Minutes of the Yealand Conyers
Parish Meeting held on 17th November 2010 in the Quaker Meeting
House, Yealand Conyers.
Cllrs Calnan. Rothwell, Panton ,
Mercer and Jackson and Clerk D. Hancock.
A member of the Parish had
requested that the Parish Council attend to the condition of the War Memorial.
Some of the inscription is eroded and the stone work may need cleaning. It was
agreed to get an opinion from a stone mason. The Clerk will contact the Yealand
Redmayne Parish Council about sharing any costs. There are also grants for 50%
of any costs up to £2500 available from the War Memorials Trust.
There were apologies from P.C.
Marsh and Cllr Fishwick.
Minutes of the meeting held
on September 15th 2010
The minutes were approved and
signed by the Chair, Cllr Calnan.
John Holmes had indicated that he did wish to continue as
Lengthsman. Cllr Calnan and Cllr Panton agreed to draw up a new work itinerary.
Wind turbine, Bank Barn
Enforcement officer had determined that is not expedient to pursue the matter.
She stated that if an application were to be submitted for its retention, it
might be looked upon favourably. There is no evidence that its siting is causing
any harm. It would not seta precedent as each case is dealt with on its own
The Council’s Legal Service are pursuing this matter.
However there is no fixed date as to when the windows will be replaced.
Snow and ice clearance
The Council will clear the priority road network. They
have also mapped a secondary route network, where grit will be used as a
replacement for salt. Grit bins will be monitored. A salt and sand mixture will
be placed in these. Householders should not be put off clearing paths because of
the fear that someone could slip and be injured. Individuals are responsible for
their own safety. Cllr Rothwell agreed to write a short guide on snow clearing
for the village newsletter.
Best Kept Village
The Clerk had not received any reply to her request for
further information regarding the Judges decision. One member of the parish had
heard that Peter Hill was a cause for concern. The Clerk will investigate this
P.C. Marsh had provided report
in which he stated that there had been an attempted burglary at Holmere Bank,
Dykes Lane. An attempt had been made to lever a window open.
There have been a number of
reports of transit vans seen in unusual places often near to farms. Details have
been circulated through the Farmwatch Scheme.
The signs used to advertise the
craft fair at Leighton Hall were within the remit of the local planning
It is hoped that speed
monitoring can be resumed over he next few months. Although the Constabulary is
currently undergoing a period of review P.C. Marsh and ECSO Hurtley are fully
committed to providing a quality service in the area.
Renewable energy Project,
Claughton Moor, Lancashire
The application for the erection
of twenty wind turbines is going to appeal. Cllrs had been asked for any extra
comments in objection. The consensus of opinion is that there is little evidence
that the energy generated justifies the impact on the environment. The Clerk
will forward all comments to the Planning Inspectorate.
[a] Cheques for £39 and
£49 were approved for Relyant Gardening
[b] A cheque for £312 was
approved for Clerks’ wages. The Clerk requested that the £40 annual expenses be
reviewed. The number of phone calls have decreased as have written letters .It
was agreed that the expenses be reduced to £20.
[c] Zurich Insurance. It was
agreed to continue with Zurich Insurance and that the annual fee should be paid
Condition of the wall on
The retaining wall to the north
of Dykes Lane is in poor repair. It has collapsed in some areas. The Clerk will
request that the Highways department look at this area. Cllr Rothwell pointed
out that double bend sign on Yealand Road has yet to be moved further from the
edge of the carriageway.
Reports from meetings
No meetings had been attended. Cllr Jackson reported that
she had not received notice of the Canal Trust meetings .It was agreed that the
parish Council become an affiliated member of the Trust for an annual fee of £8.
This would mean that we
would be kept up to date with
any developments affecting the canal. Cllr Jackson agreed to continue to
represent the Parish Council.
Lancaster Planning and
housing policy rural consultation
The Parish Council had been
asked to comment on a range of issues involving rural planning and housing
issues. There is also an opportunity for Parish Councils to identify land within
the parish that could be put to new use. After discussion with the Cllrs., the
Clerk was in a position to complete these reports.
The Clerk had been advised that a licence is required for
the erection of a Christmas tree on Dykes Lane. Lights will run on solar power.
Zurich Insurance had advised that there is adequate cover. Mr Redshaw has agreed
to be the ‘responsible person.’ The application will now be made.
Dates of Meetings March 2011 and May 2011
The dates of these meetings were arranged for Tuesday
March 15th and Tuesday May 10th. The date of the next
meeting is Wednesday January 5th.
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