About - Parish Council

Escrick Parish Council is the first tier of local government. 

There are up to eleven unpaid Councillors and a part-time clerk.

The Council has some direct responsibilities - for example:

  • cutting of the grass on the village green & playing fields;
  • maintaining the war memorials
  • operating about half of the street-lights in the village. 

In other areas the Parish Council makes representations on behalf of residents of the Parish, such as commenting upon planning applications, but the final responsibility lies with other bodies such as Selby District Council or North Yorkshire County Council.

Agendas and MinutesPolicies and other statutory documentsCouncillors

Our frequently asked questions page provides more details about what the Parish Council does, and the other councils covering the area.

The Escrick Civil Parish area extends from St Helens Church in the north, to the business park and Hollicarrs to the south. (The area north of St Helen's Church is part of Deighton Parish, despite being part of Escrick village). See Escrick Civil Parish map.

The Parish Council receives an annual Precept of around £20,000 raised as part of local 'council tax'.

Most of the precept is spent on the grass cutting (for the village green, playing field and verges), street lighting and public liability insurance. More details of our expenditure can be found on our budget page.

The Parish Council has a number of working groups/committees:

The Parish Council is represented on the following bodies:

Parish Council meetings are held in the committee room at Escrick & Deighton Club. Meetings are usually held on the first Monday of every month at 19:30, excepted August when there is no meeting, or if the first Monday is a bank holiday. (The dates are advertised on this website and on the Parish Notice Board on Main Street).

Council meetings are open to the public except for any part that deals with sensitive information.

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Map of Escrick Civil Parish
Map of Escrick Civil Parish