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January 2021 Parish Magazine

published on 31st Dec 2020

The January 2021 edition of the Escrick Parish Magazine has been published online! 

Here is the link: https://issuu.com/poppy.green309/docs/escrick_parish_magazine_january_2021

Grass cutting contract 2021

published on 11th Dec 2020

Escrick Parish Council is seeking quotes from parties interested in providing grass cutting and related services.

This includes the village green, playground/playing fields, and most verges within the village. Additionally a small number of hedgerows are also included.

'Requests for proposal' setting out the details of the services required, and information required alongside the quote, can be obtained from the clerk - clerk@escrick.org.   Responses should be submitted no later than 4th January 2021. The services will start from April 2021.


Playground update - 8th December 2020

published on 8th Dec 2020

I’m pleased to announce that the Parish Council has agreed that the playground will revert to previous opening times from prior to lockdown – i.e. the playground will now close at dusk rather than 3pm.

Please can I ask for help complying with our rules, and the wider COVID regulations, to reduce the risk of having to reintroduce closures.

In particular, there is a limit of 20 people (adults and children) on the site, and each piece of equipment should only be used by one household at a time.

National legislation limits mixing in outdoor settings to 6 people (adults and children), and states that school bubbles do not apply outside of school.

Extract from National Guidance

You can see friends and family you do not live with (or do not have a support bubble with) outdoors, in a group of no more than 6. This limit of 6 includes children of any age. ‘Outdoors’ means in a private garden or other outdoor space (link).

Escrick Playground COVID rules:

Our rules are based on the government COVID guidelines to playground operators, and are part of our way of demonstrating that we have mitigations in place to minimise the spread of COVID as required under Health and Safety legislation:

  • 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

No green bin collection - 8th Dec 2020

published on 7th Dec 2020

from Selby District Council:

Unfortunately due to a number of Amey operatives being required to self-isolate we have we have had to stand down a green waste round once again tomorrow.  This means that green waste collection will not take place in Appleton Roebuck, Colton, Escrick and Thorganby.

Previously we had agreed that if we were unable to undertake any collections that we would ensure collections would be carried out in two weeks time but unfortunately this coincides with the Christmas suspension meaning the next scheduled collection for these areas is now Tuesday 4th January.  We are unable to roll collections over to the next day as we already expect the have to stand down a round each day for the rest of the week so would be unable to catch up.  This approach also ensures that we can cover all refuse collections this week which is the priority service.  Unfortunately we won’t be able to take side waste next time as we can’t take green waste in bags.  Residents will either need to take their extras to the HWRC’s or hang on to it for next time although tonnages are much lower at this time of year.

Selby District Council budget consultation

published on 5th Dec 2020

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Selby District Council is proposing to freeze Council Tax as it sets out its budget priorities for the next financial year focusing on supporting communities to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic and keeping vital services going.

The Council has launched a six-week consultation on its financial proposals. A key element of the draft budget plans for April 2021 to March 2022 is delivering the priorities set out in the Council Plan which include supporting town centres and delivering new homes.

 Leader of Selby District Council, Cllr Mark Crane explained: 

“We are living in difficult times as the world battles Coronavirus, your vital public services continue. And despite the potential changes in local government across North Yorkshire we must continue to plan for the future.  
“We understand that 2020 has been a difficult year for many of our residents and their families and we want to help ease the burden where we can. So we are proposing to freeze the average Council Tax charge for Selby district next year. This means the charge for a Band D property would stay at £183.22.
“Our on-going response to the pandemic and our plans for investment mean that all of our efforts are going to be focussed on service delivery. We still have savings to make but we plan to use reserves in the short term and reassess what’s needed when the Government’s funding review has been concluded,” Cllr Crane added.
“Despite the financial challenges we face, we’re in good shape as we take a long-term view of our money and make sure we plan well ahead.”

Click here to take part in the consultation and find out more about the draft budget plans.  You can submit comments until 15 January. In February 2021 District Councillors will consider the budget proposals at a meeting which will be broadcast online. 

