South Hams District Council is cracking down on dog owners

South Hams District Council is cracking down on dog owners who have their dogs off the lead in public areas, or who don’t clean up after their dogs.

Public Space Protection Orders have been introduced across the South Hams, clarifying where it will be mandatory to keep dogs on a lead. In some areas, such as children’s play areas, dogs are banned entirely.In addition, the new laws give authorised council officers the power to request that an owner place their dog on a lead in any open public area where the dog is causing a nuisance or likely to do so.During the summer months, dogs are not permitted on a number of beaches in the South Hams, and officers will be able to issue on the spot fines for those ignoring this regulation.Failure to comply with the PSPO or a request from a council officer is punishable by an on-the-spot fine of £100.
Uniformed Officers will be patrolling regularly from early July.

Where must I have my dog on a lead in Kingsbridge?

Good dog ownership & common sense dictate that dogs should be on a lead near roads, livestock, wildlife and any area or activity where close control is needed.

Dogs must be on a lead (The Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014, Public Spaces Protection Order 2017; Control of Dogs) in the following locations:

  • Car parks.
  • Cemeteries and Churchyards.
  • Marked sports fields whilst organised sport is in progress.

AND:

Formal gardens listed as:

  • Kingsbridge Quayside and Market Square (including bandstand)
  • Recreation ground, Kingsbridge including the Embankment footpath and grass strip to include the Town Square
  • The Slipway, Quay Car Park, Kingsbridge
  • Bus Station, Kingsbridge
  • All public footpaths within Kingsbridge town boundary

Dogs on Leads by Direction

An authorised Council Officer will have the power to request that an owner place their dog on a lead in any open public area where the dog is causing a nuisance or likely to do so.

Failure to comply with these directions could result in a Fixed Penalty Notice of £100 or a fine of up to £1000 if the matter goes to Court.

 

A Few Words From….  Kingsbridge Town Council  

 

Wow! what a year that was.  Proposals for a One Council merger for the South Hams and West Devon, proposals for a Quayside development, proposals to move the Glastonbury Festival to Belle Hill playing fields (did we forget to tell you about that one??).  Local government may be lots of things, but it is never boring.  Whether it is planning or potholes, and a whole chunk of stuff in between, it always gives everyone something to talk about.

What’s in store for 2018 we all wonder.  The best bet for Kingsbridge Town Council is probably to concentrate on what we consider we can truly influence and how we can make tangible differences for the local community.  Next year we hope to focus much of our energy on the town centre; we have said it many times before but it truly is the heartbeat of our town.  So sprucing it up in places and making some subtle upgrades can actually go a long way to keep it thriving and buoyant.  Keep your eyes peeled because we hope to crack on with some improvements in the New Year.  But we are not giving up on the parks and open spaces.  For example, litter bins in the parks are rusting away and children’s play areas in Duncombe Park and Montagu Road are looking very tired indeed, the play equipment at Homelands has already been removed.  We are not about to start making promises which we cannot keep but we are very aware of this situation.  If your children use these play spaces, then we really do encourage you to contact us.  We need to provide evidence of use to keep these key play spaces alive and to stand any chance of securing the required funding to introduce new, fun and exciting play kit for kids to enjoy.  Our Reception office can be contacted via email at reception@kingsbridge.gov.uk or on 01548.853296.

There is a stack of other things on the menu too so if you are a Facebook user then you need to hook up to our page now to keep up to speed otherwise you need to regularly check out our website www.kingsbridge.gov.uk for our latest agendas and minutes.  Good communication underpins all our relationships – so if you have a question, or a request, or just a cracking idea – then please get in touch with us.

The Members and Officers of Kingsbridge Town Council wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

 

Weather Warning received!!

Kingsbridge Town Council have received a Yellow Warning of Snow and Ice valid from 0005 Friday 8th December to 1800 Saturday 9th December 2017.

Please be prepared! We will be checking the grit bins in Kingsbridge tomorrow and arranging for top ups where necessary. The grit bins are situated at Coronation Road, Fosse
Road, Highfield Drive, Saffron Park, Stentiford Hill, Warren Road, Washabrook Way, West Alvington Hill and Duncombe Park.

If anyone would like to sign up to become one of our Winter Weather Self Help Team and then collect grit for their road / block of flats etc in Kingsbridge they will be made very welcome! Please give us a call on 01548 853296 or email reception@kingsbridge.gov.uk

Met Office Weather Warning for Friday 8th December – Saturday 9th December!

Please be prepared!  We will be checking the grit bins in Kingsbridge tomorrow and arranging for top ups where necessary. The grit bins are situated at Coronation Road, Fosse
Road, Highfield Drive, Saffron Park, Stentiford Hill, Warren Road, Washabrook Way, West Alvington Hill and Duncombe Park.

If anyone would like to sign up to become one of our Winter Weather Self Help Team and then collect grit for their road / block of flats etc in Kingsbridge they will be made very welcome!  Please give us a call on 01548 853296 or email reception@kingsbridge.gov.uk

 

 

Changes to Stagecoach Service 3 from 29th October 2017

Devon County Council have notified us of revisions to the Service 3 (Dartmouth – Kingsbridge – Plymouth) to take effect from Sunday 29th October 2017. The revised Monday to Saturday timetable can be found at the link below.

Revised Stagecoach No3 Service

 

To summarise the information we have received:

The 0645 Dartmouth – Kingsbridge, 1815 Dartmouth – Kingsbridge and 1930 Kingsbridge – Dartmouth will no longer run due to very low usage.

Also due to very low usage, County Council support will no longer retain the 1850 Plymouth – Kingsbridge and 2005 Kingsbridge – Plymouth.

There are some changes for pupils travelling to Kingsbridge Community College. From the Aveton Gifford direction those entitled to County Council-assisted travel will be transferred to a dedicated school coach.
This will leave sufficient capacity for non-entitled pupils using the Stagecoach bus service and paying their own fares to Kingsbridge. From the Dartmouth direction there will continue to be sufficient capacity on the bus service for both entitled and non-entitled pupils, although ticket prices will apparently be increased to cover the cost of providing this.

 

 

SHDC extend deadline for Kingsbridge Quay Public Consultation to Sunday 23rd July 2017

South Hams District Council have extended the deadline for the Kingsbridge Quay Public Consultation to SUNDAY 23RD JULY 2017.

These proposals have the potential to change the Kingsbridge waterfront forever.  Indeed, this is THE MOST IMPORTANT PUBLIC CONSULTATION FOR THE KINGSBRIDGE COMMUNITY IN LIVING MEMORY (did we say that loud enough?) so we all need to sit up,tune-in and respond.

You can view the plans and fill in a feedback questionnaire on the South Hams District Council website:  http://www.southhams.gov.uk/kingsbridgequayside

Alternatively you can collect a questionnaire from the reception of Kingsbridge Town Council at Quay House, Kingsbridge TQ7 1DZ (01548 853296). Our opening hours are 9.30am – 1pm Monday to Friday.
Once completed the form will need to be returned to Quay House before the extended deadline. Forms cannot be returned after the deadline.