published on 20th Apr 2020
Concerns have been raised across the district about increased fly tipping and dog fouling in recent weeks. If you are aware of instances of either, please report them via
published on 18th Apr 2020
The Bulletin includes an update on the financial considerations we’re now dealing with as part of the response effort. But in particular this week I want to highlight two aspects of our work that really demonstrate how different parts of the council are working together to deliver for our community.
Firstly, our work to support those most vulnerable to the virus. We’ve been working with county council colleagues to identify people who need to be ‘shielded’ from the virus. There’s direct help in place for those who need particular support. This week we’ve also been offering an additional layer of help for those in this shielded group, but who’ve told us they have support in place. We want to check they’re doing okay and have everything they need. A group of staff drawn from across the organisation has been making phone calls to people in this group. By the end of today, this dedicated team will have phoned around 450 people in our area.
In terms of business support, we’re continuing to push out government grants to eligible businesses. As of today, we’ve distributed nearly £12m of funding to our business community, through over 1,000 applications. This has been a real dedicated team effort involving lots of different teams. My thanks to them all.
You can also help us to support local independent retailers who’re allowed to continue to trade at the moment. The County Council has launched a new ‘Buy Local’ website, with the aim of listing local services still operating. Not many Selby district businesses are represented. To be included the business must register. Please pass on details to any businesses in your area who may benefit from this exposure. The website can be reached here: www.buylocal.northyorks.gov.uk.
Alongside the Bulletin update, don’t forget that you can see a list of the latest decisions made via the website – click here for more details.
Thank you . Keep Safe.
published on 5th Apr 2020
Parish Councils are normally required by law to meet in person, and to allow the public to physically attend and observe meetings.
"The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020" came into force on 4th April, and has several important impacts:
These regulations came into force too late to allow April's meeting to be arranged as a video conference (as by law we are still required to give 3 clear days notice of the meeting). Therefore, April's meeting is cancelled. However, it is our intention that May's meeting will go ahead as planned via video conference. Details of how members of the public can observe the meeting will be published nearer the time.
We will use May's meeting, amongst other things, to decide the impact upon other Parish Council initiatives.>
published on 1st Apr 2020
The following update appeared in April's magazine
Escrick Parish Council:
A19/Skipwith Road junction scheme: The Parish Council has chased NYCC for an update, but at the time of writing had not received a reply.
The Parish Council considered options for further deployment locations of the VAS sign, and agreed that the next location to be trialled is Skipwith Road southbound. This will involve installing an additional mounting on the existing post, so that the sign can be alternated between northbound and southbound directions.
The application for a waste sorting site at the former Stillingfleet mine site is due to go to NYCC planning committee at the end of March. At the time of writing there is no significant update on the other major schemes in/around the Parish.
The Parish Council has made a response to Selby District Council’s consultation on their new local plan, which is available on the Parish Council website.
The Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) team has put forward proposals for how to approach the ‘site selection’ stage of the NDP project. However, the Parish Council deferred making a decision on the approach until site submissions have been received later in the month. Cllr Bartle has volunteered to take-over the chair of the NDP project, when Cllr Rees stands down in April.
The Parish Council received a presentation from Riccall and District Resilience Group explaining the work that they had done locally – preparing for situations such as floods, severe weather, power cuts, etc. The PC had agreed to review whether establishing something similar for Escrick.
Parish Council meeting dates: 6th April, 4th May and 1st June. 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
published on 25th Mar 2020
For those key workers and others who still need to travel, be aware the 415 is now running a Sunday service all week:
published on 25th Mar 2020
Just when you thought nothing else could change - bin day is moving to Tuesdays.
Use your recycling bins from now on.
You can check which colour of bin is being collected each week on our website: https://www.escrick.org/village/bins/
published on 24th Mar 2020
I am very sorry to say, but following the announcement by the Prime Minister last night, we are suspending the Parish Magazine until further notice.
We have cancelled the printing of the April magazines which would have been available at the end of this week. We will keep monitoring the situation and will resume as soon as we are able.
April's magazine is available online instead.
published on 20th Mar 2020 (updated on 22nd Apr 2020)
Playground and playing fields:
In accordance with the Government announcement on 23rd March, and The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020, the playground is now closed.
The playing field remains open for exercise. Residents are requested to maintain social distancing whilst accessing the site, and whilst on the site.
published on 17th Mar 2020 (updated on 3rd Jul 2020)
This page will be updated with key local information as it becomes available.
We have established a volunteer network of over 70 people to assist people self-isolating.
If you need help please call any of Caroline 720703, Jan 728741 or Jill 728424 or email email@example.com
If you are unable to leave the home, you can pre-order shopping from York Road Garage/Spar, by completing this form. Please then contact one of the volunteers above to arrange collection and delivery.
This activity is being coordinated by local volunteers. We will match those in need of support with those willing to help. Please note this is for practical help only, not medical advice or support. Thank you to everyone who has volunteered.
Please let us know here https://forms.gle/PpoVCMs8swyfuEfM7
Heslington Fresh Foods Ltd (based at Escrick Business Park) https://heslington-fresh-foods.myshopwired.com/
N W Parkin & Son milk deliveries : See https://www.facebook.com/NWPmilkdelivery/
Morrisons food boxes: https://www.morrisons.com/food-boxes/
Parish Magazine - is online only for April and then suspended until September: https://escrick.org/-/565
Playground / playing fields: Playground reopen from 4th July - please see this guidance
York Road Garage / Spar: Updated opening hours, open 6am - 9pm
Surgery/pharmacy: Open with updated arrangements.
Parsonage, Cloisters Spa & Health Club and The Fat Abbot: closed
Sang Thai: Open Wednesday - Sunday for take away only - see website: http://www.sangthai.co.uk/
Escrick Church: Limited reopening - See details here
Village Hall: Closed
Tennis Courts: Reopened from Wed 13th May: https://escricktennisclub.org.uk/2020/05/12/93/
Escrick Tea shop: Suspended
Escrick Club: Reopen from 4th July
published on 10th Mar 2020
This is to update you on the position with Covid-19, otherwise known as Coronavirus.
As you’d expect, all our services are undertaking significant planning to prepare for the impact of the virus, both in terms of the potential impact on our own staff and on our residents and businesses.
We continue to work in partnership with Public Health England, Public Health at the County Council and our local partners to ensure we’re working together to manage this challenge. We have a strong track record of working together to deal with significant issues affecting our communities. This partnership approach is being managed through the North Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum.
We’re also supporting the government’s public information campaign, linking back to nationally-agreed key messages. We’ll be talking to staff about how best to protect themselves and the people they come into contact with.
This is an ever-changing situation, with new cases announced daily. We’re following the very latest government guidance and will continue to plan and adapt our response as required.
More information can be found at: