Welcome to Hemyock Friday, April 10 2020 @ 06:16 am BST

Welcome to Hemyock

Hemyock is the largest village on the Blackdown Hills, which is now designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The parish has an area of about 2350 hectares, and lies on the NW of the Blackdown Hills.

The village boasts a wide variety of clubs and activities to suit all ages and requirements - from bowls and tennis to WI and religious meetings.


If you're new to the village click HERE
For history of the village click HERE
For more photos click HERE

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Mid Devon Community Support Hotline

Community support hotline launched by Mid Devon District Council

Residents and organisations across the district can now call a new hotline designed to help communities access vital information and support during the Coronavirus outbreak.

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CEMETERY REOPENS
New Legislation Allows Cemeteries to Reopen

Following new guidance, issued by the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management, I am delighted to inform you we will be reopening our cemetery to the public from today.

Last week emergency legislation was brought in by Central Government instructing all burial grounds and crematoriums to be closed, as part of a host of new measures brought in relating to the Coronavirus pandemic.

In line with this legislation Councils closed cemeteries to the public, except for burials.

However, after seeking clarification about the legislation new guidance has been released and Hemyock Parish Council is pleased it can now safely reopen the cemetery, in line with the updated rules.

Anyone visiting must abide by social distancing rules and no one should be attending the cemeteries if they are showing any symptoms of illness.

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CEMETERY REOPENS
New Legislation Allows Cemeteries to Reopen

Following new guidance, issued by the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management, I am delighted to inform you we will be reopening our cemetery to the public from today.

Last week emergency legislation was brought in by Central Government instructing all burial grounds and crematoriums to be closed, as part of a host of new measures brought in relating to the Coronavirus pandemic.

In line with this legislation Councils closed cemeteries to the public, except for burials.

However, after seeking clarification about the legislation new guidance has been released and Hemyock Parish Council is pleased it can now safely reopen the cemetery, in line with the updated rules.

Anyone visiting must abide by social distancing rules and no one should be attending the cemeteries if they are showing any symptoms of illness.

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CEMETERY CLOSED

It is with deep regret that we must comply with emergency legislation and close our cemetery to members of the public, unless a funeral is taking place.

We understand this will be a very distressing time for a lot of people who have lost loved ones, but we must comply to ensure the safety of everyone.

This is with immediate effect.

Clerk

Donna Evans, Park Farm, Dunkeswell, Honiton, Devon EX14 4RN. Tel. 01823 680968 Email hemyockpc@gmail.com

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TRANSPORT FOR KEY WORKERS

Due to the reduction of bus services across the county, Devon County Council are trialling an on-demand subsidised taxi service for Devon residents for key workers accessing employment only.

This service is intended to replace those journeys which were previously made by bus - a subsidised flat fare will be charged.

Requests can only be made by email and should be sent to devonbus@devon.gov.uk

Please include the following information in your email:

NAME, ADDRESS, KEY WORKER STATUS, EMPLOYER / PAYROLL REF

JOURNEY REQUIREMENTS (pick up/drop off)

We will aim to respond to all requests as soon as possible during normal office hours journeys should be booked 48 hours in advance of travel.

Kind regards,

John Richardson-Dawes,

Principal Transport Co-ordinating Officer,

Transport Co-ordination Service,

Devon County Council,

County Hall, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4QD.

Tel. 01392 383000 (when prompted, ask for John Richardson-Dawes)

john.richardsondawes@devon.gov.uk

For public transport information in Devon, visit: new.devon.gov.uk/travel
Traveline: 0871 200 22 33 www.traveline.info

Concessionary Bus Travel: 01392 383688

nationalbuspass@devon.gov.uk www.devon.gov.uk/nationalbuspass

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Covid-19 Community Response - Hemyock
The Blackdown Support Group, in conjunction with the Blackdown Practice, Hemyock Parish Council, local Churches and the Blackdown Healthy Living and Activity Centre are seeking to co-ordinate and support community response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Shuttleton Common looking good after the tree planting event. Many thanks to all those that supported the event.