Local Government in the South Hams – who does what

“This council malarkey is a minefield – who do I turn to??”

“You’re not wrong!! – but let me have a go……”

Devon County Council (customer@devon.gov.uk or 0345 155 1015)

  • Education
  • Social services
  • Roads and transport
  • Street lighting
  • Public rights of way
  • Flood risk management
  • Recycling centres
  • Libraries
  • On-street car parking enforcement

South Hams District Council (customer.services@southhams.gov.uk or 01803.861234)

  • Refuse collection & household recycling
  • Council tax collection
  • Housing & housing benefits
  • Planning
  • Licensing
  • Street sweeping
  • Litter bins
  • Leisure centres
  • Parks & amenity spaces
  • Environmental health
  • Electoral registration
  • Car parks

Kingsbridge Town Council (reception@kingsbridge.gov.uk or 01548.853296)

  • Cemetery & churchyard
  • Allotments
  • War Memorial
  • Local grants & award schemes
  • Grass verge cutting & weeding
  • CCTV
  • Some parks, play area, street furniture, bus shelter business etc. (so I understand your confusion as there’s plenty of overlap)
  • …..and chiefly, being a champion for Kingsbridge residents