Welcome to Hemyock Thursday, December 13 2018 @ 03:44 pm GMT

Samaritan's Purse Christmas Shoebox Appeal

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General News A few weeks ago I received the leaflets reminding me that once again the charity will be running the appeal from now until early November.

Many of you have supported the Shoebox Appeal in recent years and been extremely generous in your donations. For those who have not come across the charity before they aim to meet critical needs of child victims of war, poverty, famine, disease and natural disasters throughout the world. Samaritan's Purse are the world's largest children's Christmas project and with our help will continue to be so.

Blackdown Community Choir

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General News The Blackdown Community Choir is now recruiting for September.  Men particularly welcome!  We sing a variety of light material such as folk, gospel, African songs and Taize.

From Councellor Ray Radford...

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General News Forgive me if you are familiar with the Boundaries Commission, but that is the most talked about topic within DCC at the moment.  The Boundaries Commission asked DCC and MDDC to put forward their views on Unitary Council. This means that a Unitary Council would provide all the services that DCC and MDDC and put it all under one management. DCC put theirs, which was the whole of the County of Devon to be Unitary status. MDDC view was that they should stay as they are, but with joint working with other District Councils, but if they had to be Unitary, they would join up with East Devon DC and Exeter City.

Hemyock Community Spirit Rains Supreme!

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General News In a time when many problems are affecting us, both nationally and globally, I thought it would be nice to write about something more cheerful.

More Allotments for Hemyock?

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General News Hard pressed families in the Hemyock area who are finding the cost of fruit and vegetables high and the size of their gardens too small to be productive may welcome the discussions at a forthcoming Parish Council meeting (Wednesday 6th August).

'Tour of Britain' cycle race coming through Hemyock.

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General News The largest national cycle race, the Tour of Britain (used to be called the Milk Race) is coming through Hemyock on September 9th 2008.  This is one stage of the race, and it will go from Chard to Burnham on Sea.  More details, including a map, are available here and here

From Councellor Ray Radford...

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General News Devon County has passed the parking enforcement on to MDDC as from the 5th May. The Enforcement Officers have been very lenient in the first few weeks, just to let the new arrangements bed in, by now they will be keeping watch on how we all park. This will not be like the Traffic Warden approach, their brief is to be helpful, to give advice where to park etc. The whole object is to keep traffic flowing and relieve congestion. It is not revenue raising, it is funded by DCC and we have three Enforcement Officers for the whole of Mid Devon. You can be sure that some will park in parking restricted areas and they will have to pay the charge of £50 or £70, depending on the severity of the offence, reduced by 50% if paid within 14 days, they will have the right of appeal.

Around Hemyock

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General News 1943 was a very special year for Ken and Audrey Salter as it was the year of their wedding. Now 65 years on we send them warmest congratulations and wish them many more happy years.

Musical soiree in aid of Devon Air Ambulance and BSG

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Over 100 people took the opportunity to enjoy a Music Soiree at the home of Jean and Philip Vowles of Hemyock when £400 was raised. The two charities to benefit equally are the Blackdown Support Group and the Devon Air Ambulance.

Many visitors took advantage of the beautiful grounds and views as the earlier section of the evening’s entertainment took place in front of the conservatory before moving indoors. Those taking part varied from primary age children to the more mature.

Flooding in Hemyock - May 2008

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General News Hemyock was hit by a terrific storm at 7pm on Thursday 27th May. The storm was centred on South Somerset with Crewkerne and Ilminster being badly hit; the edge was bad enough. Within minutes the Recreation Field, Bowling Green, the road and gardens of South View and surrounding areas were submerged as rain relentlessly beat down amidst thunder and lightning.