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Eggborough village, with power station chimney visible in background
Eggborough shown within North Yorkshire
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Eggborough is a village and civil parish of 750 homes, in the Selby district of North Yorkshire, England, close to the county borders with South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and the East Riding. The village is situated at the intersection of the A19 and the A645, approximately seven miles east of Pontefract and seven miles south-west of Selby. It is also located close to the M62. Primary age children attend Whitley and Eggborough Primary School which lies in Learning Lane on the other side of the M62.
There are two pubs in the village; The Jolly Miller and the Horse and Jockey. There is also a Sports and Leisure Complex based in the grounds of the nearby Eggborough Power Station. The Sports and Leisure Complex offers a nine hole golf course, two miniature football pitches, two full size football pitches, a bowling green, a childrens play area, a miniature railway, a licensed bar, snooker, pool, a green room and a concert hall.
The Post Office and Village Store is run by Ian and Jean Kinnear and the Spar Shop which is located next to the Horse and Jockey is run by Ann and Paul Langley.
The village is the site of the coal-fired Eggborough Power Station, built in the 1960s and now owned by British Energy. Its 4 turbines can produce a total combined output of 1960 MWe. There is also an ill-fated small woodburning power station, Arbre Power Station, built by Yorkshire Water, but funded by the taxpayer, in the late 1990s, which has never worked and now stands idle and rusting. In the centre of the village sits Bowmans Flour Mill.
Close to Eggborough is the site of French-owned Saint Gobain Glass, Europe's leading producer of Float (Flat) Glass.
The large village hall on Selby Road is well used by residents, Play and Stay Group, Bingo, Line Dancing, Junior Discos, elderly person's Luncheon Club and other activities take place at the Methodist Hall and the Westfield Centre. Although the village is situated within the boundaries of North Yorkshire, the postal address for Eggborough is "Eggborough, Near Goole, East Yorkshire". It has a DN (Doncaster, South Yorkshire) postcode and the STD telephone code is 01977 (Pontefract, West Yorkshire).
It has a Parish Council consisting of seven members. Eggborough is represented on Selby District Council by husband and wife couple John and Mary McCartney who are Independents. John is also the North Yorkshire County Councillor for the ward which includes Eggborough.
The village also has its own football team called The Eggborough Eagles, which is based at the Eggborough Sports and Leisure Complex. The Eggborough Eagles was founded in 2011 by Chairman James Lancaster, Secretary Michael Corr and Manager Michael Shaughnessy. They came 4th in their first ever season recognized in the Selby and District Invitational League.
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