Minutes of the
Yealand Conyers Parish Council Meeting held on
16th November 2005 in the Quaker Old School, Yealand Conyers.
Cllrs Rothwell, Hoskinson, Calnan,
Mercer and Jackson, Clerk D. Hancock plus one member of the Parish and Community
Support Officer, Deborah Gwilliam.
Mr Wood reported that that the notice
advising that Snape Lane was unsuitable for HGVs was not making any difference
to vehicles using the lane. Any width restrictions on the lanes would need to
have a legal basis and Lancashire follows the National guidelines in respect of
speed limits. Deborah Gwilliam suggested that Mr Wood passed details of the
regular HGVs that used the lane to P.C. Bassinder.
Any incidents with ‘boy racers ‘ should
also be reported immediately to the Police Station. It is also appropriate to
report cars with loud stereos.
There had been an incident where a
driver had approached a teenage girl. Any further encounters must be reported
immediately to the Police.
Cllr Jackson commented that youths were
congregating at the MUGA but there had been no problems with this.
Someone had asked Cllr Mercer to report
to the Parish Council that there was overhanging greenery on a wall by the New
Inn. Cllr Rothwell agreed to look at this area but suggested that it might be
more appropriate if the complainant dealt directly with the pub.
The height of the portacabins has been
The Parish Council had written to the
head of Planning and Building Control stating that although they were
sympathetic to the need to develop the site they were opposed to the development
in the current form. The letter indicated steps that could be taken to enable
the Council to support the development. The most important steps are as follows:
All traffic to and from the site should be along
the track from Crag Foot via Grisedale Farm.
The creation of a public footpath through the woods by the track from Grisedale
Farm to Crag foot Chimney and the creation of a footpath through the fields to
the north of the lane from Grisedale Farm to Leighton Hall.
separate adopted bridleway from Grisedale Farm to Leighton hall main gate.
No realigned roadway or further development outside the footprint of the site.
The same route should be used for entering and leaving the car park.
The car park needs to be in a cutting with substantial screening so that it is
not visible particularly from the North.
income for Leighton Hall for the scheme should go into a maintenance fund
managed by Trustees.
should be an economic assessment against identified needs of Leighton Hall.
The Clerk had written to the Department
of the Environment asking for guidance in this matter.
Cllr Rothwell expressed thanks to Cllr
Hoskinson and Mr Heaton for their help.
Cllr Calnan reported that Emma was no
longer employed as Lengthsman. It was agreed that any outstanding bills be paid.
John Holmes had agreed to work for Yealand Conyers Parish so the Clerk would
contact the Clerk of Yealand Redmayne to discuss salary and organisation of
working hours. Cllr Calnan agreed that members of the Parish could liaise with
her regarding areas that required attention. This information could also be
posted in the Newsletter.
Carnforth connect bus.
A decision on this service has been
postponed until December 20th 2005 . Meanwhile Stagecoach buses are
also servicing the village. Cllr Fishwick had promised to keep the Parish
Council informed of any new developments.
Traffic and Transport Meeting.
Cllr Rothwell reported that the School
had access to grant money, which could be used to formulate a School travel
Plan. The Parish Council supported this idea and agreed that Cllr Rothwell
contact Yealand Redmayne regarding a joint meeting. Cllr Calnan indicated that
she would like to be involved with this project.
Planning .Installation of
Waste water treatment plant ,6 Dykes Lane
Deposit Account £3365.36
Petty cash £12.12
Cheques were approved for
£288.75 Zurich Insurance
£58.75 Audit Fee
£180 Clerk’s wages
Cllr Rothwell presented a bill for £5.60
Cllr Hoskinson presented a bill for
£7.20 - photocopying
These to be paid from petty cash.
The Parish Council agreed that £500 be
transferred from the Deposit account to the Current account.
The Auditors have accepted the Annual
Return. There were no matters that came to their attention. The Annual return
and Conclusion of Audit will be displayed on the Notice Board for fourteen days.
It was agreed to set the precept at
The minimum wage has risen to
£5.05/hour.The Parish council agreed to raise the Clerk’s wages to £400/annum.
United Utilities have £5million to spend
over five years in protected areas in the North West to improve the landscape by
undergrounding unsightly electricity lines.
The Chairman had informed the AONB of
our preferences, but it was thought best that Ian Henderson of the AONB should
decide which lines should have priority.
Cllr Jackson had attended this meeting
and reported that work had been done in restoration of the Lime Kiln on
Cllr Jackson reported that progress has
been made on this project. Work is due to commence four miles south of Kendal in
2007. Yealand Conyers Parish will fall into the third phase of the scheme.