Neighbourhood Plan Online Survey

We invite all Haxby and Wigginton residents to take part in the residents survey click the link to access the online form HERE

Neighbourhood Plan

The Haxby and Wigginton draft neighbourhood Plan is now available for comment, we do encourage residents to read this important document and let their views be known as this represents our opportunity to influence future developments in Haxby and Wigginton.

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Carols Around The Tree

The annual carols around the tree event held on Monday 18th December 2017 was a great success. The Lord Mayor Barbara Boyce and the Lady Mayoress Valerie Clark attended together with the children from Wonder Years and the Sing Stars from Wigginton Primary School and around 100 residents. Refreshments were kindly provided by Sainsbury’s Haxby Store.

The carols around the tree event for 2018 will be held on Monday 17th December we look forward to another great evening.

The Parish Councils Annual Return for 2016-17 is now available  download here

Wigginton lies 5 miles north of the centre of the historic city of York. The village has no obvious visual boundaries to the east and north and is defined by a system of drains that run along the edge of Wigginton Moor. To the south the furthest most point is bounded by the York ring road and the western boundary with Haxby runs down from Broad Oak Farm down to Moor Lane, Westfield Lane, Kirkcroft to Green Dike Lane and then to the ring road.

Mill LaneWigginton has a Primary School, a Health Centre, a dental practice, 2 churches, 2 public houses and a village shop. Public facilities include a church hall, village recreation hall, the old school and the Wigginton Sports and playing field Association which offers the opportunity to play squash, tennis, bowls, pentane, football and triathlon. There is also a safe play area, Church Fields, for younger children and to the west of the village newly planted woodland, millennium wood.

The village name derives from the Olde English pre-7th Century personal name "Wicga", meaning "a beetle", plus the Olde English suffix, "-tun", meaning a "settlement or enclosure, hence "Wigca's settlement". The village was named in the Domesday Book and noted as belonging to the cathedral church of St Peter in York. The name of the village has been recorded as Wichestun in the 11th century and Wygynton in the 13th century. The first recorded owners of the manor were the Askebys, who may have been connected with the neighbouring village of Haxby, and of Roger de Haxbey, who owned nearby land during the reign of Edward I.  Hugh de Moresby, Lord of Moresby in Cumberland, was in possession of the manor of Wigginton in 1337. Through inheritance and marriage the manor passed to Anne Pickering and her second husband, Sir Henry Knyvett. She sold the manor with others in 1541 to Henry VIII, but his heir, Edward VI, granted them back to Anne and Henry in 1548.

The town sits on flat ground consisting mostly of clay with soil that is sand and alluvium. In the centre of the village is Westfield Beck. The nearby town of Haxby now merges with Wigginton though the old Parish Boundary map still shows the dividing line. This runs east to west along the back of the houses on Wheatfield Drive on its southern edge as far as Barley Drive. Here it turns northward cutting across Greenshaw Drive until it reaches the road known as The Village. The boundary follows this road until it turns west. The boundary at this point continues northward cutting across Windsor Drive near Ripley Grove and then out into the countryside.

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