HM Queen Elizabeth II – Kingsbridge Community Civic Service of Commemoration, Bouquets and Book of Condolence

A special civic community service will take place to commemorate the life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at 11.00 a.m. on Saturday 17th September at St Edmunds Church, Fore Street, Kingsbridge, TQ7 1PP.

The Town Mayor, Councillor Philip Cole, Civic Leaders, representatives from the Royal British Legion and other organisations will be present.

All are welcome to attend this community time of coming together in a service of remembrance and thanksgiving to express our grief and also thankfulness.  The service will also incorporate the proclamation for the accession of His Majesty King Charles III.

Floral tributes and bouquets may be left at the Bandstand and a Book of Condolence is available for your written messages at the Council Offices, Quay House between 9.30 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. Monday to Friday.

KINGSBRIDGE LOVE YOUR PARK 2022 IS BACK!

Kingsbridge Town Council is delighted to announce the return of “Love Your Park” a family fun day at the Recreation Ground on Sunday 21st August, 11am – 4pm.

Love Your Park is a celebration of everything our Recreation Ground has to offer and a community event with something for everyone.
This will be an excellent day out with lots and lots of free entertainment and fun for all ages. Activities on offer will include Punch & Judy, flea circus, bouncy castles (small charge), animal petting, cage football, community tennis sessions, Uncle Tacko & Ginger, karate demonstrations, flowerpot painting, crafting tent, yoga, French boules, forest bathing, table tennis, a bucking bronco, go-green activities, children’s story telling, lawn games and more. There will also be stalls, PA music on the lawn and Baked Goodies café will offer a range of refreshments, as well as hot food from 12 noon. For more information, pick up a flyer at Kingsbridge Information centre – everyone is welcome to come and enjoy our fabulous park!

Love Your Park Flyer 2022

 

Grants for the Kingsbridge Community

Kingsbridge Town Council awards small cash grants to local clubs, groups and organisations which are actively involved in recreational, social or cultural pursuits within the community.

Bids are now invited for the awards in the current financial year 2022-23.    Application forms, alongside the necessary conditions for an award, can be obtained from the Council Offices at Quay House or by downloading from www.kingsbridge.gov.uk or by phoning 01548.853296.  Completed forms, with supporting documents, are to be submitted to the Council Offices by Friday 8th July 2022.

Don’t put it off until tomorrow – get bidding!!!

Application form & conditions 2022-23

WHAT’S ON IN KINGSBRIDGE – THE QUEEN’S PLATINUM JUBILEE WEEKEND

Sunday 29th May 2022 2-5pm
Kids Jubilee Pop Up. Drop in to Activities 115 from 2pm to pick up a craft bag for £4.50 (new price) containing materials for 5 crafts to do on the day or takeaway to do/complete at home.
There will be a table set up for colouring and doodling, along with self-service tea, coffee and squash.

Saturday 28th May – Sunday 5th June 2022
Free Pom Pom Trail in the Kingsbridge Businesses for a chance to win a crafty price.
Print off your free trail to be in with a chance to win a price via www.linktr.ee/kingsbridgecrafters or collect one at the Kingsbridge Information Centre.

Thursday 2nd June to Sunday 5th June 2022
Red, white and blue illumination of trees and flower beds on Kingsbridge Town Square to mark the Queens Platinum Jubilee.

Friday 3rd June 2022
The Mill Club -BBQ & Music 4pm onwards

Friday 3rd June 2022
A day of reflection and various religious services will be taking place in the town to mark this historic occasion – please check with your preferred place of worship.

Saturday 4th June 2022 10.00am-4.00pm
Kingsbridge Town Council is hosting a Big Busk Event on Saturday 4th June.  Musicians will perform at the bandstand and around the town centre.

Saturday 4th June 2022 2pm onwards
Age Concern Jubilee Garden Party – Quay House
The Community Mosaic will be unveiled at 3pm by Kingsbridge Town Mayor, Philip Cole. Live music by local musicians, kids face painting and balloon bending. Jubilee Quiz.
Cream teas, strawberries & cream, and celebratory bubbles available to buy.

Saturday 4th June 2022
The Mill Club -Coffee morning 11am–1pm

Saturday 4th June & Sunday 5th June 2022 1.30–5pm
Kingsbridge Town Platinum Jubilee Open Gardens, a two-day event organised by Kingsbridge Community Garden and St Luke’s Hospice.
Over 20 gardens will be open covering a wide range of styles and sizes.  Maps available from Kingsbridge Information Centre or the Community Garden on Fore Street.

Saturday 4th June & Sunday 5th June 2022 10am–4pm
Lantern workshops at Cooksworthy Museum, arranged by Kingsbridge Crafters.
Make a lantern for the Fair Week Lantern Parade.

New street furniture in Fore Street – a whistle-stop update!!

Here’s a quickie report on the Town Council’s street furniture project. Where are we? And what have we still got to do? In no particular order:

  • All the new seating, planters and litter bins need washing down.
  • Then a black paint touch up where required of everything when we have a couple of days’ good weather forecast.
  • Some light oiling of the Iroko wood on seating and planters where required e.g. one of the planters has been scraped on a top edge during transit and will need sanding etc.
  • The Silver Birch trees will be watered on a regular basis and they have already been drenched but we need to do it again shortly to give them a good kick off.
  • Some planters need ‘levelling off’ and further ground fixings.
  • Watering tubes to be cut to top soil level.
  • Three in number planters at the mouth of Fore Street Car Park will be

moved to their permanent positions fronting the pavement this week.  The current bollards need to be removed and motorcyclists have been requested to park away from the edge of the pavement on ‘installation day (there is plenty of room to allow for this).

  • The tree root balls are secured below surface with 4 wooden batten ‘cross members’ in each planter which will eventually rot away plus gravel at the base and membrane for better drainage via 5 drainage holes.
  • The positioning of the 3 in number planters outside Peacocks are likely to be tweaked to their final places.
  • Positioning of planters at the courtesy crossings is driven by Devon County Council’s requirement for 450mm distance from the edge of the pavement.
  • Non-levelling of all the seating was a conscious decision e.g. bench at the Catholic Church which has to negotiate the steep Fore Street incline. Should we have lifted the bottom legs by several inches?  The bench itself would then look have looked pretty ridiculous etc.  So all seating was tested in situ and the upshot is that when you are actually sat down they are comfortable and the incline tends to evaporate.
  • It has been suggested for slate pieces to be added to the planters with accompanying blue grasses (Festuca glauca ‘Blaufuchs’).

In summary, we wished to get the new seating and planters in position as soon as they landed but there is still some work to do!!  Watch this space.

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