Welcome to Kingsbridge Town Council

This is the website of Kingsbridge Town Council. 

The aim is to provide a website which is easy to use, clear and concise to read, and without frills – just good, solid, useful information about the town council’s business.

To find out the DECISIONS made by the town council please read the various minutes from council and committee meetings and scroll down this home page for LATEST NEWS items.  

We hope you enjoy this website and discover what you were looking for. If you didn’t – then please tell us – we are here to provide a service, to inform, and support you. 

With our very best regards, the members and staff of Kingsbridge Town Council.



Kingsbridge Tranquillity Trail - an oasis of calm amidst the hustle and 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.

Click here for further information 

And here for the leaflet


 


Press Release – Friday 2 September 2016

A Few Words From… Kingsbridge Town Council

 

Dog owners are reminded that dogs must be kept on their leads in the town centre shopping area, car parks, cemeteries and churchyards, both sides of the Quayside, the Town Square, Bandstand and Recreation Ground. Moreover, dogs are actually excluded from any fenced, hedged or walled children’s play area, bowling green, tennis court or skatepark. Several recent reports have been received that dogs are being allowed to run off their leads in these areas which is an offence and may incur a fixed penalty fine. You are encouraged to abide by the South Hams Dogs Orders. Thanks.

Where did summer go? because you may already be thinking about chopping back your garden which means you will need to get rid of your waste. There is no law against having a bonfire but there is legislation if it causes a nuisance and indeed, most of the guidance is common sense. For example, don’t burn damp green waste as it produces thick smoke, let your neighbours know your intentions and burn in small quantities quickly in order to minimise the volume of smoke. Of course, the most environmentally-friendly way is simply to pop your garden waste on to the compost heap. It’s amazing what those worms can get through!

In October/November and January (actual dates to be confirmed) essential sewer works will take place at various locations in town which will require several road closures/diversions, reduction of the carriageway to one lane with traffic lights and footpath/pavement closures. The Town Council has been liaising with South West Water and Exjet. There will be no actual closure of Fore Street and no works will take place during December i.e. missing the Christmas period from week beginning 28 November to early January. When the final programme is known a press release will be issued by the companies and maps/timetable will be placed on public display. Additionally, information letters will be delivered and one-to-one contact made with homeowners and traders in affected locations. It’s likely to be frustrating but a much improved sewer system will benefit the whole town.



 

KINGSBRIDGE HIGH TIDE TABLE

 

MAY – DECEMBER 2016

POTENTIAL FLOODING

in Quay area: Bridge Street, Duke Street, The Promenade, Quay Lane, Prince of Wales Road, Mill Street and Devon Square

Friday 6 May

Saturday 7 May

Sunday 8 May

Monday 9 May

0450-0620 and 1720-1850

0540-0710 and 1800-1930

0630-0800 and 1850-2020

0710-0840 and 1930-2100

Monday 6 June

Tuesday 7 June

0610-0740 and 1830-2000

0700-0830 and 1915-2045

Tuesday 5 July

Wednesday 6 July

0600-0730 and 1815-1945

0645-0815 and 1900-2030

Wednesday 3 August

Thursday 4 August

0550-0720 and 1800-1930

0630-0800 and 1840-2010

Friday 16 September

Saturday 17 September

Sunday 18 September

Monday 19 September

Tuesday 20 September

1715-1845

0545-0715 and 1800-1930

0620-0750 and 1835-2005

0700-0830 and 1915-2045

0730-0900 and 2000-2130

Saturday 15 October

Sunday 16 October

Monday 17 October

Tuesday 18 October

Wednesday 19 October

1650-1820

0515-0645 and 1730-1900

0600-0730 and 1815-1945

0640-0810 and 1900-2030

0710-0840 and 1940-2110

Monday 14 November

Tuesday 15 November

Wednesday 16 November

Thursday 17 November

0450-0620 and 1715-1845

0540-0710 and 1800-1930

0620-0750 and 1845-2015

0700-0830

Wednesday 14 December

Thursday 15 December

Friday 16 December

Saturday 17 December

0520-0650 and 1745-1915

0610-0740 and 1830-2000

0700-0830 and 1920-2050

0730-0900

 



 


 

 

KINGSBRIDGE CITIZEN OF THE YEAR 2016

 

Phyllis Angliss

 

                                         

 

Phyliss Angliss is the winner of Kingsbridge Citizen of the Year 2016 sponsored by Kingsbridge Town Council.  The award recognises the outstanding contribution of the work of people in the local community and this is the 13th year in which the competition has taken place.

Where do we start with Phyliss’ community endeavours? Well here goes….

During her earlier years Phyllis was engaged in various business activities including working for the BBC and was the chief technician in the Ophthalmic Department of City University, London. She has been an active participant in the Scientific Exploration Society and her varied contributions were recognised when she was made an Honorary Life Vice President along with other notable people such as Sir Ranulph Fiennes.  In 1984 she moved to Devon and managed an Ophthalmic practice in Kingsbridge and her support of the area began.

For many years she has sat on the Inland Revenue Tax Commission as an unpaid member. Recently, she created local history by becoming the first female member of the Kingsbridge Rotary Club. Approximately 21 years ago she became involved with the South Hams Talking Newspaper for the Blind and partially sighted and for the last 14 years she has been its secretary and co-ordinator. This charity supports approximately 160 blind or partially sighted people in Kingsbridge, Salcombe, Dartmouth and Ivybridge. She has set high standards in the recording of her work and her efforts have been gratefully acknowledged by the membership over the years. She maintains the rotas for the technicians and readers and supervises the multi-copying of tapes. She is in regular contact with her listeners and her concern for their welfare goes well beyond that of just being the co-ordinator with visits to the more vulnerable and makes representations on their behalf with statutory organisations when the need arises.

In addition to the Talking Newspaper, Phyliss also organises a weekly Talking Magazine completely on her own. She is assiduous in her research and produces a varied and most interesting magazine for the members, much of which is copied elsewhere by other Talking Newspaper organisations! This takes up a lot of her time each week – to do this week in, week out, requires absolute dedication, total commitment and huge reserves of energy. The Talking Newspaper is currently preparing to step-up to digitalised recording which she is embracing with her usual enthusiasm and knowledge. All of this and a red duffle coat too!