Minutes of the Yealand Conyers
Annual Parish Meeting held on 17th May 2011 in the Quaker Meeting
House, Yealand Conyers.
Cllrs Calnan, Panton, Jackson, Butler, Clerk D. Hancock
and two members of the Parish.
There were apologies from Cllr
Cllr Calnan welcomed the newly
elected Cllrs and presented her report.
CHAIRPERSON’S REPORT 2010 –2011
A summary of Parish Council
business for the year 2010 –2011.
There were six Parish Council
meetings including the Annual Parish Council meeting.
After discussion of the Parish
Council’s financial commitments and recognising that the Council had a healthy
bank balance the decision was made not to raise the precept for 2011.
The Parish Clerk presented the
accounts for the year 2010–2011. Mr, George Heaton kindly acted as the
The Council’s bank balances
presently stand at:
- Deposit £983.39
- Current £263.25
The Parish Council has been
asked by Central Government to comment on a range of matters involving rural
planning and housing issues.
The majority of planning matters
this year have involved the erection of wind turbines.
Two outside the parish boundary,
which the council felt it appropriate to comment on i.e., Claughton Moor and
Burton Services, these were objected to on aesthetic grounds. The Council felt
that they were not in keeping with the local landscape.
Other planning applications
considered were –
10/00311 – ‘The Sheiling’ -
11/0025/LB Flat 6 ‘Yealand
House’ – internal improvements - accepted.
The Council’s web site continues
to be updated. Minutes of Council business are routinely place on the council
notice board in the village by the ‘Old School’. Items of interest or urgency
are mentioned in the village newsletter.
The Council continues to employ
a lengthsman during the summer months to oversee the tidiness of the village.
Although the village was not a
winner in the Best Kept Village competition this year parishioners had made
special efforts to make the village look attractive.
The Council requested 20 M.P.H.
signs along the road between Conyers and Redmayne. This was refused, however a
change in County Council policy will mean that 20M.P.H. signs will be placed
outside all schools in the near future.
A prominent sign combining 30
M.P.H and a request for driver care has been placed at the southern entrance of
During the year traffic speed
had been monitored by the local police.
Keir Bridge Recycling Depot
The council lobbied for this to
The War Memorial
The Council applied to the War
Memorials Trust for a grant towards cleaning the stone work. A grant of £50 was
received. Estimates have been received and a contractor has been engaged.
Yealand Redmayne are donating
half of the costs towards this project.
The village is patrolled
regularly in order to deter anti-social behaviour and inconsiderate
driving. A crime report is given to every Parish Council meeting.
P.C Marsh has attended the
majority of Parish Council meetings.
During the past 12 months there
has been some minor criminal activity in the village. Stealing of property,
e.g., garden equipment, golf clubs, electric fire and a brass commemoration
plate. There have also been some sheep worrying incidents.
Council representation is made
at the A.N.O.B. and Canal Trust meetings. The Council is a member of L.A.L.C.
( Lancashire association of Parish Councils).
As Chair of Yealand Conyers
Parish Council, I wish to thank Mrs.Dawn Hancock for being a super efficient and
reliable clerk, Alan White for his hard work keeping the web site up to date,
John Holmes for being our valued lengthsman, Mr. George Heaton for voluntarily
undertaking to be Council internal auditor, Mr. and Mrs Redshaw for their
generosity in donating a Christmas tree and lights and maintaining it during the
Finally, I wish to thank my
fellow councillors for their forbearance, hard work and support.
Maureen Calnan. Chair of
Yealand Conyers Parish Council.
The Clerk reported that because the Parish Council wished
to reduce the amount of money held in the deposit account the precept had been
set at £1000. expenses are expected to remain much the same for the following
Cllr Panton drew attention to the fact that the Keer
Bridge recycling centre has only been allowed to remain open for eighteen
months. The Parish Council agreed to watch developments and strongly lobby that
this facility remain open.
The Lengthsman is keen to remain
in post. Mr Heaton requested that he pay special attention to the area around
the pump. It is very overgrown with moss and ivy.
Cllr Panton thanked the Quakers
for keeping the Notice board so tidy. The Clerk reported that the Parish Council
notice board can become very cluttered. She will place a small notice requesting
that only Parish council notices be placed on this board.
The Clerk was asked to write to
the owner of the Laurels and ask that they repair the wall where it has fallen
into the road .She will also ask highways to clear blocked gutters and gullies
throughout the village.
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