Public Meeting North Taunton Development 7 June
A public meeting will be held on Tuesday 7 June in the KSM Village Hall at 19.30 hours to discuss 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.
A development of this size is bound to have a massive impact on the lives of everyone in the Kingston St Mary parish. The plans - and more details - will be available at the public meeting.
This is your chance to have your say on this important development.
The outline application has been submitted in two parts. The Parish Council has already lodged an objection to plans to build 713 homes on the west side on the site - between Staplegrove Road and Whitmore Lane - because of the extra traffic that will be generated on the already inadequate road system across north Taunton, and the impact on education, water, drainage and sewerage systems, and health services.
Now developers have applied to build a further 915 houses on the east side - bordering Kingston Road.
A spine road will run through the estate from a roundabout on Kingston Road - between King's Hall and Hope Corner Lane - and Staplegrove Road, close to the present Silk Mills junction.
If, after the public meeting, residents wish to object it is important they should write to Taunton Deane planners. Individual letters carry far more weight than petitions. The more letters the better.
The plans can be seen on Taunton Deane Borough Council's website, under planning applications, application number 34/16/0014.
One of the easiest and quickest ways to keep up to date with developments is the excellent Residents of Staplegrove Action Group (ROSAG) website at rosag.org.
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Erecting marquees Saturday 11 June
If you have offered to erect the marquees on the playing field on Saturday 11 June this is the schedule of events.
Please bring friends, neighbours, anyone who can help. The more the merrier and the faster they go up. Thank you again and I look forward to seeing you.
Marcus (Queries and Questions 07597 843704)
Friday 10/6, start 9.00 hrs Meet at Greenway Cottage to collect marquee, 1 hour max.
Saturday 11/6, start 9.00-10.00 hrs: Playing field, erect marquee, finish 12.00 hrs max.
Sunday 12/6, start 10.30 hrs: Playing field, dismantle marquee, finish 12.30 hrs.
Posted by Marcus Anderson on 27/05/2016
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
Please help us complete our charity challenge.
Posted by The Rev. Margaret Williams on 18/05/2016
Hi Kingston St Mary
Sunday Plant Sale and Tea in aid of the Childrens Hospice South West
Reach is a company offering alternative education for young people in Somerset. Staff at Reach have been given a set challenge to raise money for Somerset Foster care Foundation.
We have been split in groups and set the task of staying overnight in a village on the Quantocks on a 0.00 budget. We have been given Kingston St Mary.This includes finding somewhere to stay, somewhere to eat and entertainment. This will all happen on the 3rd June. We are happy to exchange our services for any help we receive. Please contact me and thank you.
Posted by Kate Hooker on 08/05/2016
On Sunday 22 May at Kingston Village Hall there is an opportunity to acquire quality plants and then enjoy a delicious tea with home made cakes and scones. Plants will be on sale 2.30 pm with the tea available from 3.00 pm.
Painting of Kingston St Mary
Posted by Jenny McCruden on 26/04/2016
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.
Queens 90th Birthday Celebrations
Posted by Claire Walford on 04/04/2016
Calling all Kingston Residents
Kingston St Mary Annual Flower Show: what it is all about
Date for your diary
Saturday, 11th June 2016
2.00pm until late
Come along to the Playing Field and Celebrate
Queen Elizabeth IIs 90th Birthday
A day full of fun games, competitions, afternoon teas,
ice creams, hog roast, barn dance, live music
and lots, lots more
A programme of the days events will be distributed with the June edition of LinkUp.
As well as the various activities that will be going on throughout the day, there will be a competition for all villagers to take part in. We would like you to make Royal Scarecrows and display them in your front garden. A panel of judges will tour around the village and environs during the week prior to the show and prizes will be presented.
So get planning now
For more information phone Marcus Anderson 01823 451644
Posted by Annie Trolley on 18/03/2016
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