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,
The Kingston Neighbourhood Plan Task Group, a sub-group of the Council, is developing a Neighbourhood Development Plan for 2014-34. Much more information, meeting minutes and supporting documentation is available on the dedicated website at: www.kingstonplan.org .
Details of Councillors and the Parish Clerk are available under ‘Contact Details’.
Kingston Parish Council supports the Purple Angel
The global symbol of dementia awareness
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.
Thanks to Mark Harding’s work, 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. The last review took place in March 18 ( during the snow when travel was restricted)
A Parish Plan Steering Group worked over many months to consult with villagers and produce a Plan for the future. This was distributed to all households in November 2007. A further group are forming a Neighbourhood plan for the parish council, they have there own website.
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.