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.

10_years2014 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!
The Cheddar Village web site, first edition, 2004

The Cheddar Village web site, first edition, 2004

NEW LOCAL NOTICEBOARD

noticeboardThere is a new noticeboard feature on this site, where you can post details of Cheddar events, community news, classes, lost cats, etc. – anything that you might put in a newsagent’s window. Anyone can post (subject to moderation), it’s free to use, and you can use a Facebook or Google ID to log in. You can see the current noticeboard on this page.

Click here for local news feeds and visit Journal of Somerset for news from the wider county.
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 cheddar_30sROAD SAFETY IN CHEDDAR

Please drive carefully in Cheddar and respect the speed limit. Police speed and vehicle checks operate in the area because there have been numerous serious road incidents and collisions in this area in recent years. Our roads are narrow and winding, and don’t handle the pressure of 21st century commercial and holiday traffic very well. There is also a concerted effort to stamp out anti-social driving.

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.

“MY CHEDDAR” COMMUNITY GROUP and VILLAGE SOS

Our My Cheddar community group (also on Facebook) is driving local improvement projects and helping with the Cheddar Neighbourhood Plan. The group’s work is inspired and supported by National Lottery funded community initiatives Village SOS and Big Lunch Extras. If you want to help make Cheddar a nicer place, sign up to get involved at the web site.

mk_old-cCHEDDAR LOCAL HISTORY

Cheddar’s U3A history group have put together a new history tour guide for Cheddar village which takes you around some of the back lanes to find some hidden gems, which is very informative.

See also our Cheddar memorabilia page for some postcards and other items of Cheddar nostalgia you can bid on. 

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.