Parish Magazine Update - March 2022
The following update appears in March 2022 Parish Magazine
Escrick Parish Council Update
Bus stops: We are waiting for City of York Council to confirm installation timescales for an additional streetlight opposite the Sang Thai to improve lighting on the way to, and at, the bus stops. City of York Council have advised that they are unable to provide a bin for the southbound bus stop. City of York Council have advised that the bus stops will not be added to the York fares zone, as the majority of users of the stops are not residents of the City of York Council area.
Highways: Dropped kerbs are in the process of being installed at many of the junctions in the village to aid wheelchair and pushchair users. A ‘village gateway’ is due to be installed on Skipwith Road at the entrance to the village from the south, as a speeding mitigation measure.
Neighbourhood Development Plan: Prior to the independent examination, Selby District Council as the Local Planning Authority is inviting comments on the submission draft Escrick Neighbourhood Development Plan from 21 February - 4 April 2022. See Escrick.org/ndp for more details.
Shop: A working group is continuing to develop proposals for a shop in the village.
Jubilee celebrations: Various activities are being coordinated by groups in the village for the Jubilee long-weekend, in addition to a Jubilee garden initiative. Details will be published directly by those organising these.
Solar farm: The Parish Council received a presentation from IPV Flexjen Ltd regarding their plans for a solar farm to the southeast of the village. Details of the proposals are on Selby District Council’s planning portal: https://bit.ly/escrick-solar
Escrick 10k: The Escrick 10k for 2022 has been cancelled due to lack of volunteers to take on key roles in the organising committee.
Councillors: Nigel Bartle has sadly stood down from the Council. The Council is very grateful for his contributions over the past three years. We now have three vacancies for Parish Councillors. Please contact the clerk or chair if you are interested in getting involved.
Parish Council meeting dates: 7th March, 4th April and 9th May. All meetings at 7.30pm at Escrick and Deighton Club. Contact: Clerk (Sally Look), firstname.lastname@example.org, Chair (Richard Rowson), email@example.com; Website: escrick.org