Welcome to Hemyock Thursday, December 13 2018 @ 03:09 pm GMT

Jobs are at risk says County Councillor

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Letters from 13 key businesses were presented at a recent Parish Council meeting in Hemyock demanding action on the need for passing places on Pencross Hill to the North of the village.  As the village has grown, there has been a marked increase in the number and size of commercial vehicles on this route to the M5, Taunton and Wellington.  Councillors heard that when buses and HGVs meet, there is just no room for them to pass and no specific passing places for them to reverse into, on what is a very steep hill.

Bridge Opening

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On Sunday 21st November at 10.00am we shall formally open our new flood plain bridge .  This significant project was instigated and funded on behalf of local people by Hemyock Parish Council.  Local landowner Geoff Acland will 'cut the tape' and there will be refreshments afterwards.  Come along and support this important village event.

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.