Grass-snakes

Backwell is very fortunate to still have some splendid wildlife - but it needs our support. Hedgehogs are easy to love but strangely many people are fearful of snakes. The attached is a picture taken by Mrs J Watts in the Backwell Playing fields and probably because of the strong markings, some people posted on Facebook that it was an adder. Adders are VERY beautiful but small animals that need our protection and are timid and very rarely bite - mostly when they are being attacked. Grass-snakes can be much bigger, like living near water or lower areas (such as Backwell village) and are entirely harmless beautiful creatures. Grass-snakes are the only UK snake to lay eggs (adders give birth to live young) so if you find leathery eggs in a compost-heap they will be grass-snake eggs. All reptiles are protected by law. Dr John Wilkinson (Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, [...]

Grass-snakes2019-05-05T09:22:15+00:00

Backwell Lake

We have a lovely lake between Backwell and Nailsea which can be walked around with exciting wildlife including birds, wildflowers and dragonflies. Backwell Lake is managed by Wessex Water. Photograph

Backwell Lake2019-02-09T14:19:59+00:00

Joint Spatial Plan

January 2019 Joint response to the JSP Technical Documents. December 2017 Backwell Parish Council Consultation Response. Statement for Residents (November 2018).

Joint Spatial Plan2019-02-08T17:07:15+00:00

North Somerset Issues and Options Consultation

Responses to 4 December 2018 Consultation poster Backwell Parish Council Initial Response (9 October 2018) Backwell Parish Council Detailed Combined Response (4 December 2018) North Somerset Workshop Notes Consultation Responses / Analysis 2019

North Somerset Issues and Options Consultation2019-03-19T20:30:59+00:00