On Sunday 5th March Cheddar played its part in the national Great British Spring Clean event. Right across the country community groups set about collecting litter and tidying up their local areas. In Cheddar parish councillors, members of the community and a keen group of lads from the 1st Cheddar Scouts set off in three teams from Kings Leisure Centre equipped with bags, hi viz jackets and litter pickers provided by Sedgemoor District Council. In just over an hour they collected more than a dozen bags of discarded bottles, cans, card and general rubbish from the Strawberry Line, Station Road and the path behind the school to Draycott Park. Parish Council Chairman Peter Council thanked all those who took part, adding “Cheddar is such a beautiful place; let’s try to keep it looking nice. Use the litter bins or take your rubbish home, then we’ll all enjoy our village more.”

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.

Notice of Meeting – Planning 15th August 2017

Notice of Meeting - Planning 15th August 2017

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Minutes of Planning Committee 18th July 2017

Minutes of Planning Committee 18th July 2017

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Minutes of Planning Committee 4th July 2017

Minutes of Planning Committee 4th July 2017

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Minutes of Full Council meeting June 2017

Minutes of Full Council meeting June 2017

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Policy & Resources Committee – July 2017 draft

Policy & Resources Committee - July 2017 draft

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Notice of Full council meeting on 1st August

Notice of Full council meeting on 1st August

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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.

 

Policy & Resources Committee – June 2017

Policy & Resources Committee - June 2017

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