Minutes of the Yealand Conyers
Parish Meeting held on 7th July 2010 in the Quaker Meeting
House, Yealand Conyers.
Cllrs Calnan, Rothwell, Panton
and Jackson, Clerk, D. Hancock, and P.C. Marsh.
P.C.Marsh was invited to present
his report. Since the 5th May there has been one crime reported in
Yealand Conyers. A garage on Church Road was broken into and golf clubs stolen.
The same number of crimes was reported in the same period last year.
There has only been one incident
of note. There has been a report of anti social shooting. the parties involved
have been spoken to. There have recently been a number of vehicles stolen in
rural North Lancashire where vehicles have been left insecure, with keys nearby
or in the ignition. There is an obvious moral to doing this. The village has
been patrolled regularly in order to deter/prevent anti social behaviour and
Cllr Rothwell asked for clarification on the use of
firearms on private land. P.C. Marsh explained that they should not be deployed
less than 50ft from a footpath.
The Clerk had received an
invitation from the LALC for a trip around Lancaster Castle on Sunday 10th
October. This was open to Cllrs and partners at a cost of £10 /person.
There were apologies from Cllr Mercer.
A Formal thanks to Cllr
Cllr Calnan expressed thanks on behalf of the community
for the work, known and unknown that Cllr Rothwell had been involved in as a
Councillor for Yealand Conyers.
Of special note is the Leighton
hall planning application and subsequent appeal. The liaison that he had with
the school regarding the travel plan and access safety and the Parish plan also
was no mean task.
Cllr Calnan said that it is easy
to judge the performance and diligence of Parish councillors on activities that
can be seen and have a high profile . However it is the numerous phone calls,
made and received, meetings attended and papers read. These are not often noted
but take time, effort and often invade personal space and privacy.
Without unpaid, committed
volunteers like Cllr Rothwell, small communities like Yealand Conyers, could
loose out on local, social and environmental issues.
The other Cllrs and the Clerk
recognised the value of Cllr Rothwell’s guidance and experience that he had
brought to his Chairmanship.We hoped that we could continue to benefit from his
support and experience.
The Parish Councillors
registered their vote of thanks and, together with the Clerk, added their own
Cllr Rothwell thanked Cllr
Calnan and said that he would be happy to continue to help the Parish
Minutes of the Meeting held
on 5th May 2010
The minutes of this meeting were approved and signed by
the Chair , Cllr Calnan.
[a] Best kept Village
Attention was drawn to the poor state of the edges of the
footpaths . There are a lot of weeds along the wall adjoining Yealand Manor ,
the east side of Church Lane , and the east side of Yealand Road by the New Inn
. There are also weeds on both sides of Peter Hill .Cllr Panton suggested that
the Parish Council draw up a list of areas that need attention ,so that John
Holmes could start work at the end of April next year .
The Clerk agreed to contact the
AONB again re the broken footpath signs.
It was agreed not to purchase
more bulbs for the verges but to purchase bulbs for the trough.
[b] Keer Bridge recycling
It has been agreed that this local facility should remain
open. This will be of great benefit to residents.
[c] Wind Turbine, Bank Barn
The LPA have stated that wind turbines within the AONB
are subject to planning permission. They have been told that this a temporary
arrangement but have asked for written assurance. The LPA will then determine
whether to pursue this matter further.
Demolition of the Sheiling ,Church Lane and erection
of four bedroom property
This application is still pending consideration.
Approval of changes to the Annual Return
The Clerk had received a letter
from the Auditors stating that the Total Balances and reconciled Bank Balance
should reflect the unpresented cheques on 31.03 2010. This amount to £485.39.The
Amendment to the Annual Return was authorised by the Parish Council and the
Clerk in the presence of the Chair, Cllr Calnan, had initialled the adjustment.
A copy of the minute evidencing Council approval for the amendment would be sent
to BDO LLP by 09.07.2010 as agreed with the Auditors.
A cheque for £20 was approved and signed for Mr Calnan
for the provision of a nameplate for the Notice Board.
Cllr Rothwell agreed to set up a
new password ,so that Cllr Calnan could access the internet Parish Council bank
Mr Foster, the principal traffic
engineer , had agreed to an enhanced 30mph sign at the Southern
end of the village. The Cllrs considered various designs and agreed on a sign
width 926mm, height 1150 mm on a yellow background. The sign will show 30 and
underneath, Yealand Conyers, Please drive carefully.
A second option o a sign 964mms
by 1138 mms was chosen, should the first choice be too large.
The vegetation obscuring the
30mph sign to the east of Hyning Lane will be cut back.
The centre line on Yealand Road
cannot be removed, because the width of the road requires a line to be present.
However consideration could be given to the area outside the Post House where it
is impossible to drive without crossing the line.
The double bend sign will be
moved further from the edge of the carriageway.
The request for 20mph limit
outside the school will be considered when the County Council considers its
programme of introducing these limits at other sites in the County.
Cllr Rothwell reported that
there might be a possibility of purchasing land in Yealand Redmayne in order to
provide a permissive path near the school. It was agreed every effort should be
taken to facilitate this.
It had been noticed that the
steep hill sign on Peter Hill was incorrect. This should be replaced when the
other signage is attended to.
The City Council has checked their record department and
cannot find any trace of the missing minutes. Cllr Jackson recalled that a
previous Clerk had been appointed by the City Council. She agreed to investigate
whether the minutes could be stored elsewhere.
Reports from meetings
No meetings had been attended.
Membership of the Society of Local Council Clerks
The Clerk asked the Parish Council whether they wished
her to join the Society . It was agreed that she should just continue to attend
such meetings as were relevant to our Parish. Advice on parish matters was
available from the LALC, to whom we pay an annual subscription.
Changes to the signatories for the Bank account
It was agreed to delay making any changes until May
Date of November Meeting
I was agreed to change the date until Nov 17th