Welcome to Hemyock Thursday, April 26 2018 @ 12:05 pm BST

Hemyock Without Dedicated Police Presence

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Parish Council After a short period of having a dedicated Beat Manager who showed real signs of getting to know the community and its inhabitants, Hemyock and the surrounding area is again without a police presence.

Culm Area Development Plan

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Parish Council The Mid Devon District Council's plans for our area are to be discussed.  At the forthcoming Parish Council meeting on Wednesday 5th September, there will be a speaker from MDDC who will outline their plans for us up to the year 2026 and answer questions.   Parish Council Meetings start at 7:30pm in the Forbes Lounge.  Full details are on the village notice boards.

A Healthy Living Centre for Hemyock

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The development of a Healthy Living Centre for Hemyock came a little closer yesterday when the Mid Devon District Council planning committee agreed a Change of Use for the garages of the former St Ivel factory from light industrial to social care premises.   The Healthy Living Centre is a new and innovative way of helping the community take better care of itself.   The Centre will strive to maintain the health and wellbeing of the frail, vulnerable and disabled in the scattered and often isolated rural community enabling them to stay at home.

100,000 Promised To Improve Local Infrastructure

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At Wednesdays Mid Devon District Council planning committee meeting the Churchill’s Farm housing development was given the green light.

Hemyock Parish Council was represented by its Chairman Heather Stallard who was there to put forward the views of local people who had deep concerns about the lack of sufficient infrastructure.  In particular, recently reported sewage leaks on Longmead because of inadequate pipe-work, a lack of teaching accommodation at the local school, the need for affordable housing specifically for local people and ongoing traffic problems.

Parish Council Welcomes Margaret Squires, New Chairman of MDDC

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Mid Devon District Council has been in some turmoil recently , with many new Councillors and the placing of the Council under more direct central government supervision.

Margaret Squires has taken over as the new Chairman of MDDC and a completely new structure for the Council looks imminent.  

More Houses?

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Despite the assurances given by Mr Guscott, the Mid Devon District Council’s Chief Planning Officer, that there would be no more developments in Hemyock for 10-15 years, it was revealed by Frank Rosamond, the MDCC elected Member covering this area on the MDDC that MDDC has to consider some possible suitable sites for affordable housing within the District that might be required up to 2026.

Street Lighting in Hemyock

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The subject of the street lighting in Hemyock came up at the Parish Council Meeting on 4th July. 

Andy Ware from Devon County Council gave the Parish Council a briefing on their plans to alter the lighting to reduce DCC’s carbon footprint as they have calculated that street lighting is one of their major contributors to carbon usage. DCC have put money aside to reduce their use of fossil fuels. 

Cider With Roadies

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Parish Council Hemyock Parish Council has given a grant of £300 to the Common Players a touring theatre company who will visit the village in October with their new production of Cider With Roadies. The Centre-piece of this project is a specially commissioned apple press from Sculptor Jon Rodney-Jones. The press is called Pomona and the group are taking it around Devon and Somerset this autumn giving communities an opportunity to press their spare apples. At the same time they will be entertained by live theatre.

Councillors Co-opt Leisha

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Parish Council Leisha Clist, newly appointed to HPCFollowing a non-contested election at Hemyock when only 9 of the 10 seats were contested, the Parish Council asked for volunteers for co-option and was very pleased to receive 5 excellent written applications from villagers. All of these attended the recent meeting of the Parish Council and were invited to introduce themselves, following which a secret ballot was held. Local business woman and mother of two Leisha Clist came top and was invited to join the Council.