Rodney Road / Scout Hut area development

This is a statement of our initial understanding as on 22 October 2019 of a development proposal for an area near the Backwell Scout Hut accessed from Rodney Road follows and here:   22 October 2019: Statement for Residents on possible Taylor Wimpey Planning Application for land near the Backwell Scout Hut We have been seeking information about a potential planning application in relation to land immediately to the West of the Backwell Scout Hut. To date we have been able to clarify with Taylor Wimpey that: They are consulting and investigating the possibility of applying for approximately 60 houses on this site, accessed from Rodney Road. They have told Backwell Parish Council that they will be holding a public consultation / presentation during the afternoon and into the evening of Thursday 21 November 2019 in the Parish Hall. No planning application has been made and will not be submitted [...]

Rodney Road / Scout Hut area development2019-10-23T09:13:52+00:00

JSP Examination letters

The below are two very important letters 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 1 Letter from Inspectors 2  

JSP Examination letters2019-09-16T09:40:50+00:00

Declarations of Members Interests

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    

Declarations of Members Interests2019-05-31T10:25:16+00:00

School Governor opportunity

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).

School Governor opportunity2019-05-05T10:00:16+00:00

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