Cllrs Calnan, Panton,
Mercer, and Jackson, and Clerk D. Hancock.
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.
There were apologies
given by Cllr Butler. The Chair will send a ‘get well card ‘ on behalf of the
Minutes of the
Meeting held on 8th January 2013
The minutes were
approved and signed by the Chair, Cllr Calnan.
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
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
Best kept Village
Cllrs agreed not to
enter this competition this year.
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.
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.
Dates of next
next meetings will be Wednesday 20th March 2013 and Tuesday 7th May