Chair Dawn Hancock,
Cllrís Panton, Heaton, Mr & Mrs Clarke, Mr C. Burrow, Mr D. Gardner together
with Clerk S. Harrison.
Cllr Jackson, Clerk
Mrs Clarke expressed
her concerns over the removal of the hedge which surrounds the beer garden at
the New Inn, and what was going to replace it. The parishioners voiced their
concerns over the future of the New Inn now it is closed over the winter for
refurbishment. Cllr Panton said that the Parish Councillors would take on board
all concerns and the Clerk would investigate further. Mr Gardner suggested that
we write to the owner of the New Inn expressing both the Cllrs and the publicís
concerns and to say that the New Inn could be an asset to the village when it
has been refurbished. The Clerk will write to Robinsonís.
Minutes of the
meeting held on the 9th September 2014.
The minutes were
approved and signed by the Chair Dawn Hancock.
from the previous minutes
New Inn Update
The contractors have
had a serious problem procuring the roof trusses and joists, they have now
sourced a new supplier but the timescale is longer than they expected. They are
hoping to complete the work on the barn by mid December.
Road Repairs to
The Clerk emailed
Rachel Harrod District Lead Officer for Lancashire Highways Services regarding
the potholes on both Yealand Road and Peters Hill. The issue has now been
referred to the Highway Safety Unit and will be repaired as soon as possible. An
order has been raised for the pothole on Peter Hill to be repaired as well.
The Clerk is to write
again to ask when work to clear the vegetation and saplings from the road will
be completed as the work should have been completed by mid October. The corner
of Church Lane and Dykes Lane has been cleared so that the bee hives can be
placed here. No large trees have been removed.
Dog Waste Bin
The Cllrs discussed
whether the village requires another dog waste bin and if so where best to site
it, Chair Hancock suggested placing one at the end of Hynning Wood. Cllr Heaton
asked whether it would be possible to buy a few notices reminding people to pick
up after their dogs.
The Cllrs decided to
purchase a dog waste bin if there are sufficient funds.
Unit 6, Tarnwater,
Cllr Heaton was
concerned that cars were being placed for sale outside the main gates of
Tarnwater which she saw could be a distraction to drivers.
Planning Enforcement Officer emailed on the 27th October to report
that the Tile Hub has ceased trading.
B4YS are still trying
to devise a definitive route. Chair Hancock is hoping to call a meeting in early
December with the people who have pledged money to give them an update.
In the meantime we
have received an email from BT on the 3rd October regarding inclusion of Yealand
Conyers into the Superfast Lancashire programme. The feasibility of this will be
considered in early 2015.
response to comments about those who are not in the 97% more funding has been
made available under the Superfast Extension Programme, SEP. These funds will
help extend coverage to an even greater percentage of the county.
Chair Hancock said
that if the B4YS scheme covers the area it will have a big impact on BT.
B4Yís have to involve
the Parish as we still need to be involved in the scheme but we need to keep BT
on board and we need to keep reminding people that superfast broadband wonít
happen without the community being involved.
Appt of Councillor
There have been two
applications, Mrs Arthurs and Mrs Page. The Cllrs decided to co opt Mrs Joan
Page as a Councillor on Yealand Conyers Parish Council. This was a majority
decision. Mrs Page has been a Parish Councillor before. The Clerk will inform
Mrs Arthurs but invite her to apply again if another vacancy arises.
Report from the
Cllr Panton attended
the executive meeting. Next meeting with the AONB is a Planning meeting to be
held on the 12th November 2014.
The Clerk received a
letter from Lancashire Constabulary regarding regular police attendance at
Parish meetings. The Police felt they had insufficient time to attend Parish
meetings and directed the Councillors to their website where it is possible to
access information relating to crimes in the whole of Lancashire. This
information will be displayed on the Parish notice board and the village
Louise Birtles is our
new neighbourhood watch liaison Officer and she has been emailing Chair Hancock
with consumer alerts such as internet/telephone scams, any information we
receive will be displayed on the Parish notice board and village website.
Zurich Insurance £309.60
Clerk Wages £227.50
Santander Acct Balance £1,489.68
Application No: 14/1121/FUL
Mrs S Thompson
Bank Barn, Dykes Lane, Yealand Conyers.
Erection of a greenhouse to the rear of the property.
The Cllrs were
concerned that the Planning for the greenhouse should have been retrospective as
a greenhouse already exists. The Clerk is to enquire further with the Planning
Date of next meeting
21st January, 2014.