A Tribute to Prince Philip

Duke of Edinburgh
Our thoughts are with the Queen and the Royal Family as our nation now comes together to mourn and remember the life of Prince Philip. Our country has lost a very dedicated public servant, from a distinguished career in the Royal Navy during the Second World War to his decades of services as the Duke of Edinburgh. He will probably be most remembered, however, for his extraordinary commitment and devotion to the Queen, having been at her side supporting her for more than seven decades.
Tim Boarer, Chairman, Haccombe with Combe Parish Council


A statement from the Chairman of Teignbridge District Council Chairman, Cllr John Petherick, can be found by clicking here.

For the latest official information please go to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh – GOV.UK.

Government COVID-19 guidelines mean physical books of condolence are unable to be opened in public places at this time, but parishioners wishing to express their condolences are encouraged to send a message to the Royal Family via the online Book of Condolence on the Royal website.

Arrangements being made throughout Devon will be eventually shared on the website of Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Devon.

While people may want to gather at places of remembrance to lay flowers and pay their respects, please be mindful of the current coronavirus restrictions and consider safer alternatives, such as making a donation to charity.

Recent Thefts

Please be aware that both Combeinteignhead and Stokeinteignhead were targeted in the early hours of Monday 2nd November, by thieves. There were numerous crimes, mainly from vehicles. Please be vigilant and conscious of your security including locking doors, closing windows, locking car doors, garages and sheds, etc. On this occasion, the thieves appear to have been interested in stealing tools, so if you have power tools it is a good idea to take down the details of serial numbers or take photos to help with identification.

If you did notice any vehicles or people acting suspiciously, even in the days running up to the events of earlier today when the thefts may have been planned, please pass the information on to our Community Police Office by emailing: 17015@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk.

Thank you.

Teignbridge Local Plan consultation period extended

The Teignbridge Local Plan guides the way new development will happen in our area. It explains what supporting infrastructure such as roads, schools and health centres will be needed, and it also guides the quality of development and helps the council take a proactive approach to tackling climate change. The Local Plan looks to the future and also helps to protect and enhance what is most valued in the district – our landscapes, heritage, wildlife, jobs, communities and homes.

You have the opportunity to provide your views on policies and principles which will help shape Teignbridge’s development over the coming decades.

Take a look at the Need to Know guide (the main plan is a long and complex document and is not a particularly easy read, so this guide is a very useful precis) and complete the consultation feedback form by the extended deadline of 13th July.

Local Grocery Delivery Services During Coronavirus

Please note, the following services are being shared on an informational basis only. In doing so, the Parish Council is not making any recommendations or endorsing the following suppliers, therefore please use your own judgement in which suppliers you select and engage with. We will be updating this list regularly.


Stokeinteignhead Village  Shop 01626 872931
Stokeinteignhead Village Shop will deliver orders to Combeinteignhead, Haccombe and Netherton. Please note, the shop is closed to walk-in customers in the mornings in order to prepare the deliveries. If you telephone your order through in the morning, it is likely they will be able to deliver that afternoon. If you telephone your order through in the afternoon, delivery will be made the following day.

R D Johns https://www.rdjohns.co.uk or 01626 368800
In response to the Coronavirus crisis, R D Johns are extending their food service distribution to members of the public to support the wider community with essential food deliveries. They carry more than 5000 product lines including fresh bread, fresh fruit & veg, butchery, frozen and chilled foods, store cupboard essentials and cleaning supplies

No delivery charge but a minimum order of £50. Order by 7pm for next day delivery. Card Payments Only before delivery.

Westcountry Bulk Buy Groceries https://www.bulkbuygroceries.co.uk
They deliver to people’s homes Monday to Saturday with next day deliveries. They can provide a full range of fresh produce, fruit boxes, milk & dairy, kitchen groceries, cleaning products, wines and beers to your door. They operate a no contact delivery, so no need not worry about contact with the driver.
Orders can be phoned through to their team on 01326 331900 Mon to Fri, 9am to 4pm or emailed to hello@bulkbuygroceries.co.uk
There is a £50 minimum order with a £6 delivery. Or if you order over £100 its free delivery.

Caterfood (South West) https://www.caterfood.co.uk
Recently launched home delivery and ‘phone and collect’ services in response to the Coronavirus crisis.
Over 4000 products. Call 01803 664422. Six days a week. Order by 10pm for next day delivery. Card payment only.


