Following a non-contested election at Hemyock when only 9 of the 10 seats were contested, the Parish Council asked for volunteers for co-option and was very pleased to receive 5 excellent written applications from villagers. All of these attended the recent meeting of the Parish Council and were invited to introduce themselves, following which a secret ballot was held. Local business woman and mother of two Leisha Clist came top and was invited to join the Council. Leisha said that she was delighted to be able to serve the community on the Parish Council. The Chairman thanked those applying and noted that each would have been able to offer significant skills and abilities had they been selected.