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Doctor's Surgeries

Axbridge, Houlgate Way, Axbridge, Tel. 732464  www.axbridgewedmoredoctors.co.uk
Cheddar Medical Centre, Tel. 742061   www.chedmed.nhs.uk
Winscombe, Hillyfields Way, Tel. 842211  www.waveringdownmedicalpractice.nhs.uk

NHS 111 service

You should dial 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it's not a life-threatening situation i.e.you need medical help fast but it's not a 999 emergency. Other reasons are if you think you need to go to A&E or need another NHS urgent care service : you don't know who to call or you don't have a GP to call : you need health information or reassurance about what to do next  

Hospitals with A&E

Weston General Hospital, Grange Road, Weston-super-Mare, Tel. 636363  www.waht.nhs.uk

Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, Tel 01823 333444 www.tsft.nhs.uk/

Report it

Want to report fly tipping, lost dog, dog poo, fly posting, noise, missed rubbish collection? Contact Sedgemoor District Council by telephone to 0845 408 2540 or via the web (Click here)  

Police

The Cheddar Police Station is closed. Reporting an emergency - Call 999 if you are reporting a crime that is in progress or if someone is in immediate danger. Reporting non-emergencies - Call 101 to report crimes that are not an emergency.

If your information is sensitive then Crime Stoppers is a way of reporting crime or giving information to the police, and wish to remain anonymous. Dial 0800 555 111 or via their website by clicking here

You can also call 101 to give information to the police or make an enquiry.

Reporting terrorist activity - Call 999 or the police anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321 to report an immediate terrorist threat.

Our local Neighbourhood Watch scheme has as Administrator Mrs Lyndsey Stone Tel. 01823 363348

The Police regularly publish newsletters which can be accessed by clicking on this link.

 

Car Sharing

Moving Forward is a Somerset County Council initiative aimed at reducing congestion and pollution in Somerset through better travel awareness.

As part of our ongoing commitment to help more people car share, Somerset County Council has teamed up with Liftshare, the UK's largest implementer of car-sharing systems, to set up www.carsharesomerset.com .

Sedgemoor Community Transport

Sedgemoor Community Transport provide community transport for the area of Sedgemoor District. It is available to members of the public for whom there is no public transport or if they have no other means of travelling. The scheme has a mixed fleet of minibuses and community cars.

Booking: Please give at least 24 hours notice when booking.
Office Hours: 9am - 12 noon Monday - Friday
Booking Number: 01278 43488

Is there Community Transport in my area?

 Yes - if you live in Somerset there will be a Community Transport Provider in your area. There are five main District Based providers - one based in each District area. There are also around seven smaller providers throughout the County and around a further fourteen Community Car Schemes.

Mendip:
Mendip Community Transport
The Ridings Car scheme
Godney Access Scheme
Sedgemoor:
Isle of Wedmore Community Bus
North Sedgemoor SLINKY
Quantocks & West Sedgemoor SLINKY
Sedgemoor Community Transport
Shipham Car Scheme
Village Wheels (Woolavington)
 

MENDIP COMMUNITY TRANSPORT IS NOW ACTIVE IN THE SEDGEMOOR DISTRICT COUNCIL AREA

Mendip Community Transport now has 2 Minibuses operating within your area following our success in winning two Somerset County Council Special Needs Contracts. As the buses are garaged at the Sedgemoor Auction Centre this means that we now have capacity to provide competitive transport for community groups in Sedgemoor when they are servicing these contracts. During school holidays & half terms there will be full availability and during term time a limited service will be available.

We are aware that the provision of community transport in the Sedgemoor area has been somewhat lacking of late and over the coming months we will try to fill this gap. Our rates are very competitive. Our drivers are fully trained and are Criminal Records Bureau checked.

We suspect there may be community groups within your area that would like to use our services and we would be grateful if you would kindly bring the above information to their attention. For further details all they have to do is contact Mike Curtis or Mike Forbes telephone number 01749 330100

 SLINKY Services - North Sedgemoor

 The SLINKY Bus service is a door to door pre-booked demand responsive transport (DRT). It is available for those who can not access public transport, where public transport is not available and for those without their own transport.

