Guitar genius Carroll lives up to the hype
Clive Carroll came to Clayhidon on 27 March in a cloud of hype, promising “a thousand years of music”.
He only had to pick up his guitar and play the opening bars of a classical Portuguese piece for us to realise that the hype was true. He really is a world class guitarist, and by some miracle he was here in our parish hall.
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Quiz Night returns in April

November's Clayhidon Quiz was such a packed-out success that Clayhidon Parish Hall is planning another on Friday 24 April (not 25 April as previouisly announced). This time there will be a bar. The ever-challenging Peter Walter has agreed to be quiz master.
Tickets are £3 per person including bread and cheese supper.
To register your team of up to four people contact Caroline Bendle on 01823 681 047 or email 

Breakfast team raise £1,100

Some of the volunteers who turned out to serve a sizzling bangers and bacon breakfast for 105 guests at Clayhidon Parish Hall on 14 March. It was the most successful Big Breakfast held so far in the parish. Organiser Pam Reynolds says the event raised a record £1,100 for Cancer Research. It was a great breakfast enjoyed by everyone in a wonderful atmosphere.
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

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.



      Get your parish council nomination papers here

      If you wish to stand for election to Clayhidon Parish Council and/or Mid Devon District Council you have until 4pm on Thursday, 9 April 2015 to hand in your nomination papers. The election is on Thursday 7 May and Clayhidon has seven seats open to contest. You can find nomination papers and everything you need to know on this link.

      You can find out more on the >Electoral Commission website

      All welcome at hall AGM
      Clayhidon Village Hall committee holds its annual general meeting at 7.30pm on Wednesday 22 April 2015 in the hall. The committee is a charitable trust tasked with maintaining the hall and making it available for community use. Anyone interested is invited to attend.

      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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