New – Vending Machines at The Pavilion

After consulting with members of the public – users of the playing fields, play parks and the pavilion, the parish has invested in two vending machines.

Due to the lack of volunteers the pavilion was unable to provide drinks and snacks to users so investing in the two cashless vending machines has solved the problem and provided a much requested service.
The vending machines are available when the pavilion is open:
Monday 9:30am – 3pm
Wednesday 9;30am – 2:30pm
Thursday 9:30am – 2:30pm
Saturday & Sunday during football and cricket training/games – if the cafe is not open.

Allotments coming in 2024

allotment poster

Drop-in Surgery – every Monday at The Pavilion

Come and meet the Chair and Councillors of Kingskerswell Parish Council at The Pavilion on a Monday morning from 10am to midday.

The drop-in surgery is a valuable way for constituents to connect with their local councillors and discuss matters of concern.

During these sessions, you can raise issues, make inquiries, or seek assistance directly from your elected representatives.

No appointment is necessary, making it convenient for residents to participate.

Teignbridge Local Plan 2020-2040 Proposed Submission (Regulation 19) Addendum Consultation

The Teignbridge Local Plan 2020-2040 Proposed Submission (Regulation 19) Addendum consultation begins today and will run until 5pm on 22 December 2023.

The Addendum is not a fully revised version of the Proposed Submission Plan. It is a revised version of specified parts of the Proposed Submission Plan and Policies Map.

Once adopted, this new Plan will replace the current Teignbridge Local Plan 2013–2033 which was adopted on 6 May 2014. The updated documents reflect the changing needs and circumstances of the district and its residents.

What are we asking for comments on?

We are asking for comments on the following documents:

  1. Proposed Submission (Regulation 19) Local Plan 2020-2040 Addendum (Nov 2023)
  2. Policies Map
  3. Sustainability Appraisal/Strategic Environmental Assessment
  4. Habitats Regulation Assessment

These documents and supporting evidence are available at

The Need to Know Guide on our website explains how changes have been made and what you can comment on. We are unable to consider any comments made on parts of the Plan that are not shown as changes in this consultation.

If you made comments on the Plan earlier this year (during the consultation in January-March 2023) you do not need to re-send these to us, unless you wish to let us know that the changes we have made have addressed your concerns. Previous comments will be sent to the Inspector for the Public Examination, along with those received during this consultation. 

Are paper copies available?

Paper copies of all the consultation documents are available in the Council Offices (Forde House, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4XX).

How can comments be made?

Please note we can only accept representations in writing. Our preference is for people to submit comments using the Online or Paper Form. However, comments can also be made by email or letter.

All representations must be received during the consultation period. Any responses received after this deadline will not be considered.

When is the consultation period?

The consultation runs from 8 November until 5pm on 22 December 2023.

Where can I find out more information?

To keep up to date on news of the Local Plan Review, please check:

·        Teignbridge Local Plan webpage

·        X (formerly Twitter): @Planteignbridge

·        Facebook: @Planteignbridge

·        Local Press and Media

If you have any questions, or require the documents in alternative formats, please contact the Local Plan Team on 01626 215754 or email

Kingskerswell & North Bovey landing sites for Devon Air Ambulance

North Bovey and Kingskerswell sites are first to be set up without floodlights, charity says.

Wildlife Warden Volunteers

WW Poster

Changes to the 88 Bus Service

This is to inform you of a specific change to the 88 bus service (Newton Abbot – Ashburton – Buckfastleigh – Totnes).

Stagecoach have historically operated this service on a commercial basis.  They recently declared they could no longer do this.  In response DCC tendered for a replacement supported bus service funded by the Department for Transport’s Local Transport Fund.  This tender was won by Country Bus who will take over the operation of the service on Monday 4th September 2023.  

Please see below the new timetable for the service.  Given that it is effectively a new service, there are some key changes as set out below. 

  • The new 88 service does not operate a through service to South Devon College (SDC).  The new timetable has been timed so that the 88 bus will connect at Totnes with the specific peak Gold buses that serve SDC.
  • To improve reliability and to maintain the current frequency of the core service, the new 88 service will not be able to serve the Bridgetown estate at Totnes, apart from one loop in the late afternoon.  In addition to this, the Bridgetown estate is still served by Bob the Bus’s B1B town service on a commercial basis, so DCC would not wish to commission a rival bus service. 

Country Bus also won the tender for the 88A bus service ( Newton Abbot – Bradley Barton – Highweek Circular Town Service) which was previously operated by Stagecoach as a supported bus service.  Country Bus will commence operating this service on Monday 4th September 2023 – there are no changes to this timetable.

88 88B Totnes – Newton Abbot 040923

88A Highweek – Newton Abbot 04-09-23 Page 44

Road Works – Torquay Road, Kingskerswell – 11th September 2023 to 16th February 2024

R-19-100059 - Torquay Road, Kingskerswell - Rolling 2 or 3 way TL MAP resent 11.07.2023