Grants for the Kingsbridge Community

Kingsbridge Town Council award 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 financial year 2023-24. Application forms, alongside the necessary conditions for an award, can be obtained from the Council Offices at Quay House, by downloading from or by phoning 01548.853296. Completed forms, with supporting documents, are to be submitted to the Council Offices by 12 noon on Friday 14th April 2023.


Application form & conditions 2023-24


The Town Council was delighted to receive the news on 10th March from Alison Hernandez, Police & Crime Commissioner for Devon & Cornwall, that Kingsbridge Police Station has been selected as one of 6 stations which will have its front desk/enquiry office re-opening in 2023/24.  This will provide greater visibility and improve the accessibility of the Police to the local community.

Annual Town Meeting – Saturday 4th March 2023

It is a mandatory requirement for town and parish councils to hold an Annual Town Meeting for their local residents between March and June.  The purpose of the meeting is to provide the opportunity for electors to receive reports on local council business and to discuss community matters.

The Annual Town Meeting 2023 for Kingsbridge residents, similar to previous years, is being held as a drop-in session between 10.00 a.m. and 12.00 noon on Saturday 4th March in the Town Square during the Farmers Market.

This is a great opportunity to chat 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 2023/24 (retained at £88.21 for a Band D property)?  How are plans for a new skatepark progressing?  Is there any more tree planting in the pipeline?  How do YOU become a Town Councillor in the forthcoming local elections in May?

Kingsbridge Town Council is the local authority closest to Kingsbridge residents.  It is consulted on almost everything that happens in the Kingsbridge community and is responsible for a wide range of public realm business in the town.  We keep repeating it 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 available to talk to you about topical matters and take your questions.

Please pop the date and time in your diaries and phones.  See you on the 4th.

Kingsbridge Community Champions 2023

Do you know someone who has served the town of Kingsbridge in a unique way and deserves recognition?


Once again, Kingsbridge Town Council need your help to recognise the people who volunteer their time to enrich the lives of our residents… and we need your nominations!! Those people who work tirelessly in their community, whose initiatives or fund raising activities have made a positive difference to Kingsbridge. We are talking about all activity, big or small, from all kinds of people: a friend, work colleague, neighbour, or volunteer.


We do not wish to be too prescriptive and the whole concept is for the Kingsbridge community to elect their own Champions with as few rules and conditions involved as possible. How do you go about it? It’s easy, just complete a nomination form which can be downloaded below, pick one up from the Council Offices at Quay House, email or call 01548.853296.  Nomination forms will also be available from the Library, Kingsbridge Information Centre, and a few shops in Fore Street. 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 24th March 2023.

Application Form 2023

Dream Turkish Kitchen is collecting for victims of the recent earthquake

The Turkish restaurant is asking people to donate supplies that will be transported to Turkey and the people who have been affected by the recent earthquake. 

Dream Turkish Kitchen posted on social media to say that the efforts began with one little girl.
They posted: “Dear people of Kingsbridge, there were a lot of requests for help to our country, while we were thinking about them, a girl came to the shop with her family and said to us, this is my money box, please send it to those affected by the earthquake in Turkey. The words ended and we decided to accept your help.”
The Kahramanmaras earthquake has hit Turkey and Syria and the death toll is now thought to be more than 11,000 people.
Dream Turkish Kitchen are collecting from today, Wednesday, 8 February, until Saturday, 18 February.
They are only accepting:
  • Medicines for babies and children
  • Nappies in all sizes
  • Baby Bottles in all sizes
  • Baby Food
  • Blankets
  • Gloves or Handwarmers
  • Wet Wipes
  • Batteries
  • Powerbanks
  • Hats
  • Socks
  • Baby Dummies
  • Sanitary Items
  • Small Electric Heaters
  • Kettles
Please make sure any donations are in a good condition and bring them to the Dream Turkish Kitchen, Mill Street, Kingsbridge.
Donations will be taken to the transport company in London, which will organise the delivery of the items to Turkey.
If you want to know more, call 07763 480143 or pop into the restaurant.

Winter Weather Self-Help Scheme – Volunteering

Another cold snap is upon us, Kingsbridge Town Council is seeking more local residents to join our “Winter Weather Self-Help Scheme”. Please read the below Guide to see what the commitment is.

Kingsbridge Winter Weather Self Help Scheme – A ‘Pocket Guide’ for Volunteers

Introduction.  Devon County Council’s (DCC) programme of winter service (i.e. roads which are cleared with snow ploughs and/or salted) focuses on the major routes which carry most traffic and communities like Kingsbridge don’t receive as much help as we would like.

Town commitment.  Following the severe winter of 2010/2011 a self-help initiative was launched which Kingsbridge Town Council (KTC) registered for.  This is about communities coming together to help each other on a voluntary basis during times of extreme weather.

Salting.  DCC has supplied KTC with a supply of salt in 25kg bags for use on the public highway only (including footways and footpaths) but not areas treated by the defined salting network i.e. the A379 and Fore Street.  South Hams District Council manages off-street car parks, the town square and bus station.

Grit bins.  There are 10 grit bins in the town located at:  Buckwell Road, Coronation Road, Duncombe Park, Higher Union Road, Highfield Drive, Saffron Park, Stentiford Hill, Warren Road, Washabrook Lane and West Alvington Hill.  This represents a 100% increase from 2010 and they are all filled with salt and scoops in readiness for extreme weather.

Snow Warden.  The Snow Warden is the point of contact between the local community and DCC, the co-ordinator of the voluntary self help scheme, and will provide training to volunteers.

Training.  The Snow Warden will advise volunteers how salting should be carried out in a safe and responsible manner e.g. only a light covering of salt is required per square metre!

Public liability.  In the unlikely event of a claim, DCC will cover the public liability aspect of insurance for voluntary work on the public highway or footway, providing it is undertaken in a safe manner.  DCC will not provide any other form of insurance cover for this activity which must be undertaken at the volunteers’ own risk.  For example, any damage to one’s own person, property or vehicle would not be covered.

Dos and Don’ts for volunteers:

  • Do dry store bags of salt and safeguard from watercourses at your home.
  • Do wear fluorescent waistcoats supplied to ensure high visibility when working.
  • Do wear waterproof/warm clothing when working including suitable footwear.
  • Do take extreme care when working particularly when salting the road itself and if possible
    buddy-up with someone who may be used as a lookout.
  • Do carry out some light stretching exercises before working.
  • Do carry a mobile phone.
  • Do have a flask of hot soup or some chocolate bars.
  • Do not salt during hours of partial or full darkness.
  • Do not take any unnecessary risks.
  • Do not salt private driveways or footways.
  • Do not continue to work should you begin to feel cold or wet.

Slippery and icy conditions make it much more likely that people will stumble and fall possibly damaging ligaments, muscles or tendons.  The initial treatment is the RICE procedure: Rest the injured part, apply Ice or a cold pad to the injured area, Comfortably support the injury using a bandage or soft padding, Elevate the injured part.  Any questions???  do not hesitate to contact the Snow Warden.

Martin Johnson, Kingsbridge Snow Warden, Kingsbridge Town Council, Quay House, Ilbert Road, Kingsbridge, TQ7 1DZ or 01548.853296 or

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