Welcome to Hemyock Monday, June 25 2018 @ 12:32 pm BST

Launch of Hemyock Emergency Plan (HEP)

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Parish Council Parish Councils in Devon are encouraged by County and District Councils to write simple self help emergency plans to enable a parish to respond in the event of a universal threat occurring where overstretched blue light services are unable to attend immediately.   The aim of the recently launched Hemyock Emergency Plan (HEP) is to show how the parish council can contribute to the recovery from an emergency.  This can be nothing more than an outline idea given local resources, training and preparedness for every type of potential emergency.  However the HEP Team led by Councillor Steven Reed carried out an assessment and considered that the key threat to the village was prolonged poor weather (heavy snow and/or flooding) with a loss of electrical power.

Parish Council News

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On Police presence, the village going ECO, opening of the Longmead Pavilion and cheaper burials.

Parish Council Responds to the Culm Development Plan

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It is widely recognized that Hemyock has had significant housing development over recent years. 

Members of Hemyock Parish Council held an additional meeting in order to discuss the Culm Development Plan (see here).  This was because of their real interest and deep concern about areas of the village which were being considered by Mid Devon District Council for future affordable housing and employment development.  The plan identifies three areas within Hemyock where affordable housing and/or employment construction could take place. 

Hemyock Without Dedicated Police Presence

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Parish Council After a short period of having a dedicated Beat Manager who showed real signs of getting to know the community and its inhabitants, Hemyock and the surrounding area is again without a police presence.

Culm Area Development Plan

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Parish Council The Mid Devon District Council's plans for our area are to be discussed.  At the forthcoming Parish Council meeting on Wednesday 5th September, there will be a speaker from MDDC who will outline their plans for us up to the year 2026 and answer questions.   Parish Council Meetings start at 7:30pm in the Forbes Lounge.  Full details are on the village notice boards.

A Healthy Living Centre for Hemyock

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The development of a Healthy Living Centre for Hemyock came a little closer yesterday when the Mid Devon District Council planning committee agreed a Change of Use for the garages of the former St Ivel factory from light industrial to social care premises.   The Healthy Living Centre is a new and innovative way of helping the community take better care of itself.   The Centre will strive to maintain the health and wellbeing of the frail, vulnerable and disabled in the scattered and often isolated rural community enabling them to stay at home.

100,000 Promised To Improve Local Infrastructure

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At Wednesdays Mid Devon District Council planning committee meeting the Churchill’s Farm housing development was given the green light.

Hemyock Parish Council was represented by its Chairman Heather Stallard who was there to put forward the views of local people who had deep concerns about the lack of sufficient infrastructure.  In particular, recently reported sewage leaks on Longmead because of inadequate pipe-work, a lack of teaching accommodation at the local school, the need for affordable housing specifically for local people and ongoing traffic problems.

Parish Council Welcomes Margaret Squires, New Chairman of MDDC

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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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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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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.