Minutes of the
Yealand Conyers Parish Council Meeting held on 4th January 2005 in
the Quaker Old School, Yealand Conyers.
Cllrs Rothwell, Calnan,
Mercer, Jackson, Hoskinson, Clerk, D.Hancock plus one member of the Parish, Mr
Heaton.and Deborah Gwilliam the Community Support Officer.
reported that she had been responsible for a scheme aimed at increasing
awareness in children of the need to be visible on the Highway. Cllr Rothwell
told her of the Parish Plan aim of provision of a footpath to the School. There
is a new Community Policeman, John Bassinger. A voice mail contact number will
be provided, but meanwhile the Police can be contacted on 63333. Both Mr Heaton
and Cllr Rothwell commented on slow response times from the Police. Cllr
Rothwell also stated that he had received no feedback after an incident on
Yealand Road when a wall had been knocked down. Deborah Gilliam agreed to
investigate this matter.
Cllr Mercer reported that there has been a flood in the Village Hall, which has
damaged the Ladies lavatory and the kitchen. A meeting has been arranged to
discuss whether it is feasible to do repairs prior to the proposed major
upgrading. Cllr Mercer was asked to enquire of the Chair, Mr Lofthouse, who
would organise and authorise the repairs and whether there will be any financial
impact on the Parish Council.
Mr Heaton asked the Clerk to contact the Cleansing department
about the amount of litter on the A6. The Road sweepers have not cleared
Yealand Road for a long time.
Organisation of bin
collecting has been poor. Several households did not receive the information
cards and it was unclear as to when the small green bins would be emptied. It
was too long before the large green bins will be emptied again. The Clerk would
ask the Council to inform her if the collection days were altered. Information
could be posted on the Notice Board.
The Parish Council felt that this was a matter for individual donations.
The minutes of the
meeting held on the 3rd November 2004 were approved and signed by the
Chairman Cllr Rothwell.
White has produced a draft Web Site. This is excellent and easy to use. This
will cost between £5-£6 per month plus a fee for the Host name, payable every
two years. The Parish Council agreed to proceed with this. We will still need to
produce a paper Newsletter for those unable to access the Internet. The Clerk to
provide some new photos.
Cllr Calnan read out the
worksheet that included leaf clearing and attention to the Notice Board. The
Clerk had received a costing from Steve Edwards that would allow us to spend
another £113 this financial year and would keep the budget to £480.We still do
not have her hourly rate .The Parish Council were concerned that there do appear
to be problems with the organisation of the scheme and whether the amount of
actual work done justifies the cost .It is possible that John Holmes, now doing
work for Yealand Redmayne Parish Council could also cover Yealand Conyers. Mr
Heaton was asked to liaise with Steve Edwards on the current situation.
The Clerk to ask the
AONB if their volunteers could attend to signposts on footpaths.
Report on the Joint meeting with Yealand Redmayne Parish
Council re Parish Plan.
A meeting was held on 17th
November2004. It was agreed that small groups should be formed to tackle
the main issues in the Plan. The nominated leader would report back to the
Parish Councils. J. Stokes agreed to draft a letter to residents of both
villages summarising the actions that need to be taken. The cost of publication
will be shared between the Parish Councils.
:Change of use and conversion of part of Stable Block to living accommodation.
No objection on the
plans but it was questionable as to whether the Planning Department will allow a
change of use.
Demolition of Dairy Kennel Building and Replacement with timber framed and Clad
It was agreed to set the
Precept at £1350.00
A cheque was approved
for £288.75 Zurich Insurance Company.
A cheque was approved
for £6.80 Cllr Rothwell [travelling expenses].
The Current account
A sum of £500 to be
transferred into current account. The Clerk to claim back VAT at the end of the
Calnan and Hoskinson reported back from the LAPTC meeting. It is possible that
in the future smaller Parish Councils will be amalgamated. One Clerk from a
Quality Parish council would have overall responsibility.
Progress is slow and
some work needs to be redone. There is to be a meeting between the Chairman of
the Governors, County Council and the Contractors.
No Councillors could
attend the meeting for the Launch of the New Lancashire Environment Strategy.