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Author: MikeMock

Today’s Best Photo.

Enjoying some early evening sun in Deane lane.

Have a local photograph to share? Send it in and it can have pride of place here. The best photo will get the Photo Prize of the Year Award.

Deane Road Closure May 24th-26th

Temporary Traffic Regulation Notice (TTRN) for Road Closure

We are writing to inform you of a planned road closure in Stokeinteignhead for highway works, which are being undertaken to rectify some of the works undertaken during the past year to reduce the risk of flooding to properties from surface water during heavy or prolonged rainfall events.  

In order to undertake the works and ensure the safety of local residents, the travelling public and workers on site, the following traffic management measures are required: 

  • Deane Lane – 24th May 2021 – 26th May 2021. TTRN ref. no. (TTRO2140225) – 24 hour road closure
  • Deane Road / Deane Lane / Millen Lane junction – 27th May 2021 – 28th May 2021 – Stop & Go traffic management (no road closure required)

The attached plan indicates the location of the 24 hour road closure on Deane Lane and the associated diversion route. Access for emergency services will be maintained. We would appreciate if you could communicate this information to local residents.

Advanced signage confirming the dates of the closure will be erected on site at least seven days prior to the closure. Please refer to the website for up to date information in relation to the planned roadworks.  We would appreciate if you could communicate this information to the local community.

If you have any queries please contact myself at or call 01392 269806.

Many thanks,

Book Loans back on

The book loan service has started again at the village hall with 1000 fiction titles in hard and paperback.

There are also many non-fiction titles available as well as dvd’s and even jigsaws.

Donations go to the Children’s Hospice South West or you can buy the books for a nominal sum and read them at your own speed.

Please support us, we are open Sundays 10 am – 12 noon. We hope to add tea/coffee, biscuits and the chance to sit down and have a chat as soon as we are able.

Take care and hope to see some of you over the next few weeks.

Nigel Spencer-Small

It was a sad day in the village today, as we gathered around the memorial to say goodbye to our good friend and neighbour Nigel Spencer Small. With COVID 19 restrictions in place, a ceremony led by the Reverend Good took place outside in the fresh air in front of the Church House Inn. At one heartwarming moment in the service, a lone pigeon flew down and landed on the hearse. It paused for a moment, looked around, taking in the ring of humanity, and then gracefully flew up to the rooftops to watch from above.

Nigel was a cornerstone of the village, having been part of the parish Council and a school governor, as well as at the heart of most things going on in the village.

He loved nature and being outdoors, from his boating to his field of trees, he will be sorely missed by his buddies, friends and neighbours of Stokeinteignhead.

Our condolences and love to all his family.

Duke of Edinburgh

Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace has announced.

A statement issued by the palace just after midday spoke of the Queen’s “deep sorrow” following his death at Windsor Castle on Friday morning.

The Duke of Edinburgh, the longest-serving royal consort in British history, was at the Queen’s side for more than her six decades of reign.

Boris Johnson said he “inspired the lives of countless young people”. 

“It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband,” the Palace said.

“The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”

It is understood that the Prince of Wales travelled from his home in Gloucestershire to visit his mother at Windsor Castle on Friday afternoon.

Speaking at Downing Street, the prime minister said that the duke had “earned the affection of generations here in the United Kingdom, across the Commonwealth, and around the world”.