Minutes of APM April 2008

 

MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL PARISH MEETING OF ELECTORS

HELD ON FRIDAY 25TH APRIL 2008 AT 1930 HOURS IN THE WI HALL, BACKWELL

 

 

PRESENT:  Parish Councillors C Pope (Chairman), G Boylan, B Bucknell, T Collinson, R Day,

R Drew, M Gibbons-Price, B Huggins, J Llewellyn, R Mason, S Miller, S Pope, D Sparks and R Taylor plus 33 members of the public and Mrs J Stone (Clerk to the Council).

 

The Chairman welcomed the electors to the 113th Annual Parish Meeting of Electors of Backwell Parish and confirmed that Notice convening the meeting had been displayed in the Parish for more than 7 days as required by legislation.

 

 

1)         APOLOGIES

001      Cllr S Ould

 

2)         MINUTES

002      The Minutes of the Annual Parishioners Meeting held on Friday 27th April 2007 were unanimously confirmed as a correct record by those present at that meeting

 

3)         BACKWELL PARISH COUNCIL - CHAIRMAN'S REPORT

003      Cllr C Pope gave his report as Chairman of the Parish Council (see Appendix 1)

 

4)         PRESENTATION BY MS GEORGIE BIGG, CHAIRMAN OF CPRE, NORTH

            SOMERSET

004      Ms Georgie Bigg gave a presentation on the threats faced from the proposed 26,750 new houses to be built in North Somerset by 2020, and answered questions from members of the public (see Appendix 2).  The Chairman thanked her for her presentation.

5)         BACKWELL PARISH COUNCIL - The Chairman read out the Financial Report  for the year

005      ending 31 March 2008 (see Appendix 3).

 

6)         PUBLIC COMMENTS

006      Mr B Stewart enquired about Section 106 money

 

7)         BACKWELL ALLOTMENTS ASSOCIATION

007      Mr G Wells, Chairman of the Allotment Advisory Group, read out a report (see Appendix 4). 

            The Chairman thanked Mr Wells for his report

 

8)         BACKWELL CHARITIES - The Backwell Foundation

008      Mr D Pike, Trustee and Secretary, read out a report and presented the accounts for the year

            ended 31st December 2007 (see Appendix 5).  The Chairman thanked Mr Pike for his report

 

9)         NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME

009      Cllr C Pope read out a report on behalf of Backwell Neighbourhood Watch (see Appendix 6)

 

10)       BACKWELL PLAYING FIELDS CHARITY

010      Mr M Pratt, Chair of the Trustees of the Backwell Playing Fields Charity, read out a report (see Appendix 7).  The Chairman thanked Mr Pratt for his report

 

11)       BACKWELL YOUTH CLUB, BACKWELL RECREATION GROUND

011      Mrs B Cook, Secretary of the Backwell Youth Club Management Committee, gave a report

            from the Youth Club Management Committee (see Appendix 8).  The Chairman thanked

            Mrs Cook for her report

 

12)       BACKWELL PARISH HALL

012      Report of the Parish Hall Chairman

            Mr B Huggins, Chairman of the Parish Hall Management Committee, gave a report on

            the work carried out by the Parish Hall Management Committee over the past year (see

            Appendix 9).

 

            Parish Hall Accounts

013      Mr Huggins presented the Parish Hall Accounts for the year ended 31st December 2007

            (see Appendix 10).  The Chairman thanked Mr Huggins for his reports

 

13)       BACKWELL COMMUNITY SAFETY LOCAL ACTION TEAM

014      Mr R Theis, Vice-Chairman and Treasurer of the Backwell Community Safety Local Action team, gave a report on behalf of the Backwell Community Safety Local Action Team (see

            Appendix 11).  The Chairman thanked Mr Theis for his report.

 

14)       BACKWELL RESIDENTS' ASSOCIATION

015      Mr B Stewart, Secretary to Backwell Residents Association, gave a report on behalf of the

            Backwell Residents Association (see Appendix 12).  The Chairman thanked Mr Stewart

            for his report.

 

15)       BACKWELL ENVIRONMENT TRUST (B.E.T)

016      Mr I Chambers gave a report on the activities of B.E.T. (see Appendix 13).  The Chairman

            thanked Mr Chambers for his report.

 

            The meeting closed at 2115 hours.

 

017      Following the formal business of the meeting the Chairman presented cheques to local organisations who were awarded grants by Backwell Parish Council for the 2008/2009 financial

            year.         

 

 

 

 

 

 

            Dated this                                     day of                                  2009