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Your Dog, Your Mess! Bag and bin please

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Parish Council There has been a recent increase in the amount of dog mess which has been left around the village. Some of it is bagged, but then thrown into gardens or fields. The Parish Council are appealing to owners to clear up the mess left by their dogs. It is not only a health risk, but is unsightly and unnecesary. Dog bins ate located around the village for owners to use. Remember there are substantial fines for not cleaning up after dogs.

Walks on the Wild-Side

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Parish Council Do you enjoy a stroll in the countryside?

Hemyock Parish Council regularly arranges for local footpaths to be surveyed to ensure that they are kept in good order and that there are no unauthorised diversions or blockages. A few more volunteers are needed to walk and survey the footpaths.

Village Takes Action On Speeding

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Hemyock Parish Council is seeking volunteers to run a speed survey system in the village using the latest technology ‘speed guns’. Most of the village is covered by a 20mph limit whilst other areas within the Parish remain covered by the maximum 30mph limit. But locals complain that ‘thoughtless’ drivers continue to travel through the area at above the proscribed limits bringing fear of accidents.  Volunteers would receive training by Devon & Cornwall Constabulary and would work in pairs. Parishioners who wish to volunteer should contact Parish Clerk Anne Kingston on 01823 680918.

New Village Notice Boards

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Parish Council There are now three village notice boards in Hemyock located at the Parish Hall, the entrance to Longmead and adjacent to Millhayes Hall. The additional notice boards at Longmead and Millhayes were erected in response to increasing village activities and the need for publicity. The Parish Council hopes that these and not telegraph poles will be used in the future. It was felt that the use of telegraph poles made the village look untidy.

Amicable Allotments Debate

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Parish Council There was a robust but amicable debate about proposals to allocate land to the North of the cemetery for allotments at the February meeting of Hemyock parish Council. With land owners on either side of the cemetery refusing to allow their land to be used for access, allotment holders would need to use the main footpath through the cemetery to entrance their gardens.

Biodiversity Plan for Hemyock

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Parish Council The Blackdown Hills AONB has commissioned Dr David Allen to produce reports on the biodiversity of six Blackdown Hills parishes including Hemyock. These will include distribution maps showing areas of important habitat or notable species and ideas for nature conservation action that the local community might like to pursue.

Remember Our Neighbours

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Parish Council Happy New Year from your Parish Council.
Most of us are fit and healthy and are enjoying the snow. Some of our neighbours, especially the elderly, may view this weather with trepidation – not being able to get out to the shops, not having their friends or family come by to see them, etc. Do you have a neighbour who might value a visit today?

Winners of the Annual Hemyock Christmas Decoration Competiton 2009

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Devon County Councillor Ray Radford judged this years Christmas Decoration competition in Hemyock and found it a difficult decision to come to  a final winner as there were some outstanding displays which really enhanced the whole village.
 
“Overall it was a good effort by all who had taken part, from decorating a tree, a couple of lights in a window, a lit reindeer, etc, no matter how small, it all went towards giving the village a Christmas feel.  Hemyock is a good Community to be part of, well done everybody.”

Parking

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Parish Council Please could residents take care when parking their vehicles on the roadside that they do not park near road junctions causing bad visibility. Please use your driveways if possible and help to improve safety around the parish. Thank you for your consideration.

Projects Under Way in Hemyock for 2010

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Parish Council Work is under way on two major projects which will open in early 2010 in Hemyock. Buildings which were once part of the St Ivel milk factory in the village are being re-developed and returned to useful service.

The former social club is being transformed into the Blackdown Healthy Living Centre which will provide a wide range of all age facilities for the Blackdown Hills rural community including a Day Centre for the Elderly, education facilities, a fitness studio, primary care intervention, rooms for complementary therapies and much more.