The precept for the financial year 2023/24 has just been uploaded and can be viewed by following this link: Precept 2023/2024
NOTICE OF ELECTION OF TOWN COUNCILLORS FOR KINGSTEIGNTON EAST
Kingsteignton East Ward Notice
NOTICE OF ELECTION OF TOWN COUNCILLORS FOR KINGSTEIGNTON WEST
Kingsteignton West Ward Notice
UPDATE: LOCAL PLAN CONSULTATION NOW CLOSED!
Thank you to all those who took part in this consultation and gave feedback to Teignbridge District Council.
BRING PHOTO ID TO VOTE ON 4TH MAY 2023
From 4th May 2023, voters in England will need to show photo ID to vote at polling stations, follow this link to see full details for the elections this applies to: Voter ID
KINGSTEIGNTON TOWN COUNCIL NEWSLETTER
Our 'Spring issue no.1 2023 Newsletter' should be arriving through your letterbox within the next couple of weeks. You can also view or download a copy by clicking on the 'Your Council' heading above and then scroll down to the 'Newsletter' heading.
KINGS BOXING ACADEMY
Kings boxing club, are promoting Kingsteignton to be a bully free zone. You will probably see their posters around the town. It can also be viewed here:
GRANT APPLICATION - CLOSED ON - FRIDAY 17th FEBRUARY
The grant application scheme has now closed.
P.A.C.T Police & Community Together -
Thank you to our residents who came along to the Mary Hall Suite at the Community Hall, Rydon Road on Wednesday this week to meet the new Kingsteignton Police Team and Councillors Austen and Ripping.
The next Police and Community surgery is scheduled to take place on 9th June @ 6pm.
FREE TREE GIVEAWAY EVENT -
In collaboration with Devon Wildlife Trust 'Saving Devon's Treescapes' project, Kingsteignton Town Council held a 'free tree giveaway' event for the second consecutive year on Saturday 11th February 2023.
We would like to thank all residents who attended the event and collected tree whips to plant in their gardens.
Devon Wildlife Trust kindly donated the tree whips, protective guards, stakes and planting guides.
Wildflower seeds were also handed out to promote our bee population!
KINGSCARE OFFERING A WARM SPACE
KingsCare - are inviting residents to go and join them at the Royal British Legion, Longford Lane, on a Thursday afternoon between 2:30pm - 4:30pm for somewhere to keep warm, have a free hot drink and either sit in peace or socialise with other residents from Kingsteignton.
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 email@example.com
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:-
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
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.
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 -
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
Please help get rough sleepers off the street
Follow this link to see how you can help
DEVON COUNTY COUNCIL NEWS
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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.
Kingsteignton - known as a Village within a Town! -
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!