Minutes of APM May 2013

 

 

MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL PARISH MEETING OF ELECTORS

HELD ON THURSDAY 23RD MAY 2013 AT 1930 HOURS

IN BACKWELL PARISH HALL, BACKWELL

 

PRESENT: Parish Councillors R Taylor (Chairman), M Bowerman, B Bucknell, R Day, M Gibbons-Price, J Llewellyn, R Mason, K Merryweather, S Mitchell, S Ould, C Perry, H Power, D Seddon plus approximately 23 members of the public and Mrs J Stone (Clerk to the Council).

 

The Chairman welcomed the electors to the 118th 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 D Sparks

 

2) MINUTES

002 The Minutes of the Annual Parishioners Meeting held on Thursday 26th April 2012 were unanimously confirmed as a correct record by those present at that meeting.

 

3) BACKWELL PARISH COUNCIL - CHAIRMAN'S REPORT

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

 

4) DEMONSTRATION OF DEFIBRILLATOR BY MR CLIVE SETTER, AED LOCATOR (EU) LTD

004 Mr Clive Setter gave a demonstration of a defibrillator. The Chairman thanked him for his presentation.

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

005 ending 31 March 2013 was available for inspection at the meeting (see Appendix 2).

 

6) PUBLIC COMMENTS

006 None.

 

7) BACKWELL PLAYING FIELDS CHARITY

007 Mr M Pratt, Chairman of the Trustees of Backwell Playing Fields Charity, read out a report (see Appendix 3). The Chairman thanked Mr Pratt for his report.

 

8) BACKWELL YOUTH CLUB, BACKWELL RECREATION GROUND

008 Mr M Pratt, Vice Chairman and Treasurer of Backwell Youth Club Management Committee, read out a report (see Appendix 4). The Chairman thanked Mr Pratt for his report.

 

9) BACKWELL ALLOTMENTS ASSOCIATION

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

 

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

010 Mr T Wood, Chairman, read out a report and presented the accounts for the year ended 31st December 2012 (see Appendix 6). The Chairman thanked Mr Wood for his report.

 

11) BACKWELL PARISH HALL

011 a) Report from the Parish Hall Management Committee

Cllr S Ould, Chairman of the Parish Hall Management Committee, read out a report (see

Appendix 7). It was unanimously resolved to re-elect Patricia Walker, Anne Richards, Terry Black and Terry Merrett-Smith as Trustees for a period of one year. No other applications had been received. Mrs N Sugar, Vice Chairman of the Parish Hall Trustees, also read out a report (see Appendix 8). The Chairman thanked both Cllr S Ould and Mrs N Sugar for their reports.

 

012 b) Parish Hall Accounts

Cllr S Ould announced the Parish Hall accounts were available for inspection (see Appendix 9).

 

12) BACKWELL RESIDENTS' ASSOCIATION

013 Mr K Riches gave a report on behalf of the Backwell Residents Association (see Appendix 10). The Chairman thanked Mr Riches for his report.

 

13) UPDATE ON NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN

014 Cllr C Perry, Chairman of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, updated everyone present

on the progress of the Neighbourhood Plan. The Chairman thanked Cllr Perry for his update.

 

14) UPDATE ON COMMUNITY RESILIENCE PLAN

015 Cllr H Power, Community Point of Contact, updated everyone present on the progress of the Community Resilience Plan. The Chairman thanked Cllr Power for her update.

 

016 The meeting closed at 2108 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 2013/2014 financial

year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dated this day of 2014