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 escrick.org/a19-consultation/ 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.
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>
published on 17th May 2019
published on 8th May 2019
‘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.
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.
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).
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: https://www.arrivabus.co.uk/tourdeyorkshire
There will be parking restrictions and road closures in Selby town centre and more widely along the route - please see https://www.selby.gov.uk/tour-de-yorkshire-race-information
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
We will update this page with any further information we receive.
Official race website, showing full route: https://letour.yorkshire.com/tour-de-yorkshire-2019/mens-race/stage-1/
published on 25th Apr 2019
Please find below the latest newsletter from the Escrick Heritage project:
published on 8th Apr 2019
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 available from:
Monday Players Members
Further details on the production are available on our website:
published on 3rd Apr 2019
Details of May's District Councillor elections including persons nominated have been published on Selby District Council's website: https://www.selby.gov.uk/may-2019-elections
The Parish Council election was uncontested, and all candidates were duly elected.
published on 1st Apr 2019
The following notice appeared in April's Parish Magazine
Escrick Parish Council
A19/Skipwith Road junction scheme: The Parish Council has received details on available loans to fund a combined traffic lights/pedestrian crossing scheme. To fund the scheme over 25 years would result in annual repayments of around £8000. This would require an increase in the Parish Council precept (part of local Council tax) of around £17 per year for a band D household, rising to a maximum of £34 for band H households. The Parish Council is required to run a consultation prior to increasing the precept like this. The Parish Council has been advised that it should not run a consultation during the pre-election ‘purdah period’, therefore it is the intention to start the consultation after May’s local elections.
The Parish Council has agreed to purchase two additional streetlights to address darks spots. One for the Main St/A19/Farriers Close junction, and one on Main St between Carr Lane and the Black Bull.
Former North Selby mine site: The Parish Council has submitting a response to the application for a caravan park, supporting the principle of the scheme, but highlighting various aspects of the proposals that need amending. This includes avoiding development within the designated “Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation”; restrictions preventing permanent residence; controls of noise and light during both construction and operation; and various highways considerations. The full response is on our website.
Neighbourhood Development Plan:
Stage two of the programme is now well underway, and public meetings for the five work streams will be held of the coming months.
Tour de Yorkshire:
The Tour de Yorkshire will come through the village (Skipwith Rd, Carr Lane, A19) on Thursday, 2nd May. There will be approximately 1 hour road closures to allow the race to pass. At the time of writing timings haven’t been confirmed, but we will publish these on our website as soon as we are notified.
The Escrick Heritage project recently requested access to old Parish Council minutes. Given the public interest in the history of the village it was agreed to digitise and publish the entire history of Parish Council minutes from 1894 to the present day on the Parish Council website.
Parish Council meeting dates: 13th May, 3rd June, 1st July. All meetings at 7.30pm at Escrick & Deighton Club. Public welcome. Contact: Chair (Richard Rowson), email@example.com; Clerk (Helen Guest), firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: escrick.org (April’s meeting on 1st April will be replaced by a meeting of the Finance and Admin committee)>
published on 28th Mar 2019
As part of the refurbishment project, the village green association have planted a range of plants in the pond.
Details are below.
Residents are requested to not add any further plants to the pond. The plants have been chosen to provide the correct ecological mix, and specifically avoiding invasive species.