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Sharing roads and pavements

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.

Highway code 243:

DO NOT stop or park: ... where the kerb has been lowered to help wheelchair users and powered mobility vehicles

Highway code 244

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.

Highway code 240:

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. 


Parish Magazine Update - February 2020

published on 11th Jan 2020

The following update appears in February's Parish Magazine:

Escrick Parish Council:

Highways: 

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.

 

Maintenance:

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.  

 

Planning:

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.

 

Parish Councillors:

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), clerk@escrick.org,   Chair (Richard Rowson), chair@escrick.org; Website: escrick.org

 

 


Parish Magazine Update - January 2020

published on 28th Dec 2019

The following notice appears in January's Parish Magazine:

Escrick Parish Council:

Highways: 

A19/Skipwith Road junction scheme: At the time of writing there is no further progress to report and we are continuing to work with our County Councillor to progress.

Maintenance issues: A representative of North Yorkshire County Council highways department attended December’s Parish Council meeting to discuss a number of reoccurring issues:

  • Surface water flooding and blocked drains: The drains reported as blocked have been cleared, and a collapsed drain on Carr Lane has been scheduled for repair. The highways officer advised that there is no budget available to improve any underlying issues.
  • Missing/worn parking restriction markings in vicinity of the primary school: The highways officer explained that these are low priority, and their sub-contractor had until March 2020 to complete the work. Parish Councillors expressed their disappointment that it could be 18 months from when this was raised to the missing lines being repainted, but were unable to get the work brought forward.
  • Overgrown hedges/vegetation: The highways authority have agreed to write to two of the landowners where complaints of hedges obscuring visibility/access have been raised. The officer explained that there is a warning process, but if the landowners didn’t respond then NYCC would cut back the vegetation and pass the cost on to the landowner concerned.
  • Moss on pavements: The Parish Council has been directed to take this up with the District Council.

No vehicles sign for the footpath between Carrs Meadow and Main St: The highways authority has confirmed that the Parish Council can go ahead and put up signage to discourage delivery drivers attempting to use this as a shortcut.

Vehicle activated speed sign for Skipwith Road:  This has been ordered. The mounting post has been installed, and the sign itself should be installed soon.

Maintenance:

The Parish Council has agreed to procure some additional pavement sweeping to supplement that done by the District Council.

Precept:

The Parish Council has decided to keep its Precept (Council tax) unchanged at £19,000 for the year Apr 2020 – Mar 2021.

Parish Councillors:

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:   6th January (Admin and Finance meeting only), 3rd February, 2nd March. All meetings at 7.30pm at Escrick & Deighton Club. Public welcome. Contact: Clerk (Sally Look), clerk@escrick.org,   Chair (Richard Rowson), chair@escrick.org; Website: escrick.org

 

Parish Magazine update - December 2019

published on 1st Dec 2019

The following notice appeared in December's Parish Magazine:

Escrick Parish Council:

Highways: 

A19/Skipwith Road junction scheme: At the time of writing we are still waiting for the final proposal from North Yorkshire County Council, which is required to support our application for authority to borrow the funds for the scheme. Our County Councillor is supporting us to progress this.

Maintenance issues: There are a number of reoccurring maintenance issues including blocked drains, pavement conditions and overhanging vegetation which the Parish Council has requested the support of the County Councillor in escalating these with the Highways Authority.

Parish Councillors:

Cllr Michael Luscombe has stood down from the Parish Council. We thank Michael for his service over the past 6½ years, and his continued commitment to various other roles in the village.

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.

Planning:  

Application for clay extraction west of business park:  The Parish Council has submitted concerns about the impact on highways (forecast ~ 100 additional HGV entries/exits per day), the loss of agricultural land and disruption from noise/dust. The Council is also seeking robust assurances that unlike other sites in the district that timely restoration will be enforced

Parish Council meeting dates:   2nd December, 6th January, 3rd February. All meetings at 7.30pm at Escrick & Deighton Club. Public welcome. Contact: Clerk (Sally Look), clerk@escrick.org,   Chair (Richard Rowson), chair@escrick.org; Website: escrick.org

 


Escrick photo competition

published on 29th Nov 2019

Photo Competition: Dust down your cameras and phones and capture the landscape, architecture, wildlife, agriculture or recreation within our Church and Parish boundaries.

