Minutes of APM April 2015

MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL PARISH MEETING OF ELECTORS

HELD ON THURSDAY 9TH APRIL 2015 AT 1930 HOURS

IN BACKWELL PARISH HALL, BACKWELL

 

PRESENT: Parish Cllrs R Taylor (Chairman), R Day, S Edwards, M Gibbons-Price, J Llewellyn, R MacLeavy, S Mitchell, S Ould, C Perry, J Sear, G Simmonite plus approximately 45 members of the public and Mrs J Stone (Clerk to the Council).

 

The Chairman welcomed the electors to the 120th 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 M Bowerman, K Merryweather, H Power and D Seddon.

 

2) MINUTES

002 The Minutes of the Annual Parishioners Meeting held on Thursday 24th April 2014 were unanimously confirmed as a correct record by those present at that meeting.

 

3) PUBLIC COMMENTS

003 None.

 

4) BACKWELL PARISH COUNCIL - CHAIRMAN'S REPORT

004 Cllr R Taylor gave his report as Chairman of the Parish Council (see Appendix 1). He thanked

the following members of the Steering Group; District Cllr K Barclay, Cllr M Gibbons-Price,

Cllr M Merryweather, Cllr S Edwards, Cllr D Seddon, Mr D Minter, Mr D Punter, Mr M

Rose, the late Mr G Irons and Mr M Brayley, with help from Mr B Lee, Mr B Stewart and

Mr B Charnock. He also thanked Ms C Dring and Mr M Reep from NSC, and gave a big thank you to the Chairman of the Steering Group, Cllr C Perry.

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

005 ending 31st March 2015 was available for inspection at the meeting (see Appendix 2). He

outlined the current financial position of the Parish Council, and outlined future proposed

projects.

 

6) BACKWELL PLAYING FIELDS CHARITY

006 Mr M Pratt, Chair of Backwell Playing Fields Corporate Trustee Ltd of Backwell Playing

Fields Charity, read out a report (see Appendix 3). The Chairman thanked Mr Pratt for his report.

 

7) BACKWELL YOUTH CLUB, BACKWELL RECREATION GROUND

007 Mr M Pratt, Chair & Treasurer of Backwell Youth Club, read out a report (see Appendix 4). The Chairman thanked Mr Pratt for his report.

 

8) BACKWELL ALLOTMENTS ASSOCIATION

008 Mr G Wells, Chairman of the Allotment Advisory Group, read out a report (see Appendix 5). The Chairman thanked Mr Wells for his report.

 

9) BACKWELL RESIDENTS' ASSOCIATION

009 Mr K Riches, Chairman, Backwell Residents Association, read out a report (see Appendix 6). The Chairman thanked Mr Riches for his report.

 

10) BACKWELL CHARITIES - THE BACKWELL FOUNDATION AND THE BACKWELL EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

010 Mr D Pike, Chairman, read out a report and presented the accounts for the year ended 31st December 2014 (see Appendix 7). The Chairman thanked Mr Pike for his report.

 

11) BACKWELL PARISH HALL

011 a) To appoint 4 Trustees

It was unanimously resolved to re-elect Patricia Walker and Terry Merrett-Smith as Trustees for a period of one year. No other applications had been received. Two vacancies remain.

012 b) Report from the Parish Hall Management Committee

Mrs S Ould, Chairman of the Parish Hall Management Committee, read out a report

(see Appendix 8). The Chairman thanked Mrs S Ould for her report.

013 c) Parish Hall Accounts

The Parish Hall accounts are appended to the Minutes (see Appendix 9).

 

12) UPDATE ON BACKWELL FUTURE

014 Cllr C Perry, Chairman of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, reported on the successful

outcome of the Neighbourhood Plan, and gave thanks to 3 individuals who were instrumental

in the formation and successful outcome of the plan; the late Mr T Collinson, Cllr R Taylor and

District Cllr K Barclay (see Appendix 10). The Chairman thanked Cllr Perry for his report.

 

015 The meeting closed at 2035 hours.

 

Following the formal business of the meeting the Chairman presented cheques to local organisations who were awarded grants by Backwell Parish Council for the 2015/2016 financial

year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dated this day of 2016