Welcome to Hemyock Thursday, October 18 2018 @ 02:11 am BST

It Never Rains But It Pours!

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General News To say that it has been a wet year (so far!) would be an understatement.  Of the first eight months of the year, six have been at least a third more than thefive year average. August wins gold at 71% more, May wins silver at 57% more, with January only a short way behind for bronze at 55% more.

The Just 10p Project

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General News The aim of the Just 10p Project is to raise funds for educational projects in Uganda by inviting people to donate Just 10p. Many of you will know that Brian and Sheila Pretty make regular visits to the Kisoro region of Uganda to help with a variety of projects. The money raised from the Just 10p Project will be used specifically to help build and equip a Science Laboratory at the Sesame Girls School and help with other educational projects in the Kisoro region.

Blackdown Community Choir

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General News The Blackdown Community Choir are now recruiting. Men especially welcome! We sing a variety of light music including African, Folk, Gospel, Chants etc. We meet on Wednesday evenings at Courtfields School Wellington. The ability to read music is not necessary, but you must be able to hold a harmony part.

Be A Poppy Collector

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General News Each year our Poppy People numbers drop by thousands, as many of our older collectors decide they can no longer assist us.  They have well and truly done their bit, and now we need to focus on new faces to come forward and lend a hand.  Can you give two hours plus of your time to collect between 27th October and 8th November?  If you can help in Hemyock, please contact David Bawler on 01823 680352

From Ray Radford, Your County Councillor

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General News Have you had a good summer? perhaps I should have ask if you have been able to keep reasonably dry, what a summer! The month of August at Devon County has been reasonably quiet, as it takes a while to pick up, getting geared up for the budget process for next year.

The Tour Of Britain Arrives In Hemyock!

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General News The big day has arrived as the 2008 Tour of Britain South-West stage powers into action today.

Nearly 100 world-class athletes will be cycling through Hemyock for stage three of the event and activities and entertainment will be on offer to the many spectators expected to cheer on the cyclists.

Excavation at Playstreet, Bickenhall

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General News The excavation of a Medieval settlement at Playstreet, Bickenhall, which had been delayed due to the wet weather, has been re-scheduled to start on Monday 15th September.  There are spaces available for those who wish to join in the dig during the day, or bring the kids along after school to join in (Under 16's must be accompannied by an adult). 

House Martins

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General News For several years, I have been collecting information about house martins in this area. Such information includes date of arrival and departure of the birds; number of nests being used; address of the site etc.

Around Hemyock

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General News We are all sadden with the loss of a loved one but the shock and sorrow felt by many on hearing of Lorna Pinder's sudden death has been great.17 year old Lorna was a pupil at Richard Huish College and a vibrant young lady who will be missed by many. We send our love, prayers and sympathy to her family and friends.

Samaritan's Purse Christmas Shoebox Appeal

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General News A few weeks ago I received the leaflets reminding me that once again the charity will be running the appeal from now until early November.

Many of you have supported the Shoebox Appeal in recent years and been extremely generous in your donations. For those who have not come across the charity before they aim to meet critical needs of child victims of war, poverty, famine, disease and natural disasters throughout the world. Samaritan's Purse are the world's largest children's Christmas project and with our help will continue to be so.