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Parish Council Minutes - Nov 2017

Minutes of the Yealand Conyers Parish Council Meeting held at the Quaker Meeting House on Wednesday 15th November 2017 at 7.45pm.

Present Cllr Lucy Arthurs, Cllr Dawn Hancock (chair), Cllr Joan Page, Cllr Jane Panton (vice – chair) Cllr Sue Tyldesley.

Gill Mason – clerk to the parish council. 

1501 Apologies.

No apologies received. 

1502 Minutes of the previous meeting.

It was resolved that the minutes be approved by the parish council and signed by Cllr Hancock as a true record of the meeting held on Wednesday 6th September 2017.

Proposed by Cllr Panton.

Seconded by Cllr Tyldsley. 

1503 Declarations of interest and dispensations.

None declared.


1504 Open forum.

Cllr Hancock reported that Natural England have planned to cut back the Beech trees at Little Hawes Water which would open up an area to encourage flowers to grow.  There has been no communication with Silverdale or Yealand Redmayne regarding the works. Some of the pathways will be closed whilst the felling is completed.


No 3 Dykes Lane residents access development – continuing concerns over the access and potential impingement on Highways verges. 

1505 Planning

Application No. : 17/01215/FUL

Proposal : Erection of a new commercial building comprising of three new light industrial units (B1c)

For : Mr Rogerson

Site Address : Tarnwater, Milnthorpe Road, Yealand Conyers, Lancashire, LA5 9RJ.

The parish council have no observations.

It was resolved that the parish council submit the above response to Lancaster City Council Development Control.

Proposed by Cllr Hancock

Seconded by Cllr Tyldsley. 

1506 SLCC membership renewal.

It was resolved that the parish council renew the SLCC membership at a cost of £38.00.

Proposed by Cllr Panton.

Seconded by Cllr Page. 

1507 Insurance renewal.

It was resolved that the insurance is renewed at a cost of £224.00 for 2017/2018.

Proposed by Cllr Tyldsley.

Seconded by Cllr Arthurs.

The clerk was asked to get advice from the war memorial trust on insuring the war memorial for a rebuild if anything were to knock it down.  

1508 Finance


G Mason, clerk’s wages £230.62                                               

SLCC £38.00

Insurance £224.00

War memorial cleaning £28.48

It was resolved that the above payments be made.

Proposed by Cllr Page.

Seconded by Cllr Panton. 

1509 Adoption of the canal at Yealand Conyers.

The clerk attended the meeting with the canal trust and the Longlands Hotel representative. There are two options for the parish council to consider:

a)  Yealand Conyers maintain the stretch of canal from Cinder Barrow down to the lock.

b)  Yealand Redmayne and Yeland Coyers maintain together  -  Cinder Barrow upwards to the next two bridges.

Volunteers from both villages will be required. The canal trust will provide a lock up, tools, signing in sheets, risk assessments and health and safety reports.

The clerk will contact Yealand Redmayne to enquire which option they would like to consider. 

1510 Safety notices for the pond.

The AONB are planning to clear the area around the pond soon. The landowner has not been notified of the proposal of the signage yet, so permission has not been sought.

The village hall has added a warning to the booking form regarding the pond. 

1511 Gravestone maintenance.

St Johns church has gravestones that are in poor condition and need resetting into the ground. The families cannot be contacted and so the church is looking to reset 20 gravestones at a cost of £125.00 each.

Yealand Redmayne are donating £250.00 to the church for the resetting.

The parish council would like more information on the resetting of the gravestones before making a decision. Agenda item carried to January meeting. 

1512 Bus users information.

Cllr Hancock informed the parish council that she had been speaking to John Bennet from Silverdale Parish Council who said the 7pm bus will be restored. Unfortunately, this bus won’t connect with the train times for users.

The clerk was asked to contact Mr Bennet to request that the train and bus times be reviewed so they be connecting. 

1513 Reports and correspondence.

The clerk will circulate the current budget to the councillors in preparation for the precept setting in January. 

£1 pinfold rent and signed contract for 10 years has been received. 

Lengsthman duties

·         Bench to be painted over winter.

·         Clear signage of leaves. 

1514 Date and time of next meeting.

Wednesday 3rd January 2017 at 7.45pm. 

The meeting closed at 8.42pm



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