Chair D. Hancock, Cllrs Panton, Arthurs, Tyldesley and Page and Clerk,
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
£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.
Date of next meeting: 4th May, 2016.