Welcome to Hemyock Thursday, May 24 2018 @ 06:46 pm BST

BHaam

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General News As of 1st January 2009, BHaam (Blackdown Hills Artists and Makers) are renting the old Tennis Court site in Hemyock. We hope to make this an inspiring and exciting space in which all the community can participate and we look forward to creating some highly enjoyable and thought provoking events.

From Ray Radford, Your County Councillor

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General News It is that time of year again, we have just got over Christmas and the new year, and now we are in budget time, having to fix the Council Tax. As I am sure you already know, all Local Authorities collect the resources (Formula Grant), they need to run the services they provide, mainly in two ways. One we get formula grant from the Government, who collects that from VAT, Income tax, business rates, etc, and the second from the Council Tax we all have to pay. Depending on how much the formula grant they give us, according to their complicated system, will then depend how much we have to collect from Council Tax Payers.

Parish Pump

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General News Another year has gone by so once again you should find an envelope for your donation towards the printing costs in with the latest edition of the Parish Pump.

Good Turn Out For Monument Run

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General News The Blackdown Hills were alive to the sound of pounding feet on Sunday as 193 runners tackled the 24th Wellington Monument Bert King Memorial Road Race.

In mild weather conditions the Taunton-based club Running Forever took the John Cooksley team shield. Taunton AC, who had held the shield since 2003, were beaten into second place.

Samaritans Purse Christmas Shoebox Appeal

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General News Many thanks to all those who donated a shoebox of presents which will bring great happiness to a child somewhere in the world this Christmas. 100 were eventually sent from here. Thanks also to those people who over the year have been busy knitting mittens, hats and scarves for the charity as apart from helping keep children warm the mittens - all with faces - may well provide a 'friend' for a child in need.

Around Hemyock

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General News Christmas will be only a few weeks away by the time you read this. For most it will be a time a great joy and family celebrations but a number of people will be alone and for some people within our community it will be their first without a loved one. Our thoughts are with them all.

I'll Carry the Can

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General News Very many thanks to all who responded to my call for empty drinks cans to be sold for recycling to help finance our grandaughter's venture next year. She plans to go with her college to give sports training to youngsters in South African Townships.

Blackdown Hills AONB Meeting

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General News There is a meeting of the Blackdown Hills AONB management group at the Half Moon Inn at Clayhidon on Thursday 11 December at 10am. Members of the public are welcome to attend and observe.

Mince Pies at Halifax House

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General News To thank you for your business, we will be serving mulled wine and mince pies from 11am until 4pm on Friday 19th December & Monday 22nd December.