Service Available: Monday – Saturday (excluding Public Holidays)
From: 9am to 7.15pm (2pm on Saturdays)
For Bookings call: 01749 331234
Booking lines open: Mon – Fri 10am-1pm
Pick Up Areas:
Zone A - Priddy, Rodney Stoke
Zone B - Cheddar, Axbridge, Shipham, Compton Bishop, Weare
Zone C - Mark, Wedmore
Zone D - Lympsham, East Brent, Bagdworth, Chapel Allerton
Destinations:
Zone E - Street, Glastonbury
Zone F - Bridgwater, Burnham-on-Sea
Zone G - Weston-super-Mare

 Use The Bus

First Buses Service 126

Cross, Manor Farm to Weston via Winscombe and Banwell : Cross to Cheddar and Wells:

Frequency :- daytime - every hour : evenings - every two hours

 

Link to bus timetable for 126 service. Click here

Coombs Bus Timetable for services 491 and 831, click here

Post Office

St Mary's Street, Axbridge, Tel. 732227

Libraries

Woodborough Road, Winscombe, Tel. 843069
Union Street, Cheddar, Tel. 742769

Note the the service may be withdrawn for service to Cross because of low use. Click here to see the latest announcement

A Mobile Library calls on Thursday in the parish every four weeks. It stops in Old Coach Road, Cross  BS26 2EH  outside Kinver between 12.15pm and 12.25 pm. 2016 dates : 15 Sept, 13 Oct, 10 Nov, 8 Dec.

Library material can be renewed by a 24 hour automated service on 01823 334334. The website also provides renewal facilities and the ability to reserve books at  www.librarieswest.org.uk
 

Chemist/Pharmacy

The Square, Axbridge, Tel. 733230
Woodborough Road, Winscombe, Tel. 843168

Schools

Weare First School, Tel. 732270  www.weareschool.co.uk
Axbridge Primary, Tel. 732391  www.axbridgefirstschool.co.uk/index.php/home.html
Hugh Sexey, Wedmore, Tel. 712211  www.hughsexey.com
Fairlands, Cheddar, Tel. 743186  www.fairlands.somerset.sch.uk/
Kings of Wessex, Cheddar, Tel 742608  www.kowessex.co.uk/
 

Sedgemoor District Council

Bridgwater House
King Square
Bridgwater    TA6 3AR                                 

Somerset County Council

County Hall
Taunton   TA1 4DY   

telephone contact for all services :  ☎ 0300 123 2224

Web site : www.somerset.gov.uk

     More information about the District and County Councils is on the Local Government page

Member of Parliament - James Heappey MP

Coonservative candidate James Heappey was elected to be our House of Commons MP at the May 2015 elections. James grew up in Nailsea and is currently living in Axbridge with his wife and two children. 

Contact Details :

  • Click here to view James's website
  • You can write James at: James Heappey MP, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA.
  • Or telephone his office on 01749 675542
  • or email him at james.heappey.mp@parliament.uk

Farmer's Market

Axbridge Square - 1st Saturday every month.  www.somersetfarmersmarkets.co.uk

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

The primary purpose of AONB is to conserve the natural beauty of the area which means that the area is protected for future generations to enjoy. The AONB share equal status with National Parks in terms of scenic beauty and landscape protection. The Mendip AONB produces a management plan in partnership with local landowners and local parishes from their headquarters at Charterhouse. Their website is www.mendiphillsaonb.org.uk

 

National Trust and Our Hills

 The parish of Compton Bishop is dominated by the Mendip Hills which form its northern border. In 1986 the owner of the hills above the village, the Mordaunt Estate, sold them to the National Trust. In 1976 the area had been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The hills need to be grazed and White Park Cattle were introduced to control the vegetation. This breed of cattle has been domesticated for more than 1000 years.  Sheep over winter on the hills joining the Dartmoor ponies which remain all year round. The hills are open to everyone with little restriction. Horse riders are asked to keep to the prescribed bridle-ways. Dog owners should keep their pets under control especially during the lambing season. Website click here.
 

The Parish Church

St Andrew’s Church Compton Bishop was built in the early 13th century and consecrated in 1236.  The church, built of local stone, is situated in the village of Compton Bishop surrounded by the Mendip Hills. Inside the church is a fine pulpit, the remains of 14th century glass and an interesting double piscina. The church is open every day. Compton Bishop church is part of Crook Peak Parish. Details of services can be found in Contact magazine or on the Crook Peak Parish website here. For information about baptisms, marriages and funerals contact the Priest in charge.

Contact Magazine

The parish magazine of Crook Peak Parish is delivered six times a year to every house in the parish. It contains news from the six villages in Crook Peak parish as well as the details of services held in the churches.