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ALL VILLAGES The Rectory, Escrick Dear Friends, New Hope – he is Risen indeed, Alleluia! I am pleased that all our six churches will be open from Easter Day and with the usual pattern of services back again. Whilst we have been having Zoom services this is no substitute for worship in our churches. We would like to welcome you back to worship with us. Easter is the greatest festival of the church’s year. At Easter we celebrate what God has done in Jesus, how though Jesus had been put to death, now he is Risen. The pain and anguish of the Passion of Jesus has gone, and we celebrate the power of God in bringing his son Jesus from death to new life. As we read and hear the accounts of those early days when Jesus met with the disciples and followers, we see those witnesses coming to terms with what had happened and what the resurrection meant to them and their understanding of Jesus and God. What we understand and believe now is not what the first disciples believed; they were yet to fully comprehend all that had taken place. What still amazes me about the accounts that we have is that Jesus revealed himself to those who had been his followers before his death. He came to them. God in Jesus wants us to ‘see’ and to be in communion with him. If we are open to him, to the possibility of God making himself known, then we can begin to comprehend the wisdom of God. As the scriptures says, we cannot fully understand God but if we look at Jesus then we also see God. As we again celebrate the Risen Christ, let us again discover his purposes for us, and that like the gospel of John, we can believe that we might have life more abundantly (John 10:10).
Yours, Richard Kirkman.
New assistant Priest for our parishes We welcome the Revd. Dave Rogers into ministry in our parishes; he has written a brief biography to introduce himself. Dave Rogers I was brought up in an East Riding village called Elloughton. I went to University in London, obtained a Business Studies Degree, and worked in the bus industry in various parts of the country, including Hull. I studied for ministry in Lincoln, was ordained, and returned to ministry in Hull for 30 years, apart from a year as Director of Leeds Church Institute. I have been in a City Centre church, Industrial Mission, Self-Supporting Ministry whilst I ran a local charity, and latterly for eight years as Team Rector of an outer urban parish. I have three grown up children from my first marriage. I am married to Lydia and we share our home with KB the German Shepherd dog.
Mothers’ Union At the time of writing there is still a lot of uncertainty about when Covid restrictions will be lifted. We are hopeful that we will be in church again for Easter Sunday for a socially distanced service with other people from the Parish. However, we will not be able to hold our regular monthly meetings yet. Patience is the virtue for which we all must pray. Not all our members use social media, but for those of us that do, have found it a great way to see the wider Mothers’ Union family, and to know how enthusiastic this society is, and to be sure that we will get through this pandemic. The good work which the Mothers’ Union does with the oppressed and suffering people around the world still goes on, even in Covid stricken areas. We must continue to support them. Pamela Yates, Branch Leader (tel. 01904 728423)
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Woodmeadow Trust We’re recruiting! We are looking for an experienced finance administrator who will be responsible for maintaining income and expenditure records in Quick Books and producing financial reports. The successful applicant will be someone who is experienced in the use of Quick Books, or similar accountancy software, they will be well organised and demonstrate good attention to detail. This position is offered as a freelance, part-time position for approx. 20 hours a month. The position will be home-based; however, you will be expected to occasionally travel to our registered office in Escrick and Three Hagges Woodmeadow near Escrick. Closing date 11 April 2021. For further details and how to apply, visit: https://www.woodmeadowtrust.org.uk/DB/news-items/were-recruiting-afinance-administrator
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ESCRICK Escrick Church Church Services We are delighted that our Sunday morning services resume in Church from Easter Sunday. On Easter Sunday we will have a 10am Holy Communion service and on Good Friday a service starting at 2pm. As before, we will have all Covid procedures in place. Our monthly Open Door service for all the family remains on Zoom for the moment but we will be back in Church as soon as we can. Our next Zoom Open Door service is on Easter Sunday, 4th April at 4pm (see separate poster). Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom links. Everyone welcome. Churchyard grass cutters As the days lengthen, we start to think about grass cutting. Our thanks to the very loyal team who look after the Churchyard. It always looks so well cared for, thank you all. To spread the load a little, we would very much welcome some extra help, either week by week or for one off tasks. If you have an odd hour to spare, and enjoy being outside, Brian Castle would love to hear from you on 01904 728343. Thank you. Escrick Church 100 Club Winning numbers for March 67, 12, 75, 119. Congratulations to the winners. Would you like a number in the Escrick Church 100 Club? The new 100 Club year starts with the April draw. It costs just £12 for a number to be entered in the 12 monthly draws. As well as being in with a chance of winning one of four monthly prizes, you are providing very valuable support for your local Church. Monthly prizes are 1st £20, 2nd £10, 3rd £10, and 4th £10. If you would like a number or are happy to rejoin, please contact Carolyn Skilbeck on email@example.com or Tel 01904 728276. Payment can be made by bank transfer, cheque, or cash. Thank you very much. If you are reading this during April, you can still join from the next draw… It would be just £11 for the rest of the year.
