Present: Cllrs R Taylor (Chairman), R Barclay, C Cole, S Edwards, J Llewellyn,

R MacLeavy, S Mitchell, H Power, J Sear, D Seddon and G Simmonite

In attendance: Mrs J Stone, Clerk of the Council.

Members of the public: 1 member of public present

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

1. Apologies

033 Cllrs M Bowerman, R Day, M Gibbons-Price and S OuldDistrict Cllr K Barclay

2. Declarations of Interest

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

application for dispensations

034 Personal interest

Cllr J Llewellyn – Agenda Item 6a – Grant applications – Member of Vision North Somerset

Cllr J Llewellyn – Agenda Item 6a – Grant applications – Member of Royal

British Legion

Cllr R Taylor – Agenda Item 6a – Grant applications – Member of Royal

British Legion

035 Prejudicial interest


036 Disclosable Pecuniary Interests


3. Public Participation

037 None

4. To receive such communications as the person presiding may wish to lay before the Council

038 None

5. To answer questions from Councillors

039 None

6. To receive, consider and determine:

a. Grant applications for 2016/17

The previously circulated schedule of grant applications was considered

in detail and the approved grants are shown on Appendix ‘A’ attached

hereto. The following details set out the movement of members of style

of decision:

Applicant Style

Backwell Parish Hall Unanimous

Backwell Parish Hall – Clock Unanimous

Backwell Senior Club – Lawnside Unanimous

Nailsea & District Community Transport Unanimous

Backwell Youth Club Management Comm. Unanimous

Comm. Alcohol and Drugs Misuse Forum Unanimous

Royal British Legion Majority, 1 abstention

Backwell Playing Fields Unanimous

Backwell and Flax Bourton Cricket Club Unanimous

Section 137

Crossroads Care Unanimous

Backwell Parish Magazine Unanimous

Vision North Somerset Unanimous

CPRE Unanimous

The Backwell Foundation Unanimous

The Backwell Educational Foundation Unanimous

MS Therapy Centre Unanimous

Nailsea Disability Initiative Unanimous

Wellspring Counselling Ltd Unanimous

Backwell & Nailsea Macular Support Group Unanimous

Meadowside Pre-School Unanimous

St Peter’s Hospice Unanimous

Backwell Life Unanimous

Western and North Somerset Disability

Advice Line Unanimous

Sustainable Backwell Unanimous

040 Resolved: Unanimously to approve grant list (Appendix A)

b. Budget and reserve levels for 2016/17

041 Resolved: Unanimously the budget be set at £142,364.00 (Appendix B)

c. Precept for 2016/17

042 Resolved: Unanimously the precept for the 2016/17 financial year be

set at £130,404.00 less grant allocation from NSC of £4,386.00 resulting in a precept requirement of £126,018.00

7. Planning

To consider the following planning applications:

a. Planning application no. 16/P/0011/F 1 Karen Drive, Backwell –

Erection of a two storey front/side/rear extension and a single storey

side/rear extension – Mr & Mrs B Tresidder

043 Resolved: Unanimously no objection

b. Planning application no. 16/P/0014/F 4 The Crescent, Backwell –

Proposed first floor side extension and ground floor rear extension –

Mr N Miller

044 Resolved: Unanimously no objection

c. Planning application no. 16/P/0025/F 41 Farleigh Road, Backwell –

Retrospective application for the construction of a carport to the front

of the drive – Mr G Cannata

045 Resolved: Unanimously no comment

046 There being no further items of business, the Chairman closed the meeting at 1952 hours