Minutes of the Yealand
Conyers Parish Council Meeting held on 2nd March 2005 in the Quaker
Old School, Yealand Conyers.
Calnan, Mercer, Jackson & Hoskinson, Clerk, D. Hancock, Councillor S.Fishwick
plus one member of the Parish, Mr Mc Iver
Mr Mc Iver thanked the Parish council for
producing the Parish Council Newsletter. Building work has started on Clifford
Hall and it was noted that contractor’s vehicles sometimes block the view to the
right when turning from Dykes lane into Yealand Road.
Rights of Way.
The Head of Legal services, Lancashire
County council had clarified the situation regarding Rights when walking dogs on
public footpaths. The letter stated that walking with a dog is not improper use
of the footpath. The dog should be under close control. When a footpath is first
dedicated to public use the landowner can make it subject to restrictions. Once
dedicated and accepted without restriction, it is too late to restrict use. As
to liabilities under the Hunting Act, the owner would have to know that the use
would be for hunting and would have to grant permission. This would not be
permitted on a highway.
This information is to be placed in the
Village Newsletter and Web Site.
The minutes of the meeting held on 4th
January 2005 were approved and signed by the Chairman, Cllr Rothwell.
Cllr Mercer reported that a number of
meetings have taken place but no final decision has been taken on the
A letter of apology has been received
regarding the non-delivery and mistakes with the calendar. A back up vehicle had
been provided to collect bins that were put out on the wrong day. Information
would be sent to the Parish Council next year.
Arrangements have been made to remove
litter from the A6.
Cllr Rothwell had attended this meeting.
Cllr. Jackson asked to be notified about these meetings.
Rural Road Safety Committee.
A portable Speed trailer is available for
use in Villages. Cllr Fishwick acknowledged that speed limits are an important
issue with all Parish Councils and that the general feeling is that there should
be a limit of 40m.p.h on all rural roads. Speed limits within villages should be
30m.p.h.or 20m.p.h.These restrictions should apply to the village boundaries
because Schools, Village Halls etc are often situated on the outskirts. There
are also problems when cars have to pass close to hedgerows. Hedges can’t be cut
between 1st March and 31st July.
A new Project manager has been appointed.
Permission is to be sought for a storage container.
Nothing to report.
Parish Plans - The local plan will have a
‘statement of community involvement ‘.So the AONB Management plan and Parish
plans will be key starting points. Lancaster City Council must demonstrate how
they feed into the planning document. Cllr Fishwick reminded the Parish Council
that the Parish Plans must fit in with National Guidelines.
Cllr Mercer has written a history of
Yealand Conyers for the Web Site.
Steve Edwards had sent a proposal for the
year 2005/2006. This is for a 48 week period, 18 hours /week at £10 per hour.
Yealand Conyers would receive 2 hours per week at a cost of £466. The Parish
Contributions are lower than last year due to a contribution of £840 from
Lancaster City Council. The Parish Council agreed in principle to accept these
costings. The matter will be discussed further at the meeting on 17th
Petty Cash. £15.22
Deposit Account £2786.93
Current Account £562.10
£0.50 rental for the Pound to be added to
A cheque was approved for £97 –Warton
Parish Council for work done by the Lengthsman.
A cheque was approved for £66.39 –Alan
White for work on the Web Site.
A cheque was approved for £100 - A.O.N.B.
A cheque was approved for £7.05 -
J.Stokes for photocopying the Parish plan Letter.
It was agreed that Cllr Rothwell could
arrange an Internet Access to the Bank Accounts. It was agreed to change the
Deposit Account to one with a higher Interest rate.
Snape Lane .
Mr Holt, the Senior Traffic and
Development Engineer had written stating that the ‘Unsuitable for Heavy Goods
Vehicles’ signs were advisory only. The Clerk was asked to remind him of Mr
Jopson’s letter, in which he had offered to write to regular offenders pointing
out the inappropriate nature of Snape Lane for use of HGVs. Mr Holt is looking
into the possibility of making some maintenance improvements.
30m.p.h. signs Yealand Road.
Mr Holt felt that the signing to the
Village is adequate. He stated that the accident records along this approach
road are relatively low and due to the nature and character of the road in this
area, it would not be appropriate for an extension to the 30m.p.h.speed limit
further out of the village.
Cllr Hoskinson asked for a copy of this
letter so that the residents of Yealand House can write individually to
Lancashire County Council.
This Issue will be discussed at the Annual
04/01633B Leighton Hall. Change of use
of Stable block to Living accommodation.
Granted with the proviso that the
accommodations shall be occupied only as a residential annexe to Leighton Hall.
05/00190/FUL Clifford Hall
Installation of dormer windows to the
rear elevation on units 1 and 2 and addition of first floor over garages on
units 1 to 3.
The Parish Council had no objections to
Cllr Calnan had agreed to represent the
Parish Council on matters concerning Education and Social Services.
The Councillors agreed on the order of
priority in a Consultation Document for the Second Generation L.A.P.S.A.