is a volunteer community group supporting the Parish Council and focusing on making Cheddar a better place to live, work, and shop. It’s an exercise in community led planning
that anyone can join. It comprises people with a wide variety of skills and experience and includes people who have only lived here a few months right through to those who were born and brought up here over 60 years ago and have seen many changes. The group is currently focused on developing a Neighbourhood Plan
which will make sure that the wishes of local residents and indeed the needs of visitors are properly taken into consideration when new development plans are being considered.
If you would like to send a comment about anything you think should go in the completed plan to enhance the parish area, you can do this at the bottom of this page. Whilst it’s impossible to stop all development, residents can have a say about the type of development they would like, and try and make sure it goes in the right places. There are also a number of smaller task groups looking at projects such as local shopping and markets, environmental considerations, sports facilities, transport, and developing a community hub. So whilst as individuals we may have our own views on development proposals we are not particularly a pro- or anti-development pressure group, but focused on looking at a wider range of quick wins and longer term plans that local residents and businesses could support.
My Cheddar is separate from business networks, local pressure groups, churches, clubs, charities, councils and so on, although the facilities and expertise of these kinds of local organisations may well be suited to taking forward particular projects. You may also find people from Cheddar Traders, Lions, Scouts and Guides, Community Church, Parish Council, local business owners, and Cheddar Baptists (to name a few) working alongside one another on individual projects. To find out more, hop over to the My Cheddar web site