Welcome to Hemyock Tuesday, October 16 2018 @ 06:15 pm BST

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. 

Hemyock Student Wins Beauty Therapy Contest

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General News An 18-year-old student from Hemyock wowed judges at an annual beauty therapy contest in London a fortnight ago.  Amy Grimshaw won the Sterex Student of the Year Competition 2007 at the Roof Gardens Hotel in Kensington on June 13.

Hemyock Artist Selected

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General News An artist from Hemyock has been selected from around 13,000 applicants to contribute to a prestigious art exhibition.  Mary Carter is displaying a traditional painting in the small Western Room at the Royal Academy of Arts 239th Summer Exhibition.

Remember Hemyock's Domesday Project in 1986?

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General News The Domesday Project 1986 was made to coincide with the 900th year anniversary of the original Domesday Book.  Many familiar local names occur in it.  Unfortunately Domesday 1986 was done on rapidly obsolete computer technology and was nearly lost forever.  It has now been put on the web here.  You will have to navigate within it to Hemyock yourself.

Cider With Roadies

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Parish Council Hemyock Parish Council has given a grant of £300 to the Common Players a touring theatre company who will visit the village in October with their new production of Cider With Roadies. The Centre-piece of this project is a specially commissioned apple press from Sculptor Jon Rodney-Jones. The press is called Pomona and the group are taking it around Devon and Somerset this autumn giving communities an opportunity to press their spare apples. At the same time they will be entertained by live theatre.

Councillors Co-opt Leisha

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Parish Council Leisha Clist, newly appointed to HPCFollowing a non-contested election at Hemyock when only 9 of the 10 seats were contested, the Parish Council asked for volunteers for co-option and was very pleased to receive 5 excellent written applications from villagers. All of these attended the recent meeting of the Parish Council and were invited to introduce themselves, following which a secret ballot was held. Local business woman and mother of two Leisha Clist came top and was invited to join the Council.

Villagers Advised to Raise Petition

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Parish Council Controversy continues to surround planning application for a development in Hemyock which villagers believe will cause further sewage leaks and potential health issues. Frustrated residents of the Longmead estate, where sewage leaks have become a very real issue, attended the Parish Council Meeting and voiced their concerns that they are not being heard by the planning department or South West Water regarding the Churchills Farm plans. “The new development will significantly add to an existing problem which has yet to be addressed by the authorities” said resident Alec Smith.