Minutes of the Yealand Conyers
Parish Meeting held on 7th January 2009 in the Quaker Meeting
House, Yealand Conyers.
Cllrs Rothwell, Calnan, Mercer,
Jackson, Panton and Clerk D. Hancock. P.C. Tony Marsh and Cllr Sarah Fishwick
P.C. Marsh was invited to report
in the Open Meeting. There has been an increase in accidents in the area due to
the bad weather. There was a serious accident on the A6. Cllr Panton enquired
whether it was appropriate to report potential traffic hazards directly to the
police. P.C. Marsh confirmed that it is important to do so.
Speed monitoring equipment
continues to be deployed in the Parish.
Cllr Jackson enquired whether
the bright security light at Rogersons could be altered so that it does not
dazzle motorists. P.C. Marsh agreed to see if a hood or adjustment of the angle
of the beam was required.
Four people have been arrested
over the distribution of racist leaflets.
Cllr Fishwick informed the
Parish Council that there would be a new mobile library. This will visit the
Yealands every two weeks.
County now run Carnforth Connect
and have dropped the ‘off routes’. Buses no longer go to Leighton Hall. There
are still doubts whether Carnforth Connect will continue to run after
31.03.2009. Cllr Calnan asked why there had been no consultation with the Parish
Councils over the cessation of the service. Cllr Fishwick agreed to inform the
Clerk of the outcome of the next meeting with County. The Cllrs. all agreed on
the importance of keeping the Service.
The City Council has voted to
end Special Expenses. All Parished Areas will pay £10/annum more in Council tax.
The Royal Air Force has offered
to host a presentation for the public on the impact of low flying aircraft. The
Parish Council agreed that a joint meeting should be arranged.
Cllr Panton informed the Parish
Council that low energy light bulbs are available for collection from the
There were no apologies.
Minutes of the meeting held
on 26th November 2008.
These were approved and signed
by the Chairman Cllr Rothwell.
The Clerk was asked to contact Highways again and request
that all the storm drains in the village are inspected and cleared as previously
requested. Cllr Fishwick also agreed to contact the department.
been no further correspondence on the implementation of traffic calming
measures. Cllr Rothwell suggested that a system could be put into place whereby
pedestrians and bikes are given priority over vehicles. This obliges traffic to
travel more slowly.
Cllrs agreed that this idea could be forwarded to
the Officers Road Safety Group.
Village Pond Project
Mr Winder has informed the Clerk that he feels that the
Parish Council were responsible for drawing the matter of his windows to the
attention of the City Council. It is obvious that he is not willing to complete
at the agreed price of £1.The Parish council unanimously agreed that they now
wished to drop the idea of purchase. They expressed their disappointment in the
delay created by Mr Winder in concluding the project.
The Clerk was asked to contact
Finlay Hodge in order to fully explain the situation and to ascertain whether
there is an obligation to repay the money donated by CARP.
The Clerk had also been asked
to forward relevant copies of the minutes to the legal department of the
National Association of Local Councils.
The Parish Council had kept to the budget for 2008-2009.
There are sufficient funds to cover possible repayment of the grant money and
any other legal expenses. Therefore it was agreed to keep the Precept at £1500.
Cheques were approved
£288.75 Zurich Insurance
£39.00 Relyant Gardening
Report from the Joint Parishes Committee Meeting
Cllr Rothwell had attended the Joint Meeting. Lucy Baron,
the new manager of the AONB had talked about the new Management Plan. Cllr
Rothwell felt that meetings between the parishes lying within the AONB were
useful. It was important to co-ordinate views on issues like a universal speed