December's Parish Magazine

published on 30th Nov 2020

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

December's Parish Magazine

Parish Magazine update - December 2020

published on 28th Nov 2020

The following update appears in December 2020's Parish Magazine:

Highways: 

A19: The Parish Council has contacted City of York Council & Deighton Parish Council to explore the possibility of a pedestrian crossing just to the north of the Church, and is awaiting further discussion.

Skipwith Road speeding: The Council has contacted the highways team, and is awaiting a site meeting. The vehicle activated sign has been repaired under warranty.

Planning:

The Council has been made aware that the District Council will no longer write to residents with notification of planning applications in the vicinity of their property. The Parish Council has asked the District Council to review this decision. Residents can sign-up to receive email alerts of planning applications in their postcode online: https://public.selby.gov.uk/online-applications/.

Two Councillors attended a briefing from Selby District Council (SDC) regarding the new local plan that they are developing. Landowners have submitted potential sites for SDC to consider, this includes several sites around Escrick Village and one on Cawood Road. Significantly more land has been put forward across the district than is expected to be required, so not all sites will be progressed. There will be a public consultation on sites in the new year. A map of land submitted for consideration is on SDC’s website: https://bit.ly/35ahlz1

Maintenance:

The village green association have completed the majority of the work to replace the fence along Carrs Meadow.

Playground:

The Council reviewed the latest COVID legislation and guidance, and agreed that the playground would remain open with continuation of the measures and restrictions agreed in July. This decision will be kept under review and residents are encouraged to check website/signage for any changes.

Bus stop:

The 415 bus will use the bus stop laybys outside the Sangthai from 23rd November. This is due to concerns with the safety of the stops at the Lychgate. The Parish Council is liaising with City of York Council to try to improve amenities at the laybys. A bus shelter has been requested for the northbound stop, and lighting options are being investigated.

Suppliers:

From time to time the Council requires ad hoc services such as tree works, hedge trimming, painting and path sweeping. If you would like to be considered for such work when needs arise, please contact the clerk (clerk@escrick.org) with details of the services you are interested in providing. The grass cutting contract will be tendered in December. If you would like to receive the invitation to tender when published, please contact the Clerk.

Vacancies:

Cllr Moran has advised he will be standing down after December’s meeting. The Council is grateful for his varied input over the past 4 years. We now have three vacancies for Parish Councillors. Please contact the clerk or chair if you are interested in getting involved.

Parish Council meeting dates:  7th December, 4th January, 1st February. All meetings at 7.30pm online. Public welcome.  Contact: Clerk (Sally Look), clerk@escrick.org,   Chair (Richard Rowson), chair@escrick.org; Website: escrick.org

Road white line painting

published on 24th Nov 2020 (updated on 26th Nov 2020)

North Yorkshire Highways will be repainting white lines on various roads in/around the village this week.

Stop/Go boards will be used as necessary, and disruption is expected to be limited.

UPDATED: The work has been rescheduled to 8th-11th December

https://one.network/?119687039

A19 roadworks - Sat 21st and Sun 22nd November

published on 20th Nov 2020

Four sets of roadworks are planned for the A19 in Escrick this weekend (21st/22nd November). Some of these will include temporary traffic lights.  They cover the stretch from Skipwith Road to abeam the playground.

The roadworks are by Yorkshire Water to dig test holes to identify if the ground conditions are suitable for horizontal directional drilling (a technique by which new pipes are laid without excavating).

https://one.network/?119581733


Bus stop move

published on 17th Nov 2020 (updated on 20th Nov 2020)

From Monday 23rd November, the 415 bus will stop in the bus stop lay-bys outside the Sang Thai instead of the Lychgate.

The change has been instigated because of road safety concerns with buses stopping at the Lychgate.

Timetables and bus stop signs are due to be installed later this week. The Parish Council is exploring options to get lighting and a bus shelter installed at the northbound lay-by, and expects to be able to provide an update on these proposals in early December.

For users of bus times apps, the new stops are called 'Escrick, Church Cottages' and have the stop codes of 32903685 (northbound) and 32903686 (southbound).

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