This page will be updated with key local information as it becomes available.

Practical help

Help for people self-isolating:

Over the coming weeks some, if not many, people and/or families in the village will need to self-isolate.

Many will be self-sufficient through family and friends, but others will require support with basic tasks such as delivery of groceries, collecting prescriptions, or walking of dogs.

We have established a volunteer network of over 70 people to assist with this.

If you need help please call any of Caroline 720703, Jan 728741 or Jill 728424 or email

Please note this is for practical help only, not medical advice or support.

This activity is being coordinated by local volunteers. We will match those in need of support with those willing to help. Thank you to everyone who has volunteered.

If you are able to volunteer

Please let us know here

Local Businesses offering delivery:

Heslington Fresh Foods Ltd (Escrick Business Park) 

If you are worried about getting out to the shops for those essential supplies fruit, veg, milk, eggs, bread, leave a message on our answer phone 01904 728905 or email hffltd @ with your name, address and telephone number and we will get back to you to arrange delivery to your doorstep.

N W Parkin & Son milk deliveries : See (currently unable to accept new customers due to supply limitations)

Morrisons food boxes: 

Village Facilities / Events

Parish Magazine - is only only this month: 

Playground / playing fields:  Please see this guidance

Village Hall:  Closed

Tennis Courts: Closed

Escrick Tea shop  suspended 

Escrick Club: Closed

Surgery/pharmacy: Open with updated arrangements - best to phone first.

Parsonage, Cloisters Spa & Health Club and The Fat Abbot: closed

Sang Thai: Closed (including for takeaways now, due to difficulty getting incredients)

Escrick Church:

  • See details here
  • all Escrick Heritage activities and events are on hold until further notice.
  • Please feel free to get in touch with Richard our Rector, on 01904 728406 at any time, or if there is anything we can do to help please contact Churchwarden, Caroline on 01904 720703.

Other Information


Please can people be mindful that everyone is stuck at home at the moment (to state the obvious!) - therefore any activities that disturb your neighbours are somewhat amplified.  I've had complaints in particular about several bonfires in the village.


Some people have expressed concern that others are not being rigorous with their social distancing. For example, by delivering leaflets offering help, this could inadvertently be spreading the virus, or concerns that some people are being too sociable when out walking in gassy woods etc. Can I make a few suggestions:

  1. If you are worried about receiving post/leaflets/etc, put a note near your letter box saying so, and I would hope these would be respected;
  2. We are fortunate in having lots of open space around us. At the moment, the social distancing guidance does not say you have to stay indoors, and specifically says “You can also go for a walk outdoors if you stay more than 2 metres from others.” Please be mindful of maintaining this.


this is particularly relevant to Escrick which has a 'quirky' sewage network with relatively narrow pipes and relying on pumps and syphons.

Keeping our sewers blockage free: We know it’s been really hard to get hold of toilet roll, but it’s more important than ever that everyone remembers not to flush wipes and kitchen roll down their toilet.
Please only flush the three Ps – that’s pee, poo and (toilet) paper – to help us keep the sewers flowing and stop blockages from forming, which can then cause sewage to back up in people’s homes and gardens.