Notices

Notices - 2021

Route Closure: Solar System Way

published on 8th Dec 2021

Route Closure: Solar System Way ⛔️

Tree works on the Solar System Way (National Cycle Network route 65 and Trans Pennine Trail) to be carried out around Naburn:

Closed weekdays between 08:00 - 16:30 on:
10th - 20th December
4th - 7th January*

The path will be open outside of these times.

Please make sure to account for this when planning your journey.
You can read more about the project here: https://www.sustrans.org.uk/our-blog/news/2021/november/work-starts-on-the-solar-system-way-to-provide-better-access-for-everyone

*Dates are subject to change if delayed by weather

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Parish Magazine Update - Dec 2021

published on 1st Dec 2021

The following update appears in December 2021's parish magazine:

Escrick Parish Council Update

Bus stops: The Parish Council has agreed to fund an additional streetlight opposite the Sang Thai to improve lighting on the way to, and at, the bus stops.

Highways:

  • Dropped kerbs and the village gateway on Skipwith Road have both been delayed due to North Yorkshire County Council having supply chain issues.  
  • NYCC are no longer progressing with 20mph zones near schools due to budget pressures.
  • NYCC have given notice to the Parsonage regarding the overgrown vegetation on the A19. If this is not cut back shortly, NYCC will undertake the work themselves and recover the costs.
  • Residents are reminded that highways concerns, such as overgrown foliage, blocked drains or road condition can be reported directly to NYCC via their website.

Jubilee 2022: Representatives of various groups across the village have got together to discuss potential events over the long Jubilee weekend. An outline plan has been agreed, with different groups leading on different aspects of it.

Shop: The working group is continuing to develop options and work through potential issues.

Councillors: We have two vacancies for Parish Councillors. Please contact the clerk or chair if you are interested in getting involved.

Get involved! We’re still looking for volunteers in several areas:

  • Playground: Some of the equipment in the playground is approaching end of life. We’re looking for volunteers to join the playing fields association to develop plans for replacing the aging equipment, and pursue funding opportunities such as grant funding, donations and fund-raising.
  • Escrick 10k: We’re looking for someone to chair the organising committee. This run raises £5k - £7k each year for the playground and other local causes. A full handover will be given. An established event plan is in place, and an experienced committee, including race director, is in place .

If you are interested in getting involved in any of the above, please contact chair@escrick.org.

Parish Council meeting dates: 6th December, 10th January  and 7th February. All meetings at 7.30pm at Escrick and Deighton Club. Contact: Clerk (Sally Look), clerk@escrick.org, Chair (Richard Rowson), chair@escrick.org; Website: escrick.org


Parish Magazine December 2021

published on 1st Dec 2021

The December edition of the Escrick Parish Magazine has been published online! 

Here is the link: https://issuu.com/poppy.green309/docs/escrick_parish_magazine_-_december_2021_online_v3


Work starts on the Solar System Way to provide better access for everyone

published on 25th Nov 2021

Sustrans has begun work to provide York’s popular walking and cycling path, the Solar System Way, (which runs from Riccall via Escrick to Bishopthorpe) with better access for everyone, including families with buggies, people on mobility scooters, wheelchairs, adapted bicycles or horses.

Tree works at Naburn are expected to start in early December for around two weeks as part of the Department for Transport funded project to improve the route. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the works closures will be in place throughout the duration so please make sure to account for this when planning your journey.

https://www.sustrans.org.uk/our-blog/news/2021/november/work-starts-on-the-solar-system-way-to-provide-better-access-for-everyone/


Parish magazine update - November 2021

published on 8th Nov 2021

The following update appears in November's Parish magazine 

Escrick Parish Council Update

Get involved! We’re looking for volunteers in several areas:

  • Platinum Jubilee Celebrations: We are looking to form a group to organise Platinum Jubilee celebrations in the village (2nd – 5th June 2022). Escrick has held a range of events for previous Jubilees, and we’re hoping to keep up that tradition.
  • Playground: Some of the equipment in the playground is approaching end of life. We’re looking for volunteers to join the playing fields association to develop plans for replacing the aging equipment, and pursue funding opportunities such as grant funding, donations and fund-raising.
  • Escrick 10k: We’re looking for someone to chair the organising committee. This run raises £5k - £7k each year for the playground and other local causes. A full handover will be given. An established event plan is in place, and an experienced committee, including race director, is in place .

If you are interested in getting involved in any of the above, please contact chair@escrick.org.

Bus stops: Bins, southbound bus shelter, and improved lighting are all still being progressed with City of York Council.

Highways: Dropped kerbs and village gateway have both been delayed due to North Yorkshire County Council having supply chain issues. Cllr Chambers met with highways to discuss potential improvements to pedestrian safety along the A19, albeit it appears unlikely that any options will be feasible.

Shop: The working group is continuing to develop options and work through potential issues.

Councillors: We have two vacancies for Parish Councillors. Please contact the clerk or chair if you are interested in getting involved.

Parish Council meeting dates: 1st November, 6th December and 3rd January . All meetings at 7.30pm at Escrick and Deighton Club. Contact: Clerk (Sally Look), clerk@escrick.org, Chair (Richard Rowson), chair@escrick.org; Website: escrick.org


Allotments available

published on 5th Nov 2021

From Escrick Park Estate

Escrick Park Estate currently has 2 allotments for rent on Main Street. These are intended for local people to utilise and therefore offered at the princely sum of £2 per year. 

