gypsy jazz 

The brilliant Bristol-based band Fromage en Feu bring their head-spinning brand of jazzy, gypsy, world music to Clayhidon on Saturday 26 January.
It’s hard to describe this massively talented six-piece group who, bizarrely, are all named after cheeses, but we can promise you a wonderful evening of high tempo, tongue-in-cheek musical humour with a strong Balkan flavour and something approaching complete abandonment. >Read more.



eco house


 local support

Mid Devon councillors have turned down plans for an innovative and exceptional eco house in Clayhidon, by just one vote.
No local objections were made to Susan Annett's and Richard Brown's new house at Carlingwark and it was backed by the parish council, the community and the AONB. >Read more.


How to get that

pothole mended

Is there a pothole in the road near you that's driving you mad?  Devon County has an easy-to-use reporting service that works well.  >Click here for more info.


alternative to

 top champagne

A magic brew bubbling quietly in a Clayhidon cellar is being hailed as Britain’s answer to the finest French champagne.
Bollhayes cider maker Alex Hill is winning hyperbolic reviews from food critics for his revival of cider fermented in bottles, champagne-style.  One wrote that it was like sipping a Grande Marque champagne worth £400 a bottle.  >Read more


Harmony and humour thrill Christmas concert audience
Nobody could remember the last time a male voice choir sang in Clayhidon Parish Hall, which might mean it never happened, but no-one is ever going to forget the wonderful Wyndham Singers' concert on December 14..
Their jolly director, Charles West, introduced them as a bunch of old farts, which seemed to delight them as much as it did the Christmas concert audience. We can be sure we will never hear old farts more glorious than these 16 harmonious gentlemen from Kentisbeare. 
Four Winds blow away rivals
Hemyock Parish Councillors Neil Punnett and Jocelyn Pritchard (right)with fellow Four Winds team members Richard and Lynda Price (left) were the runaway winners of the Clayhidon Quiz on December 7. Pictured here with quiz master Peter Walter and scorer Anne Langford, they were clearly the best of nine teams, beating their nearest rivals, The Deadbeats, by 145 points to 128. The event raised around £300 for hall funds.

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Friends mark first 10 years

Clayhidon Friends marked ten years since they started. They celebrated with mulled drinks, a quiz - and by eating the ladies on a specially baked cake! >Read more

New homes planned

Four planning applications were discussed by Clayhidon Parish Council on Monday 14 January. They include converting a farm building to a house at  Smiths Farm, converting a former smithy to a home at Workshop Searles and building a multi-purpose farm building at Tickle Penny. 
>Council minutes 
> Links to planning applications.

 Road closure
The road between Rosemary Lane Cross and Bridgehouse Cross, Clayhidon will close for between one and five days on Monday February 4 for resurfacing. Diversion signs will be put up. >Read more.

Parish council overruled in planning row

Mid Devon District councillors have dismissed objections by Clayhidon Parish Council and voted overwhelmingly in favour of an application for a new farm building at Poachers Rest.
Malcolm and Rachel Fairhurst’s plan for a horse menage and timber-framed barn and change of use from agricultural land to mixed agricultural and equestrian was opposed by the parish council.
Parish Councillor Graham Langford drove to Tiverton to speak against the plan,  saying there had been several like this where there had been no scrutiny of the financial, environmental our agricultural sustainability of the activity that's planned.

 >Full report on Devon Live
>Planning documents

Council minutes

Click here for minutes of Clayhidon Parish Council's latest meeting. 

For the schedule of meetings in 2019 click here

Don't chuck it - see if the Repair Café can fix it

A vacuum cleaner was amongst the 19 electrical items brought into the Blackdown Hills Repair Café recently which, apparently, hadn’t been working properly for some time.  On close inspection, one of our five electrical volunteers was able to pinpoint the problem – the dustbag was blocked!  So it’s not always a major problem that confronts our electrical team, sometimes it can be a simple one which could, perhaps, save an item from being discarded to landfill as “broken”.  >Read more. 

£37,000 raised in seven months to fund hall improvements
Since the end of January Clayhidon Parish Hall Committee has raised nearly £37,000 through grants, donations and fundraising events. It needs to find another £63,000 to fund an extension housing new toilets, a parish archive and an artists’ dressing room/small meeting room and the conversion of the existing toilets to a furniture storeroom. > Read more.

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