published on 20th Nov 2019
Do you know anyone in your village who is in their 80s and did National Service or who is over 65 and served in the regular Armed Forces?
If so, there is now limited time for them to access the free advice and support available through the Ex Forces Support North Yorkshire project: https://communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk/projects/ex-forces-support-north-yorkshire-aged-veterans-fund/
The project offers free home well-being visits (which include fitting grab rails, key safes, mobility aids, draught proofing etc as well as giving advice on utility bills and help with heating systems). It also runs day trips and social activities, gives advice on finances, support for carers, and signposting to other support services.>
published on 19th Nov 2019
published on 11th Nov 2019
We now have four vacancies for Parish Councillors in Escrick.
Any adult resident of the Parish can apply to be a Parish Councillor. The main commitment is to attend the monthly Parish Council meetings (usually with a bit of background reading before), albeit there is also opportunity to get involved in other working groups if you have more time available.
The Parish Council oversees several local amenities, and makes representations on behalf of residents to other bodies. More information about the Parish Council's activities can be found on our website: https://www.escrick.org/council/about-parish-council/
If you are interested, or would like to understand more, please contact the chair (firstname.lastname@example.org), the Clerk (email@example.com) or speak to any Councillor.
published on 26th Oct 2019
This year the main Diwali celebrations fall on Sunday 27th October - and it is likely that some residents will celebrate with fireworks (which are legally permitted until 1am on Diwali). Those residents with pets may wish to keep them indoors.
Many children enjoy taking part in 'trick or treat' activities on Halloween (Thursday 31st October), and many residents gladly take part sharing treats. However, not everyone welcomes visitors, including those trying to get small children to sleep, or those who find answering the door difficult.
The general etiquette is that those households willing to partake leave a pumpkin on prominent display, and those that would rather be left in peace don't. Please consider this etiquette if taking part.
More advice is available from North Yorkshire Police website: https://northyorkshire.police.uk/halloween/
Bonfire night (5th Nov) falls on a Tuesday this year, and it is likely that some residents will let off fireworks on Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd, and Tuesday 5th November. Those residents with pets may wish to keep them indoors on these dates.
We are aware that some residents object to private firework displays - but there is no requirement for them to be pre-notified, and (providing they are undertaken lawfully) no ability for the Parish Council to prevent them. It might be considered good manners, however, to let your neighbours know in advance if you are planning a display, particularly if they have pets. See https://www.escrick.org/village/fireworks/ for details of our notification service.
published on 14th Oct 2019
Age UK Selby District is hoping to set up a door to door shopping service in Escrick.
They have an 11 seater minibus which can collect residents from the village and transport them to a supermarket (possibly Waitrose or Morrisons on Foss Islands Road) on either a Monday or Tuesday each week. The driver picks up at each client’s home and delivers them to the supermarket where they would get approx 1hr to complete their shopping before the return journey home. The driver helps load the bags onto the bus and carries the shopping into the house. The cost of the service is £5 for the return journey. Please contact Age UK on 01757 704115 if you would like to reserve a seat on the bus. AGE UK BUS SERVICE .pdf>
published on 11th Oct 2019
The following update will be published in November's Parish Magazine.
Escrick Parish Council:
A19/Skipwith Road junction scheme: At the time of writing we are waiting for the final proposal from North Yorkshire County Council, which is required to support our application for authority to borrow the funds for the scheme. This has taken longer than expected, but we continue to chase this along.
Vehicle activated speed sign: We have received a £1000 grant from North Yorkshire County Council towards the cost of a vehicle activated speed sign (approximately a third of the total cost). The sign will initially be located on Skipwith Road in the vicinity of the bridge, alternating between a southbound and northbound orientation. We can consider installing further mounting posts elsewhere in the village in future.
Street sweeping and tidying:
The Parish Council has a small budget to pay someone to undertake seasonal street sweeping on key pavements and footpaths in the village, and locations such as the bus shelter. If you may interested in this work, please contact Kevin Moran: Cllr.Moran@escrick.org
We welcome Sally Look as the new Parish Council Clerk, following the resignation of the previous clerk for personal reasons in the summer.