Beardon Dexters https://www.facebook.com/beardondexters/

Beardon Farm, a family run farm breeding dexter cattle in Higher Ashton, Teign Valley are doing home deliveries. All their dexters are born and bred at home on the farm and they live a happy natural life grazing their pastures. This is reflected in the wonderfully distinctive texture and flavour. Dexter beef is high in omega 3 oils and low in saturated fats (and really delicious). As well as their delicious home reared beef they also provide lamb and pork from the farm. They can also offer hand picked scallops (the hand picked scallop company) and fish boxes (weather permitting) . Please contact them for more info or to place an order on 07590758577, 01647 252271, Facebook message or email beardondexters@gmail.com

The Butchers at Darts Farm. 4 options, as follows:

  1. You can place your order for home delivery on the website.
    • To guarantee next day delivery simply place your order by 9.30am the previous day . They deliver on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Orders placed at the weekend will arrive on Tuesday.  Saturday delivery can be arranged at extra cost, just select this option when you checkout
  2. You can also do ‘click and collect’ either by ordering and paying online and choosing the collection option or by calling 07377 870460, placing your order and paying by card over the phone.  They will then deliver your meat to you in the car park so you do not have to come into the shop
  3. You can email them at thebutchers@dartsfarm.co.uk
  4. You can text or whatsapp on 07377 870460

Bakers the Butchers. http://www.bakersthebutchers.co.uk
Order by phone or email. Tel: 01626 331602   Email: info@bakersthebutchers.co.uk
They offer a free delivery service within a catchment area of twenty miles from Newton Abbot. There is a charge of £5.00 on orders under the value of £25.00

The Meat Box Company: https://themeatboxcompany.co.uk
Elston Farm, Copplestone, Crediton, Devon have created a range of meat boxes for the whole family, the healthy eater or the hungry horse, the choice is yours. Whether it’s a mixed boxBeefLambChickenPorkDuck, Venison or our super tasty Steak box, you choose and they deliver to your door.


Halletts The Bakers: hallettsthebakers.co.uk
Tel: 01803 551901
Bread, cakes and savouries. They offer a free daily delivery service in a radius of approximately 25 miles from their bakery in Paignton for orders over £10.00 net. They are already making deliveries to Combeinteignhead on Thursday mornings for orders placed the previous day.

Hearn Field During Coronavirus

Unfortunately, we are currently unable to take bookings for any public gatherings or celebrations on Hearn Field or in the Pavilion. However, the Hearn Field Committee and Haccombe-with-Combe Parish Council would like to ensure that the splendour of Hearn Field continues to be enjoyed by Parishioners.

Please help us to do so by adhering to Government guidelines:

  • If you have a dog that needs walking, you should count this as the one form of exercise you take every day
  • Some parks are insisting that dogs are kept on a lead to help ensure people maintain social distance. We love dogs and, at this stage, do not want to apply this rule, so please ensure:
    • you remain 2m away from anyone outside your household while walking your dog
    • you ensure your dog is well behaved whilst off the lead
    • always remember to wash your hands before and after touching a dog

Please also remember that the police can enforce these 2 social distancing rules:

  1. Leaving the place where you live “without reasonable excuse”. “Reasonable excuse” includes exercise. However, you are requested to travel by car only a “reasonable distance to exercise”
    • So, if you are travelling by car to Hearn Field, please do consider whether it is ‘essential’ to make this journey or whether you could exercise, and walk your dog, closer to home
  2. Being in a public gathering of more than two people
    • Please do not use Hearn Field as a social gathering place for more than 2 people

Thank you for helping to keep our community safe and well.

Physical and Mental Wellbeing During Coronavirus

Exercise is still important for people’s physical and mental wellbeing, so the government has said people can leave their homes for exercise once a day. When you do, please follow the governments guidelines for exercising outdoors safely.

There are also lots of options for exercising indoors, including:

Joe Wicks: The Body Coach https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1
Daily live and on demand classes. Choose from:

– P.E. with Joe
– 10 Minute Home Workouts for Seniors
– 7 Days of Sweat
– Home Fat Burners
– Kids Workouts

British Heart Foundation: Get Active Indoors

Yoga with Adriene:
https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene – something for everyone

Looking after Mental Health

Every Mind Matters: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters

‘Every Mind Matters’ has released expert advice and top tips on how to look after your mental wellbeing whilst staying at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

It also includes guidance if you’re feeling worried or anxious about the outbreak.

Breathworks: Mindful Self-Care

headspace: Mindfulness for your everyday life

Community Speed Watch – Calling for Volunteers

Community Speed Watch (CSW) is a national initiative where active members of local communities join with the support of the Police to monitor speeds of vehicles using speed detection devices.Image of a speed watch volunteer wearing a hi-vis jacket with the words Community Speedwatch on the back

Our local Community Speed Watch Team is in need of volunteers and is in danger of folding without support. If you are interested in becoming a Police Volunteer then please contact Rob Harvey, Neighbourhood Beat Manager by email at 15854@dc.police.uk or by ringing 101 and leaving a message for Rob.

You can find out more about Community Speed Watch at this link or by watching this short video.