Welcome to Hemyock Thursday, March 22 2018 @ 02:11 am GMT

Cider With Roadies

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Parish Council Hemyock Parish Council has given a grant of £300 to the Common Players a touring theatre company who will visit the village in October with their new production of Cider With Roadies. The Centre-piece of this project is a specially commissioned apple press from Sculptor Jon Rodney-Jones. The press is called Pomona and the group are taking it around Devon and Somerset this autumn giving communities an opportunity to press their spare apples. At the same time they will be entertained by live theatre.

Councillors Co-opt Leisha

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Parish Council Leisha Clist, newly appointed to HPCFollowing 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.

Villagers Advised to Raise Petition

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Parish Council Controversy continues to surround planning application for a development in Hemyock which villagers believe will cause further sewage leaks and potential health issues. Frustrated residents of the Longmead estate, where sewage leaks have become a very real issue, attended the Parish Council Meeting and voiced their concerns that they are not being heard by the planning department or South West Water regarding the Churchills Farm plans. “The new development will significantly add to an existing problem which has yet to be addressed by the authorities” said resident Alec Smith.

Recorded Crime Falls

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Parish Council Recorded crime in Hemyock has fallen by 31 per cent in the past year, councillors heard at the annual meeting of Hemyock Parish Council.  Reporting to the meeting, PC Purkiss congratulated the council on being the most community-focused in the Cullompton district.

Fire At Timber Company

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General News Firefighters from across Somerset and Devon attended a fire at a timber yard in Hemyock this morning.

Foster Caring Couple Awarded For Good Work

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General News A couple from Hemyock have received a Devon County Council Foster Care Award to mark their 10 years of caring for children. Janice and David Bawler of South View, Hemyock, received their award, along with other long-serving foster carers, at a ceremony held at County Hall, Exeter, on Wednesday.

Around Hemyock - June 2007

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General News 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.