Cllrs Calnan, Panton, Butler, Mercer, PC Tony Marsh, Mr & Mrs White together
with Clerk S. Harrison.
There were apologies for absence from Cllr Jackson.
Mr and Mrs White spoke to the councillors and gave them an update as to the
situation with regard to the faster broadband being installed. Christine White
has spoken to Julia Watt from BT who informed her that they don’t have a long
term plan to roll out faster broadband in this area, we need to know where BT
are with the roll out plan as they keep changing what they’re saying about it.
There seems to be no strategic plan as to what is happening so the clerk is
going to write to David Morris MP.
Update re Broadband
Mrs C White has spoken to Julia Watts at BT and the situation at the moment
1. We are definitely
covered in the council roll out for the superfast broadband to be completed by
2015 and both BT and the council agree on this.
2. If they get some
additional Rural Community funding (a project which Julia is spearheading) then
we can perhaps be covered earlier if we can 60% of the houses in Yealand
Conyers want broadband. This coverage would be a full BT roll–out and is not
Minutes of the
meeting held on 7th May 2013
The minutes were approved and signed by the Chair Cllr Calnan.
from the previous minutes
The Cllrs were asking why has the issue been shelved, PC Marsh said that it
might just be that 20mph will be enforced just at school times only. It was felt
Yealands should join
forces on this issue and it was decided that the Clerk would write to the Head
of Highways Ian Welsby regarding this.
There has been complaints made to the council about Dykes Lane and the
overhanging trees and the long grass on then verges which is obscuring the 30
mph speed sign and making it dangerous for residents to exit their drives
safely. The highways have been notified on a number of occasions but we are
still waiting for them to act. It was decided the Clerk would write to the
highways again and PC Marsh said he would write to them as well. There was
discussion about whether the 30 mph sign should be moved to the start of the
lane nearer the A6.
A cheque for £100 has been paid to them from the council.
It was decided that the council wouldn’t donate to the Canal Trust at the
present time as they have not received any admin from them in the past year.
Notice of Intention
to carry out works to trees
The councillors had no issues with the works to be carried out on the trees, one
at Mr Ian Thompson, Dykes Barn, Dykes Lane and the other at Mrs Hester Willink,
20 Yealand Road.
Survey on Yealand
Conyers/Redmayne village turlough
Lancs Wildlife Trust are currently involved in a project with the aim to carry
out targeted surveys on ponds for associated species of flowering plants. They
want to carry out a survey on the pond for marginal and aquatic plants simply
through observance and recording.
Yealand Redmayne and Conyers share the upkeep and costs for the war memorial,
Relyant Gardening have done some work on tidying the area. Conyers costs for the
their share is £13.
Since the 3rd June 2013 there has been no crime reported in Yealand
The area surrounding
Yealand C of E School will be risk assessed outside school with the use of a
handheld speed gun to assess the situation with regard to the implementation of
the 20 mph speed limit.
Cheques were generated for:
000257 AONB £13
000261 Clerks Wages: D.Hancock £45
000262 Clerks Wages: S.Harrison £157.50
000263 Yealand Redmayne Parish Council £13
All were approved and
Electoral Review of
Further Consultation: Lancaster County Council is looking into whether it needs
to reduce its councillors from 68 to 25, councillors agreed that every
councillor is a cost and a delay in administration The councillors felt that a
leaner council could be just as effective as a larger one and better able to
serve the people and therefore save on wages etc.
The Council, at present, hasn’t been able find a contractor willing to undertake
the work on Yealand Road and Peter Hill but they are looking to find someone
else to undertake the work.
There have been two planning applications put forward since the last meeting:
Erection of a 70 metre high wind turbine at Greenland’s Farm, Tewitfield.
Erection of a 100 kw wind turbine at Burton Services.
objected to both turbines on the grounds of an individual turbine and the
increasing number of individual turbines are having an increased impact on the
environment as they felt not only were they not in keeping with the local
environment and terrain but they had a detrimental effect on wildlife and the
visual aspect and noised if someone lived in close proximity to the turbine.
As a council we
express concern that there is an increasing amount of individual turbines, there
was also concern for the safety of helicopters if they needed to access the
motorway for any reason.
Date for the next
meeting Tuesday 10th September 2013.