How ‘blooming’ fantastic is Kingsbridge?!!
Our town came away with not just any old GOLD AWARD at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Britain in Bloom 2018 competition held in Belfast but BEST SMALL TOWN IN BRITAIN!!…that’s right… BRITAIN!!
Congratulations to Graham Price and all the Kingsbridge In Bloom volunteer team for their hard work, tenacity, loyalty and enthusiasm – the judges reported they had never given such a high mark for the ‘Community Participation’ section! They also said that the judging tour on August 6th this year “didn’t just start with a ‘WOW’ but was a continuous stream of highs throughout and demonstrated what Bloom can achieve in 10 years – you have completely transformed your town!”
But we all know KIB never rest on their laurels (in fact, do they ever rest?) because next year sees the town up for the top prize, to be crowned absolute ‘Champion of Champions’ at the finals of Britain in Bloom. This means competing against the likes of Aberdeen, Durham and Jersey. So next spring when you are out and about and you see the army of blue tee-shirts in the town square, beavering amongst the beds, give them a wave and a shout of encouragement because you know how darn hard they will all be working for Kingsbridge!
Kingsbridge Town Council have been notified that the A379 Slapton / Strete, will be open for vehicles by early morning of Wednesday this week, ahead of the official re-opening on Friday 26th October.
Kingsbridge Town Council have been notified of a road closure that will affect residents. Further information can be found below:
Fore Street (& Plymouth Road) closures 10 to 15 Nov 18
KINGSBRIDGE TOWN COUNCIL
Local Government Act 1972
Notice is hereby given that a vacancy exists in the office of Town Councillor for the North Ward of Kingsbridge.
Unless ten or more electors of the Kingsbridge North Ward, on or before the 25th October 2018, submit a request in writing for an election to be held, the Town Council will take steps to fill the vacancy by co-option.
Requests must be sent to the Returning Officer, South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, TQ9 5NE.
M D Johnson
5th October 2018
We regret to report that Councillor David Baisie passed away on
28th September in Derriford Hospital after a long illness.
Our deepest sympathy is extended to David’s family and friends at this time.
Kingsbridge Town Council has applied to South Hams District Council to write a
neighbourhood plan for the parishes of Kingsbridge, West Alvington & Churchstow. This
plan will consider how and where future development could take place in those parishes. We
are asking for your thoughts on whether the proposed plan area is appropriate. If the area is
approved, there will be an opportunity for you to get involved in what you would like to see in
The deadline for receiving comments on the proposed plan area is 7th November 2018.
Further information and how to send your comments can be found on the South Hams District Council website (*scroll down to the bottom of page for Kingsbridge):