Hemyock Parish Council is seeking through local consultation, to establish what services it may best manage locally. Some community issues & providers, e.g. planning decisions, social services, street & toilet cleaning, verge cutting, ditch clearing, could well be brought closer to those who use them or provided directly. Consultation is being sought with local people and also adjoining Clayhidon and Culmstock parish councils. There will be some advantages for Parish Councils in these changes and Hemyock seeks to gain those which will benefit its local community, said Vice Chair Ian McCulloch.
Although Parish boundaries are protected under this review, when new Unitary area proposals are published, forging links or partnerships with other parishes in the east of Devon may also be another option which makes economic sense.