Notices - recent
Household Waste Recycling Centre Consultation
published on 22nd Nov 2023
Share views to develop the household waste recycling centres.
From today (Wednesday, November 22), people are being urged to share their views to help to develop household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) across North Yorkshire.
North Yorkshire Council has a legal duty to provide household waste recycling centres for residents to dispose of any additional household waste, free of charge.
There are 20 household waste recycling centres (plus mobile sites) across North Yorkshire and this service, including the disposal of the waste delivered, costs more than £5 million a year.
The council faces many significant challenges now and in the years ahead, including the impact of inflation, increased demand for services, climate change, and the impact of the cost-of-living crisis on our communities.
To help address increasing costs and improve the service it provides, the council is looking at various options for HWRCs and is asking people to share their views about changes to the following services:
· Restricting the use to North Yorkshire residents only.
· Limiting access for commercial-like vehicles.
· Changes to commercial waste.
Seventeen per cent of household waste recycling centre users live outside North Yorkshire. If only North Yorkshire residents were allowed to use the household waste recycling centres, this could generate savings of approximately £140,000 a year.
Similarly, 93 per cent of visitors in a commercial-like vehicle (for example, a van or a pick-up) visit less than 12 times a year. It is believed that some waste being deposited from these vehicles could be commercial waste, which should be paid for.
If the council limits these vehicles to 12 visits a year, it could bring in savings of around £370,000 and reduce congestion at sites to improve the experience for everyone.
Commercial waste, which is a paid-for service, is currently accepted at all household waste recycling centres (except Harrogate Stonefall).
Although the council has no legal obligation to accept commercial waste at household waste recycling centres, it understands that this is a useful service to very small businesses that operate from home in rural areas.
Therefore, people are also being asked whether they would support the accurate weighing and charging of commercial waste.
The council’s executive member for waste services, Cllr Greg White, said: “It is important that we continue to provide high-quality waste and recycling services for our residents and businesses, that doesn’t have a detrimental impact on our overall costs and the offer we provide.
“By limiting access to North Yorkshire residents only – which would align with most of our neighbouring local authorities – we can ensure we continue to provide an excellent and cost-effective service for our residents.
“And by improving our service for commercial-like vehicles, as well as commercial waste, we can also ensure businesses would be charged an accurate and fair amount for their waste.
“Before we adopt any changes to the HWRCs, we would welcome views to understand the benefits of each approach and what it will mean for our residents and businesses.” People can share their views online at www.northyorks.gov.uk/your-cou... from Wednesday, November 22, until Wednesday, January 31.
In 2022/23, the council’s network of HWRCs handled more than 57,000 tonnes of waste, much of which was either recycled or re-used.
Hundreds of items can be taken to one of the HWRCs for recycling, from small electrical appliances to musical instruments. Since October 2022, some five tonnes of medical equipment has been donated for recycling.
Cllr white said: “Recycling is great for the planet as it reduces the cost of buying new and gives unwanted items another lease of life. I’d urge people to make the most of return and reuse schemes, so that collectively we can make a positive impact on the environment.
Draft Housing Strategy: 2024-2029
published on 23rd Oct 2023
North Yorkshire Council has just commenced consultation on its Draft Housing Strategy: 2024-2029.
The strategy is based around three key themes:
· Our People
· Our Homes
· Our Places
Consultation on the draft strategy is until 11th December and responses to the strategy can be completed via our on-line survey, which can be accessed via the following link:
Polling District and Polling Station Review - Statutory public consultation 16.10.23 to 13.11.23
published on 23rd Oct 2023
North Yorkshire Council is conducting a review of polling districts and polling places.
They are seeking feedback on their recommendations and are particularly interested in hearing from you if you find it challenging to travel to and/or access your local polling station.
The consultation is now live and will close on 13 November 2023. Find out more and share your thoughts here: www.northyorks.gov.uk/PollingPlacesReview
Parish Councillor vacancy
published on 3rd Oct 2023
ESCRICK PARISH COUNCIL CURRENTLY HAVE SEVERAL VACANCIES FOR COUNCILLORS TO BE FILLED BY CO-OPTION
Anyone interested in serving the community in this way and would like to become a candidate for co-option should write to the clerk at email@example.com.
Information on the Parish Council can be found at Escrick Parish Council: Official information for residents of Escrick and for any further information and to find out more about the eligibility criteria contact the clerk.
First Aid training reminder: Thursday 19th October, from 11am - 1:30pm
published on 3rd Oct 2023
Yorkshire Ambulance Service will be holding a free first aid training course at the village hall on Thursday 19th October, from 11am - 1:30pm.
If you are interested in attending, please follow the sign-up link below, so that we have an idea of the numbers to expect.
More details about the course are available via this link :
Up for Yorkshire October training opportunities
published on 25th Sep 2023
Please find attached flyers for the Multiply training that will be running from October. There are sessions in Selby as well as York and can reach out across North Yorkshire. There are also online sessions as well as being able to offer bespoke training sessions for groups if there is enough interest.
Escrick community fibre upgrade - community meeting
published on 21st Sep 2023
Factco are hosting a community meeting on Wednesday 11 October.
This meeting will allow residents to speak one-on-one with their team, including FACTCO Managing Director Adrian Marshman and representatives from their build partner, RuralFibre4U.
Wednesday, 11 October
3:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Escrick and Deighton Social Club
59 Main Street
Up for Yorkshire Community Transport - Volunteer Driver Recruitment Campaign
published on 29th Aug 2023
From Up for Yorkshire:
We are writing to you from the local charity ‘Up for Yorkshire’. Our overarching aim is to enable the voluntary and community sector to grow and to flourish, whilst also supporting an inclusive community for everyone.
Community Transport provides flexible and accessible community-led solutions in response to unmet local transport needs. Sustained by an incredible team of volunteer drivers, our aim is to support individuals to stay independent, participate in their communities and access vital public services and employment.
Since Covid, our volunteer driver numbers have dropped by over 50%, and like so much of the voluntary sector across the country, volunteer recruitment is a challenge. We are wanting to offer additional opportunities for access to Community Transport, but to do this, we need to recruit more volunteer drivers, to help meet the demand. We have attached to this email, the digital versions of some of the hard-copy materials that are currently on the way to you by post. If you could share this via your local online platforms, that would be fantastic.
If you have any questions, would like to discuss anything further, or would like to arrange for a member of our team to come and see you, or for you to come and see us, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
You can find out more about us by visiting our website: www.upforyorkshire.org.uk
Escrick waste treatment facility update
published on 29th Aug 2023
Please find below the link to the Environment Agency Citizen Space page to provide further information on the odour incident from the Acumen Facility.
They have produced an FAQ section following comments received from members of the community when reporting the odour issue to their incident hotline and enquiry services team. At the bottom of the page they have included the Compliance Assessment Report (CAR) forms that have been issued following their inspections. In addition a copy of the Acumen site Environmental Permit is available for your awareness.
Bin collections in the Selby area - industrial strike action
published on 28th Jul 2023
Urbaser Industrial Strike Action 28.07.23.docxPlease find attached the latest update on the bin collections in the Selby area.