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Latest updates:  May 2022

Royal Cake Bake Competition & Cream Tea, Friday 3rd June @ The Community Hall  

Residents of Kingsteignton are invited to bake a cake with a Jubilee theme - Prizes of Austin's Vouchers to be won!

For entry forms please follow the link link:

The Royal Cake Bake Entry Form 

Residents are also invited to join us for the unveiling of the plaque on the  Jubilee Willow Tree followed by a free Cream Tea!  

Kingsteignton Library Jubilee Event

Please scroll down the page to find out more. 

Walk-in Covid Vaccination Centres dates released for 20th May and 22nd May in Newton Abbot

Click on 'Around the Town' tab above and the 'Coronavirus Help & Advice' tab for full details.

Bus Service Changes as of 8th May '22

Some changes have been made to some bus services, please check in our 'Around the Town' heading, then 'Bus Timetables' or our 'Latest News' page listed below.

 

Kingsteignton Wild  Pop-up Nature Event 8th May 3:30pm - 4:30pm at The Community Hall Grounds

Everybody welcome, please come along & get involved in helping wildlife in our gardens and our community! 

See our poster opposite for full details, or go to the 'Kingsteignton Wild' Facebook page to learn all about the voluntary group that are working hard to enhance our community for wildlife.

 

Thank you residents' 

 We would like to thank our residents who attended the Annual Town Meeting on Friday evening at The Community Hall.

 Teignbridge CVS Vacancy to support Ukrainians' 

Looking to recruit someone to support Ukrainian households who are now living with host families in Teignbridge in accordance with the Government’s Homes for Ukraine scheme.

Please go to the 'Latest News' Tab below for more details.

Stagecoach Public Service Bus changes for Exeter from 10th April 2022

Please refer to the 'Latest News' tab by scrolling down this page, to see how these changes may affect your planned journey.

Holiday food support continues for Easter - find out more by following this link:-

Holiday food support continues for Easter - News (devon.gov.uk) 

DEVON COUNTY  COUNCIL NEWS

Latest weekly updates

Latest updates: March 2022 

New Highway Code Changes for Mobile Phone Use

As of 25th March 2022, rules in The Highway Code are now in force to make any hand-held use of a mobile phone while driving illegal, except in limited circumstances.

This means you must not use a device in your hand for any reason, whether online or offline.  The law applies to you if you're:

  • supervising a learner driver
  • stopped at traffic lights
  • queuing in traffic
  • driving a car that turns the engine off when you stop moving
  • holding and using a device that's offline or in flight mode 
There are exceptions, such as if you need to call 999 or 112 in an emergency or making a contactless payment in a vehicle that is not moving.

You can find the full rules on using a phone, sat nav or another device when driving on GOV.UK

The government’s award-winning THINK! team will launch an awareness campaign today to remind drivers not to use a hand-held phone at the wheel and the penalties of choosing to ignore this new law.

Councillor Vacancy April 2022 

We currently have a vacancy on the Town Council. Please see information under Your Council "Council Vacancies"

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 UPDATE -  please continue to be responsible...

Latest Bulletin from Devon County Council - 25/2/22

Please can we ask all our residents, families and friends to remain vigilant and carry on your lives with extreme caution, the virus has not gone away, it is still out there and we all need to be extremely careful in order to stop the evolving variants from spreading.

Remember.. Hands, Face, Space.... Fresh Air - even when indoors - Still the best way to move forward!

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.

Please visit the Devon County Council website for the latest regional updates in relation to Coronavirus.

Please visit the Teignbridge District Council for the latest local updates in relation to Coronavirus.

The Council have prepared information that you may find useful, view the dedicated page here.

 

New Highway Code Changes - from 29/1/22

Scroll down this page to the 'Latest News' tab to find the full information on what everybody needs to know, whether you are a cyclist, motorist or a pedestrian.

 

Celebrate The Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022 - 

Get involved with 'The Big Lunch' - celebrations are taking place all over the UK and the Eden Project are providing help to get you started for your community celebration!

To find out more, please scroll down the page to the 'Latest News' tab, where you will find the link to The Eden Project Communities page.

 

Free Tree Giveaway Event was a great success with residents!

Thank you to all our residents who visited and took away a tree whip or two, to plant and to support Devon Wildlife Trust's 'Saving Devon's Treescapes' project. In total 195 tree whips were given out! Please scroll down to the 'Latest News' banner to see more.

 

Kingsteignton - known as a Village within a Town

 

Poster advertising Royal Cake Bake 

 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!