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Currently, there are a number of different byelaws which are old and out of date, as well as national legislation, and this can lead to confusion.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 - Friday 24th May 2013
South Hams District Council is currently consulting on its draft Dog Control Orders and the subject featured heavily at our recent Annual Town Meeting held on the town square. Having taken onboard comments from local residents the Town Council made several recommendations for the Dogs On Leads Order. These included for dogs to be kept on leads in the Recreation Ground and to retain the status quo whereby dogs can run off leads in Duncombe Park. However, not all of our suggestions have made the final cut. At last week’s full council meeting the matter was discussed again and chiefly it was agreed to lobby for dogs to be kept on leads on all pavements and paved/tarmaced public footpaths within the town boundary. The draft Orders can be viewed on the District Council’s website and copies are available in Quay House. The deadline for you to make comments is 31st May.
Another important ongoing consultation is planning application 28/1020/13/F for the replacement of existing pontoons in the Kingsbridge Basin with a new 132 berth pontoon, access bridge, public landing and berthing area with associated structures. The plans can be found on the District Council’s website and may be viewed at Quay House. Again the deadline for representations is 31st May.
The proposal to construct a Solar PV development at Lower Slade Farm and Newparks Fields to the north east of the town raised many concerns from local residents. Principally these were in relation to landscape and visual impacts and that the development may exacerbate current flooding issues. The applicant has now written to neighbours reporting its intention to reduce the scale of the proposal by removing 2 fields from the south of the proposed site. The company has also stated its goal to improve the flooding and drainage position. Revised proposals within the formal planning process are awaited.
Your Recreation Ground has been put forward for a Green Flag Award. This is a national scheme which recognises the best green spaces in the country. Our judging takes places in early June so it’s fingers crossed.
Finally, there is a current vacancy on the Town Council. This position is up to May 2015 when the next local council elections will take place. Deep breath: applicants must 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 an owner or tenant, or lived in the town or within 3 miles of Kingsbridge during the same period. Phew! You should have a strong interest in local affairs, and your local community, and be committed to attending various council meetings. If you require more information please speak to a town councillor or contact Martin Johnson, Town Clerk on 01548.857073 or email at email@example.com or drop into the Council Offices. If you are interested then we wish to hear from you.
"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.