Welcome to Hemyock Wednesday, September 18 2019 @ 05:31 pm BST

Pumpkins Playpark Completed!

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General News A campaign to provide Hemyock with a children's play area that started 15 years ago has finally come to fruition.  Jayne McLintock, who founded the Pumpkins Playpark committee in 1992, officially presented the new timber playground to the Village on Saturday, July 7.

The wooden park, built by Brookridge Timber, consists of monkey bars, slides, a climbing wall, climbing ropes, and a high-level walkway that leads to a hut.

St Mary's Summer Fete

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St Mary's Church

Despite overcast skies and another event being held  in the village the annual Summer Fete organised by St Mary’s Parish Church was a great success raising over £1,800.

Summer Fair Organisers Hope For Fair Weather

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St Mary's Church Members of St Mary's Church, Hemyock with Culm Davy Chapel are busy preparing for their annual Summer Fair and hoping for a dry day.

The event, which will run from 10am - 5pm will be held at the Recreation Field on Saturday, July 14, and will have all the usual stalls and attractions.

Garage Sale Success Story

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General News Margaret and Brian Wheaton of Hemyock would like to thank all those who supported their garage sale on Saturday June 30 which raised £600.

Parish Council Welcomes Margaret Squires, New Chairman of MDDC

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Parish Council

Mid Devon District Council has been in some turmoil recently , with many new Councillors and the placing of the Council under more direct central government supervision.

Margaret Squires has taken over as the new Chairman of MDDC and a completely new structure for the Council looks imminent.  

More Houses?

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Parish Council

Despite the assurances given by Mr Guscott, the Mid Devon District Council’s Chief Planning Officer, that there would be no more developments in Hemyock for 10-15 years, it was revealed by Frank Rosamond, the MDCC elected Member covering this area on the MDDC that MDDC has to consider some possible suitable sites for affordable housing within the District that might be required up to 2026.

Street Lighting in Hemyock

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Parish Council

The subject of the street lighting in Hemyock came up at the Parish Council Meeting on 4th July. 

Andy Ware from Devon County Council gave the Parish Council a briefing on their plans to alter the lighting to reduce DCC’s carbon footprint as they have calculated that street lighting is one of their major contributors to carbon usage. DCC have put money aside to reduce their use of fossil fuels. 

Hemyock Student Wins Beauty Therapy Contest

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General News An 18-year-old student from Hemyock wowed judges at an annual beauty therapy contest in London a fortnight ago.  Amy Grimshaw won the Sterex Student of the Year Competition 2007 at the Roof Gardens Hotel in Kensington on June 13.

Hemyock Artist Selected

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General News An artist from Hemyock has been selected from around 13,000 applicants to contribute to a prestigious art exhibition.  Mary Carter is displaying a traditional painting in the small Western Room at the Royal Academy of Arts 239th Summer Exhibition.