Minutes of the Yealand Conyers
Parish Meeting held on 4th January 2012 in the Quaker Old School, Yealand Conyers.
Cllrs Calnan, Panton, Jackson, Butler and Cllr Fishwick
together with Clerk D. Hancock and one member of the Parish, Mr Heaton.
There is a large expanse of standing water on the A6 in
the area of Rogersons. It was also reported that there is a problem at the
bottom of Roseacre Lane and under the railway bridge. All these areas present a
traffic hazard. Cllr Fishwick agreed to report this to the Council.
There were apologies from Cllr
Mercer, Cllr Graham and P.C. Marsh.
Minutes of the Meeting held
on November 15th 2011
The minutes were corrected, approved and signed by the
Chair, Cllr Calnan.
Mr Heaton asked whether the
draft minutes could be made available to the parish prior to the meeting. At
present there is a delay of two months before the approved minutes are displayed
on the website and notice board. The Clerk will make enquires about the rules
The Clerk had been informed that Dykes Lane has been
added to the secondary gritting route programme. The secondary routes are
attended to on completion of the primary routes, where persistent ice or snow is
present or forecast over the next 24 hour period. The secondary treatment is
only undertaken during daylight hours.
Cllr Panton had not needed to approach Mr Clark because
there should be no need for an extra grit bin if these extra measures are
The Area North Highways team have visited the site and
cut back the vegetation that was obscuring the road signage. They have also
cleared the stone and other obstructions from the section of the highway verge
that is adopted. The team will continue to monitor the boundary wall. The
landowner will be informed if the condition should significantly deteriorate.
The road markings along the A6 in the vicinity of Yealand
Conyers have been inspected and will be remarked when the weather conditions are
The Clerk had been advised that the safe water treatment
is only suitable for stone work that has been painted with metallic paint. Mr
Heaton Informed that Parish
Council that several areas of the Quaker Meeting House
have been safeguarded using this method.
Best Kept Village
The Clerk was requested to obtain a detailed copy of the
Judges report so that the Parish Council might concentrate on improving specific
Cllr Calnan had inspected all the main roads in the
Parish. The Clerk will enquire whether the City Council can use a stronger weed
killer on the footpath on Yealand Road. The County Council will be requested to
manually clear areas on Yealand Road and Church Lane. There is debris present
that is too thick for a road sweeper. Also there are some areas close to the
walls that would be impossible to access with the mechanical road sweeper.
Cllr Calnan had been assured by the manager of the New
Inn that he will keep the area around the pub tidy. Hopefully the work on the
adjoining barn should soon be completed.
Mr Heaton kindly agreed to remove some of the ivy around
Cllr Panton agreed to speak to the owner of the motor
home on Dykes Lane about the weeds growing under the vehicle.
It was agreed to enter the competition again and to make
a real effort in this diamond jubilee year.
Application 11/00727/FUL Conversion and alteration
to existing garage to create a granny annexe. This application is still
Footpath to School
The Clerk advised that there is nothing to prevent Parish
Councils purchasing or leasing land. Loans are available from the Public Works
loans Board but no more than £5 /elector.
Cllr Panton had obtained the draft document for the
establishment of a concessionary footpath.
It was agreed that the Clerk should write to Mrs Winder
and enquire whether she would be willing to sell or lease a strip of land 2
metres wide running from Roseacre Lane to the school. If there is a positive
response, the County Council would be approached to see whether they would be
responsible for relaying a boundary hedge, constructing and maintaining a
Yealand Redmayne Parish Council have indicated that they
are not pursuing the acquisition of land but welcome the proposed 20mph speed
P.C. Marsh had sent his report in which he stated that
there have been three incidents in Yealand Conyers. One incident was criminal
damage to a window. The Village is patrolled regularly. Carnforth Neighbourhood
Policing team will be conducting night time operations, targeting criminals who
travel to and through rural areas.
Cllr Butler has drafted a piece for the Village
newsletter. This will contain information about the gritting measures. There
will also be a summary of the document produced by Cllr Graham about the land
allocation document and the Development Management document. Prior notice about
the Best Kept Village will be given together with a reminder that the Parish
Council minutes are available on the website and the notice board.
AONB Notice Board
The property committee at the Quaker Old School were felt
that a third board would be out of place. Enquires would be made as to whether a
board could be made which could hold eight pages of A4. This would allow the
AONB and bus information to be displayed separately. Clarification is required
regarding appropriate signage i.e. Yealand Conyers Parish Council and who would
be responsible for any future maintenance.
The Clerk has set up the PAYE system. PAYE will be paid
quarterly online. Three payments have been made. Any future employees can be
added to the system. A P60 will be issued at the end of the Financial year. The
Chair thanked the Clerk for completing this task.
The Parish Council have reduced the amounts held in the
deposit account by reducing the precept over the last two years. However our
expenditure this year is already more than the 2011 precept. Therefore with
consideration given as to expenditure in 2012 –2013 it was agreed to increase
the Precept to £1300.
A cheque was approved £39 to Relyant Gardening.
Reports from Meetings
There were no reports.
Lancaster Canal Trust
There has been no correspondence regarding this project
over the last year. There has been no request for the Annual Fee. The Clerk has
ascertained that the Trust is still a working body and the parish council agreed
to wait for an update on the work of the Trust before paying any more money.
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