Issue No:15 special award
he Kingsbridge farmers’ market becoming home to a vibrant food and
2006 is a wonderful way to start the drink economy made up of small local
Kingsbridge weekend. In fact it’s so good it producers.
Town Council recently won a prestigious ‘Devon Local livestock farmers can bring in
Life’ magazine Food & their beef, pork, lamb and poultry for
Drink Award. sale direct to the
Contents One of four farmers’
markets operating each
customer as well as
Page 2/3 month in the South Hams, sausages, burgers,
I Bits ’n’ pieces
the Kingsbridge market is gammons and bacon.
held on the town square More exotic meats
I Anti-Social on the first Saturday of include buffalo and
each month from 9.00 ostrich.
I Who uses Quay a.m. until 1.00 p.m. (Dartmouth, Seasonal vegetables
Ivybridge and Totnes also offer and fruit are on offer along with
I New Town Crier monthly farmers’ markets). freshly baked delicacies, cheeses,
These specialist markets aim to smoked goods, chillies, chocolates
increase understanding and and hampers filled with local produce.
awareness between producers and The emphasis on quality and
customers, provide an outlet for local freshness, combined, with an
producers and support other entertaining atmosphere, makes
businesses by attracting visitors to farmers’ market shopping a sociable
Back Page the town, and enjoyable experience. So support
I Councillor Customers can be confident about your local producers and get
addresses the products that they buy - they shopping!
I Mayor’s Charity know where and how goods have For further details about farmers’
been produced. Environmental markets please contact:
I Town council
contact details benefits include reduced packaging Jenny Farmer on 01803 861202.
and waste, and reduced ‘food miles’ –
I Can you name
your councillor local production means less fuel used
and less pollution.
Much of the food and drink
produced comes from landowners
who have special environmental
agreements to ensure that hedgerows
and wildlife thrive.
And it’s great for the local
economy: South Devon is
I Mobile Phone
Mast Your town council
Three, the mobile phone
company, has appealed he council is aware of a growing chamber to work on constructive ideas to
against the decision to feeling in the town that outbreaks of deal with the issue, and allay the concerns
application for a 3.99m anti-social behaviour (ASB) in of residents.
flagpole plus ancillary Kingsbridge are on the increase. Hosted by the mayor, Councillor Tony
equipment at the ASB can cover a variety of activities Child, the forum heard from speakers
Telephone Exchange in
Fore Street. The town including graffiti, abusive and intimidating including Police Inspector Paul Morgan,
council has supported language, drunken behaviour, dog fouling Colin Low of Devon Youth Service, Roger
the district council’s and nuisance, and litter dropping. Pope of Kingsbridge Community College
decision and has written Just how bad is it?
to the Planning and District Councillor Jeff Beer.
Inspectorate in Bristol Statistically, the South Hams is a low crime One of the messages that came across
to oppose the proposal. area and remains one of the safest places strongly was that if we want to address
to live in the UK; so is the local problem as local crime and anti-social behaviour,
I Car Parking Issues bad as we think? there must be a link to other improvements
On-street car parking The Audit Commission recently reported in the surrounding local environment.
several roads in the that feeling safe or unsafe in Here are some of the findings from the
town making them neighbourhoods is not always related to ASB forum:
difficult for motorists to the actual incidence of crime. People’s ASB/crime statistics
navigate. Devon County
Council has been invited concerns are often about very local anti- Getting the facts right:
to view the problems social behaviour issues on their own street G What people think is happening
caused. or estate, which will affect their view of doesn’t always accurately reflect
what is happening over a wider area. what has actually happened. It’s
I Annual Town What’s being done to make things better? critical to get the right statistics - all
Inspection Councillors have been taking a closer look incidents of ASB should be reported
Councillors carried out at the issue to see just how bad our local either via the emergency line 999 or
an extensive tour of the
town on 1st August. problem is, and what could be done about Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
They now have a list of it - and on 4th July the town council held ASB control measures
tasks to action to an Anti-Social Behaviour Forum – the first Stopping the nuisance:
ensure a continued
quality service. of its kind. Over forty people from local G the CCTV scheme for the town square
community groups met in the council area must move forward
Kingsbridge’s New Town Crier
oger Pinder started his new role kind of thing. Town crying is an amazing mix of
as Kingsbridge town crier at a eccentricity and tradition, and I jumped at the
cracking pace. During Fair Week opportunity.
he was master of ceremonies at the “There is a terrific camaraderie between criers, and it
Glove Hanging Ceremony, hosted a was good to meet up with
town criers’ competition at Overbecks, other Westcountry criers at the
Salcombe and, while judging the ‘Stars recent Overbecks competition.