We encourage people who have a keen interest or looking to fill up some spare time to put some love back into the spare allotments. Please get in touch with the Estate office if you are interested. 01904 728252 or enquiries@escrick.com



Halloween and fireworks 2021

published on 23rd Oct 2021

Halloween

Many children enjoy taking part in 'trick or treat' activities on Halloween (Sunday 31st October), and many residents gladly take part sharing treats. However, not everyone welcomes visitors, including those trying to get small children to sleep, or those who find answering the door difficult. 

The general etiquette is that those households willing to partake leave a pumpkin on prominent display, and those that would rather be left in peace don't. Please consider this etiquette if taking part.

More advice is available from North Yorkshire Police website: https://northyorkshire.police.uk/halloween/

Bonfire night

Bonfire night (5th Nov) falls on a Friday this year, and it is likely that some residents will let off fireworks on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th November. Those residents with pets may wish to keep them indoors on these dates.

We are aware that some residents object to private firework displays. Whilst there is no requirement for them to be pre-notified, it might be considered good manners to let your neighbours know in advance if you are planning a display, particularly if they have pets. See https://www.escrick.org/village/fireworks/ for details of our notification service.

There is more detail regarding the law around fireworks on the Government website: https://www.gov.uk/fireworks-the-law and police website: https://www.askthe.police.uk/content/Q625.htm

Diwali

This year the main Diwali celebrations fall on Thursday 4th November, and it is likely that some residents will celebrate with fireworks (which are legally permitted until 1am on Diwali). Those residents with pets may wish to keep them indoors.

There is more detail regarding the law around fireworks on the Government website: https://www.gov.uk/fireworks-the-law and police website: https://www.askthe.police.uk/content/Q625.htm


Visibility at junctions and driveways

published on 23rd Oct 2021

An issue raised regularly with Parish Council is visibility at junctions.

The Highways Authority, part of North Yorkshire County Council are responsible for ensuring the safety of the road network, including appropriate visibility at junctions. The Parish Council has no powers in this area. Whilst you can request that the Parish Council discuss the matter, that is the extent of the Parish Council powers. If you would like action, rather than just discussion, it is best to report to the Highways Authority.

As a guide for a 30mph road, if from a position 2.4m back from the give way line, at a height of 1.05m, you cannot see an object 0.6m high, 40m away, then the highways authority may have the power to require the landowner to remove the obstruction. However, highways officers will look at individual cases on a case by case basis.

We are aware of some instances where individuals have cut back vegetation belonging to others at junctions because they consider to be unsafe. You cannot cut vegetation growing on private land without the owner's permission, even if it is an obstruction. To do so may constitute criminal damage. The same is true for the Parish Council: it cannot cut back, nor require the owner to cut back, vegetation that is causing concern. Only the Highways Authority (part of North Yorkshire County Council) have such powers.

You can report obstructions to roads and pavements on the North Yorkshire County Council vegetation page: https://myaccount.northyorks.gov.uk/vegetation.  (The same link can be used to report vegetation obstructing the road or pavement).

Some issues raised relate to visibility from private driveways. Generally visibility from private driveways is a civil matter, and the Highways Authority have no powers to require neighbours to trim/remove hedges to improve visibility from driveways (including shared driveways). In some cases, there may be planning conditions requiring visibility splays or similar. In which case these may be enforceable by planning enforcement at Selby District Council. 


Escrick sewers and drainage issues - Oct 2021

published on 11th Oct 2021

A number of residents have raised questions about sewage leakage which the MP's offices has taken up with Yorkshire Water. This update has just been received from Yorkshire Water via the MP's office.

Yorkshire water have met to discuss the network in Escrick. There are a number of actions that they have either completed or will be progressing over the coming weeks:

  • We found some evidence of a silt blockage in the network. We sent a jet van out and cleared the blockage to allow flow to be restored. This was done on 30th September.
  • We are investigating the operation of the pumping station in the village to understand if there are any issues and whether we can alter the operation to help reduce the risk of flooding.
  • We will be conducting full survey of the whole network in the area, including a full CCTV survey to understand if there is any infiltration into the  network that could be contributing to the issues. 
  • We will also be carrying out lining work on the length of sewer on main street outside the Black Bull. As this is quite an old pipe and lining will ensure the pipe is robust and nothing is getting in that shouldn’t be. 


Parish Magazine Update - October 2021

published on 30th Sep 2021 (updated on 3rd Oct 2021)

Escrick Parish Council Update

Bus shelter: By the time this is published, bins should have been installed at the new bus stops. Parish Councillors also agreed to fund a southbound bus shelter (with perch bench) and improved street lighting on the route to the bus stops. City of York Council are still pursuing the inclusion of the bus stops within the City of York fares zone.

Highways: Dropped kerbs have been ordered for various junctions in the village to ease movement for wheelchair users amongst others, but have been delayed due to NYCC facing supply chain issues. Plans for a 20mph zone on Carr Lane, and ‘village gateway’ on Skipwith Road are still in progress. We have now received the design for the ‘village gateway’.  

Maintenance: The Council has agreed to remove one of the birch trees from the Coronation Monument. This is due to its deteriorating condition and based on arborist advice. The yew will also be pruned to establish a more appropriate sized hedge, albeit it might look a bit bare whilst it regrows.

Councillors: We have two vacancies for Parish Councillors. Please contact the clerk or chair if you are interested in getting involved.

Parish Council meeting dates: 4th October, 1st November, and 6th December . All meetings at 7.30pm at Escrick and Deighton Club. Contact: Clerk (Sally Look), clerk@escrick.org, Chair (Richard Rowson), chair@escrick.org; Website: escrick.org


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