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Lockdown Nov 2020 - Playground

published on 4th Nov 2020 (updated on 13th Nov 2020)

Government legislation and guidelines for the lockdown period allow outdoor playgrounds to remain open.

The Parish Council discussed the changing position on Monday, and agreed that the playground would remain open, and the restrictions agreed in July would continue to apply.

Whilst the guidelineshave some exceptions, in general this means only using the playground as a household or bubble, not meeting to play with others, and minimising the time spent outside the home. 

In particular we request that parents/children do not attend en-masse after school, and please observe the restrictions put in place in July:

  • A maximum of 20 people on site (adults and children combined)
  • Each piece of equipment is only to be used by one household or bubble at a time
  • Please clean points of contact on equipment before using (bring your own sanitising wipes or similar)
  • Thoroughly wash hands before and after attending
  • Do not use the site if you are required to self-isolate
  • Consider your family risk profile when deciding if it is appropriate to use the facility
  • No eating on site

The enhanced anti-microbial cleaning regime will remain in place.

Updated 13th November 2020:  The playground will now close at 3pm on weekdays. No one should be on the site after 3pm on weekdays.

Help for people self-isolating

published on 2nd Nov 2020

With the reintroduction of lockdown, we are reactivating the support network for people who need assistance with shopping and prescriptions.

If you need help please call any of Caroline 720703, Jan 728741 or Jill 728424 or email

This activity is being coordinated by local volunteers. We will match those in need of support with those willing to help. Thank you to everyone who has volunteered.

If you are able to volunteer

Please let us know here

If you previously volunteered, but would like to be removed from the list, simply email and we'll remove you from this list.

Parish Magazine update - November 2020

published on 30th Oct 2020

The following update appears in November 2020's Parish Magazine

Escrick Parish Council update 


A19:  There has been no further response from North Yorkshire County Council regarding the proposed traffic light scheme. Therefore the Parish Council has reluctantly accepted that there is no realistic prospect of the scheme being progressed at present. The Parish Council will contact City of York Council / Deighton Parish Council to explore the possibility of a pedestrian crossing just to the north of the Church as an alternative.

Skipwith Road speeding:  Following the concerns sent in July, the ‘95 Alive’ Road Safety Partnership has directed the Council to the County Council highways team to discuss measures that can be implemented to address the speeding concerns. The Council has contacted the highways team, and is awaiting their response.

Watermain burst:  It was noted that there had been yet another burst and roadworks on the A19 outside the Parsonage, with associated disruption. The Council has written to Yorkshire Water raising concerns with the frequency of leaks and repairs in this area, and requesting a long-term solution.

VAS sign: The vehicle activated sign is currently out of action, due to an electrical fault. It is due to be repaired during October under warranty.


The Council has agreed to undertake a review of Tree Preservation Orders in the village.

The application for a waste sorting site at the former Stillingfleet mine site has not yet be heard by committee.

It is understood that The Parsonage will be applying for retrospective planning permission for the conversion of part of their lawns to car parking.


On Main St, the bus shelter woodwork has been repainted, and illumination installed for the Jubilee fountain.

One of the street lights at Hollicarrs Close has been knocked over. The Parish Council is arranging for a replacement to be installed.

Work on the village green fence is due to be completed during October.

The Council is chasing up with North Yorkshire highways regarding the repairs to Main St bridge, which was hit by a lorry in August 2019.


The Council is waiting to hear when Arriva will start to use the bus stop laybys instead of stopping by the Lychgate. It was agreed that the Parish Council would explore the feasibility of getting a bus shelter installed at the layby.

Parish Council meeting dates:  2nd November, 6th December, 4th January. All meetings at 7.30pm online. Public welcome.  Contact: Clerk (Sally Look),,   Chair (Richard Rowson),; Website:

November's Parish Magazine

published on 30th Oct 2020

November's Parish Magazine is available to view online here:

November's Parish Magazine

Garden waste collections - Tue 27th October 2020

published on 27th Oct 2020

From Selby District Council:

We’re sorry but garden waste collections won’t take place in Appleton, Roebuck, Colton, Escrick and Thorganby today. 

This is because several staff members are isolating due to Covid-19, so we’re prioritising recycling and refuse collections. 

The areas affected this week will have their bins emptied on their next scheduled date.
We’re sorry if this causes an inconvenience and we’re reviewing the situation every day so we can keep the key services running as normally as possible at this time.

Village green works

published on 19th Oct 2020

Work will be taking place this week on the village green to replace the low level fence along Carrs Meadow.

Please use common sense and keep away from the areas where work is in progress, and encourage any unaccompanied children to do likewise.

The work involves replacing the existing fence, and extending to join up with the fence on Carr Lane. Several gaps will be left in the new fence for pedestrian access, whilst keeping vehicles out.

Escrick York Boundary

published on 15th Oct 2020

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With the announcement that York is to be placed in tier 2 COVID restrictions, a few people have asked for clarification whether or not this includes Escrick.

To clarify, most of Escrick Village is in Selby District.  The boundary runs between the church and the SangThai restaurant, as shown in black on the map below. York is north of the line, Selby is south of the line.  Selby is not part of York.

Restrictions are defined using political boundaries, not postcodes, postal addresses or telephone dialling codes.

Farm break-in - Escrick

published on 9th Oct 2020

Overnight between the 8th- 9th October a farm in Escrick has had a shed broken into and 2 quads, a strimmer and chainsaw taken. All items were recovered by the owner that were dumped a quarter of a mile away. If you have any information please call 101 and quote job no: NYP-09102020-0208.

Parish Magazine update - October 2020

published on 1st Oct 2020

The following update appeared in October's Parish Magazine:

Escrick Parish Council update September 2020

Covid 19: 

At September’s meeting the Parish Council reviewed arrangements, and agreed to keep these unaltered. The Council will continue to meet via video calls, and the playground will remain open with restrictions and an enhanced cleaning regime.  Plans may change as the pandemic evolves and residents are encouraged to check the Council’s website for updates.


Skipwith Road speeding:  The Council has submitted a request to the ’95 alive’ road safety partnership requesting that they review the speeding issues on Skipwith Road. After some delay they have acknowledged the request, but are not in a position to progress at the moment due to staff shortages.

The vehicle activated sign is currently out of action, due to an electrical fault. It is due to be repaired during September under warranty.


The application for clay extraction west of the A19 / business park was approved by North Yorkshire County Council in late July.

The application for a leisure/caravan park on the former North Selby Mine site was approved by City of York Council in August.

The application for increased in-fill at the former brickworks quarry west of the business park was approved by North Yorkshire County Council in early September.

The application for a waste sorting site at the former Stillingfleet mine site has not yet be heard by committee.


The bus shelter woodwork is due to be repainted during September.

An order has been placed for an electrical supply to the fountain area, to allow the monument to be illuminated in due course.

Work on the village green fence has been delayed due to availability of contractors.

Parish Council meeting dates:  5th October, 2nd November, 6th December. All meetings at 7.30pm online. Public welcome.  Contact: Clerk (Sally Look),,   Chair (Richard Rowson),; Website:

October's Parish Magazine

published on 1st Oct 2020

October's Parish Magazine is available to view online here:

October's Parish Magazine

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