MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL PARISH MEETING OF ELECTORS
HELD ON FRIDAY 24TH APRIL 2009 AT 1930 HOURS IN BACKWELL PARISH HALL, BACKWELL
PRESENT: Parish Councillors C Pope (Chairman), G Boylan, B Bucknell, T Collinson, R Day,
B Huggins, J Llewellyn, R Mason, S Ould, S Pope and R Taylor plus 37 members of the public and Mrs J Stone (Clerk to the Council).
The Chairman welcomed the electors to the 114th Annual Parish Meeting of Electors of Backwell Parish and confirmed that Notice convening the meeting had been displayed in the Parish for more than 7 days as required by legislation.
001 Cllrs R Drew, M Gibbons-Price, S Miller, D Sparks, District Cllr K Barclay and Mr M Pratt
002 The Minutes of the Annual Parishioners Meeting held on Friday 25th April 2008 were unanimously confirmed as a correct record by those present at that meeting
3) PRESENTATION BY ROBERT SINCLAIR, CHIEF EXECUTIVE, BRISTOL
003 Mr Robert Sinclair gave a presentation outlining the proposed planning application for
the development of Bristol International Airport (see Appendix 1). The Chairman thanked him for his presentation.
4) BACKWELL PARISH COUNCIL – CHAIRMAN’S REPORT
004 Cllr C Pope gave his report as Chairman of the Parish Council (see Appendix 2)
5) BACKWELL PARISH COUNCIL – The Chairman read out the Financial Report for the year
005 ending 31 March 2009 (see Appendix 3).
6) PUBLIC COMMENTS
7) BACKWELL ALLOTMENTS ASSOCIATION
007 Mr G Wells, Chairman of the Allotment Advisory Group, read out a report (see Appendix 4).
The Chairman thanked Mr Wells for his report
8) BACKWELL CHARITIES – The Backwell Foundation
008 Mr D Pike, Trustee and Secretary, read out a report and presented the accounts for the year
ended 31st December 2008 (see Appendix 5). The Chairman thanked Mr Pike for his report
9) NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME
009 No representative present from Neighbourhood Watch. A copy of a report by the past
Chairman, Mr Michael Foss, is attached (see Appendix 6).
10) BACKWELL PLAYING FIELDS CHARITY
010 Mr P Lamb, a Trustee of the Backwell Playing Fields Charity, read out a report (see Appendix 7). The Chairman thanked Mr Lamb for his report
11) BACKWELL YOUTH CLUB, BACKWELL RECREATION GROUND
011 Mrs B Cook, Secretary of the Backwell Youth Club Management Committee, gave a report
from the Youth Club Management Committee (see Appendix 8). The Chairman thanked
Mrs Cook for her report
12) BACKWELL PARISH HALL
012 Report of the Parish Hall Chairman
Mr B Huggins, Chairman of the Parish Hall Management Committee, gave a report on
the work carried out by the Parish Hall Management Committee over the past year (see
Parish Hall Accounts
013 Mr Huggins presented the Parish Hall Accounts for the year ended 31st December 2007
(see Appendix 10). The Chairman thanked Mr Huggins for his reports
13) BACKWELL COMMUNITY SAFETY LOCAL ACTION TEAM
014 No representation was made by LAT
14) BACKWELL RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION
015 Mr B Stewart, Secretary to Backwell Residents Association, gave a report on behalf of the
Backwell Residents Association (see Appendix 11). The Chairman thanked Mr Stewart
for his report.
15) BACKWELL ENVIRONMENT TRUST (B.E.T)
016 Mr I Chambers gave a report on the activities of B.E.T. (see Appendix 12). The Chairman
thanked Mr Chambers for his report.
16) BACKWELL COMMUNITY PLAN
017 Mr Doug Minter, Chairman of Backwell Community Plan, gave a report on the preparation
of the Backwell Community Plan (see Appendix 13). The Chairman thanked Mr Minter for
The meeting closed at 2140 hours.
018 Following the formal business of the meeting the Chairman presented cheques to local organisations who were awarded grants by Backwell Parish Council for the 2009/2010 financial
Dated this day of 2010