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Kingsway Butcher?

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 by KEVGEE

I have been watching with great interest the goings on with the next phase of the shops, and I have been wondering who is moving into these, and where information can be found about these shops and or who may be letting them.

You see I have been talking to a Butcher in Cinderford who is opening new Butchers shops in Newnham and Littledean. I use this Butcher and travel from here to Cinderford as I have found him to be very trustworthy and honest (a very rare asset these days), and talking today I mentioned these shops to him and he seemed very interested.

He has asked me to find out how the land lies and to report back on how everybody feels about having a proper butchers in Kingsway. So if anybody has any details please let me know.

How would you feel about a local Butchers selling local produce in Kingsway?

When I say local produce, all his pork & lamb are from Littledean, and the beef is Aberdeen Angus from the Forest, and of top quality.

Thanks for reading and I look forward to hearing from you.

HGV’s Cutting Through Kingsway

Saturday, July 7th, 2012 by KEVGEE

Good evening all,

I’ve began to notice the level of HGV’s cutting through the village to deliver to the shops because they can’t be bothered to use the ‘construction’ Road.

On two occassions now I have seen Warburtons using Thatcham Ave, to save time delivering to Tesco, and on both occassions I have contacted Warburtons RDC to mention to them what their drivers are doing.

It may sound petty, but how long is it going to be until one of these 16tonne lorries “saving time” hits parked cars or even a cyclist/predestrian? As both times they haven’t been hanging around.

My reasons for bringing this matter to the forum is this matter is escalating as the latest vehicle using this route was a Banks Brewery wagon!

Could we not make Woodvale/Thatcham Ave a 7.5tonne weight limit? Because what could be next, a 40ft Artic ploughing it’s way down through Thatcham Ave?

So Barry could it be looked into that we have a weight limit put on these roads without the “except for deliveries” notice?

Just a straight 7.5 tonnes would do the trick?


Graffiti Strikes

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011 by KEVGEE

Good evening all,

Could I thank the little Banksi wannabe through Kingsway Villagers…
If you have to try and be the great Banksi do me a favour and use pen and paper or any other art medium and not my garage door!

The only night I didn’t park my car in front of my garage – behind my house – otherwise would it have been my car I wonder?

So dear parents, have you noticed your little angels coming home with bronzed or orange coloured fingers or stained clothes? Then I have a garage door that needs cleaning!

Sand on Thatcham Ave

Saturday, February 19th, 2011 by KEVGEE

I’ve been wondering while I’ve been driving past the work that’s been happening on Thatcham Ave, where the path has been put in over last week.
I noticed over the weekend that the contractors, instead of getting the excess tarmac removed, they had spread it out and rolled into the dirt that was once grass.
And it’s not done in a way that it looks tidy but something that a cowboy builder would leave! And anyway I would have thought any right person would’ve known just how much Tarmac they would actually have to order and not over estimate like they have done, or have they ripped QUVL off?
So will this be put right once they have finished and the sand has gone or will that stay there for ever now as well?

Thatcham Avenue Pot Holes

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 by KEVGEE

Hi Barry & Clive

Back at the Residents meeting before last we had a gentleman (sorry can’t remember his name) from QUVL talking to us.

We were told that the pavements along Thatcham Ave were being resurfaced, and true to his word they were done and if I’m not mistaken we were told that the roads would not be surfaced until the roads were to be adopted. I understand this, but we also told that all of the pot-holes in this road were to be filled in.

I’m not sure that with the somewhat heated debate that followed if this pot hole problem had been forgotten, but the pot holes seem to be getting worse as the months pass by! Especially as we are now on our way to the time of year that we all begin to dread with the frosts and icy mornings coming our way, which will only make a bad job even worse. It must be hell with the noise of  all those pot holes and traffic travelling over them for people living on Thatcham Ave.

Barry would it be possible for us to get in touch with QUVL, and ask if and when these pot holes will get filled in or our vehicles start to suffer from damage caused from constantly driving over these holes?


About Freegle and How it Works

Friday, September 10th, 2010 by KEVGEE

Freegle is a new UK-wide umbrella organisation, formed by experienced volunteers and members of the free reuse community.

Most Freegle groups were formerly part of The Freecycle Network. However, progressively since its beginnings, it became evident that Freecycle changed radically under our feet while we were working to continue its success. This created an untenable situation for hundreds of volunteers in the UK. After lengthy and patient negotiations with the founder of The Freecycle Network failed, Freegle was formed.

We are really excited to now be Freegle! All groups within Freegle belong to a truly grassroots movement that values and respects its members and volunteers. And in the process, we continue to keep usable items out of landfill. We are looking forward to welcoming new groups into the Freegle family.

How it works

Freegle is an email list hosted on Yahoo! Groups that allows you to give stuff away when you need to get rid of it but don’t want to throw it in the bin. Or save something from landfill by asking for it; perhaps someone has just what you need that they were about to throw away.

For example:

  1. You have a washing machine you don’t need and may need to take to the tip.
  2. You join your local Freegle group.
  3. You post an OFFER on the list, seen by everyone who looks on the site or receives messages in their inbox (members get to choose whether to receive all messages or just view online)
    OFFER: washing machine (just off High St)
    Old and noisy but working washing machine available.
  4. Interested members will reply to you privately.
  5. You choose who you would like to give it to.
  6. Between you, you arrange for them to come and pick up the washing machine.
  7. It gets collected.
  8. You’ve given away your machine with little effort, and you also got to meet someone new from your neighbourhood in the process.
  9. Someone local to you who needed your unwanted machine can now use it, fix it or use parts for spares.
  10. It didn’t go into landfill. Great for both you and our planet. Everyone wins!

Likewise, if you need an item you can request one on the list in the same way and if someone has what you’d like they will contact you off-list to offer it.

The group moderators will be happy to help you if you need any advice about any part of the above process.
If you would like to join Gloucester Freegle please follow the link below:


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