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Parish Council Minutes - January 2007




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Minutes of the Yealand Conyers Parish Council Meeting held on 9th January 2007 in the Quaker Meeting House, Yealand Conyers. 

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Cllr Rothwell [Chairman], Cllr Calnan, Cllr Hoskinson, Cllr Mercer, Cllr Jackson,
Clerk D. Hancock plus two members of the Parish.
Cllr Fishwick and two members of the Police also attended.


Open Meeting

Cllr Rothwell welcomed Mr and Mrs Butler to the Parish. They asked if the overhanging hedge by the footpath adjoining Yealand Manor could be cut back .The Clerk agreed to contact the landowner.

The Police Report was given in the Open Meeting. P.C. Bassinder reported that there had been three reported crimes in 2006.These were non-payment of a taxi fare, damage to two saplings and the theft of a bicycle from the New Inn. Unfortunately none of these crimes had been solved .The Force at Carnforth is going to be increased to five Police Officers and four Community Support Officers. They would appreciate a second vehicle and Parish Councils may be approached in the near future for a contribution.

Cllr Rothwell drew attention to the ‘For Sale’ signs on the A6, which obscure the view for motorists. The Police have ensured that these are removed.

Cllr Calnan asked what was the Legal position on ‘Shrines.’ These can be a distraction. P.C. Bassinder felt that this sensitive issue was a matter for the Highways Authority.

Cllr Fishwick reported that the Carnforth Connect appraisal is due in January.

If successful the service will continue to run until 2008. 'Pure Leisure’ have pledged their continued financial support. The service will cover a wider area so that the Caravan Sites will be included on the route. 


Minutes of the Meeting held on 1st November 2006

These were approved and signed by the Chairman Cllr Rothwell. 


Matters Arising

The overhanging vegetation by the New Inn has been cut back. 


AONB/Landscape Trust 20th Anniversary Joint Project

The Landscape Trust and AONB are keen on the proposal to improve the pond and surrounding area .The Council agreed to proceed with this plan. Cllr Fishwick informed the Council that they might be able to receive extra grants from Lancashire Local and Carnforth Community Futures. 

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Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Questionnaire

The Parish Council had no extra comments on this lengthy questionnaire. The Clerk agreed to contact the AONB to say that the Council were happy with the Proposals. 



The School Governors had asked if the Parish Council were amenable to the idea of transferring the £1,000 MUGA money into a separate fund. The money pledged from both Parish Councils and the School could be used for a Community Project. The Parish Council agreed to this proposal. 

Cheques were approved for:

£288.75   Zurich insurance

£50.00     Relyant Gardening. 



Taking into account the forecasted spending for 2007/2008 the Precept was set at £1,500.


Reports from Meetings



War Memorial Insurance  

The Clerk of Yealand Redmayne Parish Council had been quoted £7.35 per £1,000 for impact damage and £11.23 per £1,000 all risks .The Clerk to enquire from LAPTC who is responsible for War Memorials and what the replacement cost is likely to be. They would also be asked if they have any knowledge of any other Parish Councils holding liability. Cllr Jackson will check her deeds for any further information on ownership. The Clerk will contact the British legion for further guidance. 


Date of next meeting 

The date of the next meeting will be Wednesday 7th March 2007.