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Minutes of the Yealand Conyers Parish Council Meeting held on the 3rd November 2004 in the Quaker Old School, Yealand Conyers.



Cllrs Rothwell, Calnan, Mercer, Jackson, Hoskinson, Clerk D.Hancock and two  members of the parish,Mr McIver and Mr Kelly. Mr Steve Edwards also attended the meeting.


Open meeting

Mr Kelly complained about the state of Snape Lane .He felt that the general condition of the road is poor and was still being used by HGVs despite the warning signs .He requested that more passing places are made. Mr Wood has provided a list of HGVs that the Clerk will forward to the Senior Traffic Engineer. As farm vehicles use the lane it would be difficult to stop mud being carried onto the road in wet weather.



Cllr Sarah Fishwick.


Minutes of the Meeting held on 1st September 2004-11-04

The minutes were approved and signed by the Chairman Cllr Rothwell.



Steve Edwards provided work sheets of the work done by Emma over the last six months. The Councillors are concerned about the cost of the project now that the City Council has removed funding.  Steve Edwards suggested that the hours could be reduced during the winter months to reduce the cost to approximately £480/annum. He would also provide the Council with Emmaís hourly rate ,so that a figure can be set in the2205 precept to cover the wages. The Parish Council would then be in a position to commit to a set number of hours within the year and a letter of Authority could be drawn up.

Meanwhile, the Clerk would write to Cllr Fishwick and the Chief Executive requesting that consideration is given to reinstating the Grant. The Clerk would emphasise that the work would have to be undertaken by the City Council if the Lengthsman left.

Cllr Jackson suggested that the Volunteer Parties from AONB might undertake jobs in the Village.  Cllrs Calnan and Jackson would look at the Rights of Way and Signposts and see if any were in need of attention.


Matters Arising


Cllr Hoskinson was asked to contact Mr White so that he could liase with Cllr Rothwell over costing and design.

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30m.p.h. Road Sign on Yealand Road.

Following the Parish Councilís request, the snowberries have been cut back, which has improved visibility. The County Council feel that the signing is adequate and to move the 30m.p.h sign would require a Traffic Order. Cllr Hoskinson strongly felt that the 30m.p.h.sign should be moved down to the Yealand Conyers Sign. At present pedestrians were at danger. Also people parked along that stretch of road. The Clerk would write again, requesting that consideration be given to relocating the sign.


Acceptance of Office.

Cllr Hoskinson, having been co-opted onto the Parish Council, had signed the Acceptance of Office form in the presence of the Clerk on 02.09.04.She was welcomed onto the Council.


Report on the Meeting with the Planning Officer.

Cllrs Rothwell and Stokes had spoken with the Planning Officer .The next local plan will have to consider the Parish Plan. There will be a joint meeting with Yealand Redmayne Parish Council on 17th November to consider how to progress with the issues raised in the Parish Plans.

Hole In the Wall.

This matter was in arbitration over the question of costs.


Asset Register: The Pound

The Clerk has a copy of the Agreement. This can be produced for the Auditors.



Rose Cottage..  Refused.

Erection of Garage /workshop .Mr Thompson. Granted with conditions.


Quality Parish Councils.

Cllr Calnan agreed to attend a meeting on the 22nd November2004.This meeting would discuss the Charter between Parish and Town Councils.

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Conclusion of Audit.

The Annual return has been accepted by the External Auditors. There were no matters that came to their attention.

The Council approved and accepted the Annual Return. The Annual Return and Notice of Conclusion of Audit would be displayed on the Notice Board for 14 days.


There have been no transactions since the last meeting.

A cheque for £58.75 was paid to HLB AV Audit.

A cheque for £209.29 was paid to Wharton Parish council

A cheque for £190 was paid to D.Hancock [wages]

A cheque for £20 was paid to D.Hancock   [petty cash]

£500 would be transferred from the Deposit Account to the Current Account.



Cllr Hoskinson had kindly delivered the Newsletter.


Any Other Business.

Cllr Calnan reported on the LAPTC and LAPTC Executive meeting .She had also attended the MUGA meeting. Progress has been slow due to the wet weather.

Cllr Jackson had attended the AONB meeting and stressed again that we consider approaching the Volunteers.

She had also attended the Canal Meeting. Work should commence in 2007.The Crooklands to Tewitfield stretch will be the third phase.

In future Reports from other Meetings will be put as separate items on the Agenda.