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From Revd Chris Hudson - August 08

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St Mary's Church One man's rubbish.

I spend a lot of mental energy and self-discipline trying to stop myself becoming a grumpy old man. In particular I have given up complaining about issues like 'You can't get anyone to mend anything these days' (which isn't really that true anyway) or about the plethora of signs on our roads.

More Allotments for Hemyock?

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General News Hard pressed families in the Hemyock area who are finding the cost of fruit and vegetables high and the size of their gardens too small to be productive may welcome the discussions at a forthcoming Parish Council meeting (Wednesday 6th August).

'Tour of Britain' cycle race coming through Hemyock.

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General News 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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General News 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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General News 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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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.

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.