Work is under way on two major projects which will open in early 2010 in Hemyock. Buildings which were once part of the St Ivel milk factory in the village are being re-developed and returned to useful service.
The former social club is being transformed into the Blackdown Healthy Living Centre which will provide a wide range of all age facilities for the Blackdown Hills rural community including a Day Centre for the Elderly, education facilities, a fitness studio, primary care intervention, rooms for complementary therapies and much more. The former garages will become a youth centre and be developed according to the changing needs of young people. Phase 1 of the building programme has commenced with re-roofing, construction of toilet facilities and provision of a meeting room.