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/road-drains-and-gully-cleaning. However NYCC's policy is that they will only clear drains/gullys once per year unless they are causing a health and safety issue.
Blocked / overflowing sewers:
The sewer network is the responsibility of Yorkshire Water, and in Escrick is quite a complex network of gravity sewers, syphon sewers, pumped (rising) sewers and underground storm tanks. Unfortunately much of the network is combined sewers (waste water and surface water) and therefore prone to getting overloaded in periods of heavy rainfall.
Yorkshire Water have identified two issues which have caused, or at least contributed to recent flooding:
- A fat blockage in one of the main sewers which has now been cleared
- A failed pump in one of the pumping stations, which is in the process of being repaired