Community

If you are looking to get involved with the local community and help out with local groups, this section has all the information you need.

Community venues

If you need a hall to hire for an event, please see the local listings at Hallshire.com which holds all the latest details.

Cheddar Library

Cheddar Library is in Union Street by the Market Cross. Tel: 01934 742769.

Opening hours:
Monday 10am to 5pm
Tuesday  Closed
Wednesday 10am to 5pm
Thursday  Closed
Friday  10am to 5pm
Saturday  10am to 1pm

The Library is a hub for a number of community groups, using the upstairs meeting / reading space. There is also a children’s section at the rear.

Soft play
Cheddar has no soft play areas, but an outdoor playground with swings and slides is available in Hannah More Park in the centre of the village. There are also play areas in the housing estates at Draycott Park and Hythe Wood.

My Cheddar

Please visit www.mycheddar.co.uk and sign up for the newsletter to be kept informed of local community initiatives. My Cheddar pulls together all the various local projects to share resources and skills, communicate needs for support and also reports on successes. There is a Facebook page where you can volunteer to become involved in local projects and use the wall to post your community messages.There is always some project or other that needs community support!

Other local initiatives

Sedgemoor District Council petitions

Somerset County Council petitions

Cheddar Youth Trust helps the young people of Cheddar with their educational, professional or vocational training, encourages service to the local community and supports local kids involved in worthwhile activities in the UK and overseas. The Trust gives out funding for projects regularly throughout the year. To apply for funds for your venture visit the web sitefor more details.

Other ways you can create local awareness of your campaign, charity, or other local organisation are to contact the Riverside Business Club, either to join or be a speaker; get on Twitter and share your tweets with @cheddarvillage; contact Cheddar Library about using their facilities / noticeboards; and if you have a commercial aspect, get a business listing on this site.

Cheddar Valley Food Bank

Vouchers to access support are available from all local agencies and voluntary groups.
You can contact us on Tel 07922309369 or 07922308154, or email info@cheddarvalley.foodbank.org.uk.

Cheddar Scouts, Cubs & Beavers

If you are interested in helping to run Scouts, Cubs or Beavers in Cheddar we are always looking for volunteers, either to act as assistants or to become fully warranted leaders. It’s great fun and you will meet lots of interesting new people. For more information contact the people listed or come along to the meetings at the times and places shown here.

Blood donor sessions

These take place regularly at Church House, Church Street, Cheddar. If you are interested in giving blood or can encourage anyone you know to give blood it would be appreciated. Appointments are essential. To book an appointment call 08457 711 711 or
visit www.blood.co.uk.

Cheddar in Bloom

Cheddar in Bloom is always looking for volunteers to help maintain the planters that are located around the village. It would mean keeping an eye on them and watering/dead heading as required. If you wanted to get involved and do some more adventurous planting, that would be wonderful. We have some volunteers and are looking for more so that the tasks do not get too onerous. If you can help and would like to see Cheddar in bloom, please call 01934 744095.