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Christian Aid For Covid reasons, there will be no house-to-house collections this year. It is a very worthwhile charity, and we hope instead to hold a fundraising coffee morning in Church when it is safe to do so. After many years, Maurice is stepping down from the local Christian Aid liaison role. If anyone would be prepared to consider taking this on, please do get in touch with Caroline on 01904 720703 for more details. Thank you. Looking forward… Calling all craft people… We hope in the not-too-distant future to launch a project to create a ‘Memorial Garden’ in the Churchyard and to hold a Christmas tree festival in December. With this in mind, we would like to invite people to start making some Christmas decorations to dress a Christmas Tree in church. The idea is to make as many hand-crafted tree decorations as possible, which will be put on display for people to sponsor and attach a short message. The sponsorship raised through the decorations will help to fund the proposed memorial garden. Each decoration should be between 10-15cms (4-6 inches), and there is plenty of scope for creativity. The decorations will then be put away safely for future years.
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Again, as you are aware, our Heritage events remain on hold. In the meantime, here is a link to our website: https://www.escrickheritage.org/heritage/ and our newsletters: https://www.escrickheritage.org/monthly-newsletter/ Looking forward, we have a date in the diary for a Heritage Open Day on 18th September when we hope to have lots of activities for all the family to enjoy. Hopefully, it won’t be too long now before we can start meeting in person over a cup of tea! We very much look forward to it. April 1897 - Escrick Parish Magazine Escrick Church has been given a bound copy of the monthly parish magazines from 1897. Each month we will be showcasing one sheet from the relevant month in our current magazine! Look over the page for a glimpse of village life in April, 1897…
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4th. Feb. 9.30 a.m. Escrick Holy Communion EASTER DAY 5.15 a.m. Aughton Holy Communion 4th APRIL 9.15 a.m. Naburn Holy Communion 10.00 a.m. Escrick Holy Communion 10.30 a.m. Skipwith Holy Communion 10.30 a.m. Bubwith Holy Communion 11.15 a.m. Stillingfleet Holy Communion 4.00 p.m. Escrick “Zoom – Open Door” 8th Feb. 9.30 a.m. Holy Communion EASTER 2 9.00 a.m. Stillingfleet Joint Churches All Age Service 11th. April 10.00 a.m. Escrick Holy Communion 10.30 a.m. Skipwith Family Communion 15th. April 9.30 a.m. Escrick Holy Communion EASTER 3 9.00 a.m. Aughton Holy Communion 18th April 9.15 a.m. Naburn Holy Communion 10.00 a.m. Escrick Morning Prayer 10.30 a.m. Skipwith Morning Prayer 10.30 a.m. Bubwith Holy Communion 22nd. April 9.30 a.m. Escrick Holy Communion
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ESCRICK 10K 2021 By kind permission of Escrick Park Estate and Queen Margaret’s School The Escrick 10K run is planned for Sunday, 22nd August 2021 starting at 11.00am on the Village Green. Preparations are well underway on the assumption that we will be able to go ahead, but we will obviously consider evolving COVID guidance and keep the situation under review. Updates will follow later in the year. For more details please go to www.escrick10k.co.uk The event raises more than £5000 for the Playing Fields Association, as well as being a valuable source of funding for the Village Green Association. Our volunteers are the most important element in the success of the event, providing help and encouragement. If you can spare a few hours on the day, please email email@example.com
