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Community Engagement Forum

published on 22nd May 2018

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Please see attached flyer from the Community Engagement Forum

EasternCEF_20.06.18_Flyer.pdf

URGENT REPAIRS – CAWOOD BRIDGE

published on 10th May 2018 (updated on 18th May 2018)

Urgent repairs to Cawood Bridge are required to the gear ring which has sustained damage where teeth have sheared off. The gear box mountings are also in need of repair as they have corroded to the point where the gear boxes are not adequately supported.

The Canal and River Trust have been apprised that the bridge is unable to swing until we carry out these repairs.

The repair works are going to happen in the following stages:

Tuesday 15th May between 9am till 9pm there will be a full road closure to vehicles, access will be maintained for pedestrians and cyclists.  The road closure is required to allow the safe removal of the gearboxes x 2 via a hi-ab that will need the full road space so access to the gear ring and at the same time the mountings will be repaired.  As soon as the gearboxes have been lifted by a hi-ab the road can be re-opened.  We will only know if the road can be open sooner once we start the removal.   Please note that if we encounter any issues then a road closure may be required for a second day.

Repairs to the gear ring / gear box mountings will be done following their removal and there will be no closure needed during this week.

AMENDED DATE: Friday 25th May the road will need to be closed to vehicular traffic between 9am till 9pm to install the gear boxes back onto the bridge again access to pedestrians and cyclists will be maintained.  A full test of the bridge and re-commissioning is necessary before re-opening of the road.  Potentially a second day may be required if any issues are encountered with the installation, commissioning.

Unfortunately these works are only a temporary fix to ensure that the bridge remains operational until the full major upgrade which is planned for October.

The Senior Bridge Engineer will be on site on both days so that updates on road closure timings and progress being made can be publicised.

The County Council would like to apologise in advance for any disruption and inconvenience this urgent works causes.

Escrick Heritage Newsletter May 2018

published on 10th May 2018

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Please see attached newsletter from the Escrick Heritage project.

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Parish Council Vacancy

published on 9th May 2018

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We currently have several 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.

Parish Magazine update - May 2018

published on 16th Apr 2018 (updated on 10th May 2018)

The following appeared in May's Parish Magazine:

Escrick Parish Council:

A19: The PC has discussed various concerns relating to the A19 with District and County Councillors. Parish Councillors expressed their frustration that there appeared to be a lack of a joined up approach between highways planning and planning permission for new developments.

Speed mitigation measures: It was noted that during the first 10 weeks of 2018, the police camera van caught 51 speeding vehicles on Skipwith Road, The PC is considering other measures within its control, such as vehicle activated speed signs, or ‘village gates’. NYCC are currently consulting on their policy for vehicle activated signs. The PC will decide next steps in September once the NYCC consultation has concluded.

Stillingfleet Mine site redevelopment:  North Yorkshire County Council’s (NYCC) decision on planning permission for a waste sorting facility at the former Stillingfleet Mine site had been deferred until May.

Neighbourhood Plan consultants: The Parish Council has applied for a grant to cover the costs of developing a Neighbourhood Plan.

Litter bin for A19 lay-by: The PC will provide a litter bin in the lay-by north of the business park.

Beacons of Light: The Village Green Association will be organising a beacon lighting on the village green to commemorate 100 years since the end of WWI on the evening of 11th November.

Street lighting: The PC will procure two additional street lights for Carr Lane to address the remaining dark areas on Carr Lane.

Parish Council meeting dates:  Future meetings: Monday 14th May (both the Annual Parish Meeting, and Annual Meeting of the Parish Council), 4th June, 2nd July. All meetings at 7.30pm at Escrick & Deighton Club. Public welcome. 

Contact:  Chair (Richard Rowson), chair@escrick.org; Clerk (Helen Guest), clerk@escrick.org; Website: escrick.org

 


Cold Calling Stickers

published on 16th Apr 2018

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In response to recent concerns from residents regarding cold-callers knocking at doors in Escrick, the Parish Council has discussed the options available to it.

It was agreed that the most pragmatic approach is to supply concerned residents with window stickers to display at their doors.  It is illegal for uninvited traders to call at properties displaying one of these stickers.

If you would like a sticker, please send an email with your address to chair@escrick.org and we will deliver a sticker within the next week or two.


Monday Players - How the vote was won

published on 10th Apr 2018

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HOW THE VOTE WAS WON

A cabaret evening of original plays, verses and songs to celebrate the centenary of women getting the vote (some of them, anyway!).

