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Parish Council Minutes - July 2017

Minutes of the Yealand Conyers Parish Council Meeting held at the Quaker Meeting House on Wednesday 5th July 2017 at 7.45pm.

Cllr Lucy Arthurs, Cllr Dawn Hancock (chair), Cllr Joan Page, Cllr Jane Panton (vice – chair) Cllr Sue Tyldesley,

Gill Mason – clerk to the parish council. 

1478 Apologies

Mike Welch  - United Utilities.

Phillipa Williamson – Lancashire County Councillor. 

1479 Minutes of the previous meeting.

It was resolved that the minutes be approved by the parish council and signed by Cllr Hancock, as a true record of the meeting held on Wednesday 17th May 2017.

Proposed by Cllr Page.

Seconded by Cllr Tyldsley. 

1480 Declarations of interest and dispensations.

None declared. 

1481 Open forum.

No residents attended the meeting. 

1482 Planning


Tree Application No. 17/0090/TCA

Proposal : Reduce height of ash, fell willow tree and remove two limbs from willow tree

Site Address : 2 Dykes Lane, Yealand Conyers, Carnforth, Lancashire, LA5 9SP.

The parish council have no observations. 

Application No. : 17/00755/LB

Proposal : Listed building application to render the doorway to the north elevation extension

Site Address : New Inn, 40 Yealand Road, Yealand Conyers, Carnforth.       

The parish council have no observations. 

1483 Finance


G Mason, clerk’s wages £230.62 expenses £10.08   £240.70

‘In an emergency’ flyer print (50%)                         £29.50  

It was resolved that the above payments be made.

Proposed by Cllr Hancock.

Seconded by Cllr Panton.              


United Utilities community compensation (notice board)  £670.00 

1484 Adoption of the canal at Yealand Conyers.

The Canal Trust have stated that to adopt the canal area, it would be a case of working with them to develop a plan for the area and they can assist with Health and Safety paperwork but wouldn’t be able to lead volunteers all the time.

As long as all the paperwork is in place and a full management plan, adoptions are covered by the canal trusts liability insurance.

If volunteers can’t meet the adoption standard, they can work with the parish council as a partner group and undertake less work.

The trust have also been approached by the Owd Lanky Boaters group as they are wanting to look after some of the area around Tewitfield Locks. They also suggested working with Yealand Redmayne Parish Council on the adoption, even though they have already adopted their own area of the canal to maintain.

The clerk was asked to obtain more information on moving forward with the request and ask for examples of the risk assessments and health and safety checks. 

1485 Safety notices for the pond.

The village hall committee have enquired whether the parish council own the land that accesses the pond, and if so, could safety notices be placed around the area for the general public. The parish council are not sure whether the land accessing the pond off the car park is parish council land and asked the clerk to check on the areas and ownership.

It was resolved that the clerk check on the land registry website to see who owns the pond and the areas accessing the pond.

Proposed by Cllr Panton.

Seconded by Cllr Hancock. 

1486 Pound contract review.

The clerk was asked to renew the contract for the pinfold lease and present this at the next meeting for approval. 

1487 Reports and correspondence.

No reports received. 

1488 Date and time of next meeting.

Wednesday 6th September 2017 at 7.45pm.


The meeting closed at 8.37pm


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