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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Following the General Election you have woken up today to discover your new government. However, Kingsbridge Town Council is the layer of governance closest to Kingsbridge residents. So how does it fit into the picture? Town and parish councils make up the 4th tier of government here in the South Hams: central, county, district and then local councils. Local councils are just that: they are local with the capacity to ‘see and hear’ the local community. They are sensitive to local issues, aware of the history, know townsfolk personally and can work in partnership with larger authorities and other agencies. In summary they are the voice of the local community. In reality local councils have limited power, and limited funds, and therefore the challenge, as always, is to make that voice heard.
Kingsbridge Town Council is made up of 13 councillors who serve for a 4 year term with the next local elections scheduled to take place in May 2019. Members are non-political and do not have an allegiance to political parties. They serve the 3 town wards: East, North and Westville. The town council meets at 7.00 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in the Council Chamber at Quay House (apart from during the month of August which is taken as the summer recess). Additionally, the council has 5 committees which consider specific business. The Finance, Parks & Open Spaces, Policy and Property Committees meet at least quarterly through the year and the Planning Committee meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month save August as above. There are also occasional committees and working groups which consider specific matters e.g. the Flood Resilience & Winter Weather Committee.
All meetings are open to the public who are very welcome to attend. Agendas and minutes are available in Quay House, on our website and Facebook page; and the minutes of full council meetings are also posted on the large notice board at the bottom of Fore Street. At the outset of all council meetings a 15 minute period is set aside, known as the Public Open Forum, for members of public to make statements or ask questions. This is an informal part of the meeting and local residents are actively encouraged to make the town council aware of their ideas or concerns.
Our aim is to sustain Kingsbridge as a great place to live, work and play. Our task therefore is to engage with the local community, to take on board your needs and wishes, and to try, whenever and wherever we can, to make sure that something is done about them. If it’s not within our gift to help you then hopefully we can support you by lobbying on your behalf. We want to receive your feedback so please do not hesitate to tell us how we are doing. If you wish to raise any matters please contact your ward Town Councillor, Town Clerk or the Reception Office team. We look forward to speaking to you soon.
Kingsbridge Town Council has been notified of significant road works that may affect residents of Kingsbridge for the next week:-
From Friday 9th June until Friday 16th June 2017 – there are going to be road closures from 7pm until 7am on the A381 NORTH PARK CORNER TO A381 TOTNES CROSS, TOTNES.
Further information available here:
9th-10th June 2017
12th-16th June 2017
Kingsbridge Tranquillity Trail – an oasis of calm amidst the hustle & bustle
Question: What do Bradford, San Francisco and (yes, you’ve guessed it) Kingsbridge have in common? They are the first communities in the world to introduce Tranquillity Trails.
Tranquillity Trails are walking routes that have been designed to allow space for residents and visitors alike to reflect and recover from the stresses of everyday life while receiving the benefits of healthy exercise. Professor Greg Watts, a noise scientist at the University of Bradford’s Centre for Sustainable Environments, in liaison with Kingsbridge Town Council, has created a circular trail which takes advantage of the “maximum tranquillity” that can be experienced within walking distance of Kingsbridge town centre….
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Click here to download the leaflet.
Kingsbridge Trim Trail exercise equipment consists of 14 robust pieces with 21 user stations in total and is simple to use, installed on all-weather surfaces and located to enable participants to walk or jog between different sites if they choose. The equipment aims to improve fitness, health and participation in physical activity and can be used by a range of ages and abilities. Trim Trails are situated in Duncombe Park, Quay House grounds and the Recreation Park, Kingsbridge.
The Official Trim Trail Guide can be purchased for £1.00 from Kingsbridge Information Centre, the reception office of Kingsbridge Town Council or Norton Brook Surgery, Kingsbridge or can be downloaded here.