Kingsteignton Beating the Bounds 2022
This event involves walking the boundaries of the Kingsteignton parish and only takes place every seven years (normally, however it has been delayed by a year due to Covid restrictions last year). Our poster is displayed opposite and should you wish to take part, please go to the 'Around the Town' heading above and then drop down to the 'What's On 2022' heading to download a registration form. Numbers are limited.
Kingsteignton in Bloom Competition 2022
This annual competition is for anybody who is interested in sharing their garden displays with us, residents and businesses. Whether you wish to enter just one hanging basket or container or show us your whole garden, we welcome your entry!
Judges will visit your garden on either Friday 15th or Saturday 16th July to judge your entry.
A presentation will take place at a local venue on a date tba.
To enter, please either download an entry form by clicking on the 'Around the Town' tab above and then scroll down and click on the 'Kingsteignton in Bloom' heading or email: email@example.com or tel. 01626 364089
CLIFFORD PARK UPDATE
Please be advised that work is currently being carried out on the young childrens play area so is currently fenced off and out of use. New and additional play equipment is being installed and it is hoped that this will be complete by the Summer holidays (weather dependent). We apologise for any inconvenience caused but ask you to please be patient and either use the grass areas to play or visit on of the other parks within Kingsteignton.
Priscott Way, Kingsleigh Park, St. Columba Close, Robin Way or play in Oakford Lawn, Eagle Farm or visit Hackney Marshes to explore nature and wildlife!
Thank you to our residents!
Thank you to all who joined us at the Royal Jubilee Cake Bake Competition, Unveiling of the Jubilee Tree Plaque by Lord Clifford and Cream Tea to celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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COVID UPDATE - please continue to be responsible...
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.
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!