Welcome to Hemyock Tuesday, April 24 2018 @ 01:11 pm BST

Footballers clear pitch ahead of games

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Parish Council Free roaming dogs are thought to be to blame for the increasing amounts of faeces being found on the village sports complex, especially the football pitch. This represents a health hazard to players and referees are ordering that a clean sweep of the pitch be made before play can commence. Owners are asked to keep their dogs on leads whilst in the area and clean up the mess.

Vandalism increase noted

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Parish Council Hemyock has always enjoyed a low crime rate, but of late the number of acts of vandalism and anti-social behaviour are on the increase.

Relief as sewage works have start date

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Parish Council For some time now residents of Longmead in Hemyock have warned that if an enhanced sewage system was not in place prior to the sales of new properties on the Churchill’s development, overspill into their pathways and gardens would increase with the resultant mess and health hazard.

Council Hedge Cutting - An Expensive Option

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Parish Council Land owners in the Hemyock area are being advised to cut their hedges in the interests of road safety. Overgrown hedges mean narrow roads and this may lead to accidents says the Parish Council. Farmers are generally good at keeping their hedges trimmed. It appears that it is the house owners with long hedgerows bordering their properties who may be to blame. The alternative is that the council will do the work and invoice the landowner said Parish Chairman Heather Stallard. This may be a rather expensive option she claimed.

Political Autonomy for the Blackdown Hills? Parish Councils to lobby Boundary Commission.

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Parish Council The way in which council services are provided in Devon look set to change and residents across the county have never had a better opportunity to influence this change to meet the needs of their local community. The Boundary Committee has been asked by the Government to see if a new system of local government could replace current system of county and district, city and borough councils. At the heart of the proposal is a desire to devolve power and resources to local communities in a new style of democracy.

Hemyock Emergency Plan - Sand Bag Alternative

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Parish Council People looking to protect their home against the results of a heavy downpour often consider sand bags. However, a filled sandbag soon rots. Similarly, having empty sandbags means that sand has to be found.

Millhayes Hall Hold Up Again!

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Parish Council Millhayes Hall was previously the Social Club of the St Ivel works in Hemyock.  It, together with the vehicle garages, is all that is left of the factory which used to produce Utterly Butterly.