Chair Dawn Hancock,
Cllrs Panton, Page, Arthurs together with Clerk S. Harrison.
Open Meeting. A thank
you letter was received from Joan Jackson.
Minutes of the meeting
held on 20th May 2015.
The minutes were
approved and signed by the Chair Dawn Hancock.
from the previous minutes:
The Chair has sent the
information in regarding the Clerk’s pension and she will be the point of
New Inn Update
Andy Denwood called a
meeting in the village to gauge the public interest regarding the future of the
New Inn Public House, Yealand Conyers, and of registering it with Lancaster City
Council as an Asset of Community Value. Yealand Conyers Parish Council will
submit the application. This stops Robinsons Brewery from putting the property,
barn and land up for sale for six months. The whole site is listed so there can
be no application from Robinson’s to attempt to sell the land and barn
Cllr Arthurs queried
if the community does try and purchase the New Inn whether it would be possible
it could sell local produce/groceries as another option as well as being run as
a pub/restaurant. The Cllrs agreed the wording of the application form.
The Clerk received a
letter from Historic England to enquire as to whether there had originally been
a plinth bearing the inscriptions that are now to be found on the wall but Chair
Hancock was unable to find out any further information on this. The Chair
contacted the Moorholme Society to see if they had any information but they
could not help. The Clerk is to write to say that we haven’t any new information
co-opting a Councillor
The Clerk will
advertise a casual vacancy for a Parish Councillor.
Chair Hancock has
asked the Lengthsman if he can strim all the way down Yealand Road and Peter
Hill. There was some discussion re tidying up around the New Inn car park as it
has become very overgrown and untidy but it was felt that if the Lengthsman was
instructed to tidy the area up this could be viewed in the breweries eyes as
trespassing. Chair Hancock requested for the Clerk to contact Robinson Breweries
to inform them of the state of the car park and pub beer garden and to ask if
the ivy and overhanging branches cut be cut back as it is obstructing visibility
and is a danger to the both the public and car drivers.
suggested putting the donation Yealand Conyers Parish Council give to the AONB
back up to £100 and all the Councillors were in agreement over this.
The Chair and
Councillors discussed the Clerk wage and it was decided that the Clerk’s wage
would rise to £8.00 per hour backdated to the 1st April 2015.
£100 Donation to AONB
Fuel Allowance/ Course fee
£260 Clerk Wages
The Chair reported
that it is going extremely well, fibres have been ‘blown’ through to a number of
properties with some now live. She felt that it has been a good way to engage
the community and the majority of properties in Yealand Conyers have signed up
for superfast broadband.
discussed the option of becoming a member of SLCC. They have meetings throughout
the year on financial issues and with new legislation coming in all the time the
Chair thought it would be valuable for the Clerk to be a member. The cost to the
Parish Council would be £48.00 per annum.
Date of next meeting: