Welcome to Kingston St Mary Parish
Kingston St Mary is a parish and village 3 miles north of Taunton lying under the southern extremity of the Quantock Hills (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) in Somerset.
Within the Parish are the communities of Kingston St Mary, Nailsbourne, Yarford, Fulford, Dodhill, Cushuish and Pickney.
The population is approximately 900 persons and 400 households (2001 Census).
"The parish once belonged to the kings of the West Saxons hence its name 'The King's settlement'. It then became part of the large Manor of Taunton Deane, and the property of the Bishops of Winchester. In documents the village was sometimes referred to as Kingston-juxta-Taunton and it is only since the 1950s that it became officially known as Kingston St Mary, the saint being the dedication of its splendid parish church".
Election Results 2013
The Liberal Democrats win the seat for the Rowbarton and Staplegrove Ward in the Elections for the Somerset County Council.
The turnout in this ward is 32%.
The Conservative Party retains control of Somerset County Council with 29 of the 55 seats but lost 6 seats. The Liberal Democrats hold 18 seats.
The overall turnout is 36%, lower than 42% in 2009.
See the results for the
Rowbarton and Staplegrove Ward, other divisions and the Council.
All regular meetings are held at the Village Hall at 19.30 hours.
See what's on the council's agenda.
More news from the parish council.
The Annual Report for Link-Up May 2012 - April 2013
(with accounts to Dec 2012) is now available for you to read. Comments from readers are welcomed at any time, if anyone wishes to give
feedback or is interested in getting involved in the production of the magazine they should contact the
Chairman Sheila Jones on 01823 451170 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
KSM Flower Show 10th August 2013
Posted by Sheila Jones on 17/05/2013
Schedules and entry forms are now available.
Charity Bike Maintenance Service
Posted by Sheila Jones on 16/04/2013
My name is Robin Evans. I am a full time teacher and have been living in Kingston St Mary with my family for around 11 years.
My aim is to raise money for Cancer Research by repairing/servicing or selling bicycles around our community.
There will be no fixed charge for this. Instead people can donate any amount to Cancer Research UK either by using my JustGiving account or by putting petty cash in a tin which will later be transferred.
I aim to keep this service as cheap as possible in order to attract more people. I can also advise on what might be an appropriate amount to donate if this would help. E.g. a quid for a puncture or for a gear tweaking.
Please see http://www.justgiving.com/Robin-Evans0
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
(Posted by Robin Evans on 2/10/2011)
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