Reports and Policies
Survey November 2016In
November 2016 the Town Council carried out a survey seeking the views
of residents. It is now reviewing the Five-Year Strategy (see below)
using the information it has gathered.
The summary report is available here
The full report is available here
The survey itself, including the location map for potential new housing is available here
StrategyOn 11 May 2016 the Town Council approved its Strategic Review and Action Plan 2016-2020
Land on Engine LaneIn November 2015 the Town Council agreed to enter into negotiations with Barratt Homes regarding a proposed development of land on Engine Lane. The following documents provide a background to the current position:
Housing type and mix: the following links are to a series of images showing the proposed layout of homes on the site at Engine Lane.
Housing mix summary
Image 1; Image 2; Image 3; Image 4; Image 5; Image 6; Image 7; Image 8: Image 9; Image 10; Image 11
1. Chronology of the purchase of Gaulacre 2006-2007.
2. Sale Agreement for Gaulacre, December 2007.
3. Chronology of relevant events to January 2016.
4. Minutes of relevant meetings referred to in the Chronology.
5. Communication between Town Council and Barratt Homes (with commercially sensitive information removed).
6. Reports by the Council's professional adviser Bilfinger-GVA:
a) Options Report October 2015 (with commercially sensitive information removed).
b) Baseline Review October 2015.
c) Residential Land Assessment October 2015.
7. Nailsea Town Council Housing Type and Mix Policy March 2014.
The Council’s Annual Report describes the major activities of the Council and includes a summary of income and expenditure.
Annual Financial ReportThe Council uses an independent internal auditor to assist in preparing the annual accounts, which then have to be approved by an external auditor. The annual approved accounts are available below:
Councillor Code of Conduct and Register of Councillors' InterestsCouncillor Code of Conduct
Register of Councillors' Interests
Financial Reports and TransactionsThe Town Council's budget for 2016-17 can be viewed by clicking here
The Council's Asset Register can be viewed by clicking here
Current Insurance Policies can be viewed by clicking here
All financial transactions made by the Town Council can be viewed by clicking on the relevant link:
1 May to 31 July 2016
1 February to 30 April 2016
1 November 2015 to 31 January 2016
1 August to 31 October 2015
1 May to 31 July 2015
1 February to 30 April 2015
1 November 2014 to 31 January 2015
1 April to 7 November 2014
29 January to 31 March 2014
1 September 2013 to 29 January 2014
1 April to 31 August 2013
Freedom of InformationThe Town Council is committed to making information publicly available both on this web-site and from the Council office in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, 2000 and the Information Commissioner's Model Publication Scheme 2008, the Town Council has a Publication Scheme, which is available here.
Information that is not current is stored at the Heritage Centre in Taunton (formerly the Somerset Records Office).
National GridThe Town Council is part of the Nailsea Against Pylons Group which accepts the need for additional electricity transmission capacity in the UK, but believes that National Grid should be considering alternatives to conventional pylons, particularly the option of underground installations. The Council supports the report by Professor Claus Neumann, which was commissioned by Wraxall and Failand Parish Council, and promotes the use of Gas Insulated Line (GIL) technology. The report can be obtained here.
North Somerset ConsultationsThe Town Council's responses to North Somerset Council Consultations can be viewed by clicking the links below:
- Backwell Neighbourhood Plan
- Community Involvement in Planning Applications
- North Somerset Core Strategy
The Parish Plan is the key document that sets out the Town Councils objectives. These are based on the outcome of the questionnaire sent to all households, as well as businesses and young people in 2008. The documents that make up the Parish Plan are available here.
Policies and Procedures
- Complaints Policy
- Councillor and Staff Training and Development Policy
- Disciplinary Procedure
- Equality Policy
- Financial Regulations
- Health and Safety Policy
- Scheme of Delegation
Risk ManagementInternal Auditor's Risk Assessment
Risk Assessment Plan 2015-16
Risk Assessment Policy
Risk Assessment Scoring Matrix