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Parish Council Minutes - May 2008




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Minutes of the Yealand Conyers Parish Meeting held on 7th May 2008 in the Quaker Meeting House, Yealand Conyers.

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Cllrs Rothwell, Calnan, Mercer, Jackson and Panton, Clerk D. Hancock plus four members of the Parish. Cllr Fishwick and Community police Officer,Tony Marsh also attended. 


Cllr Rothwell was proposed as chairman and Cllr Calnan agreed to remain as vice chairman. Declarations of acceptance of office were signed. The Clerk drew attention to the fact that the Parish Councillors' register of personal interests should reflect ownership of their own homes.


Minutes of the meeting held on 5th March 2008

These were approved and signed by the Chairman Cllr Rothwell.


Matters arising

There were no other matters arising.


Police report

Pc Marsh reported that there had been some petty crime including the disappearance of the 30mph sign at the top of Snape Lane.There had been some speed monitoring by the school but it was felt that approximately 50% of cars driving past between St Mary’s Church and Peter Hill could be exceeding the speed limit.. PC Marsh assured the Parish Councillors that the issue of speeding vehicles would be addressed.


AONB/Landscape Trust 20th Anniversary Project

Unfortunately the sale of the land has still not been completed .The Clerk will contact the Solicitors once again to find out why there is such a delay. The confirmation of the presence of Great Crested newts means that this is now a protected site. There has been a problem of drainage around the school and Village Hall and consideration will have to be given to the protected site when re routing the drains.

Cllr Calnan expressed her concern over the Parish Council’s Liability for safety because the pond is located next to the school .The parish council would be happy for the Landscape trust to take over the maintenance and responsibility for this area. Cllr Panton agreed to raise this at the next AONB meeting. 



Cheques were approved for

£30 D.Hancock [£10 Best kept village competition fee and £20 petty cash.]

£100 Annual donation AONB

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Best Kept Village

Attention would be drawn to this competition in the Parish council newsletter. Councillor Calnan would write a short article explaining the aims of the competition. Cllr mercer would speak to Yealand Manor about a broken wall on Peter Hill. It was hoped that everyone would ensure that the parish did well in this years’ competition.  


Wages  for Lengthsman and Clerk 2008- 2009 

It was agreed to raise the wages for the lengthsman to £13 per hour.

The Clerk’s wages would be raised to £8 per hour, an annual salary of £624, in line with the Society of Local Council Clerks’ pay scale.


Accounts 2007- 2008

The accounts for the year 2007-2008 were presented. The balance on 31.3.2008 was

Current account £1694.77

Deposit account  £31.43

Petty cash £3.49 

The Council approved the Statement of Assurance, which was signed by the Chairman and Clerk.


Planning Document model and formation of a Planning sub-committee.

The councillors approved the planning document model drawn up by councillor Panton and the Clerk with the minor modification of a comment column for each councillor. It was agreed that every Planning application should be commented on within a week. Cllrs Rothwell and Panton will then write a report unless there was any thing contentious in an application. In that case a full Parish Council meeting would be required. 


Dates of meetings 2008-2009

The next meetings will be on 25th June, 3rd September, 29th October2008 and 7th January, 4th March and 6th May 2009.