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JANUARY 2023 
TEIGNBRIDGE LOCAL PLAN CONSULTATION - OPEN NOW.... Until midday on Monday 13th March '23

Residents will have seven weeks to comment for the fifth and last time on Teignbridge's draft Local Plan which will shape future development in the district until 2040.

The launch of the consultation, which runs until midday on Monday 13th March, concludes a local engagement process that began in 2017 and has resulted in the latest version of the Plan being influenced by the 7,000 plus comments submitted in the previous four consultations.

Once the consultation ends, the draft Plan and all the comments received will be submitted for examination in public by the planning inspectorate.  Anyone who submits a written objection will have a legal right to appear before and be heard by the Inspector at the Local Plan Examination Hearing.

 Throughout the seven-week consultation, copies of the Local Plan documentation - including a summary Need to Know guide - will be available in libraries, some town and parish council offices, Forde House and on our website.

Residents are encouraged to submit responses online using the feedback response form at www.teignbridge.gov.uk/lpconsultation    Alternatively, residents can write to Local Plan Review, Spatial Planning and Delivery, Forde House, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4XX or email: local planreview@teignbridge.gov.uk 

FREE TREE GIVEAWAY - Saturday 11th February 10:30am at The Fountain, Oakford, TQ12 3EG 

In collaboration with Devon Wildlife Trust/Saving Devon's Treescapes, we are once again offering free trees (up to 5), for Kingsteignton residents to collect and plant within your own gardens/land. Please see poster opposite.

GRANT APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN 

Kingsteignton Town Council's 'Grant Application Scheme' is now open.  Grants can be applied for by local clubs and organisations who would like to carry out a project/improvements that will benefit the residents of Kingsteignton. 

Please click here to download a form

 

AGE UK DEVON - Free Digital Training Skills - drop-in sessions at Kingsteignton Youth Centre

On offer to anybody 50 years +                                Free drop-in sessions to learn new skills or brush-up on your digital skills

Please see the poster opposite for full details. 


HIGHWAYS - SEVERE WEATHER INFORMATION

Devon County Council Highways information  on severe weather, please check this information out:- 

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKDEVONCC/bulletins/342ac99 

 

KINGSTEIGNTON COMMUNITY HALL HIRE

We are now taking bookings for the Community Hall, the Mary Hall Suite and the Rydon Room on a FRIDAY EVENING. 

Please call us on:  01626 364089 or email:  office@kingsteignton.gov.uk 

Please take a look at our facilities by going to 'Your Council' heading and drop down to 'Community Hall' heading  

2022 WAS A VERY BUSY YEAR FOR KINGSTEIGNTON TOWN COUNCIL

Follow this link to take a look to see what went on:

https://devonalc.org.uk/news/a-very-busy-2022-for-kingsteignton-town-council/ 

 

DECEMBER 2022
Mayor's Civic Carol Service 2022 

The Mayor of Kingsteignton, Councillor Ron Peart, on behalf of Kingsteignton Town Council would like to thank everybody who attended the Civic Carol Service held at the Community Hall on Friday 9th December. 

Sincere thanks go to the following people who made the evening a great success by getting the festive season underway:- 

Town Crier Mrs Jackie Edwards for her opening of the service and her reading, Reverend David Goddard for his address, amusing science demonstrations and blessings, Miss Catherine Harris of the United Reformed Church and Father Mark Smith of St. Michael's Church for their readings. 

Mr Paul Cobley, theatre singer who raised the roof with his outstanding solo performances, the children of  Rydon Primary School for their delightful singing, Cllr Alys Tillson-Hawke and Anna Cockcroft for their violins duo performance, KCBC (Kingsteignton Baptist Church) musicians and kitchen assistants who served the refreshments and the Old Rydon Inn who provided the superb buffet.

Kingsteignton Town Council Newsletter

You should have all received a copy of the latest Newsletter 'Winter issue 4' through your letterbox by now.  However, should you wish for extra copies, please either download from here:  Newsletter issue 4 2022 or call into the Council Office to collect. 

NOVEMBER 2022
The Coronation of King Charles III 

Kingsteignton Town Council invite our residents to give us ideas of how they would like our community to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III on 6th May 2023.

Please contact us:                                                Email:  clerk@kingsteignton.gov.uk or              Tel: 01626 364089

OCTOBER 2022
COMMUNITY FOOD LARDER - at The Community Hall, Rydon Road, TQ12 3LP 

We have opened a community food larder as an act of kindness to support people in our community. It is situated in the porch area at the front of the Community Hall/Council Offices building.

It is mostly stocked with non-perishable foods (in date) as well as some toiletries.  Fresh produce and bread may be available at times.  

Please help yourself or leave any goods that you can donate (as above) to help each other. 

Let's build on community spirit by supporting each other in Kingsteignton. 

