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.
Press release from South Hams District Council
Views sought on new Dog Control Orders
People across the South Hams are being asked what they think about plans to introduce new district-wide Dog Control Orders.
South Hams District Council intends introducing the orders to replace existing byelaws and legislation which currently cover dog fouling and dog walking.
The orders will regularise the rules on where dogs can and cannot go including beaches.
They will also make it clear when and where dogs must be on leads and formalise the council’s anti fouling policy.
The council’s Head of Environment Services, Helen Dobby, said: “We hope the new orders will help strike a balance between the requirements of dog owners and other residents.
Currently, there are a number of different byelaws which are old and out of date, as well as national legislation, and this can lead to confusion.
This streamlined approach should help make the rules clear for everyone.
The orders will also help the council to carry out enforcement where necessary.
We know the vast majority of dog owners are law abiding but when the minority misbehave it can have a big impact on our community.”
Residents are being urged to take a look at the orders and have their say.
From Friday May 3 people can see the orders on the council’s website www.southhams.gov.uk or view copies at the council’s main reception at Follaton House in Totnes from 0900 to 1500 each week day.
Comments can be emailed to StreetScene@southhams.gov.uk or sent to Cathy Aubertin, Dog Control Orders Consultation, South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Totnes, TQ9 5NE.
The deadline for comments is May 31.
A Few Words From… Kingsbridge Town Council
Thank you to all local residents who completed our Dog Control questionnaires which achieved a total of 133 returns. Having reviewed the responses, alongside the considerations of the Parks & Green Spaces Committee, the Town Council has requested that the following areas be included within the draft Dogs on Leads Order for Kingsbridge: Recreation Ground, Quay House grassed area, head of estuary grassed areas along the Embankment and Quay Car Park, town square, and all pavements and paved/tarmac public footpaths within the town boundary. The Town Council can only make recommendations regarding dog control measures to the District Council which will review our suggestions and consider whether or not they should be included. The proposed Dog Orders will therefore be available shortly for public consultation on the authority’s website and at Quay House for viewing. If you have opinions on dog control then you are strongly advised to seek out this consultation and provide your own thoughts.
Our long delayed new notice board has finally arrived and will be positioned shortly outside the Peacocks store in lower Fore Street. This is a key gateway into the town centre which sees much footfall and we hope that you will check out our latest news and information here. The Chamber of Commerce board currently positioned off Fore Street car park will be re-located at the same time to this spot.
Some recent planning applications have raised much local interest and we have seen the Council Chamber packed to capacity for committee and full council meetings. We very much welcome public interest on planning, indeed on all of our local government business, so please continue to get in touch with your local councillors if you have a matter which is of concern.
Finally, we welcome Councillor Jax Williams as the newly co-opted member for East Ward. Jax officially takes her seat at May’s full council meeting. Many of you will know her as she was a member of the Town Council a few years ago and therefore has lots of experience regarding local authority matters.
"Kingsbridge is at risk of flooding"
Following Thursday 14th February Drop-in Event. “Flooding in Kingsbridge”
It’s hoped that this awareness raising would complement any work we do together to develop Kingsbridge’s community flood plan.
This article could help raise awareness of the risk amongst residents and businesses that may not yet be aware of the risk too. Click here
Priorities for 2011 - 2015
Please click here to see the Town Council Priorities for 2011 - 2015
The Mayor's Charity's 2012-2013 and 2013-2014
The Mayor has chosen two local charities to support this year they are - South Hams Home Start and Triangle Centre & South Hams Hospital
There is a great need in South Hams, Plymouth and Tavistock for Home-Start's unique service. Home-Start's vision is a society in which every parent has the support they need to give their children the best possible start in life.
Home-Start believes that children need a happy and secure childhood and that parents play the key role in giving their children a good start in life and helping them achieve their full potential.
The Triangle Centres are a local healthcare venture between St Luke’s Hospice, The Mustard Tree, Macmillan Centre and Tavistock and Kingsbridge Hospitals. They bring together the expertise of professionals in cancer care, so that support is available at any stage of the illness.