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Parish Council Minutes - February 2013

Minutes of the Yealand Conyers Parish Council Meeting held on 5th February 2013 in the Quaker Old School, Yealand Conyers.


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Present

Cllrs Calnan, Panton, Mercer, and Jackson, and Clerk D. Hancock.

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Open Meeting

The Clerk reported on the consultation proposals on the future provision of specialist dementia inpatient facilities and the provision of community based dementia services in Lancashire. At present £8.5 million a year is invested in the provision of older mental health inpatient beds covering both functional and dementia needs. The two options are for a single centre thirty bed site at Blackpool, at an estimated cost of £4.2 million, plus an enhanced community service costing 11 million per annum. The second option would be for sixty beds at two sites, Blackpool and Blackburn at a cost of £ 8 million and £7 million for community care. The predicted numbers of people with complex needs are up to thirty at any one time, around 200 people per year. However there are around 17,600 people in Lancashire with dementia. This number is expected to rise and it will become increasingly important to have access to a good range of quality community services. The new service will be in place by 2016. The Parish Council will be given information about which option is chosen.

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Apologies

There were apologies given by Cllr Butler. The Chair will send a ‘get well card ‘ on behalf of the Parish Council.

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Minutes of the Meeting held on 8th January 2013

The minutes were approved and signed by the Chair, Cllr Calnan.

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Matters Arising

Superfast Broadband

The Clerk had not been able to obtain any extra information about Superfast Broadband provision.  Mr Vince Smith from Yealand Redmayne Parish Council has agreed to liaise with the Clerk, D. Hancock. We will need to ascertain how many people are interested in

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accessing faster speeds. At present it would appear that 3% of premises in Lancashire won’t receive superfast broadband under the scheme agreed by Lancashire County Council. Community support will be required to reduce roll out costs or by using other providers. It appears that grants would be available.

The Clerk, and other members of the Parish will attend the B4 RN meeting on 14th February 2013.

Best kept Village

Cllrs agreed not to enter this competition this year.

Lengthsman Duties

The Chair has drawn up a new list of duties. It was suggested that this should be presented as a monthly requirement, covering the months from April to October. Discussion will take place at the next meeting about the number of hours required.  An hourly rate must be agreed.

The State of the Highways and conditions of the road surface will be put on the March Agenda.

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Precept

The Clerk has been advised that the Council tax Support Grant for Yealand Conyers will be £80. The agreed projected spend is £1860.Therefore the Precept for 2013-2014 is £1780. This is divided by the tax base of 106.98 resulting in a Parish Tax rate of £16.63 for a band D property.

The City Council has adopted localised Council Tax Support Scheme that retains existing levels of Council Tax support despite the reduced grant from Government.

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Dates of next meetings

The next meetings will be Wednesday 20th March 2013 and Tuesday 7th May 2013.
 


 

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