Minutes of APM April 2009

 

MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL PARISH MEETING OF ELECTORS

HELD ON FRIDAY 24TH APRIL 2009 AT 1930 HOURS IN BACKWELL PARISH HALL, BACKWELL

 

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

B Huggins, J Llewellyn, R Mason, S Ould, S Pope and R Taylor plus 37 members of the public and Mrs J Stone (Clerk to the Council).

 

The Chairman welcomed the electors to the 114th 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 Cllrs R Drew, M Gibbons-Price, S Miller, D Sparks, District Cllr K Barclay and Mr M Pratt

 

2) MINUTES

002 The Minutes of the Annual Parishioners Meeting held on Friday 25th April 2008 were unanimously confirmed as a correct record by those present at that meeting

 

3) PRESENTATION BY ROBERT SINCLAIR, CHIEF EXECUTIVE, BRISTOL

INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

003 Mr Robert Sinclair gave a presentation outlining the proposed planning application for

the development of Bristol International Airport (see Appendix 1). The Chairman thanked him for his presentation.

 

4) BACKWELL PARISH COUNCIL - CHAIRMAN'S REPORT

004 Cllr C Pope gave his report as Chairman of the Parish Council (see Appendix 2)

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

005 ending 31 March 2009 (see Appendix 3).

 

6) PUBLIC COMMENTS

006 None

 

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 2008 (see Appendix 5). The Chairman thanked Mr Pike for his report

 

9) NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME

009 No representative present from Neighbourhood Watch. A copy of a report by the past

Chairman, Mr Michael Foss, is attached (see Appendix 6).

 

10) BACKWELL PLAYING FIELDS CHARITY

010 Mr P Lamb, a Trustee of the Backwell Playing Fields Charity, read out a report (see Appendix 7). The Chairman thanked Mr Lamb 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 No representation was made by LAT

 

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 11). 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 12). The Chairman

thanked Mr Chambers for his report.

 

16) BACKWELL COMMUNITY PLAN

017 Mr Doug Minter, Chairman of Backwell Community Plan, gave a report on the preparation

of the Backwell Community Plan (see Appendix 13). The Chairman thanked Mr Minter for

his report.

 

The meeting closed at 2140 hours.

 

018 Following the formal business of the meeting the Chairman presented cheques to local organisations who were awarded grants by Backwell Parish Council for the 2009/2010 financial

year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dated this day of 2010