In Their Eyes’ competition, grabbed the I’m really looking forward to my
microphone and gave his own new role; I want to promote the
impromptu singing performance. town of Kingsbridge far and
Roger, and his wife Sally, live in Loddiswell - where he wide.”
used to run the local pub, the Loddiswell Inn. In between So if you have a new shop to
bouts of shouting loudly he is a parish councillor and open, a road race to start, a
treasurer of the Kingsbridge Lions Club; and he also finds time competition to judge or simply
to work for a living! want some pomp, ceremony and
Asked why he took on the post of honorary town crier colour to highlight your event
Roger said: “Being a shy, quiet and retiring sort, the job then why not give Roger a call. He can be contacted via the
seemed made to measure for me. But seriously, I love this council’s reception office on 01548 853296.
Behaviour bits ’n’
l tackles the issue I Town Bus Stops
Improvements are in
hand for bus stops in
G the Alcohol Designation Order and Friday evening event at Quayside Fore Street, and glazed
bus shelters are to be
Skateboarding Byelaws must be well Leisure Centre could give young installed at the bus
policed people an exciting facility in a stops next to
G identify real trouble makers and controlled and safe environment – to Kingsbridge Hospital on
possibly ‘name and shame’ be run by Devon Youth Services
Investment in youth personnel. I Shopmobility
There must be: (Stop press: since the 4 July meeting the town Councillors recently met
G investment in young people at a council has agreed to support this initiative, and with the Teignbridge
funding for the project is being reviewed this Council for Voluntary
strategic level by the public Service - which is
authorities hoping to trial the loan
Positive focus of motorised scooters
G greater interaction with young people
Getting the right balance: and wheelchairs to
to make them feel valued G more positive youth news stories in people with mobility
G investment in local young people by difficulties, giving them
the press are needed rather than increased indepen-
all groups in the town - through problem/negative stories dence and greater
positive mentoring and role-modelling G there should be more focus on the access to shops and
– in other words set some good services in the town.
positive in the town generally, rather
examples! than the negative
Activities I Trebblepark
What’s next? Allotments up for
We need: Talking is one thing, making something grabs
G a proper meeting place for youth – happen is another. The forum took away At the time of going to
perhaps through a community hall items for action, but if you can help in any press there are two
(any such centre may have to run as a half-sized plots
way to give youth a chance, please let us available at the
commercial venture) know. allotment site. So if
G a new permanent skatepark as a you’re green fingered,
priority If your group was not invited to the Forum, enjoy the outdoors and
want to experience the
G more adults to help at the but you wish to be included in community pleasure of growing
local junior football, rugby, swimming business in the future, please contact your own vegetables,
clubs etc. Martin Johnson, town clerk, on 01548 contact Joan Pearce at
G youth events. It was agreed that a the council offices.
Who uses Quay House?
Relate – supporting relationships How it works
It usually takes a week from when you phone until your
n recent issues we have been taking a look at the
first appointment. At the initial meeting the counsellor will
local community groups which use Quay House.
This time it’s Relate. explore with you how you would like your relationship to
Relate is a registered charity with over fifty years’ change, or what you want to achieve. If Relate can help,
experience in supporting relationships. The service is then there will be more, regular sessions, when you can
for everyone, and offers a whole range of resources talk about what is affecting your relationship, and agree
and services that can help people who want to make the best way forward.
their relationships better. South Devon Relate’s main office is based in Torquay,
So whether you and your partner are going but a local counselling service is available here in Quay
through a bad patch, thinking of splitting up, or you’re House every Thursday morning from 9.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
trying to come to terms with a break-up, then Relate To find out more about how Relate can help you call
is there for you. 01803 297854, on weekdays, 9am-5pm.
