COMMUNITY FOOD LARDER - Community Hall, Rydon Road, TQ12 3LP
Friday 28th October, we have just started stocking our community food larder for those in need.
The foods are there to help people in our community, should you need it.
For those who don't need food, please leave it for those who do, but if you can help by donating any foods (that are in date) for others, it would be very much appreciated. Let's build on this together and support each other in Kingsteignton.
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 -
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
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: email@example.com 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
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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! -
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!