27th August 1949 – 4th June 2017
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of the longest standing current member of Bishopsteignton Parish Council.
Jim was a dedicated, enthusiastic and reliable councillor, with an eye for detail he was very knowledgeable on many current affairs; always acting on behalf of the parishioners of Bishopsteignton with integrity and transparency.
Elected in 1991 he served as a Parish Councillor for just over 26 years during which he was Chairman from 2007 to 2009. As well as his commitment as a Parish Councillor Jim served as a District Councillor for the ward for Bishopsteignton at Teignbridge District Council.
With his wicked sense of humour Jim was known by many in the Village and enjoyed involvement in lots of community activities including The Twinning Association, The Residents Association and serving as a governor at the village primary school.
Jim was instrumental in the creation of the Lawns Recreation Ground, stopping the threat of housing covering the entire area of land. He was equally involved in securing Village Green Status for the land on Horns Park, previously known as Pathfields. These acts, along with many others, demonstrated his devotion to safe-guarding the area on behalf of parishioners.
For all these deeds, however big or small, the current Parish Council offer much thanks to Jim for everything he has achieved serving on Bishopsteignton Parish Council. I’m sure previous members who served alongside Jim would agree he gave his all to the role and for this reason he will be sorely missed.
Unfortunately, Jim predeceased his mother and leaves behind a wife, 4 daughters and 11 grandchildren to who our thoughts go to at this difficult time.
The funeral will take place at St John’s Church, Bishopsteignton on Wednesday 21st June at noon. Everyone is welcome afterwards at Red Rock Brewery, one of Jim’s favourite places. The family request no flowers and instead would welcome donations to Jim’s chosen charities.