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Parish Council Minutes - July 2015

DRAFT Minutes of the Yealand Conyers Parish Council Meeting held on Tuesday 14th July 2015 at the Quaker Old School, Yealand Conyers.


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Present

Chair Dawn Hancock, Cllrs Panton, Page, Arthurs together with Clerk S. Harrison. 

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Open Meeting. A thank you letter was received from Joan Jackson.  

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Apologies

None received. 

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Minutes of the meeting held on 20th May 2015.

The minutes were approved and signed by the Chair Dawn Hancock. 

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Matters arising from the previous minutes: 

Clerk Pension

The Chair has sent the information in regarding the Clerk’s pension and she will be the point of contact. 

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 separately.

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.  

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War Memorial

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 to admit.

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Discussion re co-opting a Councillor

The Clerk will advertise a casual vacancy for a Parish Councillor. 

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Lengthsman

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.  

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Finance

Chair Hancock 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

            £26                  Fuel Allowance/ Course fee

            £260                Clerk Wages 

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B4RN

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. 

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SLCC

The Chair 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:  02/09/2015 



 

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