Minutes of The
Annual Parish Meeting held on the 4th May 2005 in The Quaker Old
School Yealand Conyers.
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
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.
There have been difficulties with the organisation
and management and lack of information regarding the lengthsman project. We hope
this is resolved.
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.
Thank you to Alan White for setting up our
website. We need to publicise it in the next newsletter.
Councillors attend various meetings, including
Village Hall, AONB, AONB conference, JPC, MUGA, LAPTC, Lancaster Area Road
Safety Committee, Lancaster District Sustainable Transport Forum,
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.
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).
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.
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.