Escrick Primary School News School re-opening We are happy to say that school’s re-opening in March went very smoothly, and it has been so lovely to be able to get back to teaching and learning in school! We began with a celebration of British Science Week; all classes did some exciting practical science work. In week two, we had an important art project to work on, finding out about and creating art to do with light in dark times. We also had a fantastic Red Nose Day and raised over £500 for this worthy cause by wearing non-uniform or dressing up as superheroes – thank you so much to everyone who contributed! We were really impressed with how the children managed in the last three weeks of term. School life is still not “normal,” and many children have had a lot of time away from the classroom. Once again, they have adapted well and got into the swing of lessons, showing super resilience, and working hard. Well done to all, and now we look forward, hopefully, to a lovely, uninterrupted, summer term! Happily, we have been able to welcome back into school Mr Novell for Wider Opportunities music lessons with Year 4, and after the Easter holiday the children will once again enjoy the visits of Ceri the Worry Wizard to work through issues around wellbeing. Happy Easter! Luckily, we returned to school just in time to make our Mothers’ Day cards. We then learned about the story of Easter in lessons and collective worship, and although we could not enjoy singing and sharing our Easter celebration with parents and friends this year, we were still able to enjoy some Easter crafts and activities. Keeping active in lockdown Congratulations to some of our Lockdown Sports stars! Escrick finished top in the Year 3/4 Ultimate Warrior competition for Yorkshire and finished 9th nationally, which is an amazing achievement. The year 5/6 pupils finished in 7th and 8th position in both leagues and 31st nationally, which is a fantastic achievement as well. Huge congratulations to Abigail in year 3 who recorded the fastest time, closely followed by a large group of year 4s.
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situation has improved and people are out and about again. This does not affect the Monday to Saturday 42 service. *Selby Times 1.03.2021 Stillingfleet Mine Application Following contact by two members of the public about the Stillingfleet Mine application, it was agreed that the Parish Council would email the Planning Department at NYCC to reinforce their original objections raised on 9th March 2017. After a wealth of objections to the development, the planning application was refused at the NYCC Planning Meeting on 16th March 2021. Two new Parish Councillors appointed Applications were received from two candidates for the current vacancies and at the Zoom meeting on Monday 8th March, Gill Little and Sarah Finn, introduced themselves and outlined their interest in the positions. Both candidates were felt to be excellent for the roles and have taken up their new positions. Profiles for them will appear in subsequent editions of the Parish Magazine. Following the retirement from the Council of Mel Neale, Nigel Drayton was voted by the majority of councillors as the new Vice Chair.
Kelfield Parish Council
The Parish Council held an online meeting on Monday 8th March, items of general interest to report: •
As reported in last month’s Parish Magazine, a consultation exercise is being carried out by Selby District Council as part of their plan for the future growth of the district. This will identify where new housing, employment and other developments will be located. Local landowners were contacted to suggest possible sites for development. The consultation includes four minor potential sites in Kelfield and a new larger housing option for a settlement in the Stillingfleet (Rural) parish, known as “Heronby”. The date for members of the public wishing to comment has now closed, but there will be a follow up consultation in 12 months’ time which will consider the consultation responses in this first round and evidence of the viability of proposed development sites.
Power Cuts. The Chairman has received correspondence from Northern Powergrid regarding a donation for the recent power outages and generator issues. Cllr Bell has agreed to follow this up. Village Shield Update. It was proposed and seconded that the shield should be repaired, with the front of the sign welcoming visitors to the village and the design on the back of the sign to be decided via a children’s best design competition. Cllr Bell to follow this up. Parking. This continues to be an issue for agricultural vehicles, buses, and lorries along Main Street when parking occurs on both sides of the road. It was proposed and seconded that a polite reminder about parking should be put on Kelfield’s Noticeboard on Facebook.
