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published on 17th May 2019
ESCRICK PARISH COUNCIL - Public consultation to increase the Parish Council precept to fund a traffic light controlled junction and pedestrian crossings at the A19 / Skipwith Road junction
It was resolved at the Parish Council meeting on 13th May 2019 to consult residents of the Parish regarding the proposal to increase the Parish Council precept (council tax) to fund a loan to pay for a traffic light controlled junction and pedestrian crossing at the A19/Skipwith Road junction.
Residents are encouraged to read and participate in this consultation. Click here>
Dinner on the Green - 13 July 2019
published on 17th May 2019
Queen Margaret's School - inaugural Music Festival Week
published on 8th May 2019
‘Rush Hour Recitals’ with Pianist, Eleanor Kornas
Monday 10 - Thursday 13 June 2019 17:40 - 18:10 St Margaret’s Chapel
Part of QM’s inaugural Music Festival Week.
Tour de Yorkshire - Information for Residents
published on 28th Apr 2019
The Tour de Yorkshire passes through Escrick on 2nd May.
It is expected to pass through the village between 5pm - 5.30pm, but may be up to 30 minutes earlier/later depending upon the pace on the day.
The route runs from Wheldrake Lane, up Skipwith Road, along Carr Lane, along the A19, and then Stillingfleet Road.
Escrick Heritage will be serving refreshments on the Village Green from 2:30 p.m. They will also have a preview of some of the photos already in the community archive, so please do pop across. It will be a great afternoon, and don't forget your folding chairs!
We hope BBC Radio York will also be based on the Village Green throughout the afternoon.
Thanks to members of the Yorkshire Countrywomen there will be lots of bunting along Carr Lane and a huge banner on the Village Green (the TV crew covering the race have been notified so that their helicopter can get aerial coverage of the green).
Road closures, parking restrictions and bus routes
The roads along the route are expected to have parking restrictions all day, and will be closed to all traffic whilst the race passes through the village. Due to the nature of the route, no diversionary routes are possible and traffic will be held.
Bus services will be impacted by the road closures and potential congestion due to people attending the race finish in Selby. Please see Arriva's website for details: https://www.arrivabus.co.uk/tourdeyorkshire
There will be parking restrictions and road closures in Selby town centre and more widely along the route - please see https://www.selby.gov.uk/tour-de-yorkshire-race-information
The race will be covered by TV helicopter. Drone operators and pilots operating in the vicinity below 1000ft should refer to NOTAM EGTT/QWYLW/IV/M/AW/000/010/5345N00051W023
We will update this page with any further information we receive.
Official race website, showing full route: https://letour.yorkshire.com/tour-de-yorkshire-2019/mens-race/stage-1/
Escrick Heritage Newsletter - April 2019
published on 25th Apr 2019
Please find below the latest newsletter from the Escrick Heritage project:
The Monday Players presents THE LADYKILLERS
published on 8th Apr 2019
A comedy by Graham Linehan
"The greatest criminal minds of all time…
…have finally met their match!"
The Ladykillers is a classic black comedy; a sweet little old lady, alone in her house, is pitted against a gang of criminal misfits who will stop at nothing.
Posing as amateur musicians, Professor Marcus and his gang rent rooms in the lopsided house of sweet but strict Mrs Wilberforce. The villains plot to involve her, unwittingly, in Marcus' brilliantly conceived heist job. The police are left stumped but Mrs Wilberforce becomes wise to their ruse and Marcus concludes that there is only one way to keep the old lady quiet. With only her parrot, General Gordon, to help her, Mrs Wilberforce is alone with five desperate men. But who will be forced to face the music?
From the Motion Picture Screenplay
by William Rose
By Special Arrangement with StudioCanal & with Fiery Angel Ltd, London
Thursday 16th, Friday 17th and Saturday 18th May 2019 at 7.30pm
The Village Hall, Escrick
Tickets available from:
Monday Players Members
Further details on the production are available on our website:
May 2019 Elections
published on 3rd Apr 2019
Details of May's District Councillor elections including persons nominated have been published on Selby District Council's website: https://www.selby.gov.uk/may-2019-elections
The Parish Council election was uncontested, and all candidates were duly elected.
Parish Magazine update - April 2019
published on 1st Apr 2019
The following notice appeared in April's Parish Magazine
Escrick Parish Council
A19/Skipwith Road junction scheme: The Parish Council has received details on available loans to fund a combined traffic lights/pedestrian crossing scheme. To fund the scheme over 25 years would result in annual repayments of around £8000. This would require an increase in the Parish Council precept (part of local Council tax) of around £17 per year for a band D household, rising to a maximum of £34 for band H households. The Parish Council is required to run a consultation prior to increasing the precept like this. The Parish Council has been advised that it should not run a consultation during the pre-election ‘purdah period’, therefore it is the intention to start the consultation after May’s local elections.
The Parish Council has agreed to purchase two additional streetlights to address darks spots. One for the Main St/A19/Farriers Close junction, and one on Main St between Carr Lane and the Black Bull.
Former North Selby mine site: The Parish Council has submitting a response to the application for a caravan park, supporting the principle of the scheme, but highlighting various aspects of the proposals that need amending. This includes avoiding development within the designated “Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation”; restrictions preventing permanent residence; controls of noise and light during both construction and operation; and various highways considerations. The full response is on our website.
Neighbourhood Development Plan:
Stage two of the programme is now well underway, and public meetings for the five work streams will be held of the coming months.
Tour de Yorkshire:
The Tour de Yorkshire will come through the village (Skipwith Rd, Carr Lane, A19) on Thursday, 2nd May. There will be approximately 1 hour road closures to allow the race to pass. At the time of writing timings haven’t been confirmed, but we will publish these on our website as soon as we are notified.
The Escrick Heritage project recently requested access to old Parish Council minutes. Given the public interest in the history of the village it was agreed to digitise and publish the entire history of Parish Council minutes from 1894 to the present day on the Parish Council website.
Parish Council meeting dates: 13th May, 3rd June, 1st July. 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 (April’s meeting on 1st April will be replaced by a meeting of the Finance and Admin committee)>
Village pond plants
published on 28th Mar 2019
As part of the refurbishment project, the village green association have planted a range of plants in the pond.
Details are below.
Residents are requested to not add any further plants to the pond. The plants have been chosen to provide the correct ecological mix, and specifically avoiding invasive species.
Tour de Yorkshire timings
published on 27th Mar 2019
The Tour de Yorkshire passes through Escrick on Thursday 2nd May.
The race is expected to pass through Escrick between 16:50 and 17:20, and there will be approximately 1 hour road closure along the route around this time (Skipwith Road, Carr Lane, A19)