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. 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
‘Backwell Round’ Walking Route

Photo by Emily Soothill, 2018

Locations and times for the Mobile Library Service

Dear all,
We apologise but the mobile library is now closed and off the road from and including the 20 March 2020 until further notice. For more details about the closure of all North Somerset libraries, please see this statement: https://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/my-services/community-safety-crime/emergency/emergency-closures/libraries-emergency-closures-and-information/.
Please apologise to customers for any inconvenience.
If customers direct enquiries to you, please inform them that books should not be returned. All loans will be extended to 2 July and there will be no overdue charges.
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.
Enquiry service
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
 
Kind regards,
Louise Wright
Librarian (Outreach and Families)
Development & Environment
North Somerset Council

Please note that stops and timings may be subject to change, but currently the mobile library stops weekly in Rodney Road car park on a Monday afternoon 2.15pm to 4.15pm.

North Somerset Council regrets the Mobile Library is currently off the road, awaiting parts for urgent mechanical repairs.

This has affected Cleeve, Wrington and Backwell on 24 February 2020 and will affect Kingston Seymour and Long Ashton on 25 February 2020.  It may also affect other locations later this week, we should have more information later.

To minimise disruption, we are offering a pop-up library service where we have alternative venues nearby (including Kingston Seymour and Long Ashton), which means that customers can collect and place reservations and choose from a small selection of items.

We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.

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