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Parish Council Minutes - March 2016

DRAFT Minutes of the Yealand Conyers Parish Council Meeting held on 2nd March 2016 at the Quaker Old School, Yealand Conyers.



Chair D. Hancock, Cllrs Panton, Arthurs, Tyldesley and Page and Clerk, S.Harrison


Open meeting.

To celebrate Queen Elizabethís forthcoming 90th birthday the Tower Mint Ltd have produced a commemorative medal for Councils to purchase, Chair Hancock asked the Councillors if the Parish should purchase a number of these as a gift for children living in Yealand Conyers. The minimum number that can be ordered is 50 so Chair Hancock asked for the Clerk to contact Yealand Redmayne Clerk to enquire if we could make a combined purchase.



Cllr Sykes


Minutes of the Meeting held on 6th January, 2016.

The Minutes were approved and signed by the Chair D .Hancock.


New Inn Update

There have been no recent updates as to the total amount raised so far. The New Inn Committee are looking into extending the time to purchase shares until the end of March,2016 though the Asset of Community Value expires by the beginning of March.


Purchase of a Defibrillator

Andrew Deptford helps Parish Councils purchase defibrillatorís and after speaking with him Chair Hancock said it would cost £1650 to purchase one which comes with a heated housing. The Parish Council would have the cost of fitting it. Chair Hancock has received an email from the British Heart Foundation to say that they will be reopening applications in April and she has emailed them to say that that the Parish Council would like to apply for one as soon as applications become available. The British Heart Foundation said that it would cost the Parish Council £400.The wish to set up a First Responders group has run into problems due to funding issues. Chair Hancock is willing to have her contact number available if a defibrillator is installed. Other contact numbers  will also be required.

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Chair asked the Councillors if they were happy for her to apply for the defibrillator as soon as the applications reopen and they all were in agreement. Cllr Tyldesley said that she would ask at the next Quaker meeting with regard to a donation towards the cost of purchasing a defibrillator. Livos Energy have indicated that they would fund a defibrillator once they receive the final permission to start building the solar farm at Cinderbarrow.


Withdrawal of Bus Services

Following a meeting between representatives from Carnforth, Warton, Yealand Conyers and Redmayne and Silverdale Parish Councils a Bus Users  group was formed. John Bennett from the Bus Users group has been speaking with Paul Hayhurst County Councillor leader of the new Lancashire County Council Bus Working Group.

Mr Bennett submitted a draft possible timetable the group had compiled to the Bus Working Group for a new bus service to be operated by one bus in place of the two that currently operate. LCC Transportation department has sent a proposed timetable for a new combined bus service for Silverdale, Yealands, Warton to Carnforth. Saturday services are still to be added but are expected to be substantially as weekday services. There will be no Sunday services.

Mr Bennett has been advised that finance to subsidise this service has been provisionally allocated in the 2 million fund. The Parish Councils will not have to put in funding this year. It is hoped the new service can start on the 4th April 2016 to commence from the ending of current services. 


Cllr Arthurs talked about a company she has used to purchase products from which produce products made from recycled plastic milk bottles. The Chair asked for the Clerk to enquire as to the price, weight and size. A noticeboard must be ordered as soon as possible.


Post box update

The Clerk wrote to Michael Hogg Public Affairs Manager for the Royal Mail Group to say that a post box had still not been fitted and how this was causing much anger and inconvenience to the many Parishioners who use it. Mr Hogg wrote back to say he apologised and having made further enquiries he can confirm that the delay has been caused due to a new site 

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needing to be found because the original location was on private land. The proposed new location for the post box is on Dykes Lane near to Clifford Barn. This information has been passed to their contractors and they believe that the post box will be installed in the next 6 weeks. 

The Councillors have asked the Clerk to make further enquiries into where exactly the location of the new post box will be and the size of  the new post box. The owner of the wall where the previous post box was sited has not been consulted and has not ever objected to the post box being on their wall.



Cheques were approve and signed 

£78.00  Relyant Gardening

£44.82  LALC

£56.40  Executive & Office Support Services Ltd (website)

£65.00  Thirsk Pay role

£60.00  Clerk Expenses

£105.00 Quaker Old School Room Hire

£260.00 Clerk Wages

Santander C/Acct Balance £1560.70 (Balance prior to invoices above)

Santander C/Acct Balance £891.48   (Balance after invoices been paid)



Application No: 16/00116/LB

Proposal: Listed building application for a replacement window

For:  Lady Iona Bowen  

Address: 7 Yealand Road, Yealand Conyers, Carnforth, LA5 9SG.

No objection

Date of next meeting:  4th May, 2016.


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