Chair Hancock, Cllrs
Panton, Tyldesley, Page together with Joan Jackson, Alan Tyldesley and Clerk S.
Alan Tyldesley asked
if there had been any developments regarding purchasing a defibrillator. Chair
has contacted Livios Energy to ask about a donation from them but they’re still
not ready to begin work but would keep in touch .The Chair said the Parish
Council would be in a position to donate a sum and could the Council approach
the Quakers for a donation, Alan Tyldesley said in principle that they would be
able to give a donation.
The Clerk has
contacted Cynthia Dereli the Parish Champion who said to email her with more
details of the proposal regarding purchasing of a defibrillator.
regarding the defibrillator would be electricity, replacement of the battery
every 5 years which the PC would pay for. The cost of a defibrillator is
approximately £1600 which would include a heated housing and locked keypad, the
press button opening is slightly cheaper at £1200.
The British Heart
Foundation had closed their grant applications but they did say that they would
be reopening the grant applications in the near future and to keep checking
their website. Chair said we need to explore other avenues of gathering money,
one of the suggestions was to hold a fundraising event and Alan Tyldesley said
we could hold an event at Quakers.
enquired re the new bus timetable which is now operating under a 1 year
contract. Chair Hancock said that Cllr John Bennett from Silverdale Parish
Council was keeping a close eye on the situation as we cannot allow the same
situation to arise again next year. The train timetable is going to be changing
so Cllr Bennett said the bus timetable might require changing. It would be
better to timetable the buses to coincide with the arrival and departure of the
The Chair said that
the 3 Parishes of Warton, the Yealands and Silverdale need to work together to
ensure the bus services remain.
Alan Tyldesley thanked
the Parish Council for their donation to the Village newsletter.
Annual Report Yealand Conyers Parish
This year we have
welcomed Councillors Tyldesley and Arthurs onto the Parish Council. I, as Chair
have welcomed their input as well as the contribution from Councillor Panton and
Applications have been considered and recommendations sent back to the City
The Parish Council
objected to the Planning Application 15/01227/FUL an electricity generation
plant using waste diesel at Green Dragon Farm, Burrton–in Kendal and 15/00949/FUL
,a Solar farm on land south of Cinderbarrow Lane, Priest Hutton. Both
developments would be visible from the Parish. Members of the Parish felt that
they were not appropriate developments for a rural area.
The former application
was declined, but the latter was passed by the City Council. It is hoped that we
can be granted some money towards a Community Project once building is
commenced. The Parish Council would like to purchase a defibrillator during the
next financial year.
The Parish Council has
responded to the AONB Consultation Plan regarding future housing development
within the A.O.N.B. We will continue to represent the needs of the Parish,
referring back to information provided from the Parish Survey.
Local Government cuts
meant that we were in danger of losing our bus service. There was no
consultation until after the Precept was set. Last minute negotiations have
resulted in provision of a reduced day time service from Carnforth to the
Yealands and onto Silverdale. I urge everyone to make use of the Service or we
may lose funding after one financial year.
The Parish Council
applied to have the New Inn accepted as a community asset. This has enabled the
‘Friends of the New Inn‘ the opportunity to raise money in order to purchase the
building and retain the pub status .. Robinsons have now agreed an asking price
and have extended the deadline for the purchase to be completed. The hope is to
buy and restore the pub and to create a hub with local services.
Our Post Box
disappeared last October. There was no consultation and it’s loss caused
difficulties for many residents. Eventually a new one was placed on Dyke’s Lane.
The Royal Mail Group consider this location to have a greater footfall and safer
have continued to send links to various issues that may affect parishioners.
Information is then put on the Web Site.
We have needed to
consider expenditure and have limited the amount that we have spent on the
Lengthsman this year.
The Parish Council
have agreed to pay an Annual Fee towards the Village Newsletter. This is given
to everyone in the Parish.
My thanks to the
Clerk, who has had to deal with new regulations regarding provision of
information and increased legislation . We will have challenges to face next
year, but my hope is that we can move with the times whilst retaining the
special identity of Yealand Conyers.
D. Hancock, Chair
ACCOUNTS FOR THE
FINANCIAL YEAR 2015 – 2016 FOR YEALAND CONYERS PARISH COUNCIL
The balance as at 31st
March is £602.51
This financial year
has been a relatively quiet one with few extra expenses apart from the usual
costs of room hire, clerk wages, website, pay role which have largely remained
unchanged, the one exception being the insurance premium which has increased
from £309 to £369 this year which is due to an increase in the insurance premium
decided due to the increased funds in the c/acct to increase the donation to the
AONB from £70 back up to £100.
Expenses this year
were £48 to enable the Clerk to become a member of S.L.C.C AND £26 for the Chair
to attend a pension seminar, £25 for Clerk training plus petrol expenses of
£31.50. A £50 annual fee was made to the Yealand Newsletter to help with
The Parish Acct is in
credit with a closing balance at 31st March 0f £602.51. This amount
is due to the need to purchase a new noticeboard which wasn’t purchased until
the new financial year had begun.
The Councillors have
kept the precept at the same figure as last year of £2,500
S Harrison Clerk
There was no
discussion over these reports