MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL PARISH MEETING OF ELECTORS
HELD ON THURSDAY 24TH APRIL 2014 AT 1930 HOURS
IN BACKWELL PARISH HALL, BACKWELL
PRESENT: Parish Cllrs R Taylor (Chairman), M Bowerman, R Day, S Edwards, M Gibbons-Price, J Llewellyn, K Merryweather, S Mitchell, S Ould, C Perry, H Power, J Sear, D Seddon, G Simmonite plus approximately 24 members of the public and Mrs J Stone (Clerk to the Council).
The Chairman welcomed the electors to the 119th 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.
002 The Minutes of the Annual Parishioners Meeting held on Thursday 23rd May 2013 were unanimously confirmed as a correct record by those present at that meeting.
3) BACKWELL PARISH COUNCIL – The Chairman advised the Financial Report for the year
003 ending 31 March 2014 was available for inspection at the meeting (see Appendix 1).
4) PUBLIC COMMENTS
5) BACKWELL PLAYING FIELDS CHARITY
005 Mr A Gould, Vice Chairman of the Trustees of Backwell Playing Fields Charity, read out a report (see Appendix 2). The Chairman thanked Mr Gould for his report.
6) BACKWELL YOUTH CLUB, BACKWELL RECREATION GROUND
006 Beverley Cook, Joint Secretary of Backwell Youth Club Management Committee, read out a report (see Appendix 3). The Chairman thanked Mrs Cook for her report.
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 RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION
008 Mr K Riches, Chairman, Backwell Residents Association, read out a report (see Appendix 5). The Chairman thanked Mr Riches for his report.
9) BACKWELL CHARITIES – THE BACKWELL FOUNDATION AND THE BACKWELL EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
009 Mr D Pike, Chairman, read out a report and presented the accounts for the year ended 31st December 2013 (see Appendix 6). The Chairman thanked Mr Pike for his report.
10) BACKWELL PARISH HALL
010 a) To appoint 4 Trustees
It was unanimously resolved to re-elect Patricia Walker, Anne Richards and Terry Merrett-Smith as Trustees for a period of one year. No other applications had been received. One vacancy remains.
011 b) Report from the Parish Hall Management Committee
Mrs S Ould, Chairman of the Parish Hall Management Committee, read out a report (see Appendix 7). The Chairman thanked Mrs S Ould for her report.
c) Parish Hall Accounts
012 Mrs S Ould announced the Parish Hall accounts were available for inspection (see Appendix 8).
11) UPDATE ON BACKWELL FUTURE
013 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.
12) UPDATE ON COMMUNITY RESILIENCE PLAN
014 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.
13) BACKWELL PARISH COUNCIL – CHAIRMAN’S REPORT
015 Cllr R Taylor gave his report as Chairman of the Parish Council (see Appendix 9). 016 The meeting closed at 2022 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 2014/2015 financial year.
Dated this 9th day of April 2015