Local link toolbox

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.

LOCAL BUILDING DEVELOPMENTS

See the development proposals page for more information on these. Register for planning updates by email at www.planningfinder.co.uk.

POLICE

Avon and Somerset Constabulary -

Cheddar Beat information and local contacts

Neighbourhood Watch

On-line crime reporting for non-emergencies
Police and Crime Commissioner
Police.UK local crime statistics
Recent police helicopter activity
Immobilise.com – free property registration and marking

GOVERNMENT

Openlylocal.com – local government information

Cheddar Parish Council

Sedgemoor District Council

North Somerset Council (neighbouring area north of Cheddar)

Somerset County Council

Parliament

The polling station for Cheddar voters, for national and local elections, is normally Church House, in Church Street, corner of Parson’s Pen.

GENERAL

Listed buildings in Cheddar | 2011 Census | Visit Somerset | Mendip Hills AONB | Natural England (formerly Countryside Agency / English Nature) | Exmoor National Park | Somerset fords (wet roads)

ELECTRICITY SUPPLY

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

Bristol Water (local water supply)
Wessex Water (sewerage services)

UTILITY SEARCH

Uswitch.com can provide details of current supply offers in the area, and Utility Warehouse may also be able to provide a competitive offer on multiple utilities.

GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL

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)

COMMUNITY ACTION

My Cheddar – Cheddar’s local community project group

Village SOSraising awareness for local community initiatives, funding, discussion forum, etc.

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
Full fixmystreet news feed

TRAFFIC and TRAVEL

See the Travel and transport page.

Rightdriver – free driving theory tests

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

Cheddar Gorge Flood, July 1968

Head Rambles |Real Alternative

Swiss Air Disaster 1973

Time Team in Cheddar Caves 1999

CAR SHARING

Save money on your car transport costs by sharing your car with someone:

Other car sharing sites: Carshare Somerset | National Car Share | Liftshare | MyLifts.com Gocarshare.com

See also www.parkatmyhouse.com for private car parking bookings.

ROAD SAFETY

Crashmap for local road accident data (search on Cheddar for map detail below)crashmap_cheddar Brake  (the road safety charity)

The Honest Truth – road safety advice

LOCAL DATING AND SOCIAL

Mysinglefriend.com (Sarah Beeny’s site)
Dating for Parents Somerset Social Group

PETROL PRICES

Search for Petrol Prices in other areas.

USEFUL WEB LINKS

Ebay online auctions

Paypal secure payment via email

Skype free global telephone calls

Wikipedia the free encyclopedia

Expedia book holidays and flights

Friends Reunited trace old friends from this area or from school, and explore your family history

Discovly – details of local family friendly events

Noise Abatement Society

Citizens Advice independent, confidential and impartial advice

Keep Britain Tidy improving neighbourhoods

Environment Law neighbourhood noise FAQ

Discount Coder discount codes for internet stores

YouGov internet survey panel

Digiguide TV Guide UK and Ireland TV listings

Yell UK Yellow Pages

Pricerunner UK price comparison site

Heart domain name registration services

Oldukphotos.com images of Cheddar from days of old

Geograph photos of all the UK grid squres

Broadband Guide beginners’ guide to broadband

Money Saving Expert advice and discussion on making your money go further

ICO survey to report unsolicited telesales calls