MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL PARISH MEETING OF ELECTORS
HELD ON THURSDAY 23RD MAY 2013 AT 1930 HOURS
IN BACKWELL PARISH HALL, BACKWELL
PRESENT: Parish Councillors R Taylor (Chairman), M Bowerman, B Bucknell, R Day, M Gibbons-Price, J Llewellyn, R Mason, K Merryweather, S Mitchell, S Ould, C Perry, H Power, D Seddon plus approximately 23 members of the public and Mrs J Stone (Clerk to the Council).
The Chairman welcomed the electors to the 118th 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 D Sparks
002 The Minutes of the Annual Parishioners Meeting held on Thursday 26th April 2012 were unanimously confirmed as a correct record by those present at that meeting.
3) BACKWELL PARISH COUNCIL – CHAIRMAN’S REPORT
003 Cllr R Taylor gave his report as Chairman of the Parish Council (see Appendix 1).
4) DEMONSTRATION OF DEFIBRILLATOR BY MR CLIVE SETTER, AED LOCATOR (EU) LTD
004 Mr Clive Setter gave a demonstration of a defibrillator. The Chairman thanked him for his presentation.
5) BACKWELL PARISH COUNCIL – The Chairman advised the Financial Report for the year
005 ending 31 March 2013 was available for inspection at the meeting (see Appendix 2).
6) PUBLIC COMMENTS
7) BACKWELL PLAYING FIELDS CHARITY
007 Mr M Pratt, Chairman of the Trustees of Backwell Playing Fields Charity, read out a report (see Appendix 3). The Chairman thanked Mr Pratt for his report.
8) BACKWELL YOUTH CLUB, BACKWELL RECREATION GROUND
008 Mr M Pratt, Vice Chairman and Treasurer of Backwell Youth Club Management Committee, read out a report (see Appendix 4). The Chairman thanked Mr Pratt for his report.
9) BACKWELL ALLOTMENTS ASSOCIATION
009 Mr G Wells, Chairman of the Allotment Advisory Group, read out a report (see Appendix 5). The Chairman thanked Mr Wells for his report.
10) BACKWELL CHARITIES – THE BACKWELL FOUNDATION AND THE BACKWELL EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
010 Mr T Wood, Chairman, read out a report and presented the accounts for the year ended 31st December 2012 (see Appendix 6). The Chairman thanked Mr Wood for his report.
11) BACKWELL PARISH HALL
011 a) Report from the Parish Hall Management Committee
Cllr S Ould, Chairman of the Parish Hall Management Committee, read out a report (see Appendix 7). It was unanimously resolved to re-elect Patricia Walker, Anne Richards, Terry Black and Terry Merrett-Smith as Trustees for a period of one year. No other applications had been received. Mrs N Sugar, Vice Chairman of the Parish Hall Trustees, also read out a report (see Appendix 8). The Chairman thanked both Cllr S Ould and Mrs N Sugar for their reports.
012 b) Parish Hall Accounts
Cllr S Ould announced the Parish Hall accounts were available for inspection (see Appendix 9).
12) BACKWELL RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION
013 Mr K Riches gave a report on behalf of the Backwell Residents Association (see Appendix 10). The Chairman thanked Mr Riches for his report.
13) UPDATE ON NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
014 Cllr C Perry, Chairman of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, updated everyone present on the progress of the Neighbourhood Plan. The Chairman thanked Cllr Perry for his update.
14) UPDATE ON COMMUNITY RESILIENCE PLAN
015 Cllr H Power, Community Point of Contact, updated everyone present on the progress of the Community Resilience Plan. The Chairman thanked Cllr Power for her update.
016 The meeting closed at 2108 hours. Following the formal business of the meeting the Chairman presented cheques to local organisations who were awarded grants by Backwell Parish Council for the 2013/2014 financial year.
Dated this day of 2014