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.
Parish Council Meetings
During the Coronavirus lock down the Parish Council will start to
hold meetings via Zoom. Members of the Public and Press are very welcome
to join in these meetings. You can do so by emailing your contact email
address to the Chairman Cllr John Gates at
The next Parish Council meeting will be held on Wednesday 20th May 2020 commencing at 2pm (Agenda). Other meetings, dates and times will be advised as they arise.
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
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 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 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 Around The Tree
The annual carols around the tree event will be held on Monday
14th December 2020 commencing 6-45pm for 7pm.
The Lord Mayor and Sheriff will be attending along with the Minster Lions, Shepherds Group Youth Band and the Children from The Wonder Years together with the Wigginton Primary School Sing Stars. The event will again be recorded by YO1 radio for transmission over Christmas.
We look forward to seeing you there.
2020-21 Grant Applications
Local groups will be able to apply for Section 137 grant awards from June 2020 using the 2020-21 Grant Application form which will be available in June.
The Parish Councils Annual Return
CITIZENS ADVICE YORK AT THE OLD SCHOOL, MILL LANE, WIGGINTON
A free advice service is available to all Haxby and Wigginton
residents at the Old school, Wigginton. They are held on the 1st, 2nd
and 3rd Wednesday morning every month between 9-30am and 12-30pm. As
this is a drop-in service no appointment is necessary.
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.