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Election of County Councillors

published on 17th Mar 2017

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Please see attached notice regarding election of County Councillors: Notice Of Election 20.03.17.pdf

Parish Magazine update - April 2017

published on 9th Mar 2017

The following update will appear in April's Parish Magazine:

Escrick Spring Clean: The Parish Council is very grateful to all the volunteers who took part in the ‘Escrick Spring Clean’ on Saturday/Sunday 4th/5th March. Many areas were given a thorough tidy-up, more than filling two 660 litre commercial bins with leaves, moss and other waste. Areas covered include the bus shelter War Memorial, Coronation memorial benches, Jubilee fountain area, Carr Lane footpaths and area around Main St junction, The Glade, A19 pavements & crossing islands, footpath between A19/Skipwith Road, footpaths leading to the playground, and the under 5s area of the playground. We are also very grateful to the support of Selby District Council who provided bins, bags, and litter pickers free of charge - and to Cllrs Morley Jones and Councell for organising. We hope to have a repeat event in autumn after leaf fall.

Escrick sign planter: We have a small flower planter in front of the ‘Escrick’ village sign on the A19 (near the garage). The volunteers who have kindly maintained this in recent times have now stood down, and we are looking for one or more new volunteers to take over the planting and occasional watering of flowers in this area. If you are interested, please contact chair@escrick.org.

Dogs on Village Green: A complaint was received by the Parish Council regarding dogs being allowed to run freely on the Village Green - this is not allowed. The notices that were on the Green have been either damaged /removed and will be replaced. You can take your dogs across the Green on a lead to get to Gassey Wood, but please clean up after your dogs.

Business park street lighting: We are working with Escrick Business Park to explore the possibility of street lighting by the bus stops in this area.

Stillingfleet Mine redevelopment: Although outside the Parish, Escrick Parish Council will be objecting to the proposal to redevelop the site as a waste transfer station - with associated HGV traffic.

Escrick Spring Clean this weekend

published on 2nd Mar 2017

Reminder: Escrick Spring Clean this weekend - Saturday & Sunday 2pm - 4.30pm

We are look for volunteers to give the village a spring clean - sweeping footpaths, clearing moss & leaves, picking up litter, etc

Meet at the bus shelter on Main St (opposite the club) at 2pm each day.

Rubbish sacks and litter pickers provided, but please bring your own broom / shovels / etc

Any questions please contact springclean@escrick.org

Champagne afternoon tea and exclusive audience with Lulu

published on 2nd Mar 2017

14:00 - 16:30 Thursday 30 March - Queen Margaret's School

The afternoon begins with a glass of Champagne prior to guests being seated for afternoon tea in St Margaret's Chapel.

At 14:30 sit back and listen to Lulu - celebrated singer, songwriter, actress, TV personality and businesswoman - as she talks about her career and showcases products from her fabulous hair and skin care range - Time Bomb.

After plates are replenished Lulu will then spend time at each table, chatting with guests answering individual queries and sharing her beauty tips.

Run in association with Fenwick York there will be a chance to purchase products on the day and benefit with £10 from the ticket price being redeemable against purchases made on the day.

Tickets cost £50 and all profits will go to the QM Foundation Bursary Fund. The event is open to all so feel free to shout about it to your friends and family.

To book your tickets please contact events@queenmargarets.com

Eastern Community Engagement Forum

published on 1st Mar 2017

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Night time closure of Barlby Roundabout on Thursday 2nd March and Friday 3rd March

published on 26th Feb 2017

On the nights of Thursday 2nd March and Friday 3rd March from 8pm to 6am the roads connected by the new Barlby Roundabout will be closed. This is required to install the remaining 2 drainage crossings safely.

This includes the A19 in both directions, Market Weighton Road and York Road at the junction with the A19.

Due to the restriction of heavy goods vehicles on local roads, HGVs will be diverted via the M62, M1 and A64. Other vehicles will be diverted via local roads. The diversion route includes Skipwith Road in Escrick.

Night time closures will continue the following week to complete the surfacing and road markings.

Parish Magazine update - March 2017

published on 10th Feb 2017

The following update will appear in March's Parish Magazine:

A19 safety: The Community Speed Watch Group is now active, and has undertaken several speed monitoring sessions. Initial results suggest that it is having at least a short-term impact at slowing the speed of passing vehicles. The Parish Council is very grateful to the volunteers involved. The Parish Council is still seeking a meeting with NYCC to request improvements to pedestrian crossing facilities.

Grit bins: These have been installed (and kindly filled by a local volunteer) and are available for residents to use on highways and pavements.

Pollution in the beck: The Parish Council received a complaint about potential pollution in the beck - however by the time the Parish Council was able to attend the reported pollution had gone. Pollution concerns should be reported to the Environment Agency on their 24 hour helpline - 0800 80 70 60. They can make a more timely response, and are responsible for any subsequent investigation. (For reference a list of agencies responsible for services/amenities in Escrick is available on the Parish Council website: www.escrick.org/council/common-questions/).

Business park street lighting: In response to requests from workers at the business park, the council has approached the business park to establish if it (or its tenants) would fund additional street lighting by the bus stop, which the Parish Council would subsequently adopt.

Battle's over - a nations tribute to WWI on 11th November 2018: The Parish Council has expressed an interest in taking part in this national beacon lighting event to commemorate the end of WWI.

Parish Council Meeting dates: Monday 6th March, 3rd April, 8th May, 5th June. 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

Beck potential pollution reported

published on 9th Feb 2017

The Parish Council has received a complaint about potential pollution in the beck - however by the time the Parish Council was able to attend the reported pollution had gone.

Pollution concerns should be reported to the Environment Agency on their 24 hour helpline - 0800 80 70 60.

They can make a more timely response, and are responsible for any subsequent investigation.

If you are able to take photographs of the pollution and note where it appears to originate from, this may help subsequent investigations.

For reference a more general list of agencies responsible for services/amenities in Escrick is available on the Parish Council website: www.escrick.org/council/common-questions/.

North Yorkshire County Council’s Countryside Access Service consultation

published on 9th Feb 2017

North Yorkshire County Council’s Countryside Access Service is reviewing how it manages and maintains the county’s public rights of way network.

They are now formally consulting the public on a new proposed approach to prioritising management and maintenance of public rights of way within North Yorkshire, excluding those managed on their behalf by The North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales National Parks.

A set of proposal documents and a consultation questionnaire is now available on the NYCC website and will be available until 19 March 2017.

The documentation is available using the following link:

www.northyorks.gov.uk/prowconsultation

Escrick Spring Clean 2017

published on 7th Feb 2017

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Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th March - 2pm - 4.30pm

More details: http://bit.ly/escrickgbsc

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