Minutes of the Yealand Conyers
Parish Meeting held on 6th July 2011 in the Quaker Old School, Yealand Conyers.
Cllr Calnan, Mercer, Panton and Butler, Clerk D. Hancock
and City Cllr, Kath Graham.
Cllr Graham was welcomed by the
Cllrs. Cllr Fishwick will continue to represent the Parish in her position as
County Cllr. The Clerk would email copies of the minutes to Cllr Graham. There
has been a delay in updating the website because Mr White has been away.
There were apologies from Cllr Jackson. It was agreed
that Cllr Calnan would send a get-well card.
Minutes of the meeting held
on 17th May 2011
These were approved and signed by the Chair, Cllr
These have been cleaned satisfactorily. The Clrk will
check whether all the other outstanding highways jobs have been completed.
Cllr Calnan had been whether a
dedicated dog poop bin could be placed. Cllr Graham advised that waste bags
could be placed in general purpose bins. There are two bins in the parish, one
on Peter Hill and the other at the junction of Roseacre Lane and Yealand Road.
Cllr Butler agreed to write a short piece for the village newsletter containing
Best Kept Village
Cllr Panton had been asked that attention should be drawn
to the large number of weeds on the footpath on Yealand Road. It is obvious that
spraying is not sufficient to keep them under control. Mr Rothwell had suggested
that they could be removed by hand as a community project. However, Cllrs felt
that weed killers would also have to be used and that this could present a
health and safety issue. It was agreed that Cllr Panton would ask John Holmes
whether he would be able to tackle this job twice a year or whether he would
prefer the Parish Council to employ an outside contractor.
The Clerk will make preliminary enquires regarding other
Attention was also drawn to the overhanging hawthorn and
ivy on the wall adjoining Yealand Manor. The Clerk will draw attention to this
and ask that it should be cut back.
The Clerk had been advised that the County Council is
committed to introducing 20mph limits outside every school by 2013. The
intention for Yealand School is a time variable 20mph speed limit to cover the
school opening and closing times. The County Council are not able to offer any
assistance at this time for the purchase of land to create a new footpath.
Cllrs strongly felt that efforts should continue to be
made to provide a footpath. The Clerk will write to the school and Yealand
Redmayne Parish Council to discuss how this could proceed.
P.C. Marsh had sent his report in which he stated that
there had been one burglary at stables on Dykes Lane. The Police had been
visible during the Open gardens and school fete events. The neighbourhood
Policing team will be focusing on anti social behaviour involving youths during
the summer. The situation concerning parking on the A6 to attend car boot sales
is being monitored and a number of fixed penalty notices have been issued.
P.C.Marsh now has responsibility for the Kellet area in addition to Warton,
Silverdale and the Yealands.
A cheque for £36.50 was approved fro Relyant Gardening.
Registration of Personal Interest Forms
Following a meeting on Code of Conduct for Cllrs, it has
become apparent that membership of any charitable body has to be entered on the
form. Cllrs also have to put their place of residence in section h. The Clerk
provided new forms and will send to completed forms to the monitoring officer.
11/00500/LB Re roofing of Barn , New Inn , Yealand
There were no objections to this application.
Extra Comments on the Appeal for the application of 13
wind turbines, Claughton Quarry.
There were no extra comments to be added to those already
The application for the wind Turbine at Burton services
is still pending.
Cllr Panton had been contacted by a FELLS spokesperson
enquiring as to whether the Parish Council could be a channel to inform people
on their stance on alternative energy.
This could be done during the Open Meeting. Parishioners
would have the opportunity to ask questions. Cllrs felt that a spokesperson
should also be there to present a counterargument. Mr Calnan would be
approached. Both sides would asked to give short presentations at the September
meeting .All councillors felt that they would like to be better informed,
because the use of alternative energy sources will continue to be an issue
within the AONB.
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