The below is a VERY important letter from the government inspectors who examined the Joint Spatial Plan. We need to hear the response from the four Councils but we consider this very encouraging and suggests our arguments were heard and understood. We will be holding a meeting of the 18-36 Working Party soon to consider next steps. Letter from Inspectors.
Access Improvements report - Network Rail
Taylor Wimpey are holding a community engagement meeting on Thursday 18 July 2019 at Backwell School from 4pm-7pm. A poster is available Backwell Residents Meeting 18 July 2019
Below are the responses we have made in preparation for the JSP Hearings in July: Matter 1. Matter 2. Matter 3. Matter 6. Matter 7.4
Councillor Dorothy Baker Councillor Maureen Bowerman Councillor James Cousins Councillor Richard MacLeavy Councillor Zoe O'Keefe Councillor Sarah Ould Councillor Hilary Power Councillor Paul Ramos Councillor Derek Seddon Councillor Peter Soothill Councillor Robert Taylor Councillor Katie Williams
The Federation of West Leigh Infants and Backwell Junior School are looking to recruit a Governor taking a lead in safeguarding. Please see the the letter from the Chair of Governors and consider sending an application to applying to her (not the Parish Council).
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, [...]
Statement 29 March 2019 Backwell Parish Council's Planning Response 14 April 2019
Agenda 25 April 2019 Minutes 26 April 2018 Draft 25.4.19 APM Minutes Reports: Youth Club Backwell Charities Clerk's Financial Report Backwell Resident's Association Report Allotments Report Police report Chair's report Playing Fields report Bristol Airport Consultative Committee Presentation