Chair Dawn Hancock,
Cllr’s Panton, Jackson, Heaton with Clerk S. Harrison.
Cllr Mercer. Clerk Sue
The Clerk met with
Roger Scanlon Probation Officer re the Community Payback scheme to look at the
area’s which are in need of clearing within the village. Yealand Road and
Peter’s Lane were the area’s that Mr Scanlon felt would be ideal for the
Community Payback Scheme and hoped that the work could be carried out within
three months. He viewed this job as a high priority due to weeds and vegetation
and hedgerow all encroaching onto the pavement thus causing pedestrians to walk
on the road. He did say that work to this area could be carried out every May
using the Community Payback Scheme in the future
The Cllr’s voiced
their concerns re Dykes Lane and the disrepair that is occurring, it is
inhibiting road users as two cars cannot now pass at the same time and cars have
been scratched by the encroaching hedge onto the highway. Cllr Jackson queried
what benefits have we had from the AONB re their help to tidy village verges and
hedges, Cllr Jackson felt that the AONB should be responsible for this and for
the maintenance of stiles in fields but the AONB isn’t responsible for roads or
private land. It is the Highways Department who is responsible for the
maintenance and upkeep of the roads but they still haven’t been out to assess
Dykes Lane, Chair Hancock asked the Clerk to email Highways again and to stress
that the area on Dykes Lane is getting worse and that cars are getting scratched
when they have to pull in and wait for the oncoming vehicle.
Minutes of the
meeting held on the 7th May 2014.
The minutes were
approved and signed by the Chair Dawn Hancock.
from the previous minutes
Planning Response AONB
A detailed Development
Plan Document is being prepared jointly by SLDC and LCC for the whole of the
Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Once complete this
document will form part of both authorities Local Plans.This document will be
extremely important for the future of this area as it will identify sites for
new housing and will set out Planning Policies. Chair Hancock explained that
AONB are trying to get a representative from both SLDC and LCC to attend each
Planning meeting. Chair Hancock said we are pretty sheltered from any new
proposed housing developments.
See Open Meeting
Chair Hancock asked if
the Cllr’s were happy to purchase one Neighbourhood Watch sign for Dykes Lane at
a cost of £25. The other roads already have pre-existing signs from when the
scheme was in operation from a number of years ago.
Chair Hancock will
write an insert for the village newsletter and is willing to act as the Liaison
Officer for the scheme and for Andy Denton (Neighbourhood Watch Officer) to feed
Cllr Heaton said she
could assist and ask residents of Yealand Conyers to look out for each other and
to report any suspicious behaviour to the Police. Cllr Heaton said she would
liase with Andy Denton and put on the website and village newsletter any
information she receives. Cllr Panton queried where the sign would be placed and
Chair Hancock said it would be sited as you enter the village down at the bottom
of the lane near the A6.
John Holmes has been
asked to strim and tidy around the road signs, Cllr Panton is to ask him about
the verges and queried that if he did Yealand Redmayne’s verges then why not
Conyers. Cllr Panton asked the Chair if she would have any objection to her
asking him to strim verges, Chair Hancock said to go ahead and ask him.
Santander form for
Clerk (view only access)
The form has now been
filled in and signed by both Clerk, Chair and Cllr’s, this will allow the Clerk
to view the current account for Yealand Conyers Parish Council.
of jobs for the Cllr’s
The Chair asked if the
Cllr’s were willing to undertake specific areas to assist her, Cllr Panton asked
if the Chair had a list. After discussion Cllr Panton she was happy to keep
everyone updated with AONB information, Cllr Heaton said she would be
responsible for the Neighbourhood Watch Scheme and Chair Hancock said she would
carry on dealing with superfast broadband.
Mr Tyldesley, a
parishioner queried how Lancaster City Council allocate the funds for road
repairs. There is now a national fund that is to be used to improve the state of
the roads. Mr Tydlesley queried why has the back road from Carnforth to Crag
Bank been nearly completely been re surfaced with this being a quiet road and
not on a bus route whilst the road from Warton village through to Conyers is
full of potholes, some of which have been roughly filled in and the surface of
the road is pretty non-existent in places, he queried how Lancaster City Council
allocate which roads get to be re surfaced. The Clerk is to email Highways
regarding this and the extremely poor condition of the whole of Yealand Road and
to stress that this a bus route and the main road that connects all the
There have been no
crimes or incidents reported for the period 1st June – 31st
July within Yealand Conyers village.
Land associated with
Deerslet, Burton in Kendal, Carnforth.
Siting of a 46.3 metre
high (to blade tip) wind turbine.
The Cllr’s strongly
objected to this as they felt it would have an adverse visual impact, it would
be sited on a hill close to a mobile phone mast and electricity pylon. The wind
turbine would be higher than the mobile phone mast thus seriously interfering
with the technical functioning. The visual cumulative effect of another wind
turbine that could be seen from the AONB would be detrimental to this special
The Clerk has
forwarded all comments to South Lakeland District Council.
20 Yealand Road,
application for the felling of 2 Spruce trees, 3 Elder trees, 1 Ash tree, 4
Cypress trees, 1 Portuguese Laurel tree
The Cllr’s were in
agreement that this area had become very overgrown and was in need of being
thinned out. Cllr Panton asked what the rules are on felling trees in your
garden and Chair said that it is generally a certain circumference but as we are
In an area of
outstanding natural beauty it really needs to go through planning.
Planning Ref: LCC/2014/0109
Erection of sun
shelter (sail shark) over children’s playground at Yealand Cof E School.
The Cllr’s had no
objections to this.
BAYS is the ‘son’ of
B4RN and BAYS group are people who live to the west of the M6, this includes
Yealand Conyers, Redmayne, Storth and Silverdale.
Yealand Conyers comes
under the Carnforth exchange, Chair Hancock still cannot get a start date from
BT – and the Chair has asked Eddie Sutton if we are ‘still in the loop’.
BT have the contract
to carry out superfast broadband in the county. BT are still looking for funding
and Chair Hancock said that she doesn’t want to discard BT but BAYS want to
bring it over from Borwick, Arkholme and places over to Yealand Redmayne,
Silverdale. Public would need to buy shares. The next step is a public meeting
on the 2nd August at Yealand Village Hall to make the public aware
what the scheme entails. As a Parish Council we have to be involved as the fibre
optic has to come through our Parish. A notice will be on the village website
and a ‘flyer’ will be delivered to all houses. Chair Hancock is confident that
providing they secure the funding then BT would do the work.
Cllr Panton thanked
Chair Hancock for all her hard work and help with this
Date of next
Change of date to
November’s Parish Meeting
Parish meeting will now be held on Tuesday 4th November instead of
the 5th November 2014.