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

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