Kingsbridge Annual Town Meeting Saturday 16th March at the Town Square

It’s mandatory for town and parish councils to hold an Annual Town Meeting for their local electors between March and June.  The purpose of the meeting is to provide the opportunity for their residents to receive reports on local council business and to discuss community business
The Annual Town Meeting 2019 for Kingsbridge residents, like previous years, is being held as an interactive drop-in session on Saturday morning 16th March in the Town Square during the Farmers Market. This is a super opportunity to speak to your Town Councillors, offer up your own good ideas, come up to speed with the latest news and get that nagging issue ‘off your chest’.

How will the Town Council spend its portion of your council tax next financial year 2019/2020?  Have you viewed the Public Realm Guidelines adopted by the Town Council which propose improvements for Fore Street and beyond?  What stage is the Kingsbridge, West Alvington & Churchstow Neighbourhood Plan at? Indeed, have you considered standing to be a Town Councillor yourself in the local elections on 2nd May? (information packs will be available).

Kingsbridge Town Council is the local authority closest to Kingsbridge residents.  It is consulted on nearly everything that happens in the Kingsbridge community and is responsible for a wide range of public realm business in the town.  We’ve said it many times before but whether you are at work, rest or play the Town Council is probably involved somewhere to a greater or lesser degree.  Town Councillors will be able to explain the council’s role and to answer your questions.  Let’s have a conversation….

Kingsbridge Community Champions 2019

Life throws challenges at us from all directions and it’s easy to keep your head down and focus on the ground in front of you – but we need you to look up and help us find this year’s amazing residents who care about where they live, work and play. Those people who work tirelessly– and often quietly – in their community, whose initiatives or fund raising activities or just sheer toil have made a real and positive difference to Kingsbridge.

Kingsbridge Town Council launched the “Kingsbridge Community Champions” awards in 2017 to encourage wider community participation and it’s time to do so again.  There are 6 different categories: Arts & Culture, Business, Environment, Sport, Volunteer and Young Champions and it’s all about recognising and celebrating the fabulous contributions that local people make.  Last year’s Community Champions were Chris Barnwell, Gerrie Messer, Graham Smith, Julia Wingate and Lizzie Wyatt.  The Town Council was delighted to acknowledge their achievements.

Your nomination may be for a shopkeeper, a sporty person, a group, a volunteer, a young person etc. etc.  The Town Council does not wish to be too prescriptive and the whole concept is for the Kingsbridge community to effectively elect their own Champions with as few rules and conditions involved as possible.  How do you go about it?  It’s simple, just complete a simple nomination form which can be downloaded from www.kingsbridge.gov.uk, pick one up from the Council Offices at Quay House, email reception@kingsbridge.gov.uk or call 01548.853296.  Nomination forms will also be available from the Library, Kingsbridge Information Centre and a few shops.  It will only take you a few minutes to complete your nomination for your Community Champion – let’s give local people the credit they deserve.

Deadline for applications is Friday March 29th 2019.

2019 KCC Application Form

Temporary part Closure of Footpath No.15 – Kingsbridge.

We have been notified about a Temporary Closure of Footpath No.15 Kingsbridge. A section of the footpath will be closed for 6 months from 1st March and will be reinstated on completion of development works. Please see below for further information:

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 – SECTION 14

DEVON COUNTY COUNCIL

(FOOTPATH NO. 15, KINGSBRIDGE)

TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC ORDER 2019

NOTICE is hereby given that Devon County Council intends to make the above titled order.

From:   FRIDAY, 1st MARCH 2019

To:       SATURDAY, 31st AUGUST 2019

 

No persons shall proceed on the section of the affected path except for access to land or premises on or adjacent to that length of path

Public right of way affected:

FOOTPATH NO. 15, KINGSBRIDGE, from the southern end of Kings Court Apartments to its junction with  the A379 – see red dashes on  plan.

The alternative route is via a path adjacent to the southern end of Kings Court Apartments, and a footway parallel to the A379, and vice versa – see blue circles on plan.

The closure is necessary to enable housing development and will remain in force until the work is completed.

 

Dated: 18th February 2019

Meg Booth

Chief Officer – Highways, Infrastructure Development & Waste

 

 

Public Rights of Way Service

Devon County Council

County Hall

Exeter

EX2 4QD