Chair Dawn Hancock, Cllr’s
Panton, Jackson, Butler, Mercer, Mr George Heaton, Clerk to Yealand Redmayne Sue
Brown together with Clerk Susie Harrison.
Sue Brown gave an update with
regard to the implementation of the SPiD, Yealand Redmayne and Warton are going
ahead with installing them. The biggest problem with Conyers is that there is
nowhere suitable to site the SPiD plus there is no safe place to erect them.
They are only advisory, so option is still open if Conyers decide at a later
date to install them.
Mr Heaton spoke regards to
developments at the New Inn Yealand Conyers. The Cllr’s agreed that there is
evidence of work going on but has it has since ceased maybe due to inclement
weather conditions and Christmas. Mr Heaton also mentioned about the overgrown
hedge which poses a danger to road users. The Cllr’s asked for the Clerk to send
another letter to see when the work is due to be completed and about the hedge
and that it is the landowners responsibility to cut it back.
Andy Denton, police liaison
officer for Neighbourhood Watch, North Division is due to attend the village
“Coffeestop” on Monday 20th January, 2014 to meet with villagers and
discuss the scheme and view parishioner’s comments on re-implementing the
Mr Heaton queried the work
carried out by the village lengthsman John Holmes, as he felt the village looked
untidy and tasks weren’t being completed. The Cllr’s said that this was an item
they were discussing within the main meeting.
Cllr Butler handed in his
resignation from the Parish Council with immediate effect from the close of the
meeting. The Chair and Cllrs thanked Cllr Butler for his time and contribution.
The Clerk is to write to Lancaster City Council and give information of his
resignation and generate a letter to recruit a new Parish Cllr and display on
the village website, newsletter and the village boards.
Minutes of the meeting held on
6th November, 2013.
The minutes were approved and
signed by the Chair Hancock.
arising from the previous minutes:
Clearance of vegetation, Dykes
The Clerk has emailed a number
of people at Lancaster City Council with regard to this and received a reply
from Gillian Kitchen, Customer Service manager for Lancashire Highways. Gillian
Kitchen has passed the matter onto the District Lead Officer for Lancaster to
follow it up urgently due to the length of time which has passed since initial
enquires were made regarding the state of the road. The Clerk has emailed
Gillian Kitchen to ask for details of who the Officer is and contact details.
Change of use to units at
Debbie Threlfall, Senior
Planning Control Officer for Lancaster City Council has rung to say that she has
written to Phil Rogerson the owner of the premises, with regard to the Tile Hub
as there is a condition on the site which states that no retail sales should
take place, and she was wanting to clarify this issue with Mr Rogerson. The
Clerk spoke with her about the selling of second hand cars on the site, this she
was not aware of so is looking into this as well and will contact the Clerk with
an update on the situation.
Burton Motorway Services Wind
The Clerk received a letter from
Seren stating that Conyers would not be eligible for the grant of £10k due to
the reason that the proposed development straddles the two parishes of Redmayne
and Burton in Kendal.
Chair Hancock had a meeting with
Christine White and Julia Watts from BT on Monday 13th January, 2014. A
feasibility study has been carried out with a map showing the siting of two
boxes, one on the A6 and the other in Borwick. The installation of the broadband
is still funding dependant but Chair Hancock asked if the parish council would
have to find funding and Julia Watts said no they wouldn’t. If BA4N become
involved then BT will withdraw. Conyers should have superfast broadband by
2014/15 and Eddie Sutton, Enforcement Officer for rural broadband has said we
are still top of the list. AONB have also stated that they want superfast
broadband as soon as possible and they have no objections with it.
See notes above in the open
The feeling amongst the Cllr’s
is that there is too much work within the Parish for the lengthsman to be able
to do on his own. There was an issue with the invoices from Relyant Gardening as
there is no structure as to when the bills will be presented and as such it is
hard to know how much to budget for in the precept the following year. The
Cllr’s agreed to arrange a meeting with Relyant Gardening to discuss duties and
There were 28 incidents reported
within the Parishes of Silverdale, Warton and the Yealands between the dates of
1st – 31st December, 2013. 6 of those relate to Conyers,
one of which was a sneak in burglary on Yealand Road in which a purse and its
contents were stolen.
No crimes were reported in the
same period last year.
PC Marsh has swapped beats with
PC Richard Barr, who is now our community beat officer for this area.
Lancaster City Council reviewed
its localised council tax support scheme at the meeting held on 11/12/13 and
resolved to keep it unchanged. This year there is no proposal to provide
compensatory grants to offset these reductions. Parishioners who were exempt
from council tax wouldn’t have to pay it and that amount would be deducted from
The precept for last year was
£1,860 And it was proposed to raise it to £2,000 for the year 2014 with £80
added to cover for the council tax. The increase was due to this year being the
centenary of the war hence there might be an added expense with that, Dykes lane
as the Parish Council might have to employ contractors to sort the situation
out. Cllr Butler asked if this information could be put in the village
Cheque No 000270 £32.97 Upkeep of war memorial
Cheque No 000271 £309.60 Zurich Insurance
Cheque No 000272 £39.00 Relyant Gardening
Cheque No 000273 £225.50 Clerk Wages
Cheque No 000274 £20.00 Petty Cash
Cheque No 000275 £59.00 Relyant Gardening
The Cllrs agreed to close the
deposit acct held with Santander and to only hold a current account with them.
Chair Hancock and Cllr Panton will be signatories on the account.
From the 1st January 2014 all plans are going to be
to view online and no paper copies will be issued. This is due to Lancaster City
Council needing to find 3.5 million of savings within the next 2 years.
The Cllr’s said that all
planning applications would be put on to Yealand Conyers website from now on.
Wednesday March 5th,