Cheddar Challenger

challengerThe Cheddar Challenger newsletter was launched in September 2015 and aims to be a locally-produced printed publication promoting local enterprise and enhancing the general sustainability and well-being of the village by keeping everyone informed of village news and events.

The small editorial team is part of Friends of Cheddar Library (FOCL) who support our local librarians in promoting activities and events associated with our library. FOCL was established in 2011 when the library was under serious threat of closure and has gone from strength to strength since, with Cheddar Library being one of the most successful in Somerset.

If you would like to contribute local news items, event details, articles, photos, sports reports, puzzles, cartoons, etc. for the next edition, the copy date is the 15th of the month – simply email

The Challenger has acquired some seed funding from Somerset County Council but the team would also like to hear from any local businesses who would like to advertise and help to keep the publication going, and also anyone who is interested in getting involved in preparation and distribution.

New editions are published at the start of every month and can be picked up at several locations around the village.

If you would like to take a small stock of Challengers to distribute from your premises, again please get in touch via email.

General public download:    Challenger Nov 2017 Issue 23

Back issue downloads (PDF)

Challenger Oct 2017 Issue 22
Challenger Sept 2017 Issue 21
Challenger July 17 Issue 20
Challenger June 17 Issue 19
Challenger May 2017 Issue 18
Challenger April 2017 Issue 17
Challenger Mar 17 Issue 16
Challenger Feb 17 Issue 15
Challenger Dec/Jan 2016/17 Issue 14
Challenger Nov 2016 Issue 13

Challenger Oct 2016 Issue 12
Challenger Sept 2016 Issue 11
Challenger July 2016 Issue 10
Challenger June 2016 Issue 9
Challenger May 2016 Issue 8
Challenger Apr 2016 Issue 7
Challenger Mar 2016 Issue 6
Challenger Feb 2016 Issue 5
Challenger Dec 2015 Issue 4
Challenger Nov 2015 issue 3
Challenger Oct 2015 issue 2
Challenger Sep 2015 issue 1