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Minutes of The Annual Parish Meeting held on the 4th May 2005 in The Quaker Old School Yealand Conyers.

Present,

Cllr Rothwell [Chairman] Cllr Calnan and Cllr Hoskinson ,plus one member of the Parish Mr McIver and P.C. Bassinder.

The Chairman Cllr Rothwell presented his report, summarised as follows:

Councillors. During the year there has been full attendance from councillors at all the meetings, demonstrating their dedication. We are pleased to welcome Pat Hoskinson as a new councillor. Thank you to all the councillors and to Dawn for again for doing an excellent job as clerk and treasurer.

Planning matters. Comments have been made on planning application for Holmere Lodge, Clifford Hall, Holiday accommodation (corner of Roseacre), garage on Dykes Lane, conversion of Stable block at Leighton Hall, replacement of dairy kennel building, all of which were given approval and the conversion of Rose Cottage garage, which was refused.

Lengthsman. There have been difficulties with the organisation and management and lack of information regarding the lengthsman project. We hope this is resolved.

Traffic issues. There is no sign in place on Snape Lane advising that it is unsuitable for HGVs. There was an accident on 28th August outside Yealand House. It was disappointing that LCC initially rejected extending the 30mph speed limit. We have now had a response indicating that they will review this decision. There have been speed checks outside the school.

Website. Thank you to Alan White for setting up our website. We need to publicise it in the next newsletter.

Meetings. Councillors attend various meetings, including Village Hall, AONB, AONB conference, JPC, MUGA, LAPTC, Lancaster Area Road Safety Committee, Lancaster District Sustainable Transport Forum, Lancaster/Kendal Canal,

Accounts. The precept has been kept at the same level as last year. There is a healthy balance, but £1000 is earmarked for the MUGA. Thank you to Dawn as treasurer and George Heaton as internal auditor.

Parish Plan. There was a disappointing response to the request for help with the action plan. There are now two groups, one for The Environment, Planning Issues, Community Issues, one for Traffic and Transport (plus the existing Village Hall committee).

Discussion

Cllr Hoskinson has written once again to Lancashire County Council requesting that the 30m.p.h. signs should be moved .The senior Traffic Engineer has arranged that a traffic survey should be carried out to determine if further action or amendments to the lining and signing is appropriate.

P.C. Bassinder reported that that the Police were aware that speeding through the village is a problem. There is an Operation to target ‘Boy racers’ and one week’s surveillance had resulted in several arrests. Any Parishioner noticing speeding cars could phone 63333 giving Registration number, make or model of car. Otherwise Reported Crime is low in the Yealands but householders should take care not to become complacent regarding household security.

Parish Plan

Cllr Calnan and D. Hancock had attended the joint Village meetings. It had been agreed that the Newsletter was the best means to publicise local events. D. Hancock would circularise events organised by the AONB.

Hopefully the refurbishment of the Village hall would lead to greater use.

Speeding and heavy traffic continues to be a problem through the Village and this will be addressed in the next year.