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.”

Island beds in the gorge to be renovated       

islandbedsCheddar Parish Council has announced that the island beds in the River Yeo between the Garden of Fragrance and Fortes are to be renovated.  Over the past few years the beds have become very overgrown and unsightly as the village contractor has struggled to maintain them.

Now My Cheddar has offered to help, having completed the renovation of Hannah More Cottage garden earlier this year.  The first area to be tackled will be the peninsular bed adjoining the Garden of Fragrance, with most of the surface vegetation being cleared, but leaving the ivy growing on the retaining walls and a fringe of protective foliage at the top, to ensure that the walls themselves are not damaged.

The Parish Council has consulted Natural England, Bristol Water and local wildlife experts to come up with a plan of action for the work which will minimise disturbance to any wildlife.  Chairman Christina Brown said “We are delighted that My Cheddar have agreed to carry out the work, as they did such a splendid job at Hannah More Cottage.  It’s nice to have local people who genuinely care about the village to manage the project and because they are volunteers it will keep the cost to the parish down.”

Work is expected to begin in January and will continue through the winter when both plant and animal life are relatively dormant, with a pause during the spring and summer before resuming next autumn.  My Cheddar are asking for volunteers to help with the work, which will involve just a few hours every week or so, when the weather is fine.  Anyone interested should email mycheddargardeners@gmail.com or see www.mycheddar.co.uk.

Minutes of Council Meetings in September 2015

Minutes of Council Meetings in September 2015

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Minutes of Council meetings in August 2015

Minutes of Council meetings in August 2015

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CPC Publication Scheme

CPC Publication Scheme

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Sainsbury’s free bus to Worle Store

Sainsbury’s have announced they will run a free bus service starting 16th September, from Cheddar to Sainsbury’s at Worle, until the re-fit of the Budgens store is complete and it re-opens as a Sainsbury’s Local. The bus will run on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Operates – Monday / Wednesday / Friday / Saturday

Start Date – 16/09/15 (Wednesday)

Budgens Store, Roynon Way (Departure) – 10:00, 12.00, 14.00

Sainsbury’s Worle, BS22 6BL (Arrival) – 10:45, 12:45, 14:45

Sainsbury’s Worle, BS22 6BL (Departure) – 11:00, 13:00, 15.00

Budgens Store, Roynon Way (Arrival) – 11:45, 13:45, 15:45