Cheddar Parish Community Grants

Cheddar Parish Council is inviting local organisations to apply for grants of up to £500 to undertake projects which benefit people living in the parish of Cheddar.  Groups eligible to apply include voluntary or community groups which have a bank account, and preferably a constitution, registered charities, churches and schools.


The parish council wishes to support and encourage community initiatives and will fund up to half the cost of appropriate projects.  These could include help in meeting gaps in local services, promoting community development, support for the rural heritage, creating new opportunities for community involvement, activities for local people and schemes that reduce crime.


Applications must be submitted to the Clerk, Cheddar Parish Council by 31st March 2018.  For full details and an application form contact the Clerk on 01934 743217,, visit or call in at the Parish Office, Church Street, Cheddar.



Come along and have your say on the future of health services in the Cheddar area at a public event which is being held at Cheddar Football Club on 11th January from 19.00 to 21.00.

The event will give you the opportunity to say how you wish health services to be delivered in the future.  Add your voice to shape the services that you want to see from your National Health Service in the future.

Please contact the event organisers to register your interest




Telephone:01275 546702

Somerset Social Entrepreneurs Programme 2018

Social ventures and ethical businesses often rely on subsidy grants and a lot of good will. Competition for grants, donations and resources is steadily increasing. Against this background, and building on the success of their 2014-2017 programmes, the Somerset Social Entrepreneurs Programme 2018 will provide a tailor-made programme for social venture leaders to help them develop the skills, personal effectiveness and knowledge to help their social venture grow and become sustainable.

More information can be found here:

Somerset Social Entrepreneurs Programme 2018

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:


01275 546702





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:


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.

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: 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

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