The front page of last week’s Gazette announced South Hams District Council’s concept to regenerate Kingsbridge Quayside.

The plans can be viewed on-line at www.southhams.gov.uk (type Kingsbridge Quayside Consultation into the search box) where you will be able to complete a questionnaire with your feedback.

You can discuss the proposals with district council officers:

  • during the Farmers Market in the Town Square on Saturday July 1st from 10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.
  • at Kingsbridge Library on Monday July 3rd, Tuesday 4th, Wednesday 5th and Friday 7th from 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
  • at Tesco foyer on Thursday July 6th from 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.

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.

An inherent problem with individual feedback is that we do not know what our neighbours and the wider community feel about important issues until they are collated ‘at the other end’.  Therefore, Councillor Chris Povey, Kingsbridge Town Mayor, will chair a public meeting at 7.00 p.m. on Monday July 3rd at St Edmunds Church, Fore Street.  The Quayside regeneration concept will be presented and it will allow the Kingsbridge community to have their say.  What do you love about it? what do you hate about it? and everything in between.  It will hopefully capture the community’s thoughts and you will have a better understanding of each other’s opinions.  This will also inform the Town Council’s comments.  It’s going to be a big conversation.  Be there.