Full Council Minutes 19th January 2017





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

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

046      Cllrs G Simmonite, E Langston and R MacLeavey.  District Cllr K Barclay


2.         Declarations of Interest

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

            application for dispensations

047      Personal interest

            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

            Cllr S Edwards – Agenda Item 6a Grant applications – Carers Trust Phoenix

            Cllr M Bowerman – Agenda 6a Grant applications – attends meetings of

            Community Alcohol and Drugs Misuse Forum

            Cllrs H Power – Agenda 6a Grant applications – attends meetings of

            Community Alcohol and Drugs Misuse Forum

            Cllr M Gibbons-Price – Agenda Item 9 86 Farleigh Road – family member

            2 doors away


048      Prejudicial interest


049      Disclosable Pecuniary Interests                  



3.         Public Participation

050      None


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

051        The Chairman informed members Virgin Media would shortly be installing wi-fi

            in the new tenant’s office

5.         To answer questions from Councillors

052      None

6.         To receive, consider and determine:

            a.         Grant applications for 2017/18

                        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 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 Tennis Club                                    Unanimous

                        St Andrew’s Church                                       Unanimous

                        Backwell Athletic Junior Football Club         Unanimous

                        Section 137

                        Crossroads Alliance (formerly Carers Trust) Majority, 1 abstention

                        Village Magazine                                            Unanimous

                        CPRE                                                              Unanimous

                        The Backwell Foundation                              Unanimous

                        Wellspring Counselling Ltd                           Unanimous

                        St Peter’s Hospice                                           Unanimous

                        Backwell Life                                                 Unanimous

                        Great Western Air Ambulance Charity          Unanimous

053                  Cllr S Ould joined the meeting

                        Cruse Bristol & District                                  Unanimous

                        Meadowside Pre-School                                 Unanimous

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

            b.         Budget and reserve levels for 2017/18

055                  Resolved: Unanimously the budget be set at £144,115.00 (Appendix                              B)

            c.         Precept for 2017/18

056                  Resolved: Unanimously the precept for the 2017/18 financial year be

                        set at £133,080.00 less grant allocation from NSC of £2,767.61                                       resulting in a precept requirement of £130,312.39


7.         To authorise expenditure of £60 for Cllr M Bowerman to attend Being A Good Councillor course on 18.2.17

057      Resolved: Unanimously to authorise



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

            Party on Tuesday 23rd May 2017

058      Resolved: Unanimously Cllr R Taylor and Mrs Taylor be nominated to attend


9.         Planning

            To consider the following planning application:

                Planning application no. 17/P/0013/O – Land at 86 Farleigh Road, Backwell –

            Outline planning permission with all matters reserved for the erection of 3 no.

            two storey dwellings – Mr J Tailor

059      Resolved: Unanimously Backwell Parish Council objects.  In the Council’s opinion the development is out of keeping with the area, and does not comply with GDP/3.  It is too close to the neighbours boundary.  The access road is inadequate for emergency vehicles, and there is not enough room for additional cars.  The A370 has a history of flooding problems, and this development would exacerbate the problem.  It is too close to Fairfield School and Fairfield Way and the additional vehicle movements would be a danger to the children.


060      There being no further items of business, the Chairman closed the meeting                         at 1942 hours