St. Luke’s Hospice, Plymouth
Cllr. Eric Heavisides
We take a look at how the hospice cares for local people
13 Higher Warren Road hen faced with the reality of the hospice that inspires such generosity
Kingsbridge TQ7 1LH having an incurable illness, you and without which St Luke’s could not
01548 853536 need the best care possible. St carry on its caring work.
Cllr. Lesley Hurrell Luke’s Hospice Plymouth provides that
27 Rack Park Road
Town Mayor Tony Child says: “I feel
Kingsbridge TQ7 1DQ care to hundreds of people each year privileged to nominate St Luke’s as my
01548 853528 throughout the South West of Devon and charity. The hospice strongly believes that
Cllr. Eric Johnson South East of Cornwall. all the care it gives should be free, so that
16 Linhey Close
Kingsbridge TQ7 1LL The care isn’t just medical and nursing, those who need it the most can receive it.
01548 856171 it involves practical, financial, emotional “The fundraising department can help
Cllr. Alex Marwood and spiritual support as well. Patients can the community raise money. There are
4 Cookworthy Court receive this care as an outpatient by many ways in which individuals, groups
Kingsbridge TQ7 1QN
01548 853823 visiting the day hospice, or through longer and companies can support it - by
Cllr. David Thorning stays – lasting several weeks. The in- organising special events, supporting the
14 Linhey Close patient service is especially designed for charity’s shop in our own Fore Street, or
Kingsbridge TQ7 1LL people who need to have their symptoms
join the Hospice Lottery with its top weekly
controlled so they can return home to a prize of £1,000. You can make a donation
KINGSBRIDGE higher quality of life. through your school, college, or workplace
NORTH The hospice is manned by 200 paid staff – and don’t forget about bequests.
Cllr. Bob Freeman
9 Beechwood Drive and over 700 volunteers, and its education “Whatever the reason for giving to St
Kingsbridge TQ7 1RR department provides training for staff, Luke’s, all contributions will help to make a
01548 854068 volunteers and many other individuals. St real difference to the lives of patients and
Cllr. Rev. Derek Hill Luke’s costs over £4 million a year to run, their families in our community.”
9 Windsor Road
Kingsbridge TQ7 1BX of which £3 million is donated by the local You can call the fundraising office on
01548 857601 community. 01752 492626 to find out more, log onto the
Cllr. Dennis Holwill Many of those who donate to the website at www.stlukes-hospice.org.uk or
6 Green Close
Kingsbridge TQ7 1NH
charity have experienced the care given to send a donation to St Luke’s Hospice,
01548 856452 a family member, friend, colleague or Stamford Road, Turnchapel, Plymouth, PL9
Cllr. Ken Prowse neighbour. It is the closeness of people to 9XA.
15 Northville Park
Kingsbridge TQ7 1AR
Cllr. Keith Wingate
16 Buckwell Road
Can you name your councillor?
Kingsbridge TQ7 1NQ
Can you put a name to this town councillor -
obviously the life and soul of the party!
KINGSBRIDGE But who’s behind the mascara?
WESTVILLE You can see how the councillors look today by
Cllr. Tony Child
logging on to our website at www.kingsbridge.gov.uk
5 Hillside Drive
Kingsbridge TQ7 1JT
Cllr. John Cowling Kingsbridge Town Council contact details:
18 Linhey Close
Kingsbridge Quay House, Ilbert Road, Kingsbridge TQ7 1TZ. Telephone/Fax No. 01548 853296.
TQ7 1LL E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.kingsbridge.gov.uk
Cllr. Beryl Washington
Opening hours: 9.30am-1pm, Mon-Fri. Town Clerk - Martin Johnson.
Bridge Meadow The town council meets in the council chamber at Quay House on the second and fourth
Kingsway Park Tuesday of each month at 7pm, except during August. All meetings are open to the public,
Kingsbridge and start with a public open forum when Kingsbridge electors can ask questions or
make statements. Minutes of all the town council meetings are available at Quay House
and on the council’s website.