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Harvest Festival at St Mary's

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St Mary's Church The annual village Harvest Festival service will take place at St Mary's on Friday 19th September at 7pm. This will be followed by a bring and share supper in the Church Room.

House Martins

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General News For several years, I have been collecting information about house martins in this area. Such information includes date of arrival and departure of the birds; number of nests being used; address of the site etc.

Around Hemyock

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General News We are all sadden with the loss of a loved one but the shock and sorrow felt by many on hearing of Lorna Pinder's sudden death has been great.17 year old Lorna was a pupil at Richard Huish College and a vibrant young lady who will be missed by many. We send our love, prayers and sympathy to her family and friends.

Samaritan's Purse Christmas Shoebox Appeal

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General News A few weeks ago I received the leaflets reminding me that once again the charity will be running the appeal from now until early November.

Many of you have supported the Shoebox Appeal in recent years and been extremely generous in your donations. For those who have not come across the charity before they aim to meet critical needs of child victims of war, poverty, famine, disease and natural disasters throughout the world. Samaritan's Purse are the world's largest children's Christmas project and with our help will continue to be so.

Blackdown Community Choir

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General News The Blackdown Community Choir is now recruiting for September.  Men particularly welcome!  We sing a variety of light material such as folk, gospel, African songs and Taize.

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.

From Councellor Ray Radford...

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General News Forgive me if you are familiar with the Boundaries Commission, but that is the most talked about topic within DCC at the moment.  The Boundaries Commission asked DCC and MDDC to put forward their views on Unitary Council. This means that a Unitary Council would provide all the services that DCC and MDDC and put it all under one management. DCC put theirs, which was the whole of the County of Devon to be Unitary status. MDDC view was that they should stay as they are, but with joint working with other District Councils, but if they had to be Unitary, they would join up with East Devon DC and Exeter City.

Hemyock Community Spirit Rains Supreme!

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General News In a time when many problems are affecting us, both nationally and globally, I thought it would be nice to write about something more cheerful.

St Marys Fete

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St Mary's Church The organisers would like to thank all those who helped or supported St Mary's Church in any way to make the day a success despite the atrocious weather.  £1663 was raised which was only £150 below last years figure.

Devon Historic Churches Day - September 13

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St Mary's Church As part of Heritage Weekend, and in line with the 900th anniversary of the founding of the Diocese, the Devon Historic Churches Trust is inviting all of us to visit as many churches as possible on September 13th. And if you want to get sponsorship for your efforts, then you can not only help the Trust but also the Devon church of your choice. Proceeds are split 50/50. You can choose your own rules for sponsoring, eg visiting churches with spires, churches dedicated to a particular saint, or all the churches in one deanery.