Minutes of the Yealand Conyers
Parish Meeting held on 15th March 2011 in the Quaker Meeting
House, Yealand Conyers.
Cllrs Calnan, Panton, Mercer and
Jackson and Clerk D. Hancock.
Cllr Panton drew attention to a planning application for
a 50m high wind turbine at Burton service station. This would be seen from the
Parish. Questions were raised over whether the efficiency of a wind turbine
outweighed the impact on the landscape. The Clerk agreed to contact the planning
office to find out why the Parish council had not been asked for comments.
Several notices had been placed
around the village advising that dog owners with dogs off the leash would be
photographed and reported to the police. P.C.Marsh had advised that in law dogs
should be kept under control but are not required to be leashed at all times.
P.C. Marsh had advised that the wording on the notices should be revised.
Cllr Jackson reported dog
fouling on Church Lane. Cllr Calnan suggested that a notice be placed in the
Village News letter stating that action would be taken if the culprits are seen
to be allowing their dogs to foul the footpaths.
There were apologies from Cllr Rothwell, Cllr Fishwick
and P.C. Marsh.
Minutes of the meeting held
on the 5th January 2011
These were approved and signed by the Chair, Cllr
The job of replacement of the
road signs is still outstanding. The Clerk had requested that the Highways
department repair potholes in the road on the approach to the village on Yealand
Road. The kerb is also collapsing in that area. The Clerk has also advised the
department that the hedge at the bottom of Roseacre Lane is being undermined.
This is because heavy vehicles drive too close to the edge of the road.
The owner of the wall on Dykes
lane has been required to monitor the wall, and to repair it as necessary.
Parish Council Elections
The Clerk has obtained the
election packages. She will also post the Notice of Election. The Clerk holds a
copy of the Electoral Role. The completed nomination forms have to be returned
during the week commencing25th March 2011. The Town Hall has requested that the
Annual meeting is held no earlier than 16th May 2011. Therefore a
date was arranged for Tuesday 17th May.
The Clerk presented a report on behalf of P.C . Marsh.
There have been two burglaries. A chain saw has been taken for a garage and an
electric fire has been taken from the Friends Meeting House. Residents are
reminded to make sure that they keep windows locked and doors secure. The Police
patrol the village every day. There have been additional patrols in the area due
to a rural crime operation ,targeting those criminals active in the area.
There have been a number of
sheep worrying incidents. The Police are doing what they can to support farmers
and will take action against irresponsible dog owners.
The Clerk advised that she will
ask for a police presence during the Open Gardens event. This has now been
arranged for the 25th June 2011. The school fete will also be held on
the same day. Therefore there will probably be increased traffic through the
Cheques were approved
Clerk’s wages and
Best kept village
competition fee £12.00
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The LALC bill has not arrived.
The War Memorials Trust have approved a grant of £50
towards the cleaning of the stone work. The Parish Council agreed to appoint
Tony Holmes to undertake this work. The Clerk will liase with him re a contract
and start date.
It was agreed that a new list of duties should be drawn
up. The Clerk had been approached by the PCC of St John’s Church to see if the
Lengthsman would cut back the ivy on the Church wall. There was some concern
that this could set a precedent. It was agreed that the Parish council would be
prepared to offer £20 towards the cost of this work. The Clerk will ask John
Holmes to quote for this work before responding to the PCC.
Cllr Mercer agreed to raise the
points in the Best Kept Village report with the Village Hall committee. It may
be that they could improve the areas mentioned without involving the Lengthsman.
The Clerk will enclose a covering letter with the Best Kept village application
stating where our responsibility lies.
The Clerk had received a
document from Lancashire County Council asking for applications to a pilot
scheme, which would deliver public rights of way maintenance. There would be
money available to fund a wider set of duties under the lengthsman scheme. All
existing parish lengthsman schemes will be subject to review. The Clerk
will ask for clarification on
this matter because the Parish Council pay the Lengthsman out of the precept and
do not have a separate budget.
11/00025/LB Listed building
application for creation of an ensuite and associated works, relocation of
extractor fan and secondary double glazing to all windows and doors. Flat 6,
Yealand house, Yealand Conyers.
There were no objections to this
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