Search continues for missing teenager Rasmus Barlow

Avon and Somerset Police update – 4th Nov

We’re continuing to search for Cheddar teenager Rasmus Barlow who has been missing since Monday.

Rasmus, a student at Strode College, was last seen at 8.45am on Monday walking on a bridge over a stream near The Causeway in Street, heading towards Glastonbury.

He’d travelled on his usual bus from his home in Cheddar to Street, but did not attend any lessons and hasn’t been seen since.

As part of our enquiry, officers carried out searches of the area around Nyland Hill near Draycott yesterday, assisted by volunteers with Avon and Somerset Search and Rescue.

Searches are due to continue today and will involve the National Police Air Service helicopter.

“We have a team of officers and staff working on this inquiry to try and find Rasmus and we’re keeping his family fully informed of our progress.” – DI James Francomb

Det Insp James Francomb said: “We have a team of officers and staff working on this inquiry to try and find Rasmus and we’re keeping his family fully informed of our progress.

“We know Rasmus took his usual bus to his school in Street but didn’t attend any lessons, which is extremely out of character for him.

“Although we don’t have a confirmed sighting, our enquiries suggest Rasmus then took a bus from Street towards Wells later the same morning, and then another bus heading towards Cheddar.

“We are now concentrating our enquiries and searches on the Cheddar, Street and Glastonbury areas.

“We’d like to speak to anyone who knows where Rasmus is, as well as anyone who thinks they may have seen him since 8.45am on Monday.”

Rasmus is 5ft 7ins, slim, with dark brown hair and brown eyes, and he was last seen wearing dark jeans, a black t-shirt, a black ski-style jacket, white trainers and carrying a red and black rucksack.

If you see Rasmus please call 999 and quote log number 819 of 2 November. If you have any information which could assist our enquiry please call 101 and quote the same reference number.

Appeal to locate missing teenager Rasmus Barlow

Avon and Somerset Police Press Release

We’re appealing for the public’s help to locate missing Cheddar teenager Rasmus Barlow.

Rasmus, 16, who is a pupil at Strode College, did not attend any lessons yesterday and has failed to attend college today.

His disappearance is extremely out of character so we’re growing concerned for his welfare.

Rasmus is around 5ft 7ins, slim, with dark brown hair and brown eyes, and he was last seen wearing dark jeans, a black t-shirt, a black ski-style jacket and carrying a red and black rucksack.

If you see Rasmus please call 999 and quote log number 819 of 2 November.

If you have any information which could assist our enquiry please call 101 and quote the same reference number.

Seed swap at Cheddar Library 24th October

The Friends of Cheddar Library are holding their twice yearly seed swap at Cheddar Library next weekend.

With summer over, gardeners are preparing for next year’s fruit, veg and flowers and the event is a great opportunity to stock up.

The swap, which is taking place from 10 am to noon on October 24, will enable keen gardeners to get ahead for next year’s planting, exchange their surplus seeds and plants and try something new.

Those without anything to swap can collect unusual and common species for a small donation.

The experts from Cheddar Horticultural Society will be on hand with advice for those who need it and there will be tea, coffee and cakes and a chance to talk about all things gardening for the expert and the beginner.

 

Join Cheddar Youth Trust and be Forever Young

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Cheddar Valley Voices singing at last year’s event

Cheddar Youth Trust is inviting residents to join it for an evening in being Forever Young.

That’s the name of the organisation’s latest fundraising supper evening featuring a wide range of musical talent including singer songwriter Sam Evans.

The supper with musical entertainment is being held in Cheddar’s Church House on Friday 30 October.

“Events like Forever Young are not only a great evening,” said trust chairman Keith Herring. “They also enable us to raise funds so we can make even more grants to local young people.”

Tickets, which cost £15, are available from trustees or via secretary Jennie Colton on 01934 742703, include a full supper.

Cheddar Youth Trust was set up in 2000 to enhance the lives of young people in the parish of Cheddar under the age of 25.

It makes grants for educational, professional and vocational training to those offering service to communities here and abroad, those who take on voluntary positions of responsibility, and young people in real financial need.

Recent beneficiaries include an applicant who has been helped with funding towards kickbox training, another with swimming lessons and a third assisted with the costs associated with windsurfing.

Sainsbury’s statement regarding Steart Farm

“As you may be aware in May 2014 we gained planning permission for a new supermarket on the site.

Following an internal review we have decided we are unable to proceed with plans to develop our proposed new store on this site.

This decision has taken some time to reach and has not been made lightly, however in the period since our proposals were first announced, the food retail market and customer shopping patterns have changed considerably.

As part of an ongoing review of all new supermarket schemes, we’ve concluded that a viable scheme can no longer be delivered and we will be marketing the site as soon as possible.

We recognise that this news will be disappointing to you, however we will soon be opening our smaller supermarket in the town at Roynon Way which will bring a quality shopping offer for the people of Cheddar.”