National success for pony-mad Grace
Pony-mad Clayhidon seven-year-old Grace Gendall and her pony Crackle won great success at the SEIB Trailblazers Championships at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.

If you know who did this please report them
Do you know who dumped their unwanted mattresses in this gateway near Shackles Cross, Clayhidon? Fly tipping is illegal and if you know you can help bring the perpetrator to justice by reporting it to Mid Devon District Council, either an online form on this link or by phoning 01884 255255. 


Gift to end parking chaos
It’s hoped that blocked lanes and parking chaos at Clayhidon’s parish hall have been abolished with the creation of a new car park by the parish council. >Read more


Red Dirt Skinners booked for hall
Audiences and critics rave about the Red Dirt Skinners, who are booked to play at Clayhidon Parish Hall on Friday 13 October.
They have won accolades at the British Blues Awards, and the British Country Music Award and were finalists in the Folk category for the UK Songwriting Awards.. >Read more.

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see Clayhidon masterpieces?

If you haven't seen the exhibition of Blackdown Hills paintings in Taunton's Museum of Somerset time has run out.
Some of the finest British art from the early 20th century, inspired by the beauty of Clayhidon and the hills around, was on show until 8 July.



 
Rubbish day change
Rubbish collection day has changed to Monday for some Clayhidon households. Residents were given little notice of the switch. >Read more. There is some confusion about this. You can check your collection day by clicking on this link.




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Pint-sized cop on speed patrol
Everyone knows policemen get younger every year, but perhaps not as young as Clayhidon’s own pint-sized village speed cop, Ryland Higgins.
Viewed from the wheel of a speeding car,  Ryland and his radar detector might just be mistaken for the real thing for a second or two, before drivers realise he is an 11 year old with a toy.
He and his mum Lynda, landlady of the Half Moon Inn, will try anything to persuade drivers to slow down while passing through the hilltop centre of the parish.



Walk in the woods and a cream tea
Twenty people enjoyed a stroll in the woods and lanes  of Clayhidon on 2 July and another 25 joined them for a cream tea in the Parish Hall.
Caroline Bendle led the walk in glorious sunshine while the hall committee prepared scones with clotted cream and jam.
The event raised £310 for the     hall improvement fund.  



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