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Keyboard Wanted

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St Mary's Church, Hemyock are in need of a portable keyboard - mainly to be
used for Choir Practices. If you have one spare or hiding away unused please
contact Ron White 681020 or revron@btinternet.com

Chairman Heather Visits the Queen

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A devoted Hemyock community worker got to meet the Queen when she collected her MBE last month.

Heather Stallard went to Buckingham Palace with son Guy and Neil and daughter Margaret and said it was 'a day to remember.'

From Revd Sherwood - Feb & Mar 07

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In the media and in conversation with others I am hearing a constant refrain - the complaint that we now live in a 'nanny' state. It begins with surveillance cameras. If you drive on certain roads, visit any town, city or even railway station your presence is noted and recorded. I suppose the argument for their use is based on the need for national security and they have been useful in bringing dangerous people to book. But even so, many see this as an intrusion, an infringement of our privacy and human rights. But it doesn't stop there - farmers complain of the satellites reporting back to the government on how they are keeping their livestock and what they are growing in their fields. If we have a 'sat-nav' in our car or tractor we can be tracked and when road pricing comes in they will know where we are at any given time of the day.

Fantastic Fund-Raising For Air Ambulance

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A charitable chap from Hemyock has given £2,500 to Devon Air Ambulance.  Lionel Bugg, of Hollingarth Way, Hemyock, has been fund-raising and banking donation boxes for the air ambulance for more than 10 years and his 2006 efforts raised £2520.49

Storm Batters Hemyock

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Storm 'de-fences' were no good against the gale force winds which struck in Hemyock on Thursday.  Little was left of Janice Bawler's back fence after the storm had calmed at the end of the afternoon. The wind ripped out two panels, leaving a clear view through to her neighbour's garden.

Around Hemyock - Jan 07

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Daniel Twyford, a 10 year old pupil at our primary school, is becoming well known locally for his photography with a number of his pictures displayed at the Surgery. Last year he won a competition in Exmouth and 10 of his photos have been purchased with a view to turning them into jigsaw puzzles.  Well done Daniel!

Will the Historic Kissing Gate be Scrapped?

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The famous 'kissing gate' in Station Road, Hemyock needs a new home or it will soon be scrapped says the Parish Council.

Parish Council Minutes - Oct, Nov, Dec 2006

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4th Oct, 1st Nov & 6th Dec 2006

Matters Arising

- Re state of road at South View, Mr White of MDDC had visited and found no problem. Query whether he had even visited the right road. To be followed up.

St Mary’s Guild - Dec 06 & Jan 07

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On Wednesday December 6th, Members of St Mary's guild met to enjoy their
Christmas Party which proved to be a very pleasant afternoon.

After participating in a light hearted Christmas Quiz, we enjoyed some festive
fare including Mince pies, Stollen and mulled wine - scrumptious.

From Revd Sherwood - Dec 06 & Jan 07

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At this time of year the number of people visiting Lapland increases tenfold. There are now regular flights to this icy outpost of northern Europe and many families take the opportunity to visit 'Father Christmas'. It's a sort of seasonal Disneyland for children of all ages to experience the magic of meeting Santa Claus on his home turf. In fact, the idea of travelling to Father Christmas's home is so popular, that it was one of Jimmy Saville's most requested 'Fix-its', even back in the days when there were no direct flights. Being able to grasp
tangible evidence of what Christmas is all about seems to be so important to people, that they are willing to pay what amounts to the cost of an annual holiday to go there. The problem is - this isn't what Christmas is all about.

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Local Weather

Rather cloudy through Sunday with rain or drizzle gradually easing.

Today:

Rather cloudy with only limited brightness and patchy rain or drizzle through much of Sunday. This will clear southwards later in the day with drier conditions to follow and some brightness. Fairly breezy at first but with winds easing. Maximum Temperature 21 °C.

Tonight:

After a dry evening with some sunny intervals, cloud will gradually thicken from the west overnight but it should remain dry. Turning fairly cool in more rural spots. Minimum Temperature 10 °C.

Monday:

After some early brightness, cloud will continue to increase from the west. The odd spot of rain is possible by the afternoon but staying dry for most with light winds. Maximum Temperature 21 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Unsettled throughout with showers or longer spells of rain that will turn heavy at times. Despite this, there will be some brighter spells and feeling warmer in any sunshine.

Updated at: 0115 on Sun 25 Jun 2017



sourced from the Met Office