The next move was to decide how to
tackle the action plans formulated in each section of the document. To this end,
a public meeting was held on the 17th November 2004 to gauge the
general feelings of villagers on how the plan could be taken forward. The
meeting was only sparsely attended, but there were sufficient numbers, including
representatives from both of your parish councils, to consider the following
plan as being acceptable to residents of the Yealands.
The Plan identifies five areas
where residents consider action is warranted:
- The Village Hall
- The environment
Traffic and transport
It was decided to set up small
working parties for each section apart from the Village Hall which already has a
committee that is actively pursuing the actions in the Plan (see below). Each of
the other sections now have a contact name that interested people can get in
touch with to establish a working group and a suitable time for their first
meeting. It should be noted that those nominated would not necessarily be the
lead person of each group. That sort of detail would be a priority for the
inaugural meeting. So, appended below are the contact names with telephone
numbers and addresses for each section, plus a brief résumé of the actions
associated with each of the sections.
Architects have been commissioned to produce a
grant-funded feasibility study for the general refurbishment / extension of the
hall. On 26th January, their first report is due to be presented to
the management committee. The management committee is also applying for grants
of £10,000 to provide new equipment for the kitchen, to meet higher standards
for hygiene and efficiency.
- Jim Stokes, 69, Silverdale Road, Yealand Redmayne. Tel: - 781378.
- Reduction in numbers
of large/heavy vehicles using village roads and damaging the environment.
education of village children.
- Encourage greater
involvement of AONB staff in village environmental issues.
- Production of an
information pamphlet/map to enable residents and visitors to appreciate and
respect the local environment.
Traffic and Transport
- Mike Rothwell, The Bower, Yealand Conyers. Tel: - 734585.
- Investigate speeding.
- Investigate traffic
possibility of footpath linking villages.
- Reduce traffic speed
between the villages.
- Dominic Kelly, 7, The Meadows, Yealand Redmayne. Tel: - 781920.
- Planning application
production of ‘Village Design’ statement.
- Conservation of open
restrictions on housing development.
- Janet Bradshaw, Scott Hill House, Eight Acre Lane, Yealand Redmayne.
- Support anticrime
possibility of youth activities.
- Investigate the
possibility of setting up community shop.
- Consider public
computer access for residents.
All of the groups will be reporting
back to the parish councils, who will keep in touch with each other, so that
information can be disseminated to villagers from the same ‘hymn sheet’ as it
If you feel that
you have expertise to offer or would just like to be involved in any of the
above groups please get in touch. Remember, it is YOUR plan and any
actions might affect YOU! Initial responses to contact names by the middle
of February please.
Your village needs YOU! So
please ring NOW!
here for the parish council