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Parish Council Minutes - March 2007




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Minutes of the Yealand Conyers Parish Council Meeting held on the 7th March 2007 in the Quaker Meeting House, Yealand Conyers. 

Page 152 



Cllr Rothwell [Chairman], Cllr Hoskinson, Cllr Mercer, Cllr Jackson, Clerk D. Hancock. Two members of Yealand Redmayne Parish council, Martin Davis and Andrew Robinson, attended together with Cllr Fishwick and Charlie Bluglass and Tony Secombe from Youth and Community Service. 


Open Meeting 

Rebecca Cleaver, Community Pond Project officer, Pond Conservation, Natural England had inspected the pond and surrounding area. Her report stated that the general condition of the pond was good but clearance of vegetation on the south side was necessary. Access from the car park needs to be improved and construction of a new landing stage would be necessary. The School would like to be able to include the children in Nature projects. Yealand Redmayne Parish Council would like to use  money from the Anniversary trust to extend a footpath round the northern boundary linking it up with Drovers Way. Obviously this would require contractors and permission from the surrounding landowners. Cllr Fishwick advised that we might be able to source other funding from Lancashire Local, CARP and other sources funding Community Projects. It was agreed that a sub Committee be formed with members from both Parish Councils in order to move this project forward. 

Charlie Bluglass, Carnforth and Rural team leader, Youth and Community Service spoke of his role in setting up groups for Young people in the area. The ‘What now’ Service has a bus which contains information on careers, benefits, health and leisure for thirteen to nineteen year olds. There is funding that can be used to expand existing facilities i.e. the MUGA. The Councillors felt that it would beneficial if the Bus came in May to the Village Hall. Young people from both parishes would be encouraged to make use of the service. 

Cllr Fishwick informed the Council that it now looks very likely that the Carnforth Connect Bus will have funding until 2008. 



Apologies were received from Cllr Calnan and PC Bassinder. 


Minutes of the Meeting held on the 9th January 2007  

These were approved and signed by the Chairman Cllr Rothwell. 

Page 153 


Matters arising 

There were no matters arising. 


Police Report 

The Clerk had received a letter asking if the parish would like a Mobile Speed Enforcement unit to be installed. The only suitable area would be by the school. The Clerk would respond accordingly. 

Cllr Fishwick informed the Parish Council that it is likely that Carnforth Town Council will fund the cost of a new police car.  



Cheques were approved for

  £37.08 LAPTC

  £60.99 Relyant Gardening

£240.00  Clerk’s wages and expenses. 


Re Election of Councillors May 2007  

Cllr Hoskinson had sent a letter of resignation. She is moving away from the Parish. Cllr Rothwell thanked her for her contribution to the work of the Parish Council. The parish council newsletter will advertise the vacancy.

The date of the next meeting was set for 16th May 2007. 


War Memorial Insurance 

Cllr Jackson had been unable to find any information about the deed of sale. The Clerk had contacted the Imperial War Museum who had the memorial on their database but no extra information. The LAPTC had been unable to provide any Guidance. It was agreed that the Parishes would share the cost of insurance if this should prove necessary. Insurance Costs were dependant on a valuation for replacement. 


Best kept Village

Yealand Conyers Parish council will apply to enter this competition but without holding fund raising events. The village is generally much improved now that building work has been completed. Cllr Rothwell will ask the New Inn if they would be happy for the Clerk to contact the Brewery re any plans for the derelict barn. This is now an eyesore.