Meetings will continue to be held using Zoom until it is safe to resume face to face ones. All are welcome to access these at 7.30pm on the following dates: Monday 10 May 2021 - Ordinary and Annual Meeting Monday 12 July 2021 Monday 13 September 2021 Monday 8 November 2021 Monday 6 December 2021- Special Precept Meeting Monday 10 January 2022 Monday 7 March 2022 Monday 9 May 2022 - Ordinary and Annual Meeting Alternatively, if you wish to express an opinion on any matters relevant to the Parish Council or have any concerns, please contact Sophie Gibson, the Parish Clerk, 6 Wenlock Drive, Escrick, York, YO19 6JB. 07743 544876 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Details of all meetings (including the Zoom instructions), minutes from previous meetings and other items of interest concerning the Parish Council can be found on their website: www.kelfieldparishcouncil.com
Get up to the minute information about Kelfield using the village contact group. Anyone is free to post on it, whether it’s requests for help, village news and events, buying and selling items, missing pets... anything really www.facebook.com/kelfield or Twitter: follow @kelfieldvillage, alternatively, the village’s website also has lots of useful information: www.kelfieldvillage.co.uk. We're always delighted to hear your news. If you are doing anything which is of interest to your local community, please contact me, Joyce Smith, 01757 248180 or email email@example.com Let me have your entries for the next edition of the magazine by Sunday 18th April 2021, so I can meet the Editor’s deadline of the next day.
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STILLINGFLEET Stillingfleet Methodist Church I am writing these notes mid-March so we are still in lockdown but there is a real glimmer of hope that things are improving, and this is encouraging. The Government has given us staggered dates when we hope restrictions will be eased or lifted over the next few months. Normality is still a long way off so we must still behave in a responsible manner. It is good that the children are back at school and that the vaccination scheme is progressing so well and so efficiently. Today it was announced that the Askham Bar site has given over 100,000 jabs – amazing. Thank you to all concerned. I feel so fortunate to have received my second jab. Social distancing will remain for some considerable time. No social gatherings allowed yet, but we have a wonderful village with many kind and helpful neighbours as well as friends and family. Thank you all. Special thanks to three (maybe more) of our young folks who have done sponsored events for charities of their choice with each of them raising well over £1,000. You are an inspiration to us all. Shelby charmed us all by her smile and singing as she walked round the village. Keep smiling, Grace Atkinson.
Stillingfleet Parish Council
Escrick Parish Magazine Report for April 2021 (Online only) Stillingfleet Parish Council continues to meet remotely by Zoom. We are all looking forward to a resumption of normal service. Selby District New Local Plan Stillingfleet Parish Council has now submitted its response to Selby DC’s development plan which will guide business and housing development in Selby district to 2040. The plan includes three preferred options to create a new town with up to 3000 housing units. The three options are: - Burn Airfield, Church
Fenton Airbase or land between Escrick and Stillingfleet across the cycle track to the South of the Escrick road. The consultation period has ended. Full details of the development plan can be found on the Selby DC website. The full text of Stillingfleet’s response can be found on the Stillingfleet Parish Council website. Stillingfleet Mine Site The final hearing of this long-standing application was heard on the 16th March, leaving little time for late objections. However, contrary to many expectations, NYCC voted by 7 to 2 against the application to permit recycling of industrial waste on the site. In an application like this it is possible that the applicants will appeal against the refusal so we may not have seen the end of the matter. Dog Fouling A thank you to most of the village dog walkers who are careful to pick up after their dogs. We would like to remind the few who do not to follow the good example of those who do, especially along Stewart Lane which is suffering badly from the problem.
Banbury House It is hoped that drainage issues by Banbury House (Heron’s Flight) can soon be resolved… Fearndale The developer of the Fearndale site has been asked to keep the road as clear as possible during construction. Unfortunately, a dustbin lorry came off the road by Fearndale and became bogged down. That was followed a few days later by a truck which also became bogged down as did the heavy recovery truck which came to help. The second, even bigger recovery truck, managed to recover both although a request has been made to the firm involved to repair the damage. The future management of the Green It now seems likely that the Rural Payment Agency will continue with the Stewardship Scheme, which is a relief. The Council is still expecting to develop a comprehensive survey to examine all aspects of the green, its use and its maintenance.
BT pay phone Quotations are being obtained for the restoration of the Telephone box. If acceptable, the Council will decide whether to adopt the kiosk as a village asset (and perhaps as a library). Climate Change The council is considering what steps it might take to tackle climate change in our local area. The survey of the green will include such questions. Planning Full details of all Parish planning matters can be found on the Selby District Council Planning website (by quoting the planning reference or property address) together with any observations from the Parish Council. Parish Council Minutes: A full copy of the minutes of the December Parish Council meeting held on the 4th February 2021 can be found on the Parish Council notice board and on the Parish Web site.
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