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Carr Lane footpath resurfacing

published on 21st Jun 2019 (updated on 28th Jun 2019)

North Yorkshire County Council will be undertaking pavement resurfacing on Carr Lane. 

The works are currently programmed to commence on 25th  June 2019 and complete within 90 working days.

The work is part of an extensive programme and as a consequence it is possible that some adjustment to this start date or the duration of the works may be necessary should unforeseen circumstances such as significant weather events or emergencies on the highway network arise.  Advance warning signs will be placed on both sides of the closure points indicating when operations are due to commence.

The works will be carried out between the hours of 07:30 – 17:30. This may inevitably restrict vehicular access to properties directly affected but our contractors will try to assist you where possible during the working day. Please be advised there may be extended periods when access will just not be possible due to the nature of the works and physical constraints of the site. 

NYCC request your assistance in the following ways:- 

Please contact North Yorkshire County Council Customer Resolution Centre on 01609 780780 to identify any special access needs you may have during the work period;

Cooperate and comply with any instructions issued by the traffic management operatives and take extra care whilst within the works area.

NYCC would like to take this opportunity to apologise for any disruption that these works may cause and would again request your cooperation to help ensure an efficiently and safely executed project.

Map of planned works
Map of planned works

Hedges & pavements - friendly reminder

published on 8th Jun 2019

At this time of year every year the Parish Council starts to receive complaints about hedges, trees and other foliage obstructing pavements, street lights, or signs – or just generally being untidy.

Thank you to the vast majority of residents who help keep the Parish looking smart, and keep the roads and pavements unobstructed.  Can we give a gentle reminder to the small number that might need a reminder.

The legal position:

  • The owner or occupier of a property has a legal responsibility (Highway Act 1980, s154) to ensure that the 'public highway' adjacent to their property is not obstructed by vegetation from their property. Local Authorities (in our case North Yorkshire County Council) also have a legal duty to ensure that public highways and street lights are unobstructed, and hence to act upon complaints about any such obstruction.
  • As a guide, hedges/trees should be no lower than 7ft 6" over a pavement, and no lower than 17ft over a road. 
  • Trees should not obstruct street lighting. This is usually interpreted that the light should be visible and effective at the mid-point to the next light, or 20m away where there is not a continuous system of lighting.
  • A 'public highway' means any verge, footway, carriageway, bridleway or footpath that is maintained at public expense and over which the public has a right of way. 

If you are concerned, in the first instance we usually suggest a friendly reminder to the resident concerned – as most incidents are due to oversight rather than ill intent.

If the matter is not resolved, you can report obstructions to roads and pavements on the North Yorkshire County Council website:

(The responsibility for cutting hedges along the various permissive footpaths, shared driveways, and other public space in the village is more complex, and usually dealt with the rental / leasehold agreements).

Recycling Consultation

published on 31st May 2019

Please see the link below regarding a consultation by Selby District Council on recycling collections:

Escrick Parish Council - June update

published on 31st May 2019 (updated on 22nd Jun 2019)

Escrick Parish Council - June update

May’s Parish Council meeting happened after June’s Parish Magazine went to press, so this month’s update is online only.


Eight candidates stood for election in May’s Parish Council election. As there are up to 11 vacancies, all candidates were elected uncontested. 

Cllr Nigel Bartle joins the Parish Council for the first time, and Cllrs Lilian Coulson, Sara Cunningham, Michael Luscombe, Kevin Moran, John Reader, Tudor Rees and Richard Rowson are elected for another term. Cllr Rowson was reappointed as Chair.  There remain three vacancies for any residents interested in joining the Council. Cllr Mervin Casling stood down prior to the election. 

May’s elections also saw the election of Cllr Neil Reader as the new District Councillor for Escrick ward of Selby District Council.

We look forward to working with Neil, and would like to thank Liz Casling for her numerous contributions over the past 20 years as Councillor at County, District and Parish Councils. 


A19/Skipwith Road junction scheme: The Parish Council resolved to go ahead with a public consultation regarding whether the Council should borrow the funds, and increase the precept to cover the associated repayments, to fund pedestrian crossings and traffic lights at the A19/Skipwith Road junction. Residents of the Parish should visit for details and to take part in the consultation.

Street lighting: The Parish Council has received a complaint from some residents of Main St seeking the removal of additional street lighting recently installed on behalf of the Parish Council. The complainants believe that the lighting is unnecessary; inconsistent with the area’s Conservation Area status; and that the Council had not adequately consulted residents of the village on the topic. In the first instance the Council is to obtain further guidance from Selby District Council as the planning authority responsible for the Conservation Area.


