Cllr’s Panton, Page, Arthurs and Clerk S. Harrison.
welcomed the Councillors and to new Councillor Lucy Arthurs.
queried box and router provision and Chair Hancock said that John Calnan has got
the boxes. It is the householders responsibility to have them fixed to the wall
near a plug socket so when they are ready to ‘blow’ the fibre someone from B4RN
will come to make the final connection At that point the householder signs the
contract and pay the money and send it to B4RN. Chair said it was exciting how
far it had come but Cllr Arthurs wondered capacity and speed drop a lot when a
lot of people use the service. A fibre service should provide fast speeds for
Cllr Panton spoke
on behalf of retiring Cllr Joan Jackson who has been a Councillor for 38 years.
She asked if the
Clerk could minute that a Parish Council planted a white beam tree behind
The other thing she
felt strongly about is the canal. Cllr Jackson felt that if the locks and canal
were restored to allow boat traffic, the Parish Council should be involved . The
Chair agreed that the Parish Council should keep an involvement in developments,
especially as it runs through the Parish.
The Parish Council
will present Cllr Jackson with a leaving present in recognition of her hard work
she has given over the years.
Cllr Panton asked
if they could discuss jobs for the Lengthsman. It was decided to ask the
Lengthsman to tidy up the area and roadside by the New Inn, Chair Hancock has
bought bedding plants for the planter in the pump area and will ask the
Lengthsman if he could tidy up the ivy around the pump.
enquired using the Community Payback Scheme, Chair Hancock said that we used the
scheme successfully last year and they are due to do the same again this year,
Cllr Arthurs asked whether we could use them to tidy up the New Inn car park and
frontage, church yard weeding Chair Hancock said we once we know the date the
Community Payback are coming we can give them a list of what needs doing,
although it has to be either off the road or on a pavement.
CONYERS PARISH COUNCIL
Annual Report Yealand Conyers Parish Council 2014 2015
presented the Annual Report.
This year has seen
changes within the Parish Council. Councillor Mercer has resigned due to ill
health and Councillor Joan Page was co opted onto the Council.
and Jackson have decided not to stand for re election. My thanks go to both
Councillors for their input. Councillor Jackson has served for thirty two years
and special thanks must be extended to her for her service to the Parish.
We have not been
able to employ a Lengthsman this year but our improved finances will now allow
us to pay for help during the next financial year. Community Payback scheme have
been used in some areas of the village. At long last the Highways Department
have cleared undergrowth on Dykes Lane. The Lengthsman will now be able to keep
this area tidy.
A dog waste bin has
been purchased. Dog Owners are urged to act responsibly.
Applications have been considered and recommendations sent back to the City
Council. Plans are now only available on line.
The Police no
longer attend meetings or send a report. However the Neighbourhood Watch Officer
provides information which is posted on the Parish Council web site and the
Broadband scheme has been connected to the Village Hall. Parishioners are busy
digging trenches to properties within the Parish. It is hoped that the service
will be running by the end of 2015.
The barn at the New
Inn has been reroofed but sadly there seems to be no sign of the Pub re opening.
The Parish Council have indicated to the Brewery that it is their wish to see
the Building continue as a public house.
My thanks go to
Cllr Panton for being our Representative at the AONB meetings. We will continue
to work on future development plans within the AONB.
My thanks go to all
the Councillors and also to the Clerk for their work during the last year. We
will continue to ensure that Yealand Conyers remains an attractive place in
which to live and work.
Dawn Hancock Chair
The Clerk presented
the Accounts for financial year ending 2015
ACCOUNTS FOR THE
FINANCIAL YEAR 2014 – 2015 FOR YEALAND CONYERS PARISH COUNCIL
The balance as at
31st March is £195.89
Due to careful
budgeting this last financial year the Parish Council has managed to keep
expenditure to a minimum and hence the current account is now in credit at the
end of the financial year ending 2015.
This is mainly due
to keeping any unnecessary expenditure to a minimum, the Parish Council only
employed the Lengthsman to fit the dog waste bin and have not used his services
this last year but now the account is in better shape this should allow us to
employ him again.
decided to reduce the donation it made to the AONB from £100 to £70 in the last
financial year but we will discuss whether to increase our donation this year.
Expenses this year
were to purchase from Limelight Signs two Neighbourhood Watch signs at a cost of
£42.96 and a dog waste bin at a cost of £100.80.
Other costs were
for the usual expenses such as room hire, insurance, clerk wages etc. Although
these largely remain unchanged there has been a small increase to the room hire
of £2.00, web site of £10.37 and the Clerk’s wages increased on January 1st of
this year from £7.00 per hour to £7.50.
Although the Parish
current account is now in credit it is not by a large amount and even though the
Parish Council decided to increase the Precept for 2015 -16 to £2,500.The
current account will still require careful monitoring and budgeting if we are to
remain in credit.
The precept for
2015/2016 is £2500
Reconciliation 2013 – 2014:
Clerk Wage £243.75
Clerk Expenses £60.00
queried the cost of the insurance and what it was for. She said if we gave her
information regarding the insurance she would try and source a price with her
own brokers and see if we could get the price lowered when it is up for renewal.