Minutes of the Yealand Conyers
Parish Meeting held on 5th Jan 2011 in the Quaker Meeting
House, Yealand Conyers.
Cllrs Calnan, Rothwell and
Mercer Clerk D. Hancock and P.C. Marsh.
P.C. Marsh was invited to present his report. There had
been no reported crimes. However there had been two burglaries in the Pine Lake
area. Householders were advised to exercise caution in securing their
There were apologies from Cllrs Panton and Jackson. Cllr
Fishwick had a prior engagement.
Minutes of the Meeting held on 17th
The minutes were approved and signed by the Chair Cllr
Christmas Tree Licence
The Parish Council now hold a licence for seasonal
decorations. This will run until 2015. The Clerk will thank Mr and Mrs Redwood
for providing and decorating the tree.
Wind turbine, Dykes Lane
The turbine has been removed.
The Parish Council agreed to keep the precept at
£1,000.This figure could be reviewed if the renovation of the war memorial
exceeded the expected quote.
The Clerk confirmed that the stone work behind the War
memorial was in disrepair. The names of the fallen are very difficult to read.
Yealand Redmayne parish Council had agreed to share the cost and we would seek
to apply for a grant under the War Memorials Trust Small Grants Scheme. Grants
can be awarded of up to 50% eligible costs with a maximum grant of £2,500. The
Clerk was now awaiting quotes from two local stone masons.
Best Kept Village report
The Clerk had obtained a copy of the Judges’ report. This
stated that private properties in the village were generally well maintained.
The railings at the school needed repainting. The turlough was full of rubbish,
there were weeds around the car park and the Village Hall needed repainting. The
War memorial looked a little neglected. It was agreed that the Clerk should
enclose a covering letter with the next application form, stating where our
responsibilities cease. We could ask John Holmes to concentrate on the neglected
areas. There will be a Village Open gardens on the 2nd July 2011.
This will encourage residents to continue in their efforts.
The Highways department have agreed to move the sign at
the entrance of the village. The Clerk will request the ‘steep hill ‘sign on
Peter Hill is corrected to face the correct direction.
The loose stones on Dykes Lane have been removed by the
Area staff. The owner has been asked to monitor the condition of the wall. If it
deteriorates to the point where intervention is required, it should be
Reports from meetings
There were no reports.
A cheque for £20 was approved for petty cash.
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