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1.Flooding in Hemyock
The recent rains caused the River Culm to rise to levels not seen for 15 years, according to local residents. Both the Culmbridge Road and Station Road were flooded enough to make driving them a risky business. The water at Whitehall was level with the humps of the two small ...
2.Musical soiree in aid of Devon Air Ambulance ...
Over 100 people took the opportunity to enjoy a Music Soiree at the home of Jean and Philip Vowles of Hemyock when £400 was raised. The two charities to benefit equally are the Blackdown Support Group and the Devon Air Ambulance. Many visitors took advantage of the beautiful grounds and ...
3.Remembrance Day service at St Mary's
The parish church of St Mary's was filled when the village joined together to commemorate Remembrance Sunday. Led by the church choir and uniformed youth groups and villagers walked from the Parish Hall to the church where the service was conducted by Reader David Palmer.
4.Exhibition of paintings at the Garages, Hemyock
Peter Barrett is showing a large body of work at The Garages, Millhayes, Hemyock, at the end of May.  Internationally known as a wildlife artist, he has lived in the Hemyock area since 1974.
5.Hemyock Lights Parade
Come along to enjoy the spectacle, join the lantern parade through the village ending outside the church and pub. An evening of lights, music and mulled drinks. Procession starts at Longmead Play Park at 6pm. We are still looking for people to help us steward the event, if you know ...
6.Rev David Sherwood
A standing ovation by 200 people saw the final day of the Rev David Sherwood's ministry in the Upper Culm Valley draw to a close.
7.A Healthy Living Centre for Hemyock
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 ...
8.Fencing of Forestry Commission land at Culm Davy
The Forestry Commission intend to fence part of the land behind Culm Davy, which many residents of Hemyock will be familiar with. They have only allowed us until the 2nd July for consultation, and they seem to have only put up two small notices on the route to the Culmstock ...
9.Parish Council Welcomes Margaret Squires, New Chairman of ...
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.
10.Harvest festival supper - report
Harvest Festival was celebrated at St Mary’s Church, Hemyock on Friday evening followed by a bring and share supper.
11.Flooding in Hemyock - May 2008
Hemyock was hit by a terrific storm at 7pm on Thursday 27th May.  The storm was centred on South Somerset with Crewkerne and Ilminster being badly hit; the edge was bad enough. Within minutes the Recreation Field, Bowling Green, the road and gardens of South View and surrounding areas were ...
12.Hemyock Hands on History Event
A unique history event took place in Hemyock on 13th and 14th November at the Primary School with archaeologists from Exeter displaying a large amount of the medieval pottery recently found at the Churchills Farm building site for Hemyock people to handle and discuss with the archaeologists.
13.Parish Council Responds to the Culm Development Plan
It is widely recognized that Hemyock has had significant housing development over recent years. Members of Hemyock Parish Council held an additional meeting in order to discuss the Culm Development Plan (see here). This was because of their real interest and deep concern about areas of the village which were ...
14.Launch of Hemyock Emergency Plan (HEP)
Parish Councils in Devon are encouraged by County and District Councils to write simple self help emergency plans to enable a parish to respond in the event of a universal threat occurring where overstretched blue light services are unable to attend immediately. The aim of the recently launched Hemyock Emergency ...
15.Wellington Wheelers
Starting on Sunday 12th October Wellington Wheelers will start a newly introduced ‘beginners group’ that is aimed at women and those looking to improve their fitness and mileage in a relaxed and friendly group. The C group will continue every Sunday up until December. Group rides begin at 9am , ...
16.Brownies raise money for Children with Leukaemia
1st Hemyock Brownies are seen here celebrating with their certificates and rewards for raising £617.75 for Children with Leukaemia, through the Children’s Marathon Challenge and the Cheeky Monkey’s Marathon Challenge.
17.Hemyock.org celebrates three years of activity
It really has been 3 years on Saturday since hemyock.org went live. Since then we have had around 48,000 visitors and have even had a local newspaper ring up to ask if they can use one of our pictures. Hemyock.org was created by Paul Steed and Matt Clements on the ...
18.Concerns Over Further Housing Development At Hemyock
Hemyock has seen considerable housing development over recent years – Longmead, Otters Rest, Millhayes farm - and whilst planners have promised that there will be further significant building projects in the years to come, one imminent development is causing concern to residents of the village and their Parish Councillors.
19.Superfast broadband for Hemyock?
A campaign is about to start, on the 6th February to canvass opinion on superfast broadband for this area. In order to be eligible we need to demonstrate lots of support. Please read the attached letter (pages one and two) from Devon CC and Somerset CC and respond. There is ...
20.Station Road closure details
South West Highways have sent through the notice of closure for Station Road while they do work to alleviate the flooding on the far side of the bridge. The closure is from 16th August, aiming to finish on the 27th. The official routes are from the A38 via Culmstock for ...
21.Dumping Illegal Waste Or Fly Tipping In The ...
There have been a number of reported fly tipping incidents in the Hemyock area over the past quarter and include the dumping of a freezer, 25 sheets of asbestos, leylandi tree branches and 5 cwt of cat litter!
22.Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Shoebox Appeal.
‘ The Power of a Simple Gift’ is the heading on the leaflet sent out by this charity and how true it is.
23.Church Christmas Bazaar
Once again St Mary's Church, Hemyock along with Culm Davy chapel have held a highly successful Christmas Fair raising over £1,100 for the church and a further £600 plus for the chapel.
24.Hemyock.org
Another year has raced past on the hemyock.org website. I thought I would report progress, especially as I am enormously proud of having kept a log of the number of users all year. Last year’s report is on this link
25.Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal
The Shoebox appeal organised by the charity Samaritans Purse which delivers Christmas gifts to disadvantaged children throughout the world is now in full swing and a number of boxes have already been delivered to the home of local organiser Janice Bawler of Hemyock along with a number of hand knitted ...
26.Hemyock Tennis Club: Open Day 3rd June 2017
Hemyock Tennis Club Invites you to an Open Day On Saturday 3rd June From 11am - 2pm Come along and see what a great little club we are: Play friendly tennis whatever your ability Take advantage of ½ price membership for new members Racquets available to borrow Try out our ...
27.Erika Jordan's Story
When keen reader Erika Jordan heard of a competition being run by the Fostering Network/Roald Dahl Story Writing Competition she couldn't wait to begin her entry. This week she heard that whilst she is not one of the main prize winner's her story had been selected for the reserve list ...
28.Bishop Bob in St Mary's, Hemyock
As part of the Exeter Diocese 1100 anniversary celebrations, the Cullompton Deanery has held a service of Confirmation which was attended by a large congregation. Held at the parish church of St Mary's, Hemyock on Sunday evening (24th May) the service saw 10 candidates being confirmed by the Rt Revd ...
29.Tennis Club has Social Media!
If a fit of marketing zeal, the Tennis Club now has a Facebook page, with some amazing aerial shots of the courts and up-to-the minute stuff about our events. 
30.Churchills Farm Planning Application - The Parish Council ...
Having received the formal Planning Application for the proposed development of the Churchills Farm site, the Parish Council arranged and held an open meeting to discuss it.