Minutes of the Yealand Conyers
Parish Meeting held on 4th March 2009 in the Quaker Meeting
House, Yealand Conyers.
Cllrs Rothwell,Calnan, Mercer
Jackson and Clerk, D. Hancock and P.C. Marsh
P.C. Marsh was invited to give
his report during the Open Meeting. A tree was blown down on Yealand Road
narrowly missing a car. Parishioners are urged to take extra care in poor
weather. There have been two incidences of damage to vehicles on the A6.Some
hoax letters requesting money have been received in the Silverdale area.
Parishioners should be alert to both paper and e-mail scams. There is a Police
Information board in the New Inn. This provides contact details and explains the
Policing Policy .The priorities for the local Parishes are speeding and
antisocial behaviour. There is also information on Internet safety and house
The Clerk had been requested to
make the New Inn aware of the Bike Aid Scheme. This can help with the cost of
providing bike racks. The New Inn is keen to pursue this offer.
Apologies were received from
Cllrs Fishwick and Panton.
Minutes of the meeting held
on 7th January 2009.
These were approved and signed
by the Chairman Cllr Rothwell.
The storm drains have now been
Attention has been drawn to the condition of north side
of Dykes Lane between the cottages and Church Lane. In some areas the stone wall
has collapsed and saplings have grown out of the wall making it difficult to be
cleared during normal road clearing operations. The Highways Authority has been
contacted about this matter. The Clerk was asked to write to them again to
explain exactly which areas need attention.
Cheques were approved
D.Hancock £352.00 Wages and
D.Hancock £56.35 Fee for
A.White £56.40 Fee
for web site Maintenance
Best Kept Village Competition
A refund of £142.92 has been
received from Jobling and Knape in respect of fees paid in advance for the sale
of the pond.
The rent for the Pound will be
due in June. This is 10pence /annum payable every ten years .The Clerk will
contact Mrs Scrase and suggest that the area is measured and a photograph taken.
The Clerk will pass this information onto the external auditors explaining that
the Parish Council do not think it necessary to pay for a formal valuation.
Village Pond Project
The Parish Council has received advice from the legal
department of the National Association of Local Councils. They have concluded
that we may have a case if we wished to reclaim the grant money from Mr Winder.
There has been a meeting between two representatives from CARP, Cllrs Rothwell
and Panton and the Clerk, D. Hancock. Confidential information relating to the
financial situation was exchanged. The Parish Council agreed that a report of
this meeting should be filed separately from the minutes.
Discussion of the AONB Action
Plan Consultation Document
The Cllrs were asked to pass on any comments on this
document to the Clerk .Cllr Jackson reported that there were many management
issues that now have to be specifically targeted .The Action Plan will be
reviewed bi annually. She suggested that Lucy Baron, Manager of the AONB should
be invited to the next meeting. The document will also be discussed at the Joint
Parish Councils Meeting.
09/00119/FUL Erection of
extensions and alterations to existing building. Rogersons, Milnthorpe Road,
The Parish Council considered these plans and raised the
1 The proposed size of the
extension is very large in relation to the existing building.
2 The application states that
foul water will be disposed into the main sewer. Clarification is needed as to
whether a main sewer exists and if there will be treatment plant for surface
3 The requirement for screen
planting should be enforced. This was missing from the original application. The
area adjoining the A6 has never been landscaped.
Best Kept Village Competition
The Council agreed to enter again this year. Attention to
be paid to the area around the pump. Cllr Mercer will co-ordinate with the
Village Hall Committee.