Minutes of the Yealand Conyers
Annual Parish Meeting held on 4th July 2007 in the Quaker Meeting
House, Yealand Conyers.
Cllrs Rothwell, Panton, Jackson, Mercer, Clerk D.
Hancock, Mr Winder, a member of the Parish, G.Hurtley, the Community Police
Officer and Cllr Fishwick.
The Parish Council have sought grant money from the
Carnforth Area Regeneration partnership for the project to improve the Village
Pond. They needed to know who owned the land. Mr Winder is the landowner but
the AONB and the School have carried out the management. Mr Winder wished to
know details of the proposal and who would be liable for Insurance. He was
sympathetic towards the plan for improvement of the pond and access. Cllr
Fishwick suggested that the Parish Council could draw up a lease and take
responsibility for access, maintenance and insurance for a ten year period. Mr
Winder questioned whether the money could be better spent on a footpath to the
School. Cllr Rothwell explained that the Landscape Trust money was for an
environmental project. The County Council have not been willing to buy land for
a footpath and permissive access has not been granted in the area between the
School and Yealand Redmayne.
The Clerk agreed to send copies of the proposal to Mr
Mr Winder expressed his disappointment that the Parish
Council had drawn attention to Planning Issues surrounding the windows and porch
on his Barn Conversion in view of this generosity towards the village.
Apologies were received from Cllr Calnan.
Minutes of the Meetings held on the 16th
These were approved and signed by the Chairman Cllr
Graham Hurtley reported that several cars have been
broken into at the RSPB Reserve Leighton Moss. There was a burglary at Friends
Cottage when a laptop and credit cards were stolen. Care should be taken
regarding leaving doors open.
The incident of the White Tailed Plover caused traffic
chaos in the Area .The Public were urged to contact the Police if there were any
more sightings of rarities. This would enable the traffic to be properly
The Community Support officers can arrange a free Home
Fire Safety Visit and the Fitting of two free smoke alarms per household. He can
be contacted at Carnforth Police station 63333, personal number 7301.
Model Code of Conduct
The Parish Council formally adopted the Model Code of
Conduct including paragraph 12. This gives members with a prejudicial
interest in a matter the same rights as members of the public to speak to a
meeting on a matter and then leave before the main discussion and voting. The
Councillors are now required to complete new Declarations of Personal Interest.
The Clerk would enquire whether the LAPTC or County have
a model lease agreement that could be used for the management of this area.
Current Account £779.90
Deposit account £2851.42
A cheque for £20 was approved
for D. Hancock petty cash
Carnforth Connect and
stagecoach Bus Service
Cllr Rothwell declared an
interest in the following matter.
Victoria Rothwell had written to the Parish Council
regarding the curtailment of the Stagecoach Bus Service. This means that she now
has difficulty in travelling to and from school at a convenient time for her.
The Carnforth Connect / train option is more expensive. Cllr Fishwick reported
that the hope is that another eighteen-seater bus will be purchased and that
there will be an increase in the times of the Carnforth Connect service.
Best kept Village
Cllr Panton agreed to liaise with John Holmes regarding
general clearing of weeds and rubbish. Cllr Rothwell to find out who was the
official correspondent for the Yealands. Local events are not publicised in the
The Graffiti on road signs has occurred over a large
area. All the signs will be renewed.
Snape Lane / Yealand Road junction will have a new
carriageway lining this financial year. Additional speed limit roundels have
been ordered for Rose Acre Lane, Dykes Lane and Snape Lane.
Cllr Fishwick commented that the sign renewal in the AONB
had started .the old signs have been removed but new ones have not been erected.