The last Around Hemyock article began with congratulating the Culm Valley Young Farmers' Club on some recent successes and it is good to do that again as they have recently celebrated their 60th anniversary sale and show held at Exeter Market which I believe was featured on a local television news programme. We also send them condolences on the death of past member Eleanor Dlugosz who was killed so tragically in Iraq. Our thoughts are also with others who have lost a loved one in recent weeks including Sandy and Tim Hannaford on the death of Sandy's mother.
Best wishes are sent to all those who are unwell or recovering from illness or operations - David Palmer, Marion Hutchings and Arthur Fuller being mentioned by name, as well as all of our past parishioners who now reside in Care Homes.
The widened footpath between Station Rd and Culmstock Rd is a great improvement and it's good to see people power won the battle of the kissing gate! The local litter pickers do a great job of keeping this and the rest of the village clean and tidy.
With the summer months just about here it's good to look forward to various annual events the school and church fetes along with a number of open gardens being just three. We hope any newcomers will enjoy supporting the various events as we welcome them to the parish
A number of villagers will have kept in contact by email with Anna Bimson during her time in India - it is good to see her back in the village.
By the time this is printed we shall have once again had the opportunity to entertain our French Twinners. Rock the Boat youngsters will be getting ready to spend a activity weekend at Huish Woods and our Scouts will be busy preparing for their visit to Denmark on 21st July - we wish them a safe journey. Our thanks must go to the leaders of the village youth groups who organise trips such as this as well as all the time they volunteer to make weekly meetings so enjoyable.
To celebrate the Centenary Year of Scouting and to remember the twinning link with Denmark it is good to hear that a special parade service is being held at St Mary's church on Sunday 15th July at 11.15am which hopefully will see many past Scouts, Cubs, Guides and Brownies joining present day members.
We send our thoughts also to the family of Ken Hole who has recently passed away.
And finally - congratulations to Parish Pump editor Hilary and husband Matt on their sponsored cycle ride of over 70 miles raising over £1000 in aid of The Bristol Haemotology and Oncology Transplant Unit at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.
News from your area of the village is always welcome