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.”

Minutes of Planning Committee Meeting 19th September 2017

Minutes of Planning Committee Meeting 19th September 2017

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Minutes of Planning Committee 5th September 2017

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External auditor report and certificate Year Ending 31st March 2017

External auditor report and certificate Year Ending 31st March 2017

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Policy & Resources Committee – October 2017

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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.”

Notice of Conclusion of audit 2016-17

Notice of Conclusion of audit 2016-17

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Policy & Resources Committee – July 2017

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Highways and Open Spaces July 2017

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Minutes of Full Council meeting – July 2017

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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.