Present: Cllrs R Taylor (Chairman), M Bowerman, C Cole, R Day, S Edwards, M Gibbons-Price, J Llewellyn, R MacLeavy, S Mitchell, S Ould, H Power, J Sear, D Seddon and G Simmonite

In attendance: Mrs J Stone, Clerk of the CouncilDistrict Cllr K Barclay

Members of the public: 2 members of public present. Ms V Angear, North Somerset Times

The Chairman opened the meeting by welcoming everyone present and pointed out the location of the emergency exits and toilets

1. Apologies

001 Cllr R Barclay

2. Declarations of Interest

To receive Councillors’ declarations of interests and to consider any written

application for dispensations

Personal interest

002 None

Prejudicial interest

003 None

Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

004 None

3. Minutes (Circulated)

005 The Minutes of the Full Council meeting held on the 3rd December 2015 were unanimously confirmed as a correct record by those present at that meeting

4. Public Participation

006 A member of public spoke regarding agenda item 16 – future of The Rising


5. To receive such communications as the person presiding may wish to lay

before the Council

007 The Chairman reminded members of the Full Council meeting next Thursday

to agree the budget and set the precept

008 The Chairman informed members of enforcement action being taken against

illegal airport car parks at Downside

009 The Chairman’s comments were noted regarding the possibility of purchasing

new Christmas lights

6. To answer questions from Councillors

010 None

7. To receive and consider reports and minutes of Committees

011 None

8. To receive and consider a report from the Clerk of the Council

a. To receive this report

012 Noted

b. Update on non agenda items

013 None

9. Update on Farleigh Fields

014 No further update at present

10. Update on Moor Lane

015 The Chairman’s comments were noted regarding 2 recent site meetings.

Traffic issues were currently being looked at, and NSC will be allocating

a Highways Officer to deal with these

11. To receive and consider proposed Licence from Crofton Place Estate

Company Ltd for Spar Green

016 Resolved: Unanimously to approve

12. To approve expenditure of £720 plus VAT for repair of wet pour surface

around perimeter of roundabout at Moor Lane play area

017 Resolved: Unanimously to approve

13. To receive and consider amendment of BPC’s Standing Orders Section 18 Financial Controls and Procurement 18a & c reduction from £60,000 to £20,000 limit for seeking formal tenders

018 Resolved: Unanimously to approve

14. To consider Bristol Water Southern Resilience Scheme – Proposed route of new trunk water main (Southern Strategic Support Main)

019 The Chairman’s comments were noted regarding Bristol Water arranging a

public meeting for all residents prior to the new trunk water main being


15. To consider participation in The Queen’s 90th Birthday Beacons – 21st April 2016

020 Cllr M Bowerman’s comments were noted regarding ideas to help celebrate

the Queen’s 90th birthday, including an inscription on the Jubilee Stone, the

planting of a tree with a commemorative plaque and the holding of a tea party

in the Parish Hall on Sunday 24th April (following the St George’s parade).

Cllr Bowerman requested members contact her to discuss, prior to a proposal

being put before the Full Council

16. To consider future of The Rising Sun, Backwell

Members discussed the future of The Rising Sun. Concern was expressed

regarding whether the pub had been marketed as a going concern for 6

months. Members noted 588 signatures had been collected in support of

retaining the pub. Currently no planning application had been received to


021 Resolved: Unanimously a letter be sent to NSC expressing concern

regarding the proposed sale of The Rising Sun

17. To consider nomination of Councillor and guest to attend Royal Garden

Party on Tuesday 10th May 2016

022 Resolved: Unanimously Cllr C Cole and Mrs Cole be nominated to


18. To receive and consider response from NSC dated 7th January 2016 detailing

outcome of recent car parking charges consultation

023 Resolved: Unanimously a letter be sent to NSC as the Parish Council are of

the opinion that some of their concerns have not been responded to

19. To receive and consider reports from Working Parties of the Council/Cllrs

a. To receive update from Enhancement Working Party

024 Cllr M Bowerman had already updated members regarding proposals

for the Queen’s 90th birthday (see Minute no. 561)

b. To receive report from Highways Working Party

025 Cllr Mitchell’s comments were noted

20. To receive and consider relevant correspondence

All correspondence is available in Parish Office for viewing, and is also available for inspection at the Parish Council meeting

026 Noted

21. Accounts

a. To receive and consider Receipts and Payments schedule for December 2015 (checked by Cllr S Edwards prior to the meeting)

027 Noted

b. To authorise expenditure for the month of December 2015

028 Resolved: Unanimously to authorise expenditure

22. Planning

a. To receive, consider and approve response to West of England Joint Planning consultation on Joint Spatial Plan: Issues and Options (deadline for response Friday 29th January 2016)

029 Resolved: Unanimously to submit response

b. To receive, consider and approve response to West of England Joint Planning consultation on West of England Joint Transport Study (deadline for response Friday 29th January 2016)

030 Resolved: Unanimously to submit response

To consider the following planning application:

c. Planning application no. 15/P/2838/F 7 Amberlands Close, Backwell –

Erection of a two storey side and single storey rear extension following

the demolition of existing garage – Mr & Mrs A Hook

031 Resolved: Unanimously no objection

032 There being no further items of business, the Chairman closed the meeting at 2023 hours