Caravan / leisure park at former North Selby mine site: The proposed site has been reduced in scale, mitigating several of the concerns previously raised by the Parish Council. The Parish Council will continue to push for further mitigations to improve the quality of the proposals
Clay extraction west of business park: A planning application has been submitted for the phased ‘quarrying’ of clay from a 150 acre site north and west of the business park, over a period of 20 – 30 years from 2023. The Parish Council has raised concerns about the impact on highways (forecast ~ 100 additional HGV entries/exits per day), the loss of agricultural land and disruption from noise/dust. The Council is also seeking robust assurances that unlike other sites in the district that timely restoration will be enforced
Parish Council meeting dates: 4th November, 2nd December, 6th January. All meetings at 7.30pm at Escrick & Deighton Club. Public welcome. Contact: Clerk (Sally Look), firstname.lastname@example.org, Chair (Richard Rowson), email@example.com; Website: escrick.org>
published on 8th Oct 2019
The NDP project is developing an Neighbourhood Development Plan, which will form part of the local planning policy and will influence how Escrick develops over the next 10 - 15 years.
As a next stage in the process we are holding a drop-in workshop on Sunday 20th October between 3pm and 4.30pm in the village hall.
This session will focus on the areas of:
This is an opportunity to see the emerging issues and the options identified for consideration. This is an informal and interactive session, with the opportunity for all to contribute.>
published on 2nd Oct 2019
HOBSON'S CHOICE by Mr Harold Brighouse
"The Classic Period Comedy"
Henry Hobson, a British widower, is the overbearing owner of a shoe shop. His three daughters -- Alice, Vicky and Maggie -- work for him and all are eager to get out from under his thumb. When the headstrong Maggie announces she intends to marry Henry's best employee, Will, father and daughter engage in an intense showdown. As Maggie works on launching a competing business, she also helps her sisters free themselves of their domineering father.
This amateur production of Hobson’s Choice is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD.
Thursday 14th, Friday 15th and Saturday 16th November 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 30th Sep 2019
Selby District Council has got big ambitions for the area around Selby station.
They want to make it easier to get to and from the station, to create new links to development sites in the town centre and to open up the space between the station and the Abbey to make arriving by train and bus into Selby a special experience.
The District Council will be bidding for some money from central government to help make this happen.
Before they submit their detailed funding bid, they want to hear from you. Check out their plans and tell them what you think.
published on 27th Sep 2019
The following update appears in October 2019's Parish Magazine:
Escrick Parish Council:
A19/Skipwith Road junction scheme: We have submitted the application for authority to borrow funds and are awaiting feedback. We are aware that people are keen to know when the scheme will be implemented, but at this stage of the process it is unclear when this will be, but it will be months rather than weeks. There are a number of procedural steps we need to go through to get authority to borrow, apply for a loan, and contract with North Yorkshire County Council for the work.
We are aware that some people regard the scheme as unnecessary and would prefer different options to be pursued. To recap the key points outlined in the public consultation, this is the only option that the highways authority considers to be implementable that addresses the concerns raised.
Vehicle activated speed sign:
The County Councillor has made available £1,000 grant towards the cost of a vehicle activated speed sign for Skipwith Road.
Neighbourhood Development Plan:
The project is now moving forward to schedule public consultation on the core themes. We will hold a public meeting on “Transport and Movement” and “Community and Amenities” at the village hall on Sunday 20th October. Please check website and noticeboard for timings nearer the time. www.escrick.org/ndp
Former North Selby mine site: At the time of writing the planning authorities are still considering the application. Highways England has lifted its ’notice of non-determination’ on the application, being satisfied that the impact on the A19/A64 junction is acceptable. We understand that the size of the proposal has been reduced by approx. 20%, albeit this has not been formally confirmed.
Former Stillingfleet Mine site: At the time of writing there is no further update on the application for a waste sorting centre.
Escrick brickworks tip variation: At the time of writing there is no further update on the application to extend the volume of waste to be deposited at the site.
Clay extraction west of business park: A planning application for clay extraction is expected soon.
Parish Council meeting dates: 7th October, 4th November, 2nd December. All meetings at 7.30pm at Escrick & Deighton Club. Public welcome. Contact: Chair (Richard Rowson), firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: escrick.org