Local links

Below are some useful local and other links for Cheddar residents and visitors alike, regularly updated. Any suggestions for amendments or additions welcome, please use the contact form.

POLICE

Avon and Somerset Constabulary –

On-line crime reporting for non-emergencies
Police and Crime Commissioner
Police.UK local crime statistics
Immobilise.com – free property registration and marking

GOVERNMENT

cpc_buttonCheddar Parish Council
The parish council is the closest level of council authority to the people of Cheddar. This site covers matters such as local planning, footpaths, sports fields, and provision of local amenities.

Sedgemoor District Council

Planningfinder – register for email planning updates on local development proposals

North Somerset Council (neighbouring area north of Cheddar)

Mendip District Council (neighbouring area east of Cheddar)

Somerset County Council

Parliament

The polling station for Cheddar voters, for national and local elections, is normally Church House, in Church Street, corner of Parson’s Pen.

Local Member of Parliament (Wells Constituency)

ZzfjnmDG_400x400James Heappey. Conservative Party, 3c Town Street, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 5BD. Twitter @JSHeappey

GENERAL

Listed buildings in Cheddar | 2011 Census | Visit Somerset | Mendip Hills AONB | Natural England (formerly Countryside Agency / English Nature) | Exmoor National Park | Somerset fords (wet roads)

ELECTRICITY SUPPLY

Regardless of who bills you for your electricity, Western Power Distribution are responsible for local supply (and for power outages, of which we seem to get more than our fair share!) – more information on dealing with power outages here.

WATER and SEWERAGE

Bristol Water (local water supply)
Wessex Water (sewerage services)

UTILITY SEARCH

Uswitch.com can provide details of current supply offers in the area, and Utility Warehouse may also be able to provide a competitive offer on multiple utilities.

COMMUNITY GROUPS

Village Agents – Lucille Simms
Lucille covers Axbridge, Chapel Allerton, Cheddar, Mark, Shipham, Weare and Wedmore. Village Agents help to connect isolated, vulnerable and lonely individuals to organisations which can cater for their specific needs.

 

My Cheddar – Cheddar’s local community project group

Streetbank – please register on here to share your skills, equipment, tools etc. with your neighbours.

Action for Happinessmovement for positive social change

Ourwatch neighbourhood scheme

Blood donationsearch on Cheddar – sessions are at Church House

Your Square Mile – local initiatives database

Keep Britain Tidy – information on dog fouling and the law

Fix My Transport – report problems with your transport services

Fix My Street – report problems with public highways and street furniture

Petrol Prices – find the cheapest prices locally

ROAD SAFETY

Crashmap for local road accident data 
Brake (the road safety charity)
Think Amy – promoting safer driving
The Honest Truth – road safety advice

LOCAL HISTORY / PHOTOS

Memories of Cheddar Facebook Group – local people sharing family photos and stories

Time Team in Cheddar Gorge

Catnip – Cheddar photos | Hannah More | Cheddar U3A Local History Group

Genealogical records

Cheddar Gorge Flood, July 1968
Head Rambles  |  Flickr photos

Swiss Air Disaster 1973

CAR SHARING

BlaBlaCar | Carshare Somerset | National Car Share | Liftshare | MyLifts.com | Gocarshare.com

LOCAL DATING AND SOCIAL

Mysinglefriend.com (Sarah Beeny’s site)
Dating for Parents Somerset Social Group

GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL

Cheddar is only 12 miles from the festival site and many festival-goers use the village as a transport or accommodation base. Cheddar also has an outdoor store for camping supplies. Some useful festival information sites are: Glastonbury Festivals (official site) Glastowatch (ticket news and gossip) Glastonbury Festival Police (security and travel advice)