What is the Household Support Fund?

moneyThe new Household Support Fund is designed to provide rapid short-term financial support for people who don’t have enough money to buy essentials like food or pay for heating. Anyone over 16 years old in the South Hams could be eligible, but you will need to confirm that your need is genuine.

These grants aim to help people to meet daily needs such as food, clothing and utility bills. Payments will be made directly into your bank account. Residents without a bank account should contact us.


Support for local people

Cllr HawkinsCllr Jonathan Hawkins, South Hams District Council Executive Member for Health and Wellbeing said: “We know that winter can be financially tough for many local people – and it looks like this year could be harder than ever. Through the national Household Support Fund, we’re here to make it as easy as possible for people in immediate short-term need to get the cash boost they need to pay for essentials.

“All you need to do is go online or call 01803 861234. But the support we can offer does not stop there. We can also help to signpost residents to help with paying housing costs, reducing energy bills and provide assistance so people can carry on living in their home independently.

“We have a member of staff on hand to help individuals and community groups to access all that is available or you can also ask your local councillor for advice.”


Other help available

handAs well as being the place to apply for Household Support Fund money, there are other ways the Council can help local people in crisis situations.

This includes help with making adaptations to your home to help you to live independently, support for people threatened with homelessness or struggling to pay their rent, and help to reduce energy costs.

The Council also works closely with a number of other agencies that provide more specific support and can help signpost residents to access all the help available.

 

 


Kingston is a small village lying between Dartmoor and the sea in the 
South Hams District of Devon County Council. The population of around 308 adults, 57 children in 214  Properties of which 46 are holiday or 2nd homes.

The village is surrounded by working farms and miles of beautiful coastline and the newly created Erme estuary marine conservation zone which is a haven for birds and wildlife including the rare tentacled lagoon worm. Several footpaths offer differing views of our stunning parish. .mcz-erme-estuary-2019

The parish is in the middle of the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the village includes two conservation areas. The National Trust owns some farmland and coastline in Kingston.

The Dolphin Inn is under new management, Shaun will afford you a warm welcome, He has cleaned the Pub and will once again be serving food using fresh local produce

The accommodation is now available via booking.com

The nearest shop is Holywell stores 3 miles away in St Ann’s Chapel, or for more variety 5 miles away in Modbury lots of shops are now back in business.

St James the Less Parish Church, opening is restricted to individual prayer, open Wednesday 4-6pm and Sunday 10-12 noon

Website Accessibility Statement

Document dated 17th September 2020

Kingston Parish Council is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website, however, owing to the cost of the new legislation, WCAG-2, KPC are having to budget towards this new legislation.

Whilst Kingston Parish Council strive to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website.

We are continually seeking out solutions that will bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall web accessibility. In the meantime should you experience any difficulty in accessing our website, please don’t hesitate to contact the Parish Clerk, Sue Green either by phone on 01548 810270 or  e-mail kingstonclerk@gmail.com 

Up & Coming Events

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7th December 2021

Mobile library

11am to 1140am at the Fire Station Dec 7th

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9th December 2021

Parish Council Meeting

Parishioners are welcome to join us for the parish council meeting, there is an open session at the beginning of the meeting to ask questions which will then be considered at the next meeting, alternatively email kingstonclerk@gmail.com with your questions before 2/12/21 which can then be dealt with at the meeting.

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11th December 2021

Festive tipple showcase

Come along to the Reading Room and sample wines, ports, sherries and spirits, get advice on food matching for the all important Christmas dinner. For tickets contact Hayley or Rusty

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