Minutes of the Yealand Conyers
Parish Meeting held on 31st March 2010 in the Quaker Meeting
House, Yealand Conyers.
Cllrs Rothwell, Mercer, Jackson and Calnan. Clerk D.
Hancock P.C. Marsh and one member of the Parish Mr Heaton.
Cllr Rothwell requested that future meetings should be
more formal and that all questions should be addressed through the Chair.
Cllr Jackson reported that a
member of the Parish, had asked if the ivy on the wall adjacent to Yealand Manor
could be cut back. The Clerk agreed to approach the householder. John Holmes
could do this work, with agreement from the householder.
Mr Heaton had visited the County
Records Office. He gave a most interesting report on the business of the Parish
Council since 1863 .It was then called the Rate Payers Association .The issues
were much the same as today including sewerage, roads and access to footpaths.
The Parish Council had also been involved in the distribution of charitable
donations .The Records Office hold minutes from 1863- 1956. The Clerk reported
that she holds the minutes from1983 but the whereabouts of the other minutes are
unknown. Cllr Mercer agreed to ask Mrs Greaves if she knew where they were held.
The Clerk would ask the Clerk of Yealand Redmayne and the City Council. It was
agreed to house all the minutes at the County Records Office. Cllr Jackson had
kept her own personal record of residents and changes to houses in the village.
This is a valuable record .
The Clerk had attended the
Public Meeting at Keer Bridge Household Waste Recycling Centre. This was well
attended and people were most vocal about the potential closure of this site.
Disquiet was expressed at the expense of employing consultants who also did not
know the area .It was agreed that a letter should be sent on behalf of the
Parish Council. This would state that if the site should close there would be an
increase in fly tipping. Residents would be forced to travel long distances
through congested areas to Saltaire. The present site is well run and provides a
useful service .The Parish Council would also like to see a copy of the
consultative report. A copy of the letter would be sent to Cllr Fishwick.
Apologies have been received from Cllr Fishwick and Cllr
Minutes of the meeting held
on 6th January 2010
The minutes were approved and signed by the Chairman Cllr
The Stopping Up Order of 26
metres of the highway verge on Dykes Lane was approved on the 19th
P.C. Marsh reported that there
had been two cases of arson at the school. Rubbish Bins were ignited. There has
been an increase in police patrols especially at the weekends. The Police were
not in a position to provide CCTV cameras. There had been a night time
disturbance at Yealand Hall. The Police were working with St Mary’s Church to
prevent parking on the footpath. Cllr Calnan said that it was hoped to provide
more parking spaces within the car park. P. C. Marsh felt that it would be
appropriate for the Church to purchase traffic cones. Joint Police operations
have led to a reduction in overnight crime. Cllr Jackson thanked him for his
help in protecting the community.
Report of the Meeting with
Cllr Calnan had prepared a report on her meeting with the
network manager of United Utilities. The Clerk had also received a letter from
United Utilities ,which addressed the problems with the supply over the
Christmas period . She had also received an e email from the resort manager of
Pine Lake. As the stories appeared to differ, Cllr Rothwell suggested that the
information be read by all the Councillors and that this matter should be
discussed at the next meeting.
No response had been received
from Mr Winder. It was agreed that no further efforts should be made to purchase
The Playgroup Leader had
approached Mr Winder to ask if extra bars be placed around the landing stage.
This had been done at no cost to the Parish Council and should provide a safer
environment. It was agreed that the Parish Council would purchase and plant more
bulbs in the area adjacent to the car park.
Cheques were approved for £39 and £30. Cllr Calnan would
ask John Holmes to clean the road signs . She would also ask him to inform us of
his hourly rate from April 2010.
The Clerk will also liaise with
the Clerk Of Yealand Redmayne over this matter.
The Clerk will ask the AONB to
repair the footpath signs on the green lane running between Dykes lane and Snape
Lane and on Peter Hill.
Clerk’s Wages and Expenses
A cheque for £360 was approved
for wages and annual expenses. A wage of £650 per annum was approved in line
with the part time clerk hourly rate.
A cheque for £56.40 was approved
for Alan White, It had come to the Chairman’s attention that it is not possible
to access the website using some browsers. The Clerk will contact Mr White to
see if this can be rectified. Some of the minutes have also not been posted.
LALC Annual subscription
A cheque for £37.99 was approved.
Best Kept Village
£10.00 competition entrance fee
was approved. Cllr Calnan agreed to write a short notice about the competition,
which would go into the May Newsletter.
The judging period will be from
Tuesday 1st June –Sunday 11th July inclusive.
Wind Turbine at Rogersons
This application has been
approved by the Planning Office .A wind turbine has been erected in the garden
of a householder on Dykes Lane. The Planning Office will inspect this site and
report back to the Parish Council as to whether Planning permission is
Cllr Rothwell had asked the
Cllrs to comment on traffic calming measures that have been utilised in Cumbria.
It was agreed that measures such as planters and removal of white lines would
have less impact on the environment than more signage. The Clerk was asked to
arrange a meeting with the County Highways department to discuss these ideas.
Mr Heaton kindly agreed to
repair the Notice Board and to arrange refurbishment of the sign. The Parish
Council agreed to pay him for any expenditure.