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.
Cheddar 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.
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)
- Road works in Cheddar (roadworks.org map)
- Somerset Waste (recycling, rubbish collections etc.) and Rubbish tip opening times – general schedule
- Somerset County Council petitions
- Gov.uk government services (was DirectGov)
- Government e-petitions
- Prime Minister’s Office
- They Work For You – Hansard transcripts
- Openlylocal.com – local government information
- Election 2015 results
- European Parliament representatives and results
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)
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
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 Happiness – movement for positive social change
Ourwatch neighbourhood scheme
Blood donation – search 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
LOCAL HISTORY / PHOTOS
Memories of Cheddar Facebook Group – local people sharing family photos and stories
Catnip – Cheddar photos | Hannah More | Cheddar U3A Local History Group
LOCAL DATING AND SOCIAL
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)