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The presentation from the meetings and a copy of the questions with our answers added in:
Thursday afternoons at 2.00 in the Village hall
If you want to get involved, come along
or call 01626 834809
in the revamped new bar at the Church House Inn
Every Tuesday night there is the jam session at The Church House Inn- and it's proving to be very popular with musicians and audiences alike. It's different every time- and FREE entertainment- so don't miss it! You're welcome to join in, either playing along or singing a song, or of course you can just sit back and enjoy it.
Draft Flood Study Report
Posted on September 3, 2015 by stokeinteignhead parish council
As some residents may be aware, Devon County Council have recently published its most recent draft flood study report.
Stokeinteignhead's former long-standing sub postmaster Phil Riggs, who died a Torbay Hospital following a short illness on November 4. Phil (pictured) ran the village shop and post office for more than 58 years until his retirement in November, 2006. He was also elected to Teignbridge Council in 1976 and stood down in 1995. He was chairman of the planning committee for seven years and chair man of the council from 1984 to 1986. He was a parish councillor for more than 50 years, and spent many years as governor to the village school. Parish councillor Colin Horton described Phil as a community-minded man who would be sadly missed. Cllr Horton said: "If anybody had any problems, he was the person you would go to. He kept the community together, - through good times and bad." I have lived in the village all my life and I appreciate all he's done for everybody. He had such a great sense of humour, a lot of rumours started in the shop and then spread like wildfire around the village which was fun. "He was such an establishment in the village in my lifetime, I still expect to see him when I go into the shop." Born in Apple Tree Cottage in 1927, Phil attended the local primary school and later Torquay Boys' Grammar School. He joined the RAF in 1944 until 1948. In 1950, Phil married Beryl Harding and the couple had two children, Anne and Murray. Beryl died in 1989. Phil was the goalie for the village football team and one of his proudest moments was when they beat Mortonhampstead 7-0 to win the Les Bishop Cup. Son Murray said: "During his time as sub-postmaster, dad saw many changes, He saw off an attack from a knife wielding would-be robber and lived for many months under police surveillance after a tip off with the very real threat of armed robbery." Phil was a member of Torquay Royal Air Force Association club and Newton Abbot Lions. He was twice president of the Lions and helped start the famous Stokeinteignhead mediaeval day, with the appearance of Lady Godiva. He met his second wife Annie in the Church House Inn and the pair married in 1996. Six years later, Phil was awarded the MBE for services to the local community. Phil's funeral is being held at Torquay Crematorium on November 19 at 11.15am. Family flowers only with donations to Devon Air Ambulance and Rowcroft Hospice. He leaves his wife Annie, daughter Anne, son Murray, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.