THANK YOU! 

STAGECOACH BUS SERVICE CHANGES 30/10/22

Changes to Stagecoach services came into effect on 30th October 2022.  Please check the bus timetables prior to travelling.  Go to 'Around the Town' heading and drop down to 'Bus Timetables'.

AVIAN INFLUENZA - (BIRD FLU)

On 17th October 2022 an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone was declared by the Government across the whole of England.  This was because of the increased number of cases of the disease across the country.

All bird keepers (whether they have pet birds, commercial flocks or just a few birds in a backyard) are now required by law to take a range of precautions to protect their flocks.  (Jeyes fluid is a Defra approved disinfectant for Avian Influenza).

There are minimum requirements for all bird keepers to follow.  If your birds are not housed, they must be kept in fenced/enclosed outdoor areas.  Precautions include (amongst others):  feeding birds under cover where wild birds cannot access, preventing access by captive birds to ponds and watercourses, and effectively cleansing and disinfecting any hardstanding surfaces in areas where birds are kept.

Further enhanced measures apply for premises with over 500 poultry or other captive birds. 

Full details of what is required can be found on the government website - 

www.gov.uk/guidance/avian-influenza-bird-flu#AIPZ 

You can find a self-assessment checklist at the above link to help you put the measures in place, as well as more information about the virus.

You can keep up to date by regularly visiting the avian influenza section on the government website, and by registering for email or text alerts - www.gov.uk/guidance/apha-alert-subscription-service  

Remember that if you have poultry/captive birds it is your responsibility to keep updated on any outbreaks and an easy way to do this is by signing up for text notifications - register with the APHA alerts service

If you have any concerns about the health of your birds, you should promptly speak to your vet. 

The risk to public health from the virus is very low, however it is important that people don't pick up sick or dead birds.  You can report finding dead wild waterfowl (swans, geese or ducks) or other dead wild birds, such as birds of prey, to the DEFRA helpline on 03459 335577 

 

COUNCIL NEWSLETTER 

Our Autumn Newsletter should have been delivered to you by now. If for any reason you have not received it, please call us on Tel:  01626 364089 or email:  commsofficer@kingsteignton.gov.uk   It can also be viewed here below the 'Your Council' heading and then the 'Newsletters' heading and Autumn 2022. 

'THANK YOU & CONGRATULATIONS' to all participants & winners of the Kingsteignton in Bloom Competition 2022!

A presentation was held on Wednesday 24th August to present winners with their cups, prizes and certificates. 


'THANK YOU' to all who came along to Clifford Park on Saturday 20th August 11:30am to see Lord Clifford officially open the new play area for all to enjoy!

We hope everybody will enjoy the new facilities as well as the rest of the park!

The park is now fully equipped, young children's play area, ball play area, bmx/skate ramp, table tennis table and fitness equipment.

Please help get rough sleepers off the street

Follow this link to see how you can help 

 

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Flood Risk Advice

According to the Environment Agency, over five million people in England live and work in properties at risk of flooding from rivers or the sea, whilst more face flood threats from groundwater, surface water, sewers, and reservoirs.


In extreme conditions you won't be able to stop flood water, and you should always put personal safety above attempts to protect property and possessions. Despite this, there are steps that you can take to keep water out, to buy yourself time to preserve property and possessions, and to limit the damage that flood water does.

Please follow the link by scrolling down to our 'Latest News' Tab from the categories below on this page.  

DCC offer free support for small businesses

Follow this link:- 

Free support for small businesses and community groups (govdelivery.com) 

 COVID-19 Vaccinations - please accept the vaccination and the booster as soon as you can if you haven't already done so. The more people who do, the safer we will all be!

Please visit the Government website for the latest information.



 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kingsteignton - known as a Village within a Town! -  Fountain

   Pictured above:  The Fountain, Oakford, Kingsteignton, TQ12 3EG

Just a few years ago Kingsteignton was the largest village in England.  However, as the population increased we achieved the status of becoming a 'Town', so from 1st January 2009, we changed from a Parish Council to a Town Council. Our first Mayor, Councillor Mike Walters was a stalwart for the Town, District and County Councils and served many years. Many locals who have lived here all of their lives, still refer to it as a Village!

Our population has since continued to grow and is currently at approximately 12,500 residents with over 5,000 homes. We are a vibrant Town, with retail parks, a cafe, a coffee shop, pubs, restaurants, hotels, sports facilities, 3 high achieving primary schools and Teign School a high achieving secondary school, industrial estates and over 80 x businesses' in total. Situated at the head of the River Teign Estuary our East Ward adjoins the Hackney Marshes Nature Reserve and to the West fringing on the banks of the River Teign adjoining Teigngrace and the Hamlet of Preston.

A resident or a visitor to our Town, we hope that you enjoy your time here! 

  

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