Cheddar Festive Night awards

Cheddar was thronged with thousands of people for its annual winter showcase event on the 1st December.  From the village centre right up into the gorge the streets, bars, cafes and shops were packed with cheery festive goers.  Market stalls in Cliff Street car park did a roaring trade and local businesses were delighted by the numbers of shoppers.

There was entertainment aplenty, including the Moor Harmony singers and Salvation Army, children’s amusement rides, a land train up and down the gorge and, of course, Santa on his sleigh.

Homes and businesses put on lighting displays to add to the festive atmosphere.  The winners of the annual Cliff Street lighting competition were Cara Williams and Finlay Travis of No.1 Montrose Villas, judged this year by visiting dignitaries from North Somerset Council, Chris Blades, chairman and Ericka Blades, councillor.


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





Festive Night on 1st December

”Every year the historic village of Cheddar comes alive with the magic of Christmas. Lights sparkle along the village streets and idyllic gorge as choirs sing in the streets and late night shoppers enjoy a glass of mulled wine or satisfying hog roast as roads are closed from the bottom of Cliff Street to the Cliffs up the Gorge and the caves are open for the evening.

This is Cheddar Festive Night, an enjoyable experience for all the family with attractions, entertainment and of course brightly decorated shops catering for all tastes.  This year the event will be held on Friday 1st December. It will begin with a carol service in St Andrews Church at 5.30pm, following which shops, cafes etc. will be open late and there will be a market and fairground attractions in Cliff Street Car Park.

Remembrance Service 12 Nov 2017

Cheddar’s annual remembrance service takes place on Sunday 12th November, timings as follows, weather permitting.

14.45 Wreath laying at War Memorial

15.05 Parade to St Andrews Church along Bath Street and Church Street

15.30 Remembrance Service at St. Andrews Church

The parade will be cancelled in the case of inclement weather.

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.

Cheddar Parish Council wins playing fields award

Members of Cheddar Parish Council’s Highways and Open Spaces committee, and groundsman Tom Pearce, with the Healey Trophy

On 18th September, Cheddar Parish Council’s Sharpham Road playing fields received the award for Playing Field of the Year from Somerset Playing Fields Association, a registered charity whose aims are to help and support communities in the traditional county of Somerset and also north Dorset, to provide good quality outdoor recreation facilities. It was the first time Cheddar had entered the competition, and the council received the Healey Trophy from Lord Lieutenant of Somerset Annie Maw. The trophy has in recent years been won by Churchill, Wedmore and Somerton. 

Chair of the parish council’s Highways and Open Spaces Committee Cllr Martin Kay, said “It’s great to have received this award  from the SPFA in recognition of this great facility we have here in Cheddar, and special thanks are due to everyone who helps to look after it, not least our groundsman Tom Pearce”. 

With their Mendip Hills backdrop, Sharpham Road fields provide pitches for football, cricket and rugby, tennis courts, and a skate park. There is also a recently-installed childrens’ play area with additional outdoor fitness equipment. Because of their proximity to the Strawberry Line path and Cheddar Reservoir, the fields are also popular with dog walkers and runners, and they are on three of the local walking routes produced by Cheddar Walking. 

Cllr Kay added “we’d love to enter again next year to defend our title, and if anyone has any suggestions for improving the facilities at Sharpham Road, please let the parish clerk know.”

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.