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Parish Council Minutes - March 2012




Minutes of the Yealand Conyers Parish Meeting held on Wednesday 7th March 2012 in the Quaker Old School, Yealand Conyers.



Cllrs Calnan, Panton, Butler, Jackson and Cllr Graham together with Clerk D. Hancock. 


Open meeting

Cllr Graham reported that the dog warden had visited the Silverdale area. Parishioners are urged to report incidences of dog fouling. The warden has provided notices for display. Cllr Butler agreed to write another piece for the Village newsletter about this problem. 



There were apologies for absence from Cllr Mercer and Cllr Fishwick. 


Minutes of the meeting held on 4th January 2012

The minutes were approved and signed by the Chair, Cllr Calnan. 


Matters Arising

Draft Minutes

The LALC has advised that draft minutes may be displayed. These are not legally binding until approval. It was agreed that all the Cllrs should see the draft minutes prior to them being placed on the Notice Board or web site. The Clerk agreed to investigate whether the minutes can be displayed on other notice boards in the Village. 

Weed Killer

The City Council has agreed to apply weed killer along Yealand Road. John Holmes will also be asked to keep this area weed free. Some discussion took place as to how the village could be improved prior to the Best Kept Village competition and the Diamond Jubilee. The Clerk will see if plants and planters could be purchased from the City Council. Residents will be encouraged to make an extra effort this year. 


The Highways Authority have cleaned Church Lane and Yealand Road. The Clerk agreed to contact the Highways Authority every February because the condition of the roads is particularly bad at this time of year. 


Passing Places, Snape Lane 

Cllr Calnan had been alerted by a parishioner to the poor state of Snape Lane Many areas have been very churned up by the wheels of large vehicles and tractors .The  

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Highways Authority have done some clearance. The Parish Council agreed to ask the Highways Authority to consider constructing extra passing places. 


Police Report 

There was no report. However, P.C. Marsh had reported in the Village Newsletter that the Police have been involved in a night time operation. This is to disrupt criminals visiting and passing through rural areas.



Cheques were approved and signed.

Clerks’ wages and expenses £332
Relyant Gardening £26
Alan White web site £56.40
Best Kept Village Competition £12
LALC annual fee £39.13
Lancaster Canal trust £14



12/00042/LB Change of use and conversion of Coach House to holiday Accommodation, Yealand Manor  

There were no objections to this re application. Concern had been expressed that other buildings could be converted to holiday cottages. The Parish Council had concerns about extra traffic on a busy junction. The council did not wish to see extra signage on Peter Hill or Yealand Road. 


Footpath to School

There had been no response to the possibility of purchase or lease of land, in order to construct a pathway to the school. 


Diamond Jubilee 

The Parish Council agreed to purchase ten commemorative mugs. These will be given to every pre- school, junior, and infant school child who live  in the Parish. The mugs will have the Parish Council’s name on the back.


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