Parish Council

Kingston Parish Council

 The Parish Council meets on the third Thursday of each month (except August and December) at 19.30h in the Reading Room.

Parishoners are welcome to attend and may speak for a maximum of 3 minutes,during the open session at the beginning of the meeting, whilst they may not take part in the business of the council, standing orders may be dropped to allow discussion to take place.

The Council operates under the Local Government Act 1972, which gives it specific Powers to act on certain matters only. Other local government matters, such as holes in the road, or overhanging trees, are dealt with at District (South Hams District Council) or County (Devon County Council) level.

Kingston Recreation Ground is managed through a sub committee.

The Parish Council also runs the Annual Funday in August.

Details of Councillors and the Parish Clerk are available under  ‘Contact Details’.

Minutes of Parish Council meetings

The current minutes are listed Under the Meetings category, under the Parish council drop down list or in the annual archive pages.

The Parish Council first published its Emergency Plan in October 2007. Two (quite unlikely) risks have been identified: nuclear disaster at Devonport and the possibility of being snowed in. Kingston is not at risk of serious flooding. The Emergency Plan sets out the procedure for dealing with these risks, working alongside the emergency services organised by county, district and national government.

The Plan is reviewed and updated as necessary each year.

One of the successful outcomes of the implementation process has been the Kingston local lettings policy finally agreed, by the Guinness Trust and Tor Homes Housing Associations and the South Hams District Council, on March 16th 2009. The Plan ensures that local Kingston people get priority when Housing Association properties come up for rent in the village. A list of ‘local selection criteria’ are included in the Plan. Please see details under the Parish Plan tab.