Chair Dawn Hancock,
Cllrs Panton, Jackson, Heaton with Clerk S. Harrison.
Chair Hancock spoke
about the New Inn and the hedge in the beer garden which runs parallel to the
road. It has recently been cut down completely and there have been concerns from
parishioners regarding this. The Chair said she thought that Robinson’s Brewery
would require planning permission to remove the hedge as it is in an area of
outstanding natural beauty. The Cllr’s were concerned as to what would replace
the hedge as there is a steep drop onto the road from the beer garden. The other
concern the Cllrs had was regarding the colour scheme the New Inn was going to
be repainted. Chris Southern, surveyor for Robinsons Ltd has emailed to say
that works proceeded on the New Inn 11th August and they have decided
as a brewery to upgrade the externals of the pub as well as the remedial repairs
to the barn. They are looking at completion of all works by the 29th
September inclusive of a full re-roof of the adjacent barn and other safety
remedial works, to include full external repairs and decoration to the pub and a
new signage scheme. The Clerk will email both Robinsons brewery and the surveyor
who is dealing with this work regarding the hedge and what colour the pub they
are proposing to paint it.
Mike Rothwell has
offered to do the internal audit for the Parish Council next year 2015.
Chair Hancock has
received an email from Rachel Harrod District Lead Officer for Lancashire
Highway Services regarding the request for a grit bin halfway down Peter Lane
(entrance to shared drive of 21 Yealand Road and Peter Hill Barn) to say that it
does not meet the criteria for the provision of a grit bin, as there is another
grit bin within 100 metres of this location.
Also the request for
Dykes Lane does not meet the required criteria for provision of a grit bin due
to the reason that the location is on a secondary network, which is treated a
soon as possible during periods of continuous ice and snow, but only when the
priority roads network is clear.
Cllr Heaton asked if
Lancaster City Council grit up Peter Hill as this a bus route but the Chair said
application for Deerslet, Burton in Kendal for a 46.3m high wind turbine is
still pending, no decision has been reached yet.
planning application at Unit 1, Tarnwater, A6 for the change of use from a
storage/office to specialist car filming business and car sales is still pending
Sue Brown Clerk for
Yealand Redmayne Parish Council.
Minutes of the meeting
held on July 2nd, 2014 were approved and signed by Chair Hancock.
The Clerk received an
email on the 20/08/14 to say that the Community Payback scheme has in place the
new tipper vehicle. Roger Scanlon Probation Officer had instructed a supervisor
to carry out the work requested in Yealand Conyers in the following week. There
was discussion between the Cllrs as to who has cut the hedgerow back and the
vegetation on the roadside as it has all been cleared. The opposite side has
been done by Alan Tyldesley who resides at Quakers, the Clerk is to write and
thank him for his hard work. The Clerk is to email Roger Scanlon to see if his
team have been out as there are still the nettles which need cutting back on
The Chair will mention
in the next village newsletter the need for parishioners to maintain their own
Road Repairs to
Yealand Road Highways Response
The Clerk has been in
communication with Mr Sim Lane-Dixon, Public Realm Manager for Flyde, Lancaster
and Wyre Highways regarding the extremely poor state of the road surface on
Yealand Road. There have been concerns from the parishioners as to how the
Council allocate which roads are due to be resurfaced. The Clerk emailed Mr Lane
Dixon to make him aware that not only is Yealand Road on a bus route but that it
also links all the villages together and is a national Sustrans cycle route,
there have been a number of cyclist accidents due to the poor condition of the
road. Mr Lane Dixon’s response was that Yealand Road hadn’t been flagged up as a
priority and that they would monitor the situation.
Dykes Lane update
The Clerk emailed
Rachel Harrod, District Lead Officer for Lancashire Highway Services to enquire
as to when the overgrowth on Dykes Lane would be cut back as the bird nesting
season had now finished. Rachel Harrod replied on the 08/09/14 to say that an
order has been raised with the engineer for the overgrowth to be cut back and
the wall would be re-inspected to determine if there was any risk to the
highway. She anticipates the work will be carried out in the next month.
The Parish Council has
bought one new neighbourhood watch sign which has since been erected on Dykes
Lane. A ‘flyer’ went out with the village newsletter re the neighbourhood watch
scheme. There is no neighbourhood watch officer at present as Andy Denton
(Neighbourhood Watch Officer) has been redeployed hence Dawn has not received
any information to put on the Parish website as of yet.
The Chair and Cllr’s
agreed that the Parish Council would pay the invoice for the extra page in the
As far as BT are
concerned Yealand Conyers Parish Council have been given notice that they do not
feature in Superfast Lancashire’s current deployment plans. The Government has
given extra funding via the Superfast extension programme so there is a
possibility of including Yealand Conyers in the future. This money has to cover
the whole of Lancashire. We have raised enough money in pledges to work with
B4YS to bring superfast to the village hall. This community project is now in a
position to have final plans drawn up and formally approach landowners for way
Please see Open
Chair Hancock said
she would plant up the village planter with bulbs and generally tidy the
‘village pump area’.
The Chair received a
letter of resignation from Cllr Beryl Mercer, the Chair is to write and thank
Cllr Mercer for her contribution to the Parish Council.
The vacancy will be
advertised on the Parish notice board and the village website.
There was no police
report to report as the Clerk didn’t receive one from the Police. Cllr Heaton
said that we should write to the Police Commissioner regarding the lack of
community policing. The Clerk is to email PC Sarah Leverton and PC Richard Barr
and invite them to attend the village ‘Coffeestop’ and meet the parishioners.
000285 £8.00 Mr M.Rothwell
000286 £42.96 Limelight Signs
000287 £227.50 Clerk Wages
Acct Balance: £1,987.64
Conclusion of the
The annual return has
been approved and accepted by Yealand Conyers Parish Council.
There were 3 items
flagged up on the matters arising report:
The Parish Council must introduce monthly or quarterly budget monitoring to
ensure there is enough money available before expenditure being authorised
Council have included grant monies received in box 2 not box 3 – total other
receipts grants. When l enquired regarding this they said that the £80 the
Parish Council received for the Council tax grant should have been put in box 3.
Additions in the year
not included in the Annual Returns.
Audit said the Council had not included all additions or replacements on the
agenda as they assumed the Parish Council had purchased a new computer for the
Clerk. The Clerk informed them this was not correct as the computer needed an
updated Windows package
14/0093/TCA Felling of conifer trees and
40 Yealand Road, Yealand
Conyers - no concerns raised.
14/00799/FUL Erection of an extension to
existing agricultural building.
Moss House Farm, New
Road, Yealand Conyers - no concerns were raised.
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