Minutes of the Yealand Conyers
Parish Meeting held on 7th May 2008 in the Quaker Meeting
House, Yealand Conyers.
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
There were no other matters arising.
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
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
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.