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Alternative broadband options

Alternative broadband options available Do you have problems with internet speed and stability? Not everybody in Kingston St Mary has a stable and fast broadband connection. If your internet service is provided using your phone line then you probably experience one or more issues on a daily basis like slow or intermittent internet service, connection dropping out, your computer has to catch up while watching videos online, etc..
The Broadband team has done research by comparing several broadband services provided. If you want to improve your broadband speed and stability come along to the meeting to find out more at the Village Hall, Thursday 19 January 2017, 20.00h.
Email the Broadband team at broadband@kstm.uk if you have questions about these initiatives. Read the info leaflet »

Whatsup@Kingston

Is your dog microchipped Does it wear a collar and ID tag

Please could I ask you to remind residents that dogs must be microchipped and wear a collar and ID tag when out and about. This saves a great deal of time and effort when trying to reunite dogs which have taken themselves for a walk without their owners, especially when the owner does not realise the dog is missing It also means that if your dog is injured following involvement with a road traffic accident you can be contacted quickly.

Posted by Rachael P on 27/12/2016

Church Lane Thefts

Just to warn and remind residents that Christmas is also the time for taking and giving.
14th December a set of Makita 18v tools was stolen from the top of Church Lane, KSM. Any clues who might now possess these items

Please be vigilant and dont leave tempting toys out.

Posted by Martin Dunsford on 16/12/2016
Email: dunsfordmms@hotmail.com

Options for faster broadband

The Broadband team has done research by comparing several broadband services provided.
If you want to improve your broadband speed and stability come along to the meeting to find out more at the Village Hall.
Date and time: Thursday 19 January 2017, 20.00h.

Email: broadband@kstm.uk

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Village Litter Pick

On Sunday 5 March from 10.00 to 12.00 the Kingston Environment Group organises a village litter pick.
Village Litter Pick on Sunday 5 March The pick starts from KSM Village Hall. Hi-viz jackets/litter-grabbers and bags will be provided. It is recommended that you wear some fairly heavy duty protective gloves. Parents/guardians must take full responsibility for their own children during the litter pick.
After the litter pick, tea and coffee will be served in the Village Hall.
If you have any questions, please ring Jean Alger-Green (Environment Group, Community Planning) on 451732.

Taunton gains Garden Town status

Taunton is heralding 2017 as the start of a new era after being named as one of a new wave of Garden Towns by the Government.
The success of Taunton's bid recognises Taunton Deane Borough Council's strategy to deliver major regeneration in the town centre, new sustainable communities, improved transport and supporting infrastructure, marrying development with access to green spaces.

Taunton Deane has been awarded the substantial sum of £350K to cover the master planning costs and identify the important infrastructure requirements. This will be a major benefit in seeking capital funding from countryside which is part of what makes the town such an attractive place to invest.
Read the full press release »
Read Taunton Garden Town - Expression of interest (pdf) »

Kingston St Mary Community Planning News

Work on our new Community-led Plan is progressing extremely well. In October the headline results of the 2016 Household Survey were presented to residents at a public meeting in the village hall.
If you missed the meeting, don't worry, you can download a summary report of the results (pdf) and the full presentation (pdf).

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.
Check 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.
Read more »

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.

Live updates traffic and road works

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 road works 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.

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 »

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.

The KSM Notice Board

Is your dog microchipped Does it wear a collar and ID tag

Please could I ask you to remind residents that dogs must be microchipped and wear a collar and ID tag when out and about. This saves a great deal of time and effort when trying to reunite dogs which have taken themselves for a walk without their owners, especially when the owner does not realise the dog is missing It also means that if your dog is injured following involvement with a road traffic accident you can be contacted quickly.

Posted by Rachael P on 27/12/2016

Church Lane Thefts

Just to warn and remind residents that Christmas is also the time for taking and giving.
14th December a set of Makita 18v tools was stolen from the top of Church Lane, KSM. Any clues who might now possess these items

Please be vigilant and dont leave tempting toys out.

Posted by Martin Dunsford on 16/12/2016
Email: dunsfordmms@hotmail.com

Options for faster broadband

The Broadband team has done research by comparing several broadband services provided.
If you want to improve your broadband speed and stability come along to the meeting to find out more at the Village Hall.
Date and time: Thursday 19 January 2017, 20.00h.

Email: broadband@kstm.uk

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

Upcoming meetings parish council

Monday 13 February 2017
Monday 13 March 2017
Monday 10 April 2017
Monday 8 May 2017
Monday 12 June 2017
Monday 17 July 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 & minutes.
More information about the parish council.

News from the parish council

January 2017
White Lines – Somerset Highways has agreed to repaint all the white lines on the road around the village green in an attempt to stop drivers going the wrong way. The work will be carried out in the spring when the weather improves. The road markings have become very worn and dirty. It is hoped that a fresh coat of white paint will make them more visible and reduce the risk of mishaps.

North Taunton Development - Plans for the proposed road junction in the Kingston Road – roughly midway between King's Hall and Hope Corner Lane – have been amended. The promoters are now suggesting a traffic light controlled junction instead of a roundabout.
The parish council has told planners that, if this development goes ahead, it would prefer a roundabout, although much smaller than the one shown on the original plan, especially since it is proposed to have another set of traffic lights on the Hope Corner Lane junction.
A meeting has been arranged with local MP Rebecca Pow to discuss how the widely-publicised Green Town status for Taunton might enable funding to be found for the necessary infrastructure improvements, including the spine road, before any homes are constructed.

Fly tipping – Residents are being asked to report any incidents of fly tipping direct to Taunton Deane Council on 01823 356356. Anyone who sees the dumping rubbish in lay-bys or hedgerows should take a vehicle number, if possible. The council is concerned about the rise in fly tipping locally since the introduction of new regulations at local waste sites.

Police Contract – Our local Police Community Support Officer is Tony Wearmouth who can be contacted on 078 8965 5312 if you wish to discuss any concerns. However, in emergency, if you or someone is in immediate danger or if a crime is in progress, always call 999. Otherwise police can be contacted on 101.

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