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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.