The origins of the Kingston Poor’s Land Charity are not known, but by 1820 the charity had been awarded almost ten acres (four hectares) of land in the adjacent parish of Bourn. The rent from this land continues to provide the charity with its income.
The two trustees of the Charity are elected by Kingston Parish Council for terms of four years.
The trustees of the Charity make grants to people who live in the parish of Kingston for the relief of poverty or any other need. We particularly provide help for the elderly, the infirm, children and young people. We also make payments for continuing further education or training. Any grants are made at the discretion of the trustees.
Please do not hesitate to contact us in confidence if you think we might be able to offer you assistance, or if you know of anyone in Kingston who might benefit from our help.
Donal O’Donnell firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Reynolds email@example.com
Parking in Kingston is difficult for large events such as a big party, a wedding or funeral. Unless directed, visitors tend to bump up onto any bit of grass verge they can find resulting in nuisance parking, obstructions and damaged verges.
There are in fact two stretches of road in the village which are safe and convenient for parking. There is room for traffic (including buses) to pass, but only in one direction at a time.
If you are organising an event in the village which will bring a number of cars, and to encourage considerate parking, it would be helpful if you could send this map to your guests. As a courtesy to your neighbours, and to preserve our vulnerable verges, please advise visitors NOT to park in the small side roads in the village.
If vehicles are spotted parking inconsiderately, here is a suggested "Polite Notice" you can download and print. Use it to encourage drivers to park responsibly and to avoid damage to the green spaces and verges in the village.
Download the Parking Notice in pdf format (opens in new window)
Cambridgeshire County Council has introduced an interactive reporting system for highway problems which will ensure the person reporting the problem is kept informed about the progress of its repair.
The Highways Reporting Project allows people to:
Report a fault using a web-based mapping system to ensure the exact location is identified and notified to repair teams
Check online to see if the fault has already been reported
Let the customer go online to check progress on repair work
This is a meeting for all residents of the parish of Kingston. Expect lively discussion; reports on village groups, activities and matters of local interest; refreshments; good company. The last meeting was held on Tuesday 11th October 2022. The May 2020 and 2021 meetings were cancelled because of Covid-19 restrictions on public gatherings.
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 16th May 2023.
Minutes, including reports from our District and County Councillors (where available), can be downloaded in pdf format by clicking on the date you are interested in below:
Thank you to everyone who contributed their views. The Plan has been written by a group of local residents and formally adopted by the Parish Council, and also submitted to South Cambridgeshire District Council. Copies have been distributed to every household in the village and can be downloaded in pdf format
We can now raise funds for the Village Hall with just a couple of clicks whenever we go shopping online.
Sign up here, it is free and it is easy: Easyfundraising (opens in a new window)
To raise funds, just log in before you start shopping and up to 15% from each purchase you make will be donated to Kingston Village Hall.
Download a pdf copy of the Kingston Parish map. The map has been supplied to us by Cambridgeshire County Council along with an explanatory note: "Please note that there may be some paths shown in unexpected places. This is because we are still part way (approximately 30% parishes complete) through our project to consolidate the Definitive Map. As a result, what is shown on the other 70% of parishes includes the strictly legal line of every path, and this may not reflect recent or even past diversions where the legal work is not yet complete."
Kingston Play Area:
We remind dog owners that dogs must not be allowed inside the play area unless on a lead. Please clear up after your dog as appropriate, and we ask you not to set dogs loose in Crane’s Lane near the play area because of the risk that they could run unsupervised into the area, either upsetting small children or possibly fouling.
There is a village emailing list operated on a voluntary basis by our previous Parish Clerk Peter Stokes. The list has several functions:
- information of interest to residents, usually when there is not enough time to wait for the next Parish Magazine. This might include reminders about forthcoming events happening in the village.
- 'lost and found' eg missing pets, keys found.
- Kingston Neighbourhood Watch to alert residents to suspicious persons, nuisance callers, police advice, or anything else in the general area of crime prevention. It is also used to pass on messages we receive via the Cambridge constabulary ecops service.
Your name can be removed at any time, sending an email is easiest, or just contact Peter Stokes or the Parish Clerk for assistance.
Messages are sent out 'bcc' so that your email address is not visible to other recipients.