Sherburn in Elmet

Sherburn in Elmet is a large village located in the Selby District of North Yorkshire between York and Leeds. It was formerly part of the West Riding. The population in 2010 was estimated at about 6,400 residents.

The origins of the village may go back to Roman times and the name reflects the fact that it was once within the Kingdom of Elmet. In modern times the village is known for: its large industrial estate (located on part of the world war two airfield); the airfield itself, operated by Sherburn Aero Club and one of the busiest small airfields in the country; and Squires Café, known by motorcyclists throughout the Country.

Residents of Sherburn benefit from a good selection of independent shops, including bakers and butchers. In addition there is a lot of open space in the village itself, including Eversley Park home to Sherburn Bears RLFC and Sherburn Cricket Club as well as the location of a fine adventure playground, the Eversley Park Community Centre and Finkle Hill Recreation Ground, home to Sherburn White Rose Football Club.

Unusually for a village Sherburn retains two railway stations. To the south of the village, and on the Hull-Selby–Leeds line is South Milford Station (which is in Sherburn Parish) whilst to the east, on the Sheffield-York Line, is Sherburn in Elmet Station.

Although surrounded by countryside the village is only 15 miles east of Leeds and many residents take advantage of the employment, social, retail and cultural opportunities there.

Town revitalisation

What we've done so far

Town Centre expert Chris Wade from The People and Places Partnership has carried out a range of research to look at the local use of Sherburn Village Centre from business residents and visitors perspectives. 

We've met with stakeholders from regional  and local level to discuss their passions, properties and possibilities for contributing to a series of "quick wins" for the village centre as well as help shape longer term plans around key themes for the high street. The 'Forward Framework' formalises this thinking and includes a business plan which defines how partners will work together. To access the resources created as part of this work click here. 

Next Steps

The ongoing work involves understanding two key elements: gathering evidence, creating partnerships and trevitalising the village centre.

This will involve establishing two working groups to progress the plans.

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