Chair ,D. Hancock,
Cllrs Panton, Arthurs, Tyldesley and Page ,Mrs Selman and Clerk, S. Harrison
asked if there had been any developments re the missing Post box on Yealand
Road. We had been given a timescale of 6 – 8 weeks for a new one to be fitted.
The letter from Royal Mail was dated from the3rd December, 2015. Chair Hancock
asked for the Clerk enquire if a fitting date has been set and whereabouts Royal
Mail are going to site the replacement Post box. One place it could be sited is
on the piece of common land on Dykes Lane beside the Telephone Box.
Minutes of the
Meeting held on 4th November 2015
The Minutes were
approved and signed by the Chair D. Hancock.
New Inn Update
representing the New Inn Committee gave the Cllr’s an update with regard to the
purchase of the New Inn Public House. It is now Community Benefit Society. The
pub is on the market for £350,000. The committee have put a bid into Robinson’s
Brewery for £250,000 for the whole site. The cost of a share will be £250 per
share up to a £100,000 maximum purchase. The bid for the pub has to be in by the
end of February and people are able to obtain information from the following social
networks of Facebook, Twitter and the website. There will be a public meeting in
the Village Hal on the 19th January 2016
Cllr Panton asked Mrs Rose if she could clarify
what she meant by the 6 week window and she explained that the ACV expires by
the beginning of March so the funds need to be in place by then. Chair Hancock
asked Mrs Selman if the Parish Council were still the first point of contact
with Lancaster City Council. It would appear that the Community Benefit Society
will deal directly with Robinsons and the City Council.
Purchase of a Defibrillator
The Chair had contacted the British Heart
Foundation with regard to obtaining a defibrillator but they’ve closed the
applications as they’ve been overwhelmed.. Cllr Hancock agreed to get prices
from other sources. Cllr Page will ask one of the Cllrs from Warton how he went
about purchasing two. The Parish Council agreed to fund running costs.
Cllr Tyldesley said Quakers might be able to help
with funding . A defibrillator could be placed at the Quaker Meeting House Cllr
Panton said it would be good to hear from other Parish Councils who already have
them and how many times in a public places have they been used. At present the
proposal l is to have one at the Village Hall and one at Yealand Storrs. Two
Heart Start sessions have been arranged at the Village Hall.
Withdrawal of Bus Services
Cuts by Lancashire City Council to Bus services
will affect all or some of the local buses though the villages. Bob Roe will be
attending Yealand Redmayne Parish Council to discuss Community shared transport,
representatives from Warton, Silverdale and Conyers Parish Councils have been
invited to attend.
AONB Consultation Plan
Chair Hancock has responded to the AONB
Consultation Plan re small developments in rural places. She is concerned that
there is confusion over pieces of land highlighted as possibilities for
development and the public then thinking that this has been approved for
building. The Chair wondered if it would be helpful to produce a joint statement
with Yealand Redmayne Parish Council to clarify the situation as parishioners
are concerned over the situation.
Cllr Arthurs said that anyone can put forward a
piece of land for possible development and that we will have to expect there
will be some building within the AONB area. Lancaster City Council will always
give priority to brownfield sites and Yealand Conyers are in a good position as
we have no amenities such as Doctor’s Surgery, shop’s etc. Chair Hancock will
write a synopsis of our response for the Parish website to update information on
the Parish Plan.
After discussion on future expenditure the Cllrs
were in agreement that the Precept will remain at the same amount as last year
Replacement of Parish Council
Due to the recent bad weather the Parish
Noticeboard has fallen off the wall and is beyond repair. The Clerk will obtain
prices on a new noticeboard and a decision made at the next meeting in March.
Cllr Arthurs queried as to whether we could use recycled materials instead of
the traditional wood.
£13.00 War Memorial Cleaning
£50.00 Yealand Newsletter
Balance Santander Acct £1610.70
Changes to Audit Rules
From the start of the 2017/18 financial year
smaller authorities with a turnover of less than £25,000 will be exempt from
having to submit an Annual return for Audit but will still need to complete and
Annual Return and have an auditor appointed in case there are any questions form
electors to be resolved .Councils can chooses to have an auditor appointed to
them by a new Sector led body ,the Smaller Authority Audit Appointment Authority
Limited, or they can decide to procure their own.
The Cllrs agreed to be automatically opted in to
the new SLB
Application No: 15/00949/FUL Amended Plans
Land South of
Cinderbarrow Lane, Lancaster.
For: Mr Martin Cole
Chair Hancock will be attending the Planning
meeting on Monday 11/01/16 to put forward the views of the Parish. The revised
Planning Application the height of the panels have been lowered.
Application No: 15/01491/FUL
Erection of an
agricultural livestock building.
For: Mr Chris Alty
Moss House Farm, New
Road, Warton, LA5 9SA.
There were no objections. Cllr Arthurs had
declared an Interest prior to the Meeting.
Application No: 15/01484/VCN
alteration to existing garage to create a granny annexe (pursuant to the
variation condition 2 and 3 on planning permission 11/000727/FUL to substitute
the approved drawings).
There were no objections providing that it must
always remain as a granny flat and not sold as an independent dwelling.
Application No: 15/01598/FUL
application for the retention of an access track.
For: Mrs C. Winder
Site Address: Barn Field
No 2187, Milnthorpe Road, Yealand Conyers.
There were no objections.
Date of next meeting: 2nd March 2016.