Welcome to Hemyock Sunday, February 24 2019 @ 04:09 am GMT

Gloucester Old Spot Salami!

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Connoisseurs have been praising the quality of Gloucester Old Spot pig for decades. But now they have another way to enjoy it.  Hemyock Farming couple Clive Counsell and Donna Lucking have developed Gloucester Old Spot salami – and it's proved an instant hit with their customers at farmers' markets.

Hemyock.org celebrates three years of activity

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General News It really has been 3 years on Saturday since hemyock.org went live.  Since then we have had around 48,000 visitors and have even had a local newspaper ring up to ask if they can use one of our pictures.  

Hemyock.org was created by Paul Steed and Matt Clements on the basis that it was better for 100 people to do 1% of the work, than one person do 100% of the work, and that is still our motto. 

Chocolate Morning

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General News It's that time again when we will be holding our annual Chocolate Event. March 14th in the Forbes Lounge will be the venue for all things chocolate. Come along and enjoy the company of friends and buy all your Easter Chocolates. There will be a cake stall, chocolate tombola, chocolate fountain, Chocolates for Chocoholics and a grand draw. Of course if you don't like chocolate you will be able to have tea or coffee! If you would like to order chocolates but can't make it on the day please contact Lynn Taylor on 01823 680104 who will be pleased to show you the catalogue. If you have a problem with transport give Lynn a ring and she will sort something out.

Around Hemyock - February 09

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General News With all the decorations safely packed away for another year, Christmas and all it's celebrations now seem far away but what enjoyment we were able to get from them - Christmas Fairs, parties, discos, sporting activities and a variety of services at St Mary's and the Baptist Chapel. It was good to see so many children and young people taking part in the services. As always the school carol morning was a delight (and as someone said it wouldn't be Christmas in Hemyock without the 'Innkeeper's Song' sung so enthusiastically by the youngsters), the Christingle afternoon an absolute joy, the Crib service full of warmth and it was standing room only for Papa Popov's Special Christmas.

Neroche Conservation Volunteers

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General News Can you help to improve and care for wildlife habitats across the Blackdown Hills? The Neroche Conservation Volunteers are a new group who meet on the second Wednesday of each month and are really keen to welcome new members.


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General News As of 1st January 2009, BHaam (Blackdown Hills Artists and Makers) are renting the old Tennis Court site in Hemyock. We hope to make this an inspiring and exciting space in which all the community can participate and we look forward to creating some highly enjoyable and thought provoking events.

From Ray Radford, Your County Councillor

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General News It is that time of year again, we have just got over Christmas and the new year, and now we are in budget time, having to fix the Council Tax. As I am sure you already know, all Local Authorities collect the resources (Formula Grant), they need to run the services they provide, mainly in two ways. One we get formula grant from the Government, who collects that from VAT, Income tax, business rates, etc, and the second from the Council Tax we all have to pay. Depending on how much the formula grant they give us, according to their complicated system, will then depend how much we have to collect from Council Tax Payers.

Parish Pump

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General News Another year has gone by so once again you should find an envelope for your donation towards the printing costs in with the latest edition of the Parish Pump.

Good Turn Out For Monument Run

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General News The Blackdown Hills were alive to the sound of pounding feet on Sunday as 193 runners tackled the 24th Wellington Monument Bert King Memorial Road Race.

In mild weather conditions the Taunton-based club Running Forever took the John Cooksley team shield. Taunton AC, who had held the shield since 2003, were beaten into second place.

Samaritans Purse Christmas Shoebox Appeal

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General News Many thanks to all those who donated a shoebox of presents which will bring great happiness to a child somewhere in the world this Christmas. 100 were eventually sent from here. Thanks also to those people who over the year have been busy knitting mittens, hats and scarves for the charity as apart from helping keep children warm the mittens - all with faces - may well provide a 'friend' for a child in need.