Book soon to see one of UK's finest guitarists

Clayhidon hosts one of Britain’s finest acoustic guitarists, Clive Carroll, on Friday 27 March. Tickets are now on sale and if you are quick you can be among the privileged few to hear him.
 “A thousand years of music” is the title of his show, which ranges from medieval lute music, through Spanish guitar classics to Delta blues and hints of Chet Atkins, Django Reinhardt and the Beatles. Clive’s Devon tour has been arranged by Villages in Action.
>What the critics say about Clive Carroll and how to book tickets

Clog dancing, diddling and perfect harmony 
A packed audience at Clayhidon Parish Hall on 20 February gave an enthusiastic welcome to three young women with probably the most perfectly matched voices ever to grace the tiny stage. >Read more.

Council to collect food and cardboard
Clayhidon residents will be able to recycle food waste, plastic and cardboard when a new waste management system is introduced in the autumn.
District Councillor Frank Rosamund told the parish council at its meeting on 9 February there had been a review of waste management and new lorries were being purchased.
Other headlines from the meeting:
· Michael Osmond, parish clerk for more than 40 years, is to retire
· Clayhidon may employ its own lengthsman to help maintain verges and ditches
· Residents are invited to take part in a parish council survey of broadband speeds. (Click here to test your broadband speed).
>Council report in full

Marigolds, mops and a glimpse of history
Fortified by bacon butties: Clayhidon Parish Hall's spring cleaners.

They came with Marigolds, mops and mould removing chemicals: 12 volunteers committed three hours of their time on 7 February to a three-hour cleaning blitz at Clayhidon Parish Hall. >Read more.

Will you host a French family?

Clayhidon, Culmstock and Hemyock are twinned with a group of villages in the Loire valley in France. This year it is their turn to visit and there is a need for new host families. >Read more.
Faster broadband for parish?
High-speed broadband could come to Clayhidon - if enough people are interested in signing up. 
CFB Solutions, a Crewkerne company, has told the parish council it could set up a wireless network for the parish. Small aerials would be erected on buildings to receive the signal on the ridges and bounce it down into the valleys.
If you are interested in finding out more about the CFB proposal contact the Parish Council. If there is sufficient interest the council will invite the company to attend a parish meeting to provide more information. >Read more.




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      Your chance to be a parish councillor 
      There's an opportunity to stand for election to Clayhidon Parish Council and/or Mid Devon District Council on Thursday 7 May.
      For anyone interested there is a meeting at Phoenix House, Tiverton, on  24 February at 18.30 for Prospective District and Parish Councillors. This is to provide information of what is involved in the role.
      You can find out more on the >Electoral Commission website

      Latest planning applications
      Plans have been submitted by Mr and Mrs G Slabbert for a pitched roof with storage space over their existing garage at Barpark, Clayhidon.
      Mr M Goodridge has applied for change of use of an outbuilding to additional accommodation at Knowle Farm, Clayhidon . 
      They are among the latest applications submitted to Mid Devon District Council

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