Enter the competition and maybe have your photo included in our Escrick Heritage 2021 calendar or Escrick Parish Council Development Plan.

Please see link below for full details:

https://www.escrickheritage.org/photo-competition-closing-date-2359-sunday-1st-march-2020/

Plenty of time to capture the seasons as closing date is not until 23:59 on Sunday 1st March 2020.  ; Happy snapping!

Selby District Council Christmas communication

published on 26th Nov 2019

Free parking in Council car parks on Saturdays in Selby has been announced in the run up to Christmas.

The District Council's car parks will be free all day in Selby on Saturday 30 November, Saturday 7 December, Saturday 14 December, Saturday 21 December and Saturday 28 December. This supports local businesses at this busy time of year.

The Council’s Market Cross contact centre and the Civic Centre in Selby will be closed during the period between Christmas and New Year.

Face to face services at the Market Cross contact centre will close at 2.30pm on Tuesday 24 December, with the phone lines and non-essential services closing from 3pm the same day until Thursday 2 January. 

The Council will focus on providing emergency services for people who need them most between Christmas and New Year. The emergency service will continue to operate – this covers things like emergency housing repairs or homelessness support.  For emergency incidents only the number to call is 01653 600941.

Online services are unaffected and can be accessed 24 hours a day.  Make online payments and find out further information about our services here.

There are some changes to household waste and recycling collections. Bin tags detailing the collection dates have been delivered to households in the district. You can also check your collection date online

Collections due on Christmas Day (Wednesday) will be brought forward to Saturday 21 December. Collections due on Boxing Day (Thursday) will take place on Saturday 28 December. Collections due on New Year’s Day (Wednesday) will take place on Saturday 4 January.

Garden waste collections stop between Monday 16 December and Friday 10 January.

Thefts from vehicles - Escrick - Fri 22nd November

published on 23rd Nov 2019

Between 1730hrs and 1850hrs on 22/11/19, two vehicles were broken in to whilst they were parked at a hotel on Main Street in Escrick.
The owners returned to find that vehicle windows had been smashed and items including a handbag, sat nav and small change had been stolen from within.
Please remain vigilant with vehicle security and remove all valuables from display.
Please report any information to NYP on Tel 101 Ref 12190215028/ 12190215094.

Free support for older Veterans - ends March 2020

published on 20th Nov 2019

Do you know anyone in your village who is in their 80s and did National Service or who is over 65 and served in the regular Armed Forces?

If so, there is now limited time for them to access the free advice and support available through the Ex Forces Support North Yorkshire project: https://communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk/projects/ex-forces-support-north-yorkshire-aged-veterans-fund/

The project offers free home well-being visits (which include fitting grab rails, key safes, mobility aids, draught proofing etc as well as giving advice on utility bills and help with heating systems). It also runs day trips and social activities, gives advice on finances, support for carers, and signposting to other support services.

AGE UK Selby December newsletter

published on 19th Nov 2019

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Parish Council vacancy, November 2019

published on 11th Nov 2019

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We now have four vacancies for Parish Councillors in Escrick.

Any adult resident of the Parish can apply to be a Parish Councillor. The main commitment is to attend the monthly Parish Council meetings (usually with a bit of background reading before), albeit there is also opportunity to get involved in other working groups if you have more time available. 

The Parish Council oversees several local amenities, and makes representations on behalf of residents to other bodies. More information about the Parish Council's activities can be found on our website: https://www.escrick.org/council/about-parish-council/ 

If you are interested, or would like to understand more, please contact the chair (chair@escrick.org), the Clerk (clerk@escrick.org) or speak to any Councillor.

Notice of Vacancy Escrick Parish Council.pdf

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