published on 20th Jan 2020
Shared on behalf of Selby District Council:
Homes in Selby district will receive two, new wheeled bins: a blue one for glass, cans and plastic and a brown one for paper and cardboard.
There are lots of benefits to the new system:
We’re not changing the type of materials we collect, we’re just changing the containers our residents put their recycling in.
The new service starts in April. We’re starting to deliver 80,000 new bins from this week. We have to deliver these to over 40,000 properties, which is why we need to start these deliveries early.
Recycling in the Selby district will still be collected every two weeks but we will alternate between collecting the refuse and recycling bins. This means for example:
Green waste collections will continue to take place every fortnight.
Some collection days may also change. That’s because we’re reviewing the collection rounds to make sure they’re as efficient as possible. The bins will have special information tags on telling you what goes in each bin. We’ll also deliver a brand new collection calendar to every home with full details of the service and collection days. These will be sent out during February.>
published on 20th Jan 2020
Roadworks will be in place for a period of 3 days between 27th January
2020 and 29th January 2020
The Road Closure and any associated Diversion Routes can be viewed using this URL link https://one.network/?tm=116170931
North Yorkshire County Council>
published on 20th Jan 2020
A new community fruit and vegetable growing competition has been launched in the district and parish and town councils are being invited to take part.
The Great Yorkshire Veg Off is a county-wide competition with categories for best village, best street, best school and best community group (including allotments).
Mike and Carole Bucktrout, former teachers from Hensall, have launched competition (backed by Selby District Council) which aims to encourage families and communities to grow fruit and vegetables in their gardens and green spaces – turning Yorkshire into a huge fruit and vegetable plot.
Mike explained: “This is a simple way that families and communities can produce fruit and vegetables to eat and cut their food bills. It has the added bonus of being fantastic for the environment.
“If every home in the Selby district alone planted two fruit trees, it would mean an extra 84,000 trees, which would be amazing!”
The competition is free to enter from now until September 30th, 2020. The winners will be announced at the end of October with each category receiving a commemorative plaque. There are no complicated entry forms – simply send in your photos, stories and information about your plot.
For more details and to register your interest visit: www.letslookafterourplanet.com.>
published on 14th Jan 2020
The way recycling is collected in the Selby district is changing with a move to a new wheelie bin system.
Starting next week there will be a ten week delivery programme to enable 80,000 new bins to be delivered to 40,000 properties across the Selby district, before the new collections begin at the end of March/beginning of April. The new blue wheelie bin is for glass, cans and plastic and the new brown one is for paper and cardboard.
There is no change to the type of recycling collected by Selby District Council, just a change to the containers the recycling goes in. The new wheelie bins offer more room for residents to recycle more of their waste.
Collections will still take place every two weeks. Some collection days might change due to a review of the collection rounds to make sure they’re as efficient as possible. An information pack and full collection calendar will be delivered to every home in the district.
Leader of the Council, Cllr Mark Crane explained, “The existing system of separate recycling boxes was introduced because at the time there were no nearby recycling sorting plants that we could take this material straight to.
“We carried out a detailed review of the service, which included a major consultation that more than 6,700 residents took part in. We want to make sure our service is in line with the Government’s long-term waste strategy – keeping paper and card separate to other recyclable material – which is why two new bins are needed. The new wheelie bin system will allow us to collect high quality material and will be easier for householders to use.
“Moving to wheelie bins will give nearly 50% more room to recycle and we hope that our residents will embrace the opportunity to boost their recycling.”
There are no changes to refuse and garden waste collections. More information about the new service is available here - www.selby.gov.uk/welcome-our-recycling-and-waste-service.>
published on 11th Jan 2020
The Parish Council has received several concerns regarding inconsiderate parking in the village.
Residents are requested not to park on pavements, nor to park where it blocks dropped kerbs for crossing at junctions. In addition to the general inconvenience, we have several wheelchair users in the village, along with numerous pushchair users, and blocking pavements and dropped kerbs makes their mobility around the village particularly difficult. All the roads in the village are sufficiently wide not to require parking on pavements.