Former North Selby mine site: At the time of writing the planning authorities (City of York and Selby District) are still considering the application. There has been additional consultation on the highways impact of the proposed development.

Former Stillingfleet Mine site: We have been advised that planning officers will be recommending that the application for a waste sorting site is declined.

Parish Council meeting dates:  3rd June, 1st July, 2nd September, 7th October, 4th November, 2nd December. All meetings at 7.30pm at Escrick & Deighton Club. Public welcome. 

Contact:  Chair (Richard Rowson),; Clerk (Helen Guest),


Public consultation

published on 17th May 2019

ESCRICK PARISH COUNCIL - Public consultation to increase the Parish Council precept to fund a traffic light controlled junction and pedestrian crossings at the A19 / Skipwith Road junction

It was resolved at the Parish Council meeting on 13th May 2019 to consult residents of the Parish regarding the proposal to increase the Parish Council precept (council tax) to fund a loan to pay for a traffic light controlled junction and pedestrian crossing at the A19/Skipwith Road junction.

Residents are encouraged to read and participate in this consultation.  Click here

Dinner on the Green - 13 July 2019

published on 17th May 2019

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Queen Margaret's School - inaugural Music Festival Week

published on 8th May 2019

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‘Rush Hour Recitals’ with Pianist, Eleanor Kornas 

Monday 10 - Thursday 13 June 2019 17:40 - 18:10 St Margaret’s Chapel

Part of QM’s inaugural Music Festival Week. 

Tour de Yorkshire - Information for Residents

published on 28th Apr 2019

The Tour de Yorkshire passes through Escrick on 2nd May.

It is expected to pass through the village between 5pm - 5.30pm, but may be up to 30 minutes earlier/later depending upon the pace on the day.

The route runs from Wheldrake Lane, up Skipwith Road, along Carr Lane, along the A19, and then Stillingfleet Road. 

Local celebrations

Escrick Heritage will be serving refreshments on the Village Green from 2:30 p.m. They will also have a preview of some of the photos already in the community archive, so please do pop across.  It will be a great afternoon, and don't forget your folding chairs!

We hope BBC Radio York will also be based on the Village Green throughout the afternoon. 

Thanks to members of the Yorkshire Countrywomen there will be lots of bunting along Carr Lane and a huge banner on the Village Green (the TV crew covering the race have been notified so that their helicopter can get aerial coverage of the green).

Road closures, parking restrictions and bus routes

The roads along the route are expected to have parking restrictions all day, and will be closed to all traffic whilst the race passes through the village. Due to the nature of the route, no diversionary routes are possible and traffic will be held.

Bus services will be impacted by the road closures and potential congestion due to people attending the race finish in Selby. Please see Arriva's website for details:

There will be parking restrictions and road closures in Selby town centre and more widely along the route - please see 

Course route
Course route

Aerial coverage

The race will be covered by TV helicopter.  Drone operators and pilots operating in the vicinity below 1000ft should refer to NOTAM EGTT/QWYLW/IV/M/AW/000/010/5345N00051W023

More information:

We will update this page with any further information we receive.

Official race website, showing full route:

Escrick Heritage Newsletter - April 2019

published on 25th Apr 2019

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Please find below the latest newsletter from the Escrick Heritage project:

Escrick Heritage Newsletter - April 2019

The Monday Players presents THE LADYKILLERS

published on 8th Apr 2019

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A comedy by Graham Linehan

"The greatest criminal minds of all time…
…have finally met their match!"

The Ladykillers is a classic black comedy; a sweet little old lady, alone in her house, is pitted against a gang of criminal misfits who will stop at nothing.

Posing as amateur musicians, Professor Marcus and his gang rent rooms in the lopsided house of sweet but strict Mrs Wilberforce. The villains plot to involve her, unwittingly, in Marcus' brilliantly conceived heist job. The police are left stumped but Mrs Wilberforce becomes wise to their ruse and Marcus concludes that there is only one way to keep the old lady quiet. With only her parrot, General Gordon, to help her, Mrs Wilberforce is alone with five desperate men. But who will be forced to face the music?

From the Motion Picture Screenplay 
by William Rose
By Special Arrangement with StudioCanal & with Fiery Angel Ltd, London

Thursday 16th, Friday 17th and Saturday 18th May 2019 at 7.30pm

The Village Hall, Escrick

Tickets £8 

Tickets available from:

Monday Players Members
01904 728303

Further details on the production are available on our website:

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