Annual Parish Meeting 2019

All parishioners are invited to the

ANNUAL CHEDDAR

PARISH MEETING

To be held at

Hannah More Cottage,

Lower North Street, Cheddar

On

WEDNESDAY 24th APRIL 2019

at 7.00 pm

AGENDA

1. To receive apologies for absence
2. To receive a Police update for 2018-19
3. To approve and sign the minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting 2018
4. To receive the Chairman of Council’s annual report
5. To adopt the draft Charity Accounts for the Hannah More Trust and Henry Budgett Trust(displayed at the meeting)
6. Presentation on the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England by Professor Chris Lewis, Chairman Somerset branch
7. To present the Cheddar Service to the Community Awards
8. Public Participation

Please join us for a glass of wine or soft drink and an opportunity

to talk to councillors after the meeting

Cllr Peter Colton Chairman, Cheddar Parish Council

4th April 2019

This meeting is open to all, but only those on the electoral roll for the Parish are eligible to vote on any matters requiring resolution.

Community grants

Cheddar Parish Council is inviting local groups to apply for grants of up to £500 in its annual small grants award scheme.  This year a total of £6,000 is available to help fund projects that will benefit the community.  Voluntary, community and not-for-profit organisations may apply, including registered charities, churches and schools.

Up to 50% of the cost of projects will be funded and applicants must show how the balance will be raised.  The Council will support a diverse range of projects including, but not exclusively, the promotion of community development and self help, meeting gaps in services, support for the rural heritage, reducing crime or the fear of crime and developing new initiatives.

Awards are made for the benefit of people living in the parish of Cheddar and must be spent within one year.  Application forms are available from the Clerk to the Parish, Parish Hall, Church Street, Cheddar BS27 3RA.  Tel 01934 743217 or email clerk@cheddarparishcouncil.org.  Forms can also be downloaded from here.  The deadline for submission of applications is 31st March 2019.

Parish awards 2019

Isn’t it nice when you can praise someone or say thank you for something they have done? Well, Cheddar Parish Council wants to be able to do that and to recognise a local person who has made a difference to our village life in the past year.

If you think someone has contributed to the community of Cheddar ‘above and beyond’ what is expected of them then please put their name forward for consideration for the Cheddar Community Award given by Cheddar Parish Council.

Nomination forms are available from our Parish Clerk and can be obtained by:

Calling 01934 743217, emailing clerk@cheddarparishcouncil.org , or downloading a form from this website here.  Alternatively you can write to ‘The Parish Hall, Church Street, Cheddar, BS27 3RA’ to request a form or call in person to collect one Monday to Friday 10.00 to 12.00 and then 14.00 to 16.00.

The closing date for nominations is Friday 22nd March 2019.  The award will be presented at the Annual Parish Meeting on Wednesday 24th April 2019.

Councillors are looking forward to receiving your nominations and to having the opportunity to give a public thank you to someone you believe deserves it.