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 – Friday 2 December 2016

Kingsbridge Christmas Lights


The Kingsbridge seasonal lights display, managed by Kingsbridge Town Council, is growing year on year. This year’s new installations are street lamp displays around Quay roundabout, cross-street displays in Bridge Street and stars at the Information Centre and Quay House. These complement the traditional illuminations in Fore Street, Mill Street and the Town Square.

None of this would happen without the generosity and support of shops and businesses which supply electricity to the cross-street displays free-of-charge so that the whole community can enjoy them. Therefore huge thanks go to: Marchand Petit estate agents, Mange Tout delicatessen, Lidstones butchers, Pete’s clothing, Windeatts solicitors, HSBC bank, Milburns shoes, Moyseys Interiors, Peter Betteridge, Fulfords estate agents and Harbour Bookshop. This year Costa Coffee and Age Concern have joined the ranks of sponsors. The Town Council is also extremely grateful to Toad Hall Cottages for again purchasing the Christmas Tree at the edge of the Town Square. Looking ahead, future plans include the installation of more street lamp displays in the town centre and supplying in-fill displays where possible in Fore Street.

Please let your local council know how they are doing as any ideas will be well received. Kingsbridge Town Council can be contacted at reception@kingsbridge.gov.uk or 01548.853296.



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

Kingsbridge Town Council 'Trim Trail'

Kingsbridge Trim Trail exercise equipment consists of 14 robust pieces with 21 user stations in total and is simple to use, installed on all-weather surfaces and located to enable participants to walk or jog between different sites if they choose. The equipment aims to improve fitness, health and participation in physical activity and can be used by a range of ages and abilities. Trim Trails are situated in Duncombe Park, Quay House grounds and the Recreation Park, Kingsbridge. 

The Official Trim Trail Guide can be purchased for £1.00 from Kingsbridge Information Centre, the reception office of Kingsbridge Town Council or Norton Brook Surgery, Kingsbridge or can be viewed here:  

Trim Trail leaflet


Essential sewer works for Kingsbridge


A £250,000 scheme to improve Kingsbridge’s sewer network starts this month.

South West Water will be renovating sewers in the town to improve the service to residents. Work starts on Monday 24 October for five weeks, with a second phase of work taking place from January to March 2017, avoiding the busy festive season.

Work will take place in the following streets this autumn:

  • West Alvington Hill: Monday 24 October to Friday 28 October: temporary traffic lights
  • Veales Road Monday 31 October to Friday 4 November
  • Mill Street: Monday 7 November to Friday 11 November: road closure
  • Prince of Wales Road: Monday 7 November to Friday 11 November: road closure
  • Duke Street: Monday 14 November to Tuesday 22 November: road closure
  • Ebrington Street: Wednesday 23 November to Friday 25 November: road closure
  • Church Street: Wednesday 23 November to Friday 25 November: road closure

Project manager Andy Young said: “This is a real investment in Kingsbridge’s future. Without this necessary work the sewer network will continue to deteriorate. That can lead to collapses which cause pollution, flooding and odour.

Where possible we will be using innovative no-dig techniques but some excavations will be necessary. As well as upgrading over 700 metres of pipe, we will also be preventing sea water entering the network during high tides.

We will be working hard to minimise disruption to the public and businesses as far as possible while completing these essential improvements”.

Councillor Chris Povey, Kingsbridge Town Mayor, said: “It is inevitable that we will experience some road closures and diversions during this essential work to create new infrastructure and these may well feel frustrating.

However, we have worked closely with South West Water and its partners to confirm that no work will be carried out over the busy Christmas period. Kingsbridge will very definitely stay open for business.

I hope everyone will appreciate that a few minutes in a traffic jam listening to your favourite tunes is infinitely better than a jammed sewer system! So, please keep smiling and prove that as the great town that we are, we can take everything in our stride”.

The following work will take place in 2017:

  • Fore Street (north): Monday 9 to Friday 13 January: temporary traffic lights
  • Duncombe Street: Monday 16 January to Tuesday 24 January: road closure
  • Waterloo Road (west): Monday 16 January to Tuesday 24 January: road closure
  • Wallingford Road: Wednesday 25 January to Thursday 26 January
  • Waterloo Road (east): Wednesday 25 January to Thursday 26 January
  • Church Street: Monday 30 January to Friday 10 February: road closure
  • Church Mews: Monday 30 January to Friday 10 February: road closure
  • Ilbert Road: Monday 13 February to Friday 17 February: temporary traffic lights
  • Western Backway: Monday 20 February to Friday 24 February: footpath closure
  • Fore Street (lower): Monday 20 February to Friday 24 February
  • Plymouth Road: Monday 20 February to Friday 24 February: temporary traffic lights
  • Bus Station: Monday 27 February for approximately two weeks: entrance closure
  • Prince of Wales Road: Monday 13 March to be confirmed for approximately two weeks: road closure

For further information please contact: 0844 3462020









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


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


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


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








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!