Backwell Parish (map) includes a thriving village in North Somerset and about 4500 people. It has excellent transport facilities including bus and car travel to Bristol and Weston super Mare, motorways (M5), its own railway station (including direct to London Paddington and Cardiff) and Bristol International Airport. There are many good sports clubs, cultural activities, allotments, outstanding schools for all age levels, a village club, pubs and beautiful countryside such as Backwell Lake including splendid wildlife / biodiversity and walks. Information about future development including new housing is available and we work closely with the Backwell Residents Association.
Community Connect is a service run by Curo (in partnership with WERN) covering the whole of North Somerset
The service has Community Agents and Community Development Workers working actively with people throughout the area to link them with information and support.
The purpose of the service is to support people to stay connected, supported and active in their communities so that they can remain living independently at home for as long as possible.
The service is different to Care Connect, the local authority call centre for information on Health & Social Care. With Community Connect there is the opportunity for someone to have face to face contact with a representative (via a home visit to tease out issues that may be of concern to people in a more informal way).
Community Connect improves awareness of services, providing support and advice to help people access the services they need.
This may include; access to social groups, increasing income, maintaining their home safely or considering other options for housing, reducing isolation and loneliness and promoting independence through befriending.
If you would like to get in touch for information, to ask for advice or to request a home visit to talk over a query or problem please phone 01275 888803.
Enjoy the scenery in and around our village
A collection of Backwell Walks, including the ‘Backwell Round’, have been published by the Parish Council and are available from the links below. We thank the volunteers who did this work and hope you enjoy!
Locations and times for the Mobile Library Service
Coronavirus Update: North Somerset Mobile Library Service
In line with government guidance, whilst the Mobile will still be out and following its regular timetable, there will be no customer access onto the Mobile Library as of Wednesday 5 January 2021.
We look forward to welcoming customers back on board for browsing when lockdown lifts.
Pending further guidance, we are aiming to offer the following alternative arrangements:
Customers will be able to place reservations via the LibrariesWest website. When reservations are available for collection, staff will call to arrange a collection date and time.
Click and collect service
The mobile library is offering a non-contact click and collect service. Customers can email email@example.com or call 01275 888 864 to place an order. More information on the click and collect service can be found at www.n-somerset.gov.uk/librarycollect. When orders are available for collection, staff will call to arrange a collection date and time.
Returning library books
Library Loans have been extended. If customers direct enquiries to you, please inform them that items can be returned via the bookdrop point outside the Mobile Library. If customers need help with items currently on loan, ask them to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01275 888 864.
For staff safety the Mobile Library may need to run a reduced timetable. We will email you as soon as possible to let you know when this will occur.
We are still asking that customers help us to stay safe by maintaining a two-metre distance from others outside a bubble or family group when they are waiting to collect books.
If circumstances mean that it is not possible for customers to access any of our libraries in person, including the Mobile Library, ask them to email email@example.com or call 01934 426 657 as they may be eligible for our Home Library Service.
Libraries are more than just a physical space and we aim to continue to deliver a range of services, including access to eBooks, eMagazines and eResources.
Online library from home
Including eBooks and audio books.
To join online visit www.librarieswest.org.uk/join
Librarian (Outreach and Families)
North Somerset Council
An automatic external defibrillator (AED) is installed outside Backwell Medical Centre. The AED is available for use 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In case of emergency please dial 999, and you will be given an access code which will enable you to gain access to the AED.
An automatic external defibrillator (AED) has recently been installed in the entrance of Backwell Village Club which is available for use 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Backwell Camera Club www.backwellcameraclub.club
Backwell Drama Club
Gill Rich – Secretary – Tel: 01275 462615
Backwell Environmental Trust
Backwell Flax Bourton Cricket Club
Backwell Medical Centre
Dr D. Cox, Dr. R McGivern and Dr S Pepper
15 West Town Road, Backwell
Appointments & Enquiries: 8am – 6.30pm Tel: 01275 465100
Emergencies: 8am – 6.30pm Mon-Fri Tel: 01275 465101
Out of Hours (North Som PCT) 6.30pm – 8am
Inc. Weekends & Bank Hols Tel: 111
Backwell & Parish Village Show
Nicola Everitt: firstname.lastname@example.org or @Backwellvillageshow
Backwell Parish Council
43 Rodney Road, Backwell, BS48 3HW. Tel: 01275 464653
Backwell Recycling Centre (including opening hours).
Coles Quarry, Church Town, Backwell, BS48 3JF
Backwell Village Magazine
Campaign to Protect Rural England
GP Care Pharmacy, 1 West Town Road
Tel: 01275 462386
Methodist Church Hire
Mrs. J. Craske, Tel: 01275 462491
North Somerset District Councillor
Cllr. Bridget Petty
Playhouse Film Society
T. Lewis, Tel: 01275 790555
30-32 West Town Road, Backwell
Tel: 01275 462721
Registrar of Births, Deaths & Marriages
Tel: 01934 427552
Royal British Legion
Chairman Peter Hoare
Tel: 01275 540201
Rural Services Network
St Andrew’s Church
Tel: 01275 463469
West Backwell Bowling Club
Women’s Institute Hall Booking
Mrs D. Gage, Tel: 01275 463692