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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. 


Open Meeting

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 extremely important.

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 September 2009

These were approved and signed by the Chairman Cllr Rothwell. 

Page 196


Matters arising

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. 


Police report

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 SPID project. 



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.