Chair Dawn Hancock,
Cllrs Panton, Page, City Councillor Susan Sykes, Sue Tyldesley together with
Clerk S. Harrison.
Cllr Panton talked
about the road surface by the New Inn as you go past the pub on the left hand
side is in need of being repaired, the Clerk will contact Highways regarding
City Counsellor Susan
Sykes introduced herself and said she was happy to attend as many Parish
meetings as we require and she is there to help everyone.
The Clerk is to ask
the Lengthsman to tidy and strim the roadside up Yealand Road and Peter Hill and
paint the seat by the Yealand Manor. Cllr Page will ask Matthew Allen to cut
back his side of the hedge on Yealand Road as it is his responsibility to
Minutes of the meeting
held on 14th July 2015.
The minutes were
approved and signed by the Chair Dawn Hancock.
from the previous minutes:
New Inn Update
Yealand Conyers Parish
Council applied to make the New Inn Public House an Asset of Community Value and
we are awaiting the decision from Lancaster City Council on this. Andy Denwood
Chair of FOTNI called a meeting on the 20th August 2015 to see if the
New Inn was made an ACV what options are available. Cllr Sykes has been informed
and she asked what the village wants to see happen with the New Inn and Chair
Hancock said that the village do want to keep it as a Public House. Chair
Hancock said it is difficult to move forward until we know the outcome of the
ACV and the Councilís decision.
Sue Tyldesley queried
the boundaries and Chair Hancock said that it is all under the same curtilage
and this has been clarified with the Conservation Officer at Lancaster City
Council. Cllr Panton said that as it is a Listed Building then Robinsons should
have been contacted by the Conservation Officer as they have a duty of care to
maintain the building. The whole site is listed so there should be no
application from Robinsonís to attempt to sell the land and barn separately.
Chair Hancock welcomed
Sue Tyldesley onto the Parish Council. There were no other applications.
Changes to external
By 2017 any Parish
Councilís budget not exceeding 25k will not be required to submit an audit. From
the 1st July 2015 we need to display more information on the Parish
website. We need to show payments over £100, date expenditure incurred and what
the payment for . VAT has to be separated. Annual Accounts , Bank
Reconciliation ,Annual governance statement and internal audit report, have to
be displayed The two assets have to put on the website, MUGA and the Pound on
Dykes Lane which used to be used as an animal enclosure. The Parish Council
would be required to publish the draft minutes within one month of the meeting
and the Agenda to be displayed, Details of the Councillors and their
responsibilities also have to be shown. The Council already does many of the
above. Chair Hancock said that we would need to be vigilant in ensuring that all
information is displayed on the Parish website and it is itemised clearly in
accordance with the Transparency Code.
Application form to
join Society of Local Council Clerks
It was felt that it
would be advisable for the Clerk to become a member of this society due to all
the new legislation coming in, the Clerk will apply to become a member.
Current Acct Balance £2,388.88
Conclusion of Audit
There were two items
which were raised by the conclusion of the audit, these were that the War
Memorial was to be included as an asset, Although the costs for the cleaning and
upkeep are shared between both Parish Councils, the Clerk needs to clarify with
the Audit Commission to whether the War Memorial is an asset. There was some
confusion about valuing the Assets. The Clerk was asked to contact BDO about
this matter. The approved Annual Return was approved and accepted by Yealand
Conyers Parish Council. The Notice of Conclusion of Audit will be displayed on
the Parish noticeboard and the Parish website together with the bank
Application for a wind
turbine at Green Dragon Farm, Burton in Kendal.
The proposed wind
turbine is not within our Parish but will be visible to some Parishioners
houses. The AONB wrote a detailed report on the impact of visibility and
are concerned over the
cumulative visible impact effect of these wind turbines on the area. Chair
Hancock asked if the Councillors wanted to comment. Cllr Panton queried what are
the subsidiaries for wind turbines, Cllr Sue Tyldesley did not wish to comment
at the present time as she hadnít as of yet received the information regarding
the proposed application but she felt that there is a need for some to be
allowed and queried how do we get the balance right but did admit/agree that
theyíre not right for every area.
The Parish Council
received a letter from Livos Energy Limited regarding a proposed Solar Farm
Proposal on Cinderbarrow Lane, Cinderbarrow. Livos Energy Ltd proposes to
develop a Solar farm on land lying south of Cinderbarrow Lane, Priest Hutton.
The proposed development comprises low lying photovoltaic panels and associated
Chair Hancock attended
the meeting that Livos held to inform people about the proposed development. The
solar panels will be 10ft high in rows and they will be black/blue panels, there
will be no reflection off them. A hedge surrounding the perimeter of the fields
will be allowed to grow to 3 meters to lessen the visibility of them. All the
power will be sold back to the grid. No Planning Application has formally been
applied for as of yet as this is just the pre consultation paper so nothing is
official yet. The application was probably put in due to funding and then
further details are to follow at a later date.
Another Solar Farm
Proposal on Cinderbarrow Lane was received from TGC Energy Ltd by the Parish
Council on the 02/09/15. This proposed solar farm would be to the North of the
first application. Chair Hancock said that although neither of these solar farms
are in our Parish the panels would be visible to some houses within the Yealand
meeting for the second Solar Farm is on 07/10/15 and a member from the Parish
Council will attend.
application for the installation of two air source pumps
St. Johns Church,
Church Lane, Yealand Conyers.
Cllr Tyldesley said
that these were an alternative to a conventional boiler and are very good in
older buildings as they are efficient, economical and green and ideal to use in
difficult to heat buildings.
Installation of two
air source pumps.
St Johns Church,
Church Lane, Yealand Conyers.
Works to Tree 1 Horse
Road, Yealand Conyers.
of next meeting: 04/11/2015