Village


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.

Within health services we have a General Practice Medical Centre with a long history, a Dental Practice, Pharmacy and defibrillators. There is a village magazine and lots of things to do (many free).

More Information

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.

Photo by Emily Soothill, 2018

15+ years of conservation, protection, improvement

BET was founded in 2004 to protect and preserve the beautiful countryside surrounding the historic village of Backwell, North Somerset.

Learn on their website more about their work including the land they own and manage

Photo by Emily Soothill, 2018

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!

Walk 1
Walk 2
Walk 3
Walk 4
Walk 5
Walk 6

Grove Farm Public Path Map
‘Backwell Round’ Walking Route

 

Photo by Emily Soothill, 2018

 

Locations and times for the Mobile Library Service

Coronavirus – Disruption to Mobile Library Service

Dear all

In line with government guidance, there will be no customer access onto the Mobile Library as of Thursday 5 November 2020.

We had a very successful return to customers browsing the Mobile Library and we are looking forward to welcoming them back on board when lockdown lifts.

Dependant on lockdown legislation being passed this afternoon, we are aiming to offer the following alternative arrangements:

Reservations

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 mobile.library@n-somerset.gov.uk 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 books should not be returned to the Mobile Library. If customers need help with items currently on loan, ask them to email mobile.library@n-somerset.gov.uk 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 library.volunteers@n-somerset.gov.uk 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

https://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/onlinelibrary

Including eBooks and audio books.

Enquiry service

https://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/my-services/libraries-leisure-open-spaces/libraries/library-enquiry-centre

To join online visit www.librarieswest.org.uk/join

Please email libraries@n-somerset.gov.uk or ring 01934 426 834 with any queries. For the latest updates follow us on Twitter at @nsomlibraries or follow us on Facebook /NSlibraries

Best wishes,

Sarah Smith
Community Services Supervisor
Development & Environment
North Somerset Council

 

For more information please consult the Mobile Library Timetable or visit the North Somerset Council website.

Photo by Emily Soothill, 2018

Defibrillator

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 Stone

Useful Contacts


Backwell Camera Club   www.backwellcameraclub.club

Backwell School
Mr Jon Nunes (Head Teacher) – 01275 463371
www.backwellschool.net/

Backwell Drama Club
Gill Rich – Secretary – Tel: 01275 462615

Backwell Environmental Trust
https://www.backwellenvironmenttrust.org/

Backwell Flax Bourton Cricket Club
Backwellflaxbourtoncc@hotmail.co.uk

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
www.backwellnailseasurgery.nhs.uk

Backwell Neighbourhood Watch
Area Co-ordinator – M. Foss, Tel:
01275 543135

Backwell & Parish Village Show

Nicola Everitt: backwellvillageshow@gmail.com or @Backwellvillageshow

Backwell Playing Fields Charity
Fran Parry (Administrator) – backwellplayingfieldscharity@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/BackwellPlayingFieldsCharity/

Backwell Probus Club
Secretary: Geoff Wells – Tel: 01275 462627
www.backwellprobus.org.uk

Backwell Recycling Centre (including opening hours).
Coles Quarry, Church Town, Backwell, BS48 3JF
www.n-somerset.gov.uk/services/cole-quarry-recycling-centre

Backwell Residents Association
Secretary: Mike Veal. Tel 01275 461187
Email address backwellresidents@btinternet.com
www.backwellresidents.org.uk/

Backwell Village Magazine
https://www.backwellvillagemag.co.uk/

Campaign to Protect Rural England
http://avonside.cprelocalgroups.org.uk/

Chemist
GP Care Pharmacy, 1 West Town Road
Tel: 01275 462386

Dental Surgeons
Smile For Life (www.smileforlife.co.uk)
17 West Town Road
Tel: 01275 462421

Methodist Church Hire
Mrs. J. Craske, Tel: 01275 462491

Meeting Point
www.themeetingpointbackwell.co.uk    07851438530

North Somerset District Councillor
Cllr. Bridget Petty

North Somerset Citizens Advice Bureau (www.nscab.org.uk)

North Somerset Council Offices (All Depts)
Town Hall, Weston-S-Mare (01934) 888888
www.n-somerset.gov.uk

Parish Hall Booking
Tel: 01275 541080
Email: backwellparishhall.booking@gmail.com
www.backwellparishhall.org.uk

Playhouse Film Society
T. Lewis, Tel: 01275 790555

Playhouse Theatre
Bookings: A. Johnson, Tel: 01275 462621
Membership: Mary Jo Thompson, Tel: 01934 877499

Post Office
30-32 West Town Road, Backwell
Tel: 01275 462721

Registrar of Births, Deaths & Marriages
Tel: 01934 427552
www.n-somerset.gov.uk/my-services/births-marriages-deaths/deaths/registration/

Royal British Legion
Chairman Peter Hoare
Tel: 01275 540201

Rural Services Network
www.rsnonline.org.uk

West Backwell Bowling Club
www.westbackwellbc.org.uk

Women’s Institute Hall Booking
Mrs D. Gage, Tel: 01275 463692