Welcome to Hemyock Thursday, May 23 2019 @ 10:55 am BST

Council Hedge Cutting - An Expensive Option

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Parish Council Land owners in the Hemyock area are being advised to cut their hedges in the interests of road safety. Overgrown hedges mean narrow roads and this may lead to accidents says the Parish Council. Farmers are generally good at keeping their hedges trimmed. It appears that it is the house owners with long hedgerows bordering their properties who may be to blame. The alternative is that the council will do the work and invoice the landowner said Parish Chairman Heather Stallard. This may be a rather expensive option she claimed.

Political Autonomy for the Blackdown Hills? Parish Councils to lobby Boundary Commission.

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Parish Council The way in which council services are provided in Devon look set to change and residents across the county have never had a better opportunity to influence this change to meet the needs of their local community. The Boundary Committee has been asked by the Government to see if a new system of local government could replace current system of county and district, city and borough councils. At the heart of the proposal is a desire to devolve power and resources to local communities in a new style of democracy.

Hemyock Emergency Plan - Sand Bag Alternative

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Parish Council People looking to protect their home against the results of a heavy downpour often consider sand bags. However, a filled sandbag soon rots. Similarly, having empty sandbags means that sand has to be found.

Millhayes Hall Hold Up Again!

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Parish Council Millhayes Hall was previously the Social Club of the St Ivel works in Hemyock.  It, together with the vehicle garages, is all that is left of the factory which used to produce Utterly Butterly.

Post Office Retained

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Parish Council It appears that the Post Office in Hemyock has been saved from closure during the recent nationwide review.

Annual Parish Meeting a great success

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Parish Council The recent “Annual Parish Meeting” at Hemyock reflected the confidence which the Council and its community have going forward.