Cheddar village, Somerset, UK

Local Community and Tourist Information

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This is the original Cheddar Village web site - for everything regarding things to see and do in and around Cheddar village itself, the Gorge and Caves, getting about, community projects and local events – with links to businesses, jobs, properties, and more besides.  Do you live or work in Cheddar? Or perhaps you are looking to move here. If so please add this site to your bookmarks or favourites – make it your first port of call for local news, events and information.

 

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2014 marks the 10th year this site has been running, and it has seen a lot of changes over the years, but is still run from the village as an independent non-profit hyperlocal web site. It’s not part of one of these national or regional web site chains that tries to look local but is actually auto-updated by some large organisation based elsewhere. Whether you are a regular visitor or someone discovering it for the first time… welcome!

CHEDDAR NEWS

 

Click here for more local news feeds and visit Journal of Somerset for news from the wider county.
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SOMERSET COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FLOOD RELIEF FUND
Find out about donating to, or appealing for help from, this fund set up to help those suffering from the effects of flooding in the county.

NEW AD SPACES FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES

If you have a business in the Cheddar area, please support this non-profit site by sponsoring a page or taking out a margin advert to promote your organisation. The separate Cheddar Village Diary print publication no longer circulates in the area so an advertisement on here will keep you visible. You can also have a lineage listing in the Business A to Z free of charge (click here for more details).


signpostCOMMUNITY RESOURCES

If you are looking for local community information, visit the Link Toolbox for details of local web sites for local and national government, our MP, district and parish councils, police, plus other useful information on environmental and community matters, family days out and more. Local clubs, charities and associations are also listed as well as details of major local  development proposals. Links to local healthcare, education, transport and many other web sites can be found in the margin.

EVENT PUBLICITY

If there’s something happening in Cheddar you’d like local people to know about, visit the calendar page to send over details. Anything from a local fete, to a visiting display of classic vehicles in the Gorge, add a free entry on this web site’s events calendar page and help to avoid date clashes with other events. You can also post a note of your event details on the Facebook wall.

“MY CHEDDAR” COMMUNITY GROUP and VILLAGE SOS

Cheddar has its own page on the National Lottery funded Village SOS web site, which is a central meeting point for those interested in making their UK community a better place. And if you are concerned about any aspect of life in Cheddar, its services and facilities, why not join our My Cheddar community group (also on Facebook) which is driving local improvement projects, such as our litter-picking team, and helping with the Cheddar Neighbourhood Plan.  You can also join other local residents on Streetlife.com to share news and discuss local issues.

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Cheddar’s U3A history group have been busy working on a new history tour guide for Cheddar village which takes you around some of the back lanes to find some hidden gems. Click here to see the first edition of this guide.