Latest news from Bishopsteignton
Pre-school Playgroup Summer Party
The Playgroup is holding a Summer Party at Redrock Saturday 9th August.
Tickets available from Village Shops and Pubs
Bishopsteignton Public Toilets
Letter from Parish Councillor Keith Lambert
As you may be aware Teignbridge District Council were looking to close the public toilets on Fore Street in order to save money. Many other toilets in Teignbridge were to suffer closure under these cuts. Most communities have opted to take on the facilities themselves with the aid of a ‘one off payment’ from TDC to ease the financial burden involved. At the June Parish Council meeting the Parish Council voted to take on ownership of the toilets from TDC and responsibility for keeping the facility open.
The Parish precept however will almost certainly have to increase next year to cover the running costs involved. So to ameliorate those running costs (Teignbridge cites over £7000 pa) we need to look at any means we can to keep those costs to a minimum. Some ideas have already come forward.
- Converting the ladies toilet to a unisex /disabled facility and renting the old gents out for storage to community groups.
- Running the toilets as a charitable organisation saving business rates, which currently stands at £844 pa
- Volunteers to check/service the toilets.(This is how the Teignmouth Point toilet is now maintained)
- A more efficient flushing system for the urinals combined with rainwater harvesting could significantly cut the £900 pa water bill.
- For its building conversion /maintenance volunteer tradesmen have expressed interest
As many of the users are the tradesmen themselves. Greg the postie has even said he could wield a paintbrush!
To sum up, the council welcome any ideas or help with the community owned facility!
Please contact myself email@example.com or Kim Ford the Bishopsteignton Parish Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can then take it further.
Bishpsteignton Parish Council
All Change at the Supply Stores
It’s farewell to Dave and Anne, who are moving on to pastures new, although they’ll still be living in the village, so expect to see them around. We’d like to say a big ‘Thank you’ on behalf of the many clubs and societies in the village for whom they have displayed posters, provided post boxes for questionnaires and sold tickets without taking commission.
We would like to extend a warm welcome to new proprietors Paul and Nikki and we wish them every success in their new venture.
Players Success at Awards Night
Bishopsteignton Players picked up a couple of awards at the South Devon Drama Federation Awards night on the 15th. The production of "Two" won the awards for the Best Visual Impact (largely courtesy of Peter and Marilyn Hepworth) and the Best Individual Costume ( worn by Liz MacNamara). John Patton and Tony Cottle were nominated in the Best Male Actor and Best Male Support Actor respectively. The awards took place at the Carlton Theatre, and was one of the last drama events before the theatre is demolished to make way for the new centre.
The Players will soon be working on their next production - 39 Steps- which will run from 20-22nd November.
About Bishopsteignton village & website
Bishopsteignton is a historical village, with spectacular views across the Teign Estuary and surrounding countryside. The village offers a range of local shops, two pubs, a hotel and restaurants, vineyard, coffee shop, micro brewery, churches, primary school and sports facilities. The village's location means that it offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the local countryside, with numerous public footpaths across the surrounding hills.
Local businesses, offering products and services to people in Bishopsteignton and the surrounding areas, can be found on the village businesses pages, so check these pages if you are looking for shops, pubs, restaurants, local trades people (such as decorators, plumbers, gardeners, carpenters or builders), or for other local services (such as financial services, property services, hair and beauty, pet care services etc.).
This website provides information about things to do in the village, detailing the local clubs and societies, as well as listing what's on. You can also find out more about the history of the village, local public services, news stories from the village and weather reports and tide times for the local area.
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