Many plays were written by suffrage campaigners and their supporters to highlight the arguments for and against giving women the vote. They were performed at rallies and other public meetings, primarily to entertain and encourage those who already supported the cause. Most were not written by professional playwrights and they are not necessarily literary masterpieces. Their power lies in their subject matter, not in the quality of the writing.

The Monday Players decided that the centenary of (some) women getting the vote in February 1918 was a historic moment well worth commemorating and celebrating in its own right. But women’s suffrage campaigners wanted the vote, not just as a matter of principle, but because of the ability it would give women to put pressure on politicians to address other issues where women were badly treated. These included double standards in sexual matters and unequal pay. Recent stories of the abuse of women by men in positions of power over them, and of the persistence of unequal pay, demonstrate the continuing relevance of the battle that reached a milestone, but not a conclusion, one hundred years ago...

17th, 18th and 19th May 2018 at 7.30pm
The Village Hall, Escrick

Tickets £8 - including 'nibbles and treats'

There will be a CASH BAR available during the evening

Tickets available from:
Monday Players Members
01904 728303
tickets@mondayplayers.com

Further details on the production are available on our website:

http://www.mondayplayers.com/

Dinner on the Green 2018

published on 26th Mar 2018

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Dinner on the Green 2018

Escrick Park Events 2018

published on 26th Mar 2018

Please note that Escrick Park will be hosting two large events this year as follows:

Yorkshire Pudding Rally - Magic Action Group Motorcycle Rally

Weekend 3rd - 5th August 2018

This is a ticket only event and music will be playing until midnight on the 3rd and 4th August


Field of Dreams - Volkswagen camper van weekend

Weekend 31st August - 2nd September 2018

This event will be open to the general public as well as booked ticket holders camping over the weekend.

Organisers of both events have applied for all necessary documentation from Selby District Council, Highways and NY Police.

Parish Magazine update - March 2018

published on 1st Mar 2018

The following appeared in March's Parish Magazine:

Escrick Parish Council update

Maintenance working group - The Parish Council has established a small working group to help resolve maintenance issues in public areas - either by reporting to the responsible body, or arranging to have the work undertaken if the Parish Council is responsible. 

The Parish Council would welcome hearing from anyone interested in being contracted to undertake ad-hoc work (e.g. sweeping of footpaths, trimming bushes, etc). Please contact the chair (details below). The work is likely to generally consist of ad-hoc jobs of an hour or two in nature.

Tree & pond - Tree pruning is being undertaken on behalf of the Parish Council on The Glade, Main St and the playing fields during February and early March. The pond is being relined, and access to the surrounding area is prohibited until the work is complete.

Hedges & pavements - We continue to get complaints about hedges encroaching and overhanging pavements. Please can we politely remind residents that it is their responsibility to keep hedges trimmed and clear of pavements - and consider if pruning might be in order before the nesting season starts in earnest. 

Spring clean - No spring clean is planned for 2018 due to limited turn-out at recent events. 

Grit bins - The Parish Council considered a request for additional grit bins, and decided not to increase the number of grit bins. The existing bins cover areas of high footfall to public amenities such as the school and village hall. Councillors were concerned about creating a precedence of providing grit bins for all parts of the Parish which could be costly.   

Street lighting - An additional light has been installed on the A19 by the business park to assist bus-stop users. At the time of writing this is awaiting Northern Powergrid to finish the supply connection. Thank you to the local residents for trimming of the adjacent tree/bushes to allow the light to be more effective.

Minerals and waste - The Council continues to monitor the situation with regard to the proposed waste sorting plant at Stillingfleet, and proposed quarry west of the A19. At the time of writing there has been no significant change on either proposal.

Vacancies - We currently have two vacancies for Parish Councillors.  This is a good opportunity to represent residents and have your input into where the Parish Council focuses its efforts and how it spends its budget. If you might be interested, and would like to learn more about the role, you’re welcome to chat to existing Councillors or the Chair (details below).  

Parish Council meeting dates: No ordinary meeting in March - a brief Finance & Admin meeting will be held instead. Future ordinary meetings: Monday 9th April, 14th May, 4th June, 2nd July. All meetings at 7.30pm at Escrick & Deighton Club. Public welcome.

Contact:  Chair (Richard Rowson), chair@escrick.org; Clerk (Helen Guest), clerk@escrick.org; Website: escrick.org

 


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