Welcome to Hemyock Monday, September 25 2017 @ 03:59 pm BST

Kissing Gate Will Be Saved!

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The famous kissing gate on Station Road in Hemyock is to stay in the village, the parish council has reassured residents.

Back in December Mid Devon District Council said it would be replacing the gate with a more modern and accessible barrier system.

Band Hits Right Notes in Contest

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A young band from Hemyock has narrowly missed a place in the final of a battle of the bands competition.

Dicentra came third in heats for Somerset County Council's Battle of the Bands contest, held at the Somerset College of Arts and Technology, in Taunton, on January 6.

The competition offered one lucky band the chance to perform before Glastonbury Festival supremo Michael Eavis and spend a day in a recording studio.

The Church Clock

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Many in the Parish may have noticed that the church clock is not registering the
time. It has to be repaired! Although the clock is under the care of the Parish
Church this is part of the treasure, which belongs to the whole Parish. A
Honiton clock maker originally made the clock in 1748. From time to time it has
been repaired. In 2000 the winding mechanism was electrified. This was to
reduce the need of a person climbing up many steps to rewind two heavy
weights daily.

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.

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Local Weather

Murky overnight. Dry with sunny spells on Tuesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

There will be early evening sunshine in the west but the east will stay cloudy with drizzle and hill fog. Drizzle will ease overnight but hill fog will spread and mist patches or low cloud may form lower down too. Minimum Temperature 8 °C.

Tuesday:

Early mist, fog and low cloud make take a while to lift. Once the murk has gone, the southwest of England will have a warm dry day with sunny spells. Maximum Temperature 19 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

After a murky start to a dry Wednesday morning, wind and rain will move eastwards. A dry and bright Thursday will be followed by further wind and rain on Friday.

Updated at: 1612 on Mon 25 Sep 2017



sourced from the Met Office