Kingston St Mary, Taunton, Somerset, United Kingdom Kingston St Mary, Taunton, Somerset, United Kingdom

Vouchers for faster broadband

Connecting Devon and Somerset has committed to bringing broadband to everyone within the programme area. If you are not yet able to receive broadband speeds of over 2Mbps you may be able to get connected through the CDS voucher scheme. The scheme will provide a subsidy of up to £500, in the form of a voucher code, to fund the installation of a new broadband connection. Voucher scheme Connecting Devon and Somerset Each premise can choose their supplier from a selected list; with every solution guaranteeing a minimum of 10Mbps download speed. Applications will be open until the 30th of November 2016 allowing suppliers time to complete installations and claim funding within the financial year of the scheme.
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The Cleverly Everlys

Brothers Clint, day job Television News Reporter, and Stan Rogers recreate the sounds of the famous Everly Brothers. Entry strictly by ticket only. Tickets £20 per person.
Saturday, 1st October at Cheddon Memorial Hall. Show starts at 7.30pm doors open 7.00pm
Interval 2 course meal.
Bar.
Raffle.
All profits will be given to the charity Stand Against Violence.
Tickets available from Annie Trolley 01823 451312 or email annie.trolley@lineone.net

Posted by Annie Trolley on 23/08/2016
Email: annie.trolley@lineone.net

Gardener

I am looking for a gardener to maintain a garden in Kingston St Mary.
Any recommendations

Posted by Sarah Foster on 27/07/2016
Email: drsjfoster@hotmail.com

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High response rate Household Survey

The response rate to the survey was very high, with over 50% of households returning their questionnaire. Data from the household survey, plus the youth survey, will be used to help compile our community-led Parish Plan.
The CPSG would like to thank the many volunteers who called door-to-door to distribute questionnaires to every house in the parish - a tremendous effort by everyone involved!

Live updates on traffic and roadworks in Somerset

Somerset County Council launched a new mobile-friendly website offering live updates of unplanned travel incidents. TravelSomerset Anyone planning a journey in Somerset by car, bus, train and/or bicycle can now find all the information they need to avoid unnecessary delays in one place: travelsomerset.co.uk.
It also has a searchable map showing details of all current and future planned roadworks and road closures in Somerset.
The new website is complemented by the @TravelSomerset Twitter account which provides live updates directly from the County Council's traffic control team.

Slow broadband? Test your connections

Slow broadband speed has been widely reported as a problem in Kingston St Mary. There are various factors that determine your broadband speed.
Chack your connections and test your speed One of them is your home telephone wiring and router. We have written a short guide on how to check if your connection is in good working order.
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The KSM broadband speed survey

We are interested in your experience with your broadband speed in Kingston St Mary, whether you have a slow or a fast internet connection.
Do a speed test on speedtest.btwholesale.com (or if you have a Mac speedtest.net), make a note of your actual download speed, and submit the test results by answering our short survey here below.

High turnout Public Meeting North Taunton Development

A public meeting was held in the KSM Village Hall discussing the proposed development between Staplegrove and Kingston St Mary.
Public start of plan process in Kingston St Mary Outline applications have been submitted to Taunton Deane Borough Council for permission to build a total of more than 1,600 homes, a new school and community facilities.
During the meeting plans were presented and illustrated by the Kingston St Mary Parish Council.
Read more about these plans and ways to object »

Items for sale

If you wish to advertise an item for sale within the parish you could do so on this website. This facility is for parish residents only - commercial ads are not accepted. Click, touch or swipe here and fill in the form.

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The Cleverly Everlys

Brothers Clint, day job Television News Reporter, and Stan Rogers recreate the sounds of the famous Everly Brothers. Entry strictly by ticket only. Tickets £20 per person.
Saturday, 1st October at Cheddon Memorial Hall. Show starts at 7.30pm doors open 7.00pm
Interval 2 course meal.
Bar.
Raffle.
All profits will be given to the charity Stand Against Violence.
Tickets available from Annie Trolley 01823 451312 or email annie.trolley@lineone.net

Posted by Annie Trolley on 23/08/2016
Email: annie.trolley@lineone.net

Gardener

I am looking for a gardener to maintain a garden in Kingston St Mary.
Any recommendations

Posted by Sarah Foster on 27/07/2016
Email: drsjfoster@hotmail.com

If you wish to add a message to the notice board, please submit your message.

Upcoming meetings parish council

Monday 10 October 2016
Monday 14 November 2016
Monday 12 December 2016
Monday 9 January 2017
The regular meetings will be held in the Committee Room – Village Hall, starting at 19.30 hours. See what's on the council's agenda.
More information about the parish council.

News from the parish council

September 2016
Staplegrove Development - A number of meetings have been held over the summer with the promoters of this outline planning application, highways and planning officials and Cllr John Williams, leader of TDBC. We have continued to voice our serious concerns about the scale of the development and impact of the resulting traffic on the already inadequate roads of north Taunton. The promoters say there are still some technical issues to sort out and it now looks unlikely this application will go to the planning committee before November.
Minutes of the meeting with promoters, together with copies of the letters written to various officials and the National Trust who own part of the site, can be found on the Residents of Staplegrove Action Group's website – rosag.org. This site also provides a quick link to the planning applications (East and West).

Change at Recycling Centres – From October 3 residents will need a permit to take their refuse to local waste recycling centres using vans, pick-ups or trailers. The permits are free and can be obtained online at somersetwaste.gov.uk. Residents using cars, including estates, 4x4s, people carriers or camper vans, do NOT require a permit. Large vans and agricultural vehicles, such as horse boxes, will no longer be able to use the centres. The changes have been made to cut congestion and enhance safety.

Keep drains clear – Residents pruning trees or clipping hedges are asked to ensure they clear up leaves and twigs to prevent them being washed into culverts and drains causing blockages. A build-up of debris could lead to flooding of roads and possibly properties.

Planning – The council raised no objections to the following applications:
- The appearance, landscaping and scale of a single storey dwelling and garage at 4 Meadow Close, Kingston St Mary for which outline planning permission was granted three years ago (20/13/0038)
- Erection of a single storey extension to form store at Highfield, Nailsbourne.

Facts & figures

Always wanted to know how many residents Kingston St Mary counts, how many children and elderly live in the parish, Facts & figures KSMhow households are composed, or what levels of education qualifications the population holds? Then have a look at facts & figures.

Crime map and statistics

Crime statistics Explore and compare crime and outcomes of crime in Kingston St Mary.
The contents are compiled by Avon and Somerset Constabulary and updated monthly.

Charity provides free training for unpaid carers

Compass Carers provides free training opportunities for unpaid carers who are caring for a friend or relative living in Somerset. This includes First Aid, Assertive Communications, Lasting Powers of Attorney and many more.
More information at Compass Carers. Compass Carers