Welcome to Wigginton Parish Council
Please note that the Old School and Wigginton Recreation Hall including the community Len Roberts room are now closed until further notice.
The Wigginton Sports and Playing Field Association have advised the Parish Council that Bowls, Tennis (apart from one to one coaching), squash, football and petanque have now been suspended however, the playing field itself remains open for exercise.
The Churchfield Open Space play area is now CLOSED however, the dog walking area remains open, following advice received from City of York Council in conjunction with the Public Health Department. We would ask that if you are using the dog walk or the playing field area that you observe social distancing and remain 2m apart.
Should we receive further advice we will update this message accordingly. Keep safe and well and self-isolate if you are at risk.
The next Parish Council Meeting
The next Parish Council meeting is on Wednesday 17th March at 7 pm. Due to Coronavirus Regulations the Parish Council will hold meetings via Zoom. Members of the Public and Press are very welcome to join in these meetings. The agenda for the meeting and the link to join will be made available 3 working days before the meeting.
Help with food and bills this winter from the City of York
The Winter Support Grant is here to provide financial support to
people who are struggling as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The grants are here to support eligible residents – with or without children - with food and utility bills this winter.
York residents who have savings of less than £2,000 can apply for a grant to help feed themselves and their families, and to keep warm over this difficult period.
From Monday 7 December, apply for it at www.york.gov.uk/wintersupportgrant
For help with applying or for other sources of support in the city, please visit www.york.gov.uk/benefitsadvice , or www.livewellyork.org.uk or call the council’s Covid Helpline on 01904 551550.
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.
Wigginton has a Primary School, a Health Centre, a dental practice, 2 churches, 2 public houses and a village shop. Public facilities include the Old School, the Wigginton Recreation Hall, a church hall and the John Jeffery Community Pavilion. The Wigginton Sports and playing field Association which offers the opportunity to play squash, tennis, bowls, pétanque, football and triathlon. There is also a safe play area, Churchfield, for younger children and to the west of the village newly planted woodland, Millennium Wood.
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.
Carols By The Tree
The 2020 annual carols by the tree event was cancelled due to Covid19
2021-22 Grant Applications
Local groups will be able to apply for Section 137 Grants from June 2021 using the 2021-22 Grant Application form.
CITIZENS ADVICE YORK AT THE OLD SCHOOL, MILL LANE, WIGGINTON
Due to the risks posed by Covid-19, advice sessions will not be held face to face at the Old School in Wigginton until further notice
A free advice service is available to all Haxby and Wigginton
residents. Advice and
information can be obtained on a wide range of issues including
Benefits, Debt, Employment, Housing, Family and Personal, Immigration
and Consumer problems. Getting impartial and confidential advice allows
an informed decision to be arrived at and a solution found at no
financial cost to the client.
In the event of non-attendance by Citizens advice Staff please contact 0344 111 444 between 10am and 4pm alternatively visit West Offices, Station Rise, York YO1 6GA between 9.30am and 12.30pm on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
WITH EFFECT FROM 1/4/2020 (CITIZEN
Due to the risks posed by the covid-19 virus advice sessions will no longer be held face to face at the old school, wigginton until further notice. instead advice will be given over the telephone. to access this service please ring 01904 623648 monday–friday between 9.30am-5.00pm and explain you would like to book a telephone appointment for the wigginton/haxby outreach. you will need to give your name and a telephone number we can contact you on and you will be given a time when we ring you to conduct the appointment. please ensure you have any relevant information to hand for the call.
we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but can assure you your queries will still be given the same attention and quality of advice thank you
please note you must be a resident of wigginton or haxby to use this service.