Vigil this Friday 4th March 5-6pm

A vigil will be held 5.00 to 6.00 pm this Friday 4th March in Kingsbridge Town Square for anyone affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Many people are feeling helpless at present as they witness the unbearable events unfolding in Eastern Europe and this gathering is an opportunity for the Kingsbridge community to come together as one and stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. You may wish to dress in blue and yellow, light candles, bring daffodils or balloons and make your own placards.
The vigil will be addressed by Mike Jennings, Town Mayor, and Reverend Jackie Taylor will lead us into a time of silence as we hold Ukraine in our thoughts and hearts.
Everyone is encouraged to attend as Kingsbridge Stands With Ukraine.
Online donations can be made to the British Red Cross’ Ukraine Crisis Appeal to help get food, medicine, shelter, warm clothes and water to those who need it most – see the link below:

Vacancy for part time Administrator/Receptionist

Vacancy for Administrator/Receptionist

16 to 20 hours per week – 9am to 1pm.

Spread over Monday to Friday.

We require an enthusiastic, reliable and organised person to become a key member of our small team, to provide effective administrative support and to be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Reception Office. The full job description and application can be found below:

Vacancy introduction
Administrator/ Receptionist Job Description
Person specification
Application form
 Application form – non pdf

The closing date for applications is midday on Tuesday 15 February 2022 and we plan to interview on Friday 18 February 2022.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Councillor Mike Jennings

Chairman, Kingsbridge Town Council

Closing date:  Tuesday 15 February 2022
Interview date:  Friday 18 February 2022

Kingsbridge Community Champions is back!!

Kingsbridge Community Champions 2022

After a two year ‘hiatus’ due to Covid-19, the Kingsbridge Community Champions award is back to shine a spotlight on those working to strengthen the community in Kingsbridge.  With your help Kingsbridge Town Council wants to recognise the people who go that “extra mile” and have made a positive impact in our town…and we need your nominations!!  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 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 nomination form which can either be downloaded from the link 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 18th March 2022.

Community Champions 2022 application form

Kingsbridge, West Alvington and Churchstow Parish Councils have submitted their Neighbourhood Development Plan proposal

Kingsbridge, West Alvington and Churchstow Parish Councils have submitted their plan proposal to South Hams District Council for their designated Neighbourhood Development Plan Area, in accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended).
The Public Notice can be read here:    Public notice

Neighbourhood Planning Regulation 15 Submission of the Kingsbridge, West Alvington and Churchstow Neighbourhood Development Plan

As the qualifying body for the Kingsbridge, West Alvington and Churchstow Neighbourhood Development Plan (the Plan), Kingsbridge Town Council has submitted the Regulation 15 version of the Plan to South Hams District Council as the Local Planning Authority on 17 December 2021.

This submission was made on behalf of Kingsbridge Town Council, West Alvington Parish Council and Churchstow Parish Council.  All the Councils have approved the Plan for this submission.  We also included a Basic Conditions Statement and Consultation Statement.

The Plan, above documents and all supporting evidence is available on this website for you to view.

We have requested South Hams District Council to progress the Plan to the next stage of the Neighbourhood Planning process i.e. Regulation 16 independent examination.

Town Councillor Vacancy

Kingsbridge Town Council – Councillor Vacancy  

There is a current vacancy on Kingsbridge Town Council.  A ‘casual vacancy’ was recently advertised but an election has not been called in North Ward and therefore it falls to current Town Councillors to select a new member.  In local government language this is known as Co-option.  The position is available up to May 2023 when the next local council elections will take place and therefore expressions of interest are now being invited.

Deep breath:  applicants much be over 18 years of age; a British, Commonwealth or EU citizen; a Kingsbridge elector or have worked in the area for the preceding 12 months; or have occupied land or other premises as owner or tenant, or lived in the town or within 3 miles of Kingsbridge during the same period.  Phew!  No formal qualifications are required and the Town Council is made up of people from all walks of life with various personal and professional backgrounds.  What you do need however, is a passion for Kingsbridge and a commitment to attend various meetings to make your voice heard.  Being a Town Councillor is a big responsibility but incredibly rewarding.

People often ask: what do local councils do?  Ultimately, it’s quite simple:  the aim is to sustain Kingsbridge as a great place to live, work and play.  The Town Council’s task is therefore to engage with the local community, to take on board the needs and wishes of residents, and to try, whenever and wherever it can, to make sure that something is done about them.  If it’s not within the gift of the Town Council to directly help then hopefully it can support and lobby on behalf of local residents.

If you require any more information please speak to a current Town Councillor (details available at or contact Martin Johnson, Town Clerk, via email or call 01548.857073.   Application forms are available from the website or from the Council Offices at Quay House.  If you are interested completed applications need to be submitted by latest 1200 noon Friday 3 December.  It is likely that informal interviews will be held during the week beginning Monday 6 December.


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