Minutes of the Yealand Conyers
Parish Meeting held on 4th November 2009 in the Quaker Meeting
House, Yealand Conyers.
Cllrs Rothwell, Calnan, Mercer, Jackson, Panton, Clerk D.
Hancock and Lucy Baron, manager of the AONB.
Lucy Baron gave a short presentation in which she
emphasised the importance of protecting and conserving both the heritage and
amazing variety of landscape within the AONB. The organisation protects the
seascape, salt marsh, ancient woodland and limestone pavement. They are
conscious that it is a living and working landscape and wish to work with the
city and county councils and environmental groups so that the special qualities
of this area can be conserved and enjoyed. They wish to encourage vibrant rural
economy, a sustainable future and a lively community. The organisation also
wishes to have discussions with the Parish and City councils on the impact of
the Built environment and traffic issues. An annual meeting is to be arranged
with the Joint Parishes where specific issues could be discussed. The Parish
Council felt that this would be extremely useful. They would welcome advice on
environmental matters and their impact on planning applications.
Clr Calnan asked whether the AONB employ specialist
contractors. Lucy Baron replied that some work is contracted out and other done
by volunteers. Advice is available for local projects both funding and
sustainable development grants are also available.
Cllr Rothwell asked if we had any particular special
areas within our Parish. Lucy Baron felt that the medieval strip fields were
Clr Rothwell enquired whether the AONB had views on
traffic calming measures such as the imposition of 40mph speed limits. Lucy
Baron said that there is more consultation with Highways and that they are duty
bound to protect the AONB. She agreed to forward a copy of the report of the
work done in Cumbria.
Lucy Baron thanked the Parish Council for their annual
donation. The Parish Council are keen to continue working closely with the AONB
and are grateful that Cllr Jackson is our representative.
There were apologies from PC Marsh.
Minutes of the Meeting held on 2nd
These were approved and signed by the Chairman Cllr
Vegetation, Dykes Lane
The Highways department will arrange for Lancashire
County Council Legal department to contact the owner. This will result in the
cost being recharged to the owner of the hedge. The Area North team will ensure
that the hedge is cut back around the speed limit signs. The Snape Lane Sign
will be reset and the damaged bend sign repaired.
Stopping Up Order Dykes Lane
The Application to stop up the highway in front of the
Police House has been passed.
The Highways Department had asked whether there were any
objections to the application for the area adjacent to Clifford Barn. The Parish
Council has no objections to this application.
Cllr Panton reported that the telephone box on Dykes lane
is not working. The light is broken. Both these matters have been reported. It
was noted that this phone would only take a cash card.
Mr and Mrs Redshaw have offered to erect a Christmas tree
on the verge where the cherry tree stood .The lights will run off solar power.
The Parish Council had no objection to this and would also give a donation.
P.C. Marsh had sent report. There have been three
burglaries. The speed gun has been deployed. The majority of vehicles checked
were within the limit. There have been regular patrols to deter antisocial
behaviour and inconsiderate driving. Further funding is being sought for the
Cheques were approved
£34.00 Relyant Gardening
£33.00 Relyant Gardening
£312 .00 D Hancock- wages
£311.85 Zurich Insurance - Annual Cover
Change of date for the March 2010 meeting
It was agreed to fix provisional dates of 17th
February, 3rd March and 31st March for Parish Council
meetings. The earlier dates could be cancelled if there was no urgent business.