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.
How to Apply for faster broadband
Local residents and businesses who experience broadband speeds below 2Mbps could qualify for a grant to install alternative broadband technology.
Connecting Devon and Somerset are offering vouchers worth up to £500 to cover the cost of connecting to an improved service to boost broadband speeds to a minimum of 10Mbps.
Eligible residents and businesses can choose to redeem the voucher with one of the suppliers listed on the
Connecting Devon and Somerset website. Seven broadband suppliers are currently registered on the scheme offering a variety of technology solutions including fibre to the home, wireless and satellite.
Those who benefit from the voucher scheme will still be entitled to a superfast broadband connection under phase 2 of the CDS programme if their connection is below 30Mbps. The procurement process for phase 2 is expected to conclude in the Autumn of 2016.
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.
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 »
The KSM Notice Board
I am looking for a gardener to maintain a garden in Kingston St Mary.
Posted by Sarah Foster on 27/07/2016
Im looking for a local childminder who can pick up from Kingston St Mary village school. My daughter starts this September and I need help collecting her two or three days per week.
Posted by Kirstie Lord on 23/05/2016
I am planning to visit Kingston St Mary to trace my family. I see many names on my family tree named Bult, Farling,Sminey and Melhuish. Sure would like to hear if anyone with those surnames are still around. Also hope to get advice in what old records might be around. I would like to stay in a BB if there is one in town. Lastly, are there still services at the Anglician Church
Painting of Kingston St Mary
Posted by The Rev. Margaret Williams on 18/05/2016
My grandfather, Alan Gotts, lived in the village for 40 years and died just before Christmas. I would dearly love to buy a painting of the village to remind myself of him and many happy visits to the village. Could anyone recommend a local painter to me I know that my parents have a pretty picture of the church that they bought at the village art show a few years ago and I would love to get hold of something similar.
Kingston St Mary Annual Flower Show: what it is all about
Posted by Claire Walford on 04/04/2016
If you are considering entering the show for the first time and don't know the procedure please see the
Guide to the flower show. It's very easy but if, after
reading this, you are still not sure please contact Annie Trolley, the show's secretary,
and she will do her utmost to help you; 01823 451312.
Posted by Annie Trolley on 06/03/2016