Welcome to Hemyock Monday, June 25 2018 @ 03:18 am BST

Roadways activity in Hemyock

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A large number of activities seem to be happening on the roads around Hemyock, all at once.   The PCs initiative to replace the walkway over the Culm is finally coming to fruition, and Devon County Highways seem to have finally got their act together, though there is a strong suspicion that all this work is due to the forthcoming Round Britain Cycle race in September.

Annual Parish Meeting

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The well worn phrase “something for everyone” may just be true when applied to the Hemyock Annual Parish meeting.  Interest groups represented include speakers from HELIC about the upcoming opening of the Blackdown Healthy Living Centre in Hemyock; Tiverton & District Community Transport Association on their services; and someone from the Blackdown Hills AONB who will speak on "Making it Local".    Wine and cheese and a warm welcome can be expected on Friday 30th April at 7.00pm.

Your Dog, Your Mess! Bag and bin please

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Parish Council There has been a recent increase in the amount of dog mess which has been left around the village. Some of it is bagged, but then thrown into gardens or fields. The Parish Council are appealing to owners to clear up the mess left by their dogs. It is not only a health risk, but is unsightly and unnecesary. Dog bins ate located around the village for owners to use. Remember there are substantial fines for not cleaning up after dogs.

Walks on the Wild-Side

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Parish Council Do you enjoy a stroll in the countryside?

Hemyock Parish Council regularly arranges for local footpaths to be surveyed to ensure that they are kept in good order and that there are no unauthorised diversions or blockages. A few more volunteers are needed to walk and survey the footpaths.

Village Takes Action On Speeding

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Hemyock Parish Council is seeking volunteers to run a speed survey system in the village using the latest technology ‘speed guns’. Most of the village is covered by a 20mph limit whilst other areas within the Parish remain covered by the maximum 30mph limit. But locals complain that ‘thoughtless’ drivers continue to travel through the area at above the proscribed limits bringing fear of accidents.  Volunteers would receive training by Devon & Cornwall Constabulary and would work in pairs. Parishioners who wish to volunteer should contact Parish Clerk Anne Kingston on 01823 680918.

New Village Notice Boards

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Parish Council There are now three village notice boards in Hemyock located at the Parish Hall, the entrance to Longmead and adjacent to Millhayes Hall. The additional notice boards at Longmead and Millhayes were erected in response to increasing village activities and the need for publicity. The Parish Council hopes that these and not telegraph poles will be used in the future. It was felt that the use of telegraph poles made the village look untidy.

Amicable Allotments Debate

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Parish Council There was a robust but amicable debate about proposals to allocate land to the North of the cemetery for allotments at the February meeting of Hemyock parish Council. With land owners on either side of the cemetery refusing to allow their land to be used for access, allotment holders would need to use the main footpath through the cemetery to entrance their gardens.

Biodiversity Plan for Hemyock

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Parish Council The Blackdown Hills AONB has commissioned Dr David Allen to produce reports on the biodiversity of six Blackdown Hills parishes including Hemyock. These will include distribution maps showing areas of important habitat or notable species and ideas for nature conservation action that the local community might like to pursue.

Remember Our Neighbours

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Parish Council Happy New Year from your Parish Council.
Most of us are fit and healthy and are enjoying the snow. Some of our neighbours, especially the elderly, may view this weather with trepidation – not being able to get out to the shops, not having their friends or family come by to see them, etc. Do you have a neighbour who might value a visit today?