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Parish Council News

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On Police presence, the village going ECO, opening of the Longmead Pavilion and cheaper burials.

Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child Appeal

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It’s never too early to……. Start packing a shoebox for the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child Appeal.

Over recent years 100s of shoeboxes packed with gifts for a child in need have left the Culm Valley and Wellington/Tiverton area. Can you help with this year's appeal?

Parish Council Responds to the Culm Development Plan

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It is widely recognized that Hemyock has had significant housing development over recent years. 

Members of Hemyock Parish Council held an additional meeting in order to discuss the Culm Development Plan (see here).  This was because of their real interest and deep concern about areas of the village which were being considered by Mid Devon District Council for future affordable housing and employment development.  The plan identifies three areas within Hemyock where affordable housing and/or employment construction could take place. 

Hemyock Without Dedicated Police Presence

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Parish Council After a short period of having a dedicated Beat Manager who showed real signs of getting to know the community and its inhabitants, Hemyock and the surrounding area is again without a police presence.

Burrowbridge Gardening Club Visit Hemyock

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General News For their July evening outing the Burrowbridge Gardening Club met at Newtown Farm, Hemyock, the home of the Ward family. After travelling through heavy rain to get there, we were amazed to find that at Hemyock it was a dry and pleasant evening.

SPAR Shop Owner Finally Hangs Up The Keys

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The owner of a Hemyock community shop is to step down after 21 years.

Christine Stepney ran the village's SPAR store but is now selling up and handing over the reins to new owners.

Culm Area Development Plan

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Parish Council The Mid Devon District Council's plans for our area are to be discussed.  At the forthcoming Parish Council meeting on Wednesday 5th September, there will be a speaker from MDDC who will outline their plans for us up to the year 2026 and answer questions.   Parish Council Meetings start at 7:30pm in the Forbes Lounge.  Full details are on the village notice boards.

Local Children Turn Green

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General News Hemyock Kids learn about saving the environment at Church Holiday Club More than 80 children learnt how to care for the planet at Hemyock’s annual holiday club last week.  Using Scripture Union’s Wastewatchers holiday club material the children learned how to look after their world through games, craft, music, drama and bible stories.

A Healthy Living Centre for Hemyock

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The development of a Healthy Living Centre for Hemyock came a little closer yesterday when the Mid Devon District Council planning committee agreed a Change of Use for the garages of the former St Ivel factory from light industrial to social care premises.   The Healthy Living Centre is a new and innovative way of helping the community take better care of itself.   The Centre will strive to maintain the health and wellbeing of the frail, vulnerable and disabled in the scattered and often isolated rural community enabling them to stay at home.

£100,000 Promised To Improve Local Infrastructure

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At Wednesdays Mid Devon District Council planning committee meeting the Churchill’s Farm housing development was given the green light.

Hemyock Parish Council was represented by its Chairman Heather Stallard who was there to put forward the views of local people who had deep concerns about the lack of sufficient infrastructure.  In particular, recently reported sewage leaks on Longmead because of inadequate pipe-work, a lack of teaching accommodation at the local school, the need for affordable housing specifically for local people and ongoing traffic problems.