The Meeting Point



The Meeting Point, Backwell

The Meeting Point is a community initiative, started by a group of Christians in Backwell. In part it responds to what people have said in surveys that they want; in part it’s a response to a perceived need. It’s open in Backwell Parish Hall every Tuesday from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm, offering a wide range of information and contacts and a variety of activities. There is the potential to expand opening times once there is the demand.

The objective is to provide a community hub, where people of all ages can meet to socialise (with tea, coffee and cake), access a range of services and support and where small groups can gather. On hand is a representative from Somerset Savings & Loan (Credit Union) a link to Advice North Somerset (CAB). There’s also internet access for those wishing to use it or to be helped to use it, and vouchers for the Clevedon Foodbank and its distribution centre in Nailsea. We are adding help and advice with CV writing and interview skills and there are many more ideas of what could be there, but it should offer what the village community wants. Suggestions are sought and would be welcomed.

The centre is organised by Backwell Life, a local registered charity which invites support from new members (£5.00 annual membership). Already there are nearly 50 members, and we would like to have a wide range of people involved to be sure the objective of providing service to the whole community is being met. The charity is open to everyone and will offer hospitality, encouragement and support to all, with a Christian ethos. Interested in volunteering as part of the team? Have an idea for a small group? We would love to hear from you. Please contact us by e-mail at or call Vicky on 01275 462510. Do drop in one Tuesday – and stay a while.


Separate consultation room available for confidential discussions.

The Meeting Point is run by Backwell Life, Registered Charity number: 1155047

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