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Coronavirus update from Selby District Council

published on 10th Mar 2020

This is to update you on the position with Covid-19, otherwise known as Coronavirus.

As you’d expect, all our services are undertaking significant planning to prepare for the impact of the virus, both in terms of the potential impact on our own staff and on our residents and businesses.

We continue to work in partnership with Public Health England, Public Health at the County Council and our local partners to ensure we’re working together to manage this challenge.  We have a strong track record of working together to deal with significant issues affecting our communities.  This partnership approach is being managed through the North Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum.

We’re also supporting the government’s public information campaign, linking back to nationally-agreed key messages.  We’ll be talking to staff about how best to protect themselves and the people they come into contact with.  

This is an ever-changing situation, with new cases announced daily.  We’re following the very latest government guidance and will continue to plan and adapt our response as required.

More information can be found at:

Selby Local Plan Issues and Options Consultation response from Escrick Parish Council

published on 4th Mar 2020

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Parish Magazine Update - March 2020

published on 1st Mar 2020

The following update appeared in March's Parish Magazine

Escrick Parish Council:


A19/Skipwith Road junction scheme: NYCC have acknowledged our request for a meeting to discuss the issues that they have recently raised, but at the time of writing the request is still outstanding.


Pavements:  A further representation was made at February’s meeting that obstruction of pavements continues to be an issue in parts of the village. It was resolved to report the hedgerows concerned to NYCC requesting enforcement action. Bins and ‘pavement parking’ blocking pavements also continue to be an issue, and further guidance has been requested from SDC’s parking enforcement team.


Dropped kerbs: The Parish Council has submitted a request to NYCC for dropped kerbs to be installed at various locations in the village, with the priority areas being Carr Lane at the entrance of The Glade, and across the Carr Lane / Skipwith Road junction.  NYCC has a rolling programme of improving accessibility of pavements (e.g. for wheelchair users), and these requests will be added to the list of requests for 2021.



At the time of writing there was no significant update on the large planning applications in/around the Parish. We will provide updates on our website if we receive further updates regarding the former mine sites, quarry or tip site.



The site selection phase of the NDP is now underway, and land-owners with potential sites for development have been requested to put these forward for consideration. In parallel the evaluation criteria for the site selection process is being developed by the NDP team.


Parish Councillors:

At February’s meeting Terry Chambers and Ian Reynolds were both co-opted onto the Parish Council.

We currently have two further vacancies for Parish Councillors. Please contact us (details below) if you may be interested in joining the Council and contributing to the local community.


Parish Council meeting dates:  2nd March, 6th April, and 4th May. All meetings at 7.30pm at Escrick & Deighton Club. Public welcome.  Contact: Clerk (Sally Look),,   Chair (Richard Rowson),; Website:


Flood risk update

published on 16th Feb 2020 (updated on 18th Feb 2020)

see Environment Agency Website

Storm Dennis: Flood Support Information

published on 15th Feb 2020

We’re expecting significant amounts of rainfall over the weekend on ground that’s already very wet.  Selby District Council have updated the flood support information on their website.  Click here for the latest update.  

Police request: Primary school incident

published on 10th Feb 2020

On the afternoon of Sunday 2nd February the alarm at Escrick Primary School was activated after unknown person(s) had forced open an exterior door. 

Police are asking residents to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 if youths are sighted on the school grounds out of hours, or obviously if anything suspicious is seen.


Photo competition

published on 7th Feb 2020

Just a reminder about the Photo Competition. 

Still time, so dust down your cameras and phones and capture the landscape, architecture, wildlife, agriculture or recreation within our Church and Parish boundaries. 

Enter the competition and maybe have your photo included in our Escrick Heritage 2021 calendar or Escrick Parish Council Development Plan. 

Please click below for full details 

Closing date is 23:59 on Sunday 1st March 2020. Happy snapping!

Gas House Wood temporary closure

published on 24th Jan 2020

Due to tree works commencing in Gas House Wood from Monday 10th February for approximately 2 weeks, Gassy Wood will be closed completely for public safety. 

There should be no admittance during the 2 weeks or until further notice. 

Thank you for your cooperation, Escrick Park Estate

Shaping the future of Selby district

published on 21st Jan 2020

From Friday 24 January, Selby District Council is asking people to get involved in the process of developing a new Local Plan. A Local Plan is a statement of planning strategy and vision for the area, which amongst other things outlines areas for development of new homes, business growth and local services such as schools. 

This will set a framework for future development in the district up to 2040.  It’ll be used by the Council to decide on planning applications and to support work with developers.

The Local Plan sits above the Neighbourhood Development Plan being developed by Escrick Parish Council: The Local Plan sets the policy for the district as a whole, whereas the Neighbourhood Development Plan sets out how Escrick contributes to the overall plan.


The Selby district is one of the fastest-growing areas in North Yorkshire, benefiting from significant new business investment and great connections to the economic hubs of Leeds, Sheffield, York and Hull.  The area’s high quality of life with relatively low house prices compared to city neighbours is also helping to raise its profile as a great place to live and a great place to do business. 

This new Local Plan will help to ensure that the right type of growth happens in the right places, supported by the right infrastructure, to benefit people already living in the area as well as to support sustainable investment in the long-term and protect and enhance the natural environment.  The plan will cover the period up to 2040.

In order to determine what the important planning issues are and prepare options for how the district will be developed, the Council’s now consulting on the ‘Issues & Options' stage of preparing the Local Plan.  Executive Member with responsibility for place shaping, Cllr Richard Musgrave, explained: 

“Nothing’s been decided at this early stage and your views and comments are therefore very important in shaping the contents of the emerging Local Plan.  It’s really important that this plan reflects the needs and aspirations of people and businesses already in the district, which is why we’re asking for views at this early stage”.

The six-week consultation starts on 24 January - comments must be received by the Council by 5pm, Friday 6 March – with full details online:

There are also some drop-in sessions for people to have their say in person.

  • Selby Library on 27 January, 2-7pm
  • Tadcaster Library on 3 February, 2-6pm
  • Barlby Library on 5 February, 2-5pm
  • Tesco, Portholme Road, Selby 13 February, 2-7pm
  • Sherburn Library on 10 February 2-5pm

Further details on changes to Selby District recycling service

published on 20th Jan 2020

Shared on behalf of Selby District Council:

Homes in Selby district will receive two, new wheeled bins: a blue one for glass, cans and plastic and a brown one for paper and cardboard.

There are lots of benefits to the new system:

  • Increasing the amount of waste recycled: wheelie bins give lots more room to recycle more – in our consultation about introducing the new service, 65% said they’d recycle more.
  • Less litter from the old boxes being blown over
  • Easier for residents to use, as wheelie bins are easier to move than carrying boxes
  • Less waste sent to landfill

We’re not changing the type of materials we collect, we’re just changing the containers our residents put their recycling in.

The new service starts in April.  We’re starting to deliver 80,000 new bins from this week.  We have to deliver these to over 40,000 properties, which is why we need to start these deliveries early.

Recycling in the Selby district will still be collected every two weeks but we will alternate between collecting the refuse and recycling bins. This means for example:

  • Week 1 – we collect the grey refuse bin
  • Week 2 – we collect the brown bin - paper and card bin
  • Week 3 – we collect the grey refuse bin
  • Week 4 – we collect the blue bin - glass, cans and plastic bin

Green waste collections will continue to take place every fortnight.

Some collection days may also change. That’s because we’re reviewing the collection rounds to make sure they’re as efficient as possible. The bins will have special information tags on telling you what goes in each bin. We’ll also deliver a brand new collection calendar to every home with full details of the service and collection days.  These will be sent out during February.

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