Come along and have your say on the future of NHS services in the Weston area.

There is a opportunity for local people to have a say in how to develop a bright future for health and care services in Weston-super-Mare, Worle, Winscombe and the surrounding areas. North Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group wants to make sure people have the best possible health and care services suitable for their needs, now and in the future.

The NS CCG  would like you to help us make the right decisions to achieve this, by looking at the options available to them and identifying the choices they need to make so that local people continue to receive high quality, sustainable services for the future.

Consultation events are taking place at Cheddar Football Club on 5 December and 11 January between 7pm – 9pm.

Everyone is urged to come along and have their say in what is an important public service for all of us.  Please contact the North Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group to register your interest:

Email:
northsomerset.feedback@nhs.net

Telephone:
01275 546702

Facebook:
www.facebook.com/nsccg

Website:
www.northsomersetccg.nhs.uk/healthyweston

Twitter:
@NSomersetCCG

 

There is £13 MILLION available through the Community Fund for Communities affected by the Hinkley Point C Development

Closing 06.11.2017

There is £13 MILLION available through the Community Fund for Communities affected by the Hinkley Point C Development:

YOU NEED TO COMPLETE THE ONLINE SURVEY & get your voices heard!

www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/scfcommunityfund
WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
WHAT DO YOU NEED IN YOUR COMMUNITY?

Have your say on what would make your community an even better place to live! Don’t let your voice go unheard- take part in the survey -see below link for further information.
http://somersetrcc.org.uk/hinkleyconsultation/

Sing for Somerset rings in the Christmas season!

Somerset Community Foundation is once again inviting members of the public to join them for their annual Sing for Somerset carol service in the magnificent Wells Cathedral on Saturday, December 16 at 7pm. Admission is free, no tickets are required and doors will open at 6.15pm. 

Sing for Somerset features a festive mix of traditional and contemporary music conducted by Laurence Blyth, featuring the Mid-Somerset Orchestra, Somerset Voices choir and organist Matthew Redman. Carol sheets will be provided for all to join in the festivities.

The retiring collection will benefit the work of Somerset Community Foundation. For more information, email: info@somersetcf.org.uk or call 01749 344949.

Graffiti at Sharpham Road Cemetery car park

The parish council received reports over the weekend that parts of the cemetery car park had been vandalised with graffiti sprayed over a number of the boulders marking the car park boundary and the new cycle gate.

Representatives from Cheddar Parish Council went to the site on Monday 4th September to ascertain the damage and any action that needed to be taken.  The parish council’s contractor has been asked to clean the areas affected as soon as is practically possible.

The parish council would like to thank parishioners for their vigilance and ask that any incidents of this nature be reported so that remedial action may be taken.

Temporary closure of Upper New Road – October 2017

Residents are advised that the parish council has been made aware of the closure of Upper New Road, from the junction of Holwell Lane southwards for a distance of 200 or so metres.  

The closure will commence on 2nd October 2017 for three weeks and is due to works required for new sewers, site access and a footpath.

The alternative signed route advised to us by Somerset County Council will be via the A38 and A39.  Residents who require further information on the alternative route are advised to visit www.roadworks.org

Bank holiday means all change for waste

The Summer Bank Holiday on Monday 28 August means all collections that week, up to Friday 1 September, will take place one day later, including Friday pick-ups on Saturday 2 September.

Recycling sites remain on their usual schedules throughout the week, including all 16 opening at 8am on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday.

Following the recent relaxation of weekend hours for permit holders, customers with permits for vans, pick-ups, campervans, minibuses and car-towed trailers can use any recycling site, when open, at any time on weekdays, weekends and bank holidays.

For more information on collections and recycling sites, see www.somersetwaste.gov.uk.

Parish garden party for volunteers

Dozens of organisers and helpers representing voluntary clubs and societies across Cheddar enjoyed a garden party given by Cheddar Parish Council to thank them for all the time and energy they put in freely to run their organisations.  Over fifty community groups covering all manner of activities for all ages and interests were invited to the party, which was held at Hannah More Cottage.  Whether sports clubs or craft workshops, the arts and reading, music and dance and a host other interests, they benefit the community enormously and only flourish because of the volunteers who run them. 

The occasion gave guests the opportunity to exchange information and talk to parish councillors, who themselves are unpaid volunteers.  Councillors served refreshments and entertainment was provided by local singer songwriter Cathy Judge together with Johnny Francis.  The garden at Hannah More Cottage, which was transformed from a near wilderness by the My Cheddar group two years ago, was a lovely setting on a glorious summer’s day for this most English of occasions.

Volunteer guests at Cheddar garden party
Refreshments in Hannah More Cottage
Cathy Judge & Johnny Francis

 

Longleat to speak at Cheddar Parish Council’s July meeting

Head of Operations for Longleat Enterprises, David Gillingham, will be speaking about the company’s plans for new visitor attractions and other improvements in Cheddar Gorge at the monthly meeting of Cheddar Parish Council, 7pm on Tuesday 25th July.  All locals are invited to attend the meeting where they will have an opportunity to question Longleat about issues which have been of concern for some time, including the long term future of the historic Cox’s Mill Hotel which has been closed for several years and is now in a very serious condition.

The meeting will be held at Cheddar Village Hall (formerly Church House) opposite St Andrew’s Church as it is expected that many locals will want to hear what the company has planned.  Those attending are asked to arrive in good time and, because of current building work at the village hall, parking may be easier in the Sainsbury’s car park.  The open public session will be followed by the regular monthly parish council meeting.

 

Don’t be fooled by Council Tax scammers

A phone call that promises to lower your Council Tax banding for a fee of up £120 may sound like a great offer, but you can find out if your band can be lowered for free.

 

Sedgemoor District Council is warning residents to be aware of Council Tax scammers who may offer you deals to reduce monthly payments or reduce your banding. SDC has taken calls from worried residents, so are warning everyone not to be duped. 

 

One current scam that has been bought to the district council’s attention is from a company claiming to be called ‘All Claim Solutions’ who say they are calling on behalf of the Valuation Office or Sedgemoor District Council and ask for £120 to lower your Council Tax banding. Please note this is not a phone call from Sedgemoor District Council or the Valuation Office, despite their phone number being very similar to that of SDC.  Council Tax bands are set by the Valuation Office Agency and can only be changed under certain conditions. Details can be found at www.gov.uk/council-tax-appeals. You will not be charged for the service.

 

If you are struggling to pay your Council Tax bill and need help, speak with a member of the Council Tax Team on who will be able to offer help and advice on 0300 303 7801.

 

If you have given over personal details, we would advise you to call the Police straight away on 101 and report the matter as an identity theft scam. The Police will also direct you to the Action Fraud helpline on 0300 123 2040.