Clubs and charities

As you can see, there are a lot of clubs and activities to get involved with!! This page is only updated if advised of a change. So if you are mentioned below and your details need amending (including any web site links), or if you want to add a new club to the list, change contact names and phone numbers etc., please use the contact form. All telephone numbers are 01934 prefixes unless otherwise stated. If your club or group is running any kind of event and wants it publicised on this site, remember to get your events added to the calendar! Don’t simply rely on posters on telegraph poles or on notice boards. Tell people via this web site and they will come!


COMMUNITY GROUPS

 My Cheddar – group co-ordinating community initiatives across Cheddar, and also involved with the Neighbourhood Plan – see the My Cheddar page on this site for more details and to get involved.

Cheddar Village Diary

Cheddar Festive Night Organisers: Tel: 743217

Cheddar Traders’ Association

Kings of Wessex Leisure Centre Tel: 744939

Adult Learning and Leisure: Tel: 0845 688 0488

Friends of Cheddar on Facebook - publicising local issues and promoting community events based around Cheddar Library

Cheddar Youth Trust (formerly Cheddar Young Peoples Millennium Trust) and Sarah Comer Trust Clerk to the Trustees, Burrough and Co., 4 Union St., Cheddar BS27 3NA Tel: 743256

Cheddar Youth Club, meeting at Methodist Church Hall, Cliff Street, BS27 3PL. For Year 7s and upwards.  Telephone 07530 192 653.

Blood Donor Sessions Local organiser, Keith Herring. Tel 08457 711711

Cheddar Vale Lions Club Contact: Brian Airey, Tel: 418998

Royal British Legion Tel: 08457 725725

Rotary ClubRotary Club of Mendip Contact Peter Bennett, Tel: 01934 750513

Cheddar-Ocho Rios (Jamaica) Friendship Society Enquiries: Tel 742682

Cheddar Felsberg Vernouillet Friendship Association Telephone: 742763

WIWI c/o St. Andrews Church House in Cheddar. Somerset WI Tel: 01823 284261

Cheddar Gorgeous WI, meets first Monday of every month at Cheddar Baptist Church. Email Coral Hooper,  contact@cheddargorgeouswi.co.uk or telephone 07779 967828

Probus Club of Mendip Chairman, John Oakley: Tel 742492

Cheddar Vale Gateway Club, social club for people with learning difficulties Chairman, E Edwards: Tel 713388

u3ACheddar Valley University of the Third Age (U3A) Secretary: Margaret Farney, Tel: 710242
Cheddar Charioteers (wheelchair/scooter users) Contact Ray Dinham, Tel 743789

Sir Thomas de Cheddre Lodge, United Grand Lodge of England. Enquiries: Tel 742089

MUSIC, THEATRE, AND DANCE

Stagecoach Theatre Arts School (run by Caroline King) for 5 to 18 year olds, Wednesdays 5-8pm at the Cheddar Baptist Church. (Stagecoach main web site)

Moor Harmony Singers (Community Choir). Meeting at Hannah More Cottage, Lower North Street, Thursday evenings, ring for details. Contact: Issy Emeney Tel 741551.

Cheddar Male Choir Enquiries: Tel 743905

dancingCheddar Old Time and Modern Sequence Dance Club Chairman, Brian Norris, Tel:741593

Cheddar Valley Jazz Club Contact Richard Borley: Tel 740189

Cheddar Stage Society, @cheddarstage – every Thursday at the Methodist Church, 7.30-9.30

Wedmore Opera – Shirley Turner (Secretary): Tel 712761

EMERGENCY SERVICES

Air Ambulance Often seen around Cheddar rescuing injured climbers etc., the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance helicopter is deployed on average 2-3 times a day and costs £3,800 per day to run with no funding from the Government or the National Lottery. Support this registered charity by playing the Flight for Life Lottery.

Avon and Somerset Cliff Rescue – emergency search and rescue volunteers for the Cheddar Gorge area

COMPUTER SKILLS / GAMING

IT for the Terrified, The Old Cowshed, Station Road, Cheddar BS27 3AG. Tel: 741751. Computer training sessions for all skill levels and Cheddar e-sports, networked computer gaming and homework support.

Age UK – Donate a PC scheme  In collaboration with Microsoft and RaceOnline, we can rebuild your old PC and give them a second lease of life to do good in your community and for people in later life.

ENVIRONMENT

Wildlife TrustsSomerset Wildlife Trust (Mendip Wildlife Watch) Contact Mary: Tel 744693
Somerset Beekeepers Assoc (Wedmore and Cheddar Division), Jonathan Friend, Tel: 712971 or email jpdfriend@gmail.com
Charterhouse Centre Contact Heather: 01761 462267 ( Mendip Hills AONB )

The Mendip Society , caring for the Mendip Hills – Tel: 08454 092951 or 01934 820575

Mendip Bridleways and Byways Association

ANIMAL WELFARE

Prickles Hedgehog Rescue 7 Copper Close, Cheddar. Hedgehog Rescue Centre who care for injured, poorly and orphaned hedgehogs. When they are well they are released back to the wild. If you have any spare time to support the work we do please contact us. (email) or telephone: 07806 744772

Cats Protection League, Wells and Glastonbury – Susan on 01749 840264

RSPCA West Hatch – 0300 123 0747

Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre – (01278) 783250

ARTS AND CRAFTS

Woolcake Knitting Group Tel: Julie on 743263

Cheddar Flower Power Flower arranging on the second Monday of the month (except January and August) at 7:30pm. Contact Isobel Cameron Tel: 741004

Cheddar R U Crafti Club (scrapbooking, cardmaking etc.) Cheddar Chocolate Co, Unit 2 Winchester Farm, last Saturday of the month 10-00am till 4-00pm. £4-00 per person to cover refreshments and light lunch. Tel 07708 625214. Limited spaces.

THERAPIES / WORKSHOPS

Sarena Mason Laughter Workshops Tel: 743930

OTHER LEISURE ACTIVITIES

Cheddar Horticultural Society Secretary, Suzanne Green. Tel 744095

Cheddar Art Group Contact Sara Parsons: Tel 743297

Cheddar Valley Model Railway Club Tel 742916

Cheddar Stamp Club Secretary, Brian Ladd Tel: 743710

See the Sports page for sports clubs.

CHARITY SHOPS IN CHEDDAR

Listed here


Guides The Guide Association (based in the Guide Hut at Cheddar First School)

Rainbows, Karen Percival: Tel 01749 870067
Brownies, Vicki Sweet: Tel 01278 445054
Guides, Sue Wild: Tel 01749 870239
Rangers: Jenny Hill: Tel 742480
Axbridge District Trefoil Guild, Betty Morgan: Tel 712366
Adult helpers always welcome.

St John Ambulance The Bays, Cheddar, BS27 3QW Tel: 742234.
Email natalie.hope@talktalk.net

ScoutsThe Scouts’ Organisation

Cheddar Scouts Based in the Scout Hut at Cheddar First School. To help run these groups or hire the Scout Hut, contact via web site or come along at the dates/times shown (term time only):

Chairman of Scout HQ Trustees, Mike Elliott: Tel 744460
Beavers, Tommi Juntila: Tel 07864 818351 Thursdays 4.45pm to 6.15pm
Cubs/Scouts, Doug De Ivey: Tel 744224 Cubs Tuesdays 6.45pm to 8.15pm Scouts Thursdays 7pm to 8.30pm
North Sedgemoor Explorer Scouts, Mick White: Tel 744037