DO NOT stop or park: ... where the kerb has been lowered to help wheelchair users and powered mobility vehicles
You MUST NOT park partially or wholly on the pavement in London, and should not do so elsewhere unless signs permit it. Parking on the pavement can obstruct and seriously inconvenience pedestrians, people in wheelchairs or with visual impairments and people with prams or pushchairs.
As a reminder, it is not permitted to park abeam double white lines (as on Carr Lane). This can attract a £100 fine and 3 penalty points under section 36 of the Road Traffic Act 1988.
You MUST NOT stop or park on .... a road marked with double white lines, even when a broken white line is on your side of the road, except to pick up or set down passengers, or to load or unload goods
Residents are requested to show consideration when parking that they do not block access along the road, and/or access to driveways.
Similarly residents are requested to take care when putting out bins and recycling crates that these do not obstruct the pavements.
published on 11th Jan 2020
The following update appears in February's Parish Magazine:
Escrick Parish Council:
A19/Skipwith Road junction scheme: The Chair and County Councillor will be meeting with senior highways officers to discuss next steps on this initiative. There have been a number of notable changes since the public consultation. Adversely NYCC have raised the bar on their criteria for adopting the scheme. Conversely, changes in the national political context may mean that other sources of funding for the scheme (such as central Government grants) are more likely than had been previously assumed. We are working with our District and County Councillors to better understand options available and likelihood of success before confirming our focus. We remain keen to ensure that the issues associated with the A19 are addressed.
Vehicle activated speed sign for Skipwith Road: The sign was installed in mid-December. Anecdotal feedback from residents living near to the sign is that they have noticed an immediate reduction in speeding past their properties. The sign contains a data logger which captures a count of vehicles and multiple speed measurements of all passing vehicles. Data for December shows that more than half of vehicles monitored by the sign are exceeding 30mph, and nearly a quarter of vehicles are exceeding the “+10% + 2mph” threshold at which speeding tickets are normally issued. The sign is portable and can be moved to other approved locations around the village. The Parish Council have agreed in principle to trialling other locations in due course.
No through road for vehicles sign on the footpath between Carrs Meadow and Main St should have been installed by the time this update is published. This is to address an issue where delivery drivers are mistakenly trying to use this as an exit route, and having to reverse back along the footpath when they reach the bollards.
Main St bridge damage: The bridge over the beck was hit and damaged by a lorry in August. The highways authority have confirmed that the bridge is safe, and that repairs are being scheduled for later in the year. The delay to undertaking the repairs is in part due to the requirement to erect scaffolding over the beck.
Sharing roads and pavements: The Parish Council has received several concerns regarding inconsiderate parking in the village. Residents are requested not to park on pavements, nor to park where it blocks dropped kerbs for crossing at junctions. In addition to the general inconvenience, we have several wheelchair users in the village, along with numerous pushchair users, and blocking pavements and dropped kerbs makes their mobility around the village particularly difficult. Similarly residents are requested to take care when putting out bins and recycling crates that these do not obstruct the pavements. Finally residents are requested to show consideration when parking that they do not block access along the road, and/or access to driveways.
The Parish Council procured some additional pavement sweeping in December to supplement that done by the District Council. This included the pavements north of the Skipwith Road/A19 junction, the footpath between Carrs Meadow and Main St, and footpath leading to the playground. The arrangements in place allow the Council to call-off additional work when required.
At the time of writing there was no significant update on the large planning applications in/around the Parish. We will provide updates on our website if we receive further updates regarding the former mine sites, quarry or tip site.
We currently have four vacancies for Parish Councillors. Please contact us (details below) if you may be interested in joining the Council and contributing to the local community.
Parish Council meeting dates: 3rd February, 2nd March, and 6th April. All meetings at 7.30pm at Escrick & Deighton Club. Public welcome. Contact: Clerk (Sally Look), email@example.com, Chair (Richard Rowson), firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: escrick.org