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.
Superfast broadband not everywhere up to speed
The rollout of superfast broadband in the parish of Kingston St Mary has received mixed responses. Some parts of the parish have an improved speed (but not necessarily superfast), other parts of Kingston St Mary are not connected at all although the
map of Connecting Devon and Somerset suggests otherwise.
The parish council expresses its concern about this and continues to make representations to the relevant authorities with regards to the lack of superfast broadband in the parish. The parish council will report back on this issue.
Facts & figures
Always wanted to know how many residents Kingston St Mary counts, how many children and elderly live in the parish, how households are composed, or what levels of education qualifications the population holds?
Then have a look at facts & figures.
Taunton School International Middle School warmly invites all residents of Kingston St Mary to their annual May Fayre.
Sunday Plant Sale and Tea in aid of the Childrens Hospice South West
Saturday 7th May 2016, 2pm to 5pm at The Grange, Kingston St Mary.
An afternoon of games and activities including stalls, an entertainment area, a cake sale and a raffle.
Raising money for The Piers Simon Appeal School In A Bag initiative and Childrens Hospice South West.
We are also looking for donations of cakes and second hand books for our stalls.
If you are able to contribute in any way, please contact Becca Goddard via email firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone 01823 703222 to arrange collection or drop off, by Thursday 5th May.
Posted by Becca Goddard on 01/05/2016
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's 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