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Table Top Sale – Kingsway Community Centre

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 by Clive

Local resident Claire Woodger is holding a local Table Top Sale , details as follows:

Date: March 8th

Time: 13:30 – 16:30

Loc': Kingsway Community Centre

If you would like a table to sell your baby/children accessories and clothes or are a business related to the above, tables are available at £5 each (to raise funds for the Pied Piper Appeal at Gloucester Children’s Hospital).

There will be a bouncy castle, toddler soft play and WI cakes/teas/coffee.

If you would like a table, call Claire on 07718895908, or Lee on 07875683070, or contact Claire via Facebook.

Merry Christmas Kingsway

Thursday, December 25th, 2014 by Clive

This year has seen a lot of local