Minutes of the Yealand Conyers
Parish Meeting held on 1st July 2009 in the Quaker Meeting
House, Yealand Conyers.
Cllrs Rothwell, Calnan, Mercer,
Panton, Jackson, Clerk D. Hancock and Community Support Officer Gerald Hurtley.
Mr Hurtley advised the Parish Council of the Julius
Operation. This consists of Crime prevention advice such as ensuring that
precious items are not visible from windows, locking garage doors and
installation of external lighting. There are also regular police patrols in the
area. Residents can contact the police if they are going away on 63333. Cllr
Jackson requested that the ‘Farm watch Service ‘be reactivated There are bogus
antique dealers in the area. Offensive racist leaflets have been distributed in
Warton. Residents should contact the Police if they receive similar literature.
A letter of apology has been received regarding the poor
standard of grass cutting in the area. A second cut will be made and the cut
There were no apologies.
Minutes of the Meetings held on 13th May
These were approved and signed by the Chairman Cllr
The Principal traffic engineer had written stating that
whilst he was aware of the problems particular to the school, it was not policy
to erect 20mph signs.
A parent from the school had contacted the Parish Council
regarding consideration of other possible safety measures .The Council agreed to
support him in his efforts.
The highway department have responded saying that they
will ensure that the 30mph signs are visible .The cutting back of the growth may
have to wait until August when the bird life has stopped nesting .The
Superintendent intends to inspect on a regular basis and ensure that any
dangerous vegetation is removed by the landowner. The wall is also being
This had been dealt with during the Open Meeting
AONB/Landscape trust 20th Anniversary Joint
The Clerk wished to discuss whether the Parish Council
wished to pursue the purchase of the pond because she was concerned that the
Auditors may feel that the Parish Council are accruing capital. Money in the
Parish Council Accounts is intended as a working budget. If the purchase failed
we will need to reduce our assets.
Cllr Calnan stated that she was opposed to buying the
pond because of future maintenance responsibilities and was concerned that
individual councillors could have a personal liability should there be an
accident. She was assured that this is not the case.
Cllr Panton agreed to discuss the issue of liability at
the next Landscape Trust meeting.
It was agreed to put this item on the agenda for the
November meeting when the manager of the AONB will be attending.
Provision of Police static Speed Indicator devices
The Carnforth Neighbourhood Policing Team has asked the
Parish Council to pledge £140 towards this joint initiative. The intention is to
deploy the sign at two locations a week rotating its use about ten sites. The
Parish Council agreed that this money should be paid on request.
A cheque was approved and signed .
£24.00 to D Hancock -Petty cash. £4 of which will be
payment to Cllr Rothwell for photocopying.
£58.47 Relyant gardening.
Best kept Village Competition
Judging will take place during June and July. The Final
Judging will take place in the second half of August .The Judges will expect to
make two visits during the judging period. Residents are encouraged to keep up
with the good work that they are doing in keeping their properties tidy.
The Clerk will contact the Highways Cleansing Department
and request that the road verges are cleaned.