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'Tour of Britain' cycle race coming through Hemyock.

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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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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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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.

From Revd David Sherwood - June 08

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The past month has been an horrendous time for those living in the Far East following the cyclone in Myanmar (Burma) and the horrific earthquake in China. The scenes we have been shown on television or in the newspapers cannot begin to describe the anguish felt by the survivors. We have seen or heard of those in Myanmar who are denied the aid they so desperately need and yet is readily available - and those in China who have lost so many relatives, especially children in the schools that collapsed.

Millhayes Hall Hold Up Again!

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

Council Will Fight Removal Of Only Telephone Box

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There is only one telephone box in the Parish of Hemyock and according to Parish Councillors it appears to be used regularly. 

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.

Photos of Longmead during development

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A series of photos taken by Jack Pursell and others during the development of the Longmead sports field has been added to the website.  They make a fascinating historical record of progress so far, and illustrate the huge amount of work undertaken.  View Slideshow

Flooding in Hemyock - May 2008

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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.

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Local Weather

Some rain overnight, becoming drier and brighter tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

It will be a rather cloudy night, with outbreaks of rain, drizzle, and some very foggy conditions over the hills. It will become drier in the far west by morning, as a freshening northerly wind develops. Minimum Temperature 6 °C.

Tuesday:

After a cloudy and damp start for some, it will become drier and brighter, with good spells of sunshine developing. Feeling decent in the sunshine, despite the northerly breeze. Maximum Temperature 12 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Dry and bright, with sunny spells and turning increasingly colder during this period, with widespread frosts overnight. A brisk easterly wind developing by Thursday, making it feel much colder.

Updated at: 1503 on Mon 19 Feb 2018



sourced from the Met Office