Cheddar Community Pavilion

Cheddar Parish Council has an opportunity to bid for money from the Hinkley Point C mitigation fund, provided for locations affected adversely by the quarrying contract for Batts Combe Quarry. If would like to help a bid to improve the facilities at Sharpham Road pavilion, and can provide your views on the effect of the Hinkley Point C quarry contract on Cheddar, see this article: http://cheddarparishcouncil.org/cheddar-community-pavilion/

Annual Parish Meeting

Parishioners registered as residents of Cheddar and Nyland are invited to attend the Annual Parish Meeting to be held at Hannah More Cottage, Lower North Street on Wednesday 18th April commencing at 19.00.

The evening will be hosted by Cheddar Parish Council Chairman, Peter Colton and will involve a talk given by Jim Hardcastle from Avon and Somerset Search and Rescue and the ringing of the Cheddar hand bells by Mrs Christine Barker.

Community Service Awards will be presented to parishioners in recognition of the service they have provided to the community over a number of years and those attending will be able to enjoy a glass of refreshments and nibbles after the formalities and chat to members of the parish council.

REMINDER: Cheddar Parish Community Grants

APPLICATIONS TO BE SUBMITTED BY 31st MARCH

Cheddar Parish Council is inviting local organisations to apply for grants of up to £500 to undertake projects which benefit people living in the parish of Cheddar. Groups eligible to apply include voluntary or community groups which have a bank account, and preferably a constitution, registered charities, churches and schools.

The parish council wishes to support and encourage community initiatives and will fund up to half the cost of appropriate projects. These could include help in meeting gaps in local services, promoting community development, support for the rural heritage, creating new opportunities for community involvement, activities for local people and schemes that reduce crime.

Applications must be submitted to the Clerk, Cheddar Parish Council by 31st March 2018. For full details and an application form contact the Clerk on 01934 743217, clerk@cheddarparishcouncil.org, visit www.cheddarparishcouncil.org or call in at the Parish Office, Church Street, Cheddar.

Longleat to speak at Cheddar Parish Council’s July meeting

Cox’s Mill, Cheddar which has fallen into disrepair

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.