Chair Dawn Hancock,
Cllr’s Panton, Tyldesley, Page, together with Joan Jackson, Alan Tyldesley and
Clerk S. Harrison.
Chairman and Cllrs
The Cllrs were
welcomed. Chair Hancock was proposed and accepted by Cllr Panton and seconded by
Cllr Page. Vice Chair Panton was proposed by Chair Hancock and seconded by Cllr
Acceptance of Office
Acceptance of Office were signed. Cllr’s were reminded to inform the Clerk of
any changes to the Register of Personal Interests.
Minutes of the
meeting held on the 2nd March 2016.
These were approved
and signed by Chair Hancock.
The Parish Council
would hope to fund this together with extra donations during the next financial
Post-box, Dykes Lane
The ‘missing’ post-box
from Yealand Road has now been repositioned on Dykes Lane on the verge by
Clifford Barn which is owned by Lancaster City Council. Cllr Panton thought she
owned the verge. When she queried this with the GPO and Highways they said that
they had twice spoken to the Parish Council regarding the positioning of the new
post box. Highways said that they have positioned the post box so it is in line
with the bollards and is out of the vision of Cllr Panton’s house. Chair Hancock
asked whether it was Cllr Panton’s wish for the Clerk to write to the Royal Mail
regarding the issue and Cllr Panton would like a letter of complaint writing.
The final date for
funding to be in place is 1st July. There is still a significant
amount of money needing to be raised and the Friends of the New Inn are looking
at other avenues of funding from external sources. A committee member from FOTNI
said that although Robinsons Brewery will carry on marketing the New Inn for
sale they won’t make any decisions until after the July 1st deadline
Lancaster City Council
has renewed its contract with the Community Payback Scheme for the period
1/04/16 to 31/03/17 and if the Parish has any projects that could be undertaken
by the team to email the Environment Officer.
Chair Hancock has
received a letter from Lancaster City Council re Public Rights of Way - Local
Delivery Scheme for 2016 - 2017 to say that the Parish Council can apply for a
grant of £250 to be used to clear and tidy vegetation areas around footpaths and
public rights of way. If the PC wish to apply for the funding we have to apply
for it by the 1st June. Cllr Tyldesley asked would we have to specify
what area needs clearing. The Chair asked the Cllrs if there any areas which
they feel are in need of clearing or improvement. Alan Tyldesley asked who looks
after the canal corridor and that maybe the Canal Trust could be in need of
financial assistance. This payment would be a one off payment of £250 for this
financial year. We would have to ask the Lengthsman to do specific jobs .Chair
asked if it was the Cllrs wish to opt in and the Cllrs were all in agreement.
Chair Hancock said she would inspect the pond by the village school and see if
any improvements are needed there.
Community Emergency Plan for the Yealands
has been approached by Mike Bartlett from Lancaster City Council with a proposal
to put in place a plan for any future disasters The plan would include places of
safety, people with 4 wheel drive vehicles etc and contacts who could help
vulnerable elderly people who lived alone. The Chair thought it was a good idea
for the Parish Council to put something in place and to work with Yealand
Redmayne Parish Council to draw up a proforma to be displayed at the Village
Hall and Parish website asking for people’s names and contact details. Then a
complete list will be drawn up and displayed. The village hall is already a
designated place of refuge. The Quaker Meeting House and St. Mary’s Church need
to be formally approached.
Accounts 2015 -
George Heaton was our
internal auditor. There were no matters arising. The Clerk presented the
accounts for the year ending 2015/2016.
The closing balance as
of the 31/03/14 was £602.51
Due to the BDO raising an issue with regard
to assets owned by the Parish Council the war memorial now has to be listed as
an asset with a value of £1.00 and it is a requirement that any future items
purchased by the Parish Council would need to be put down on the audit as an
The Accounts are
available to view via the Clerk and will also be placed on the website.
The Clerk will write a
report for the Auditors.
The Certificate of
Assurance was approved and signed by the Chair.
The Cllr’s were
unanimous to keep the donation they give to the AONB at £100.
A cheque to Lancaster
City Council for the AONB was approved for £100
A cheque was generated
for £672 for the purchase of a new noticeboard.
A cheque for £672 .00
was approved for Vista
Joan Jackson asked
whether the Parish Council are still giving a donation to the Canal Trust but
Chair Hancock said that the PC had needed to think about expenditure over the
last few years and hence had not given a donation for a number of years.
The Clerk has decided
to resign from her post as Clerk and will finish at the end of May. The Cllrs
wished her all the best for the future.
Dates of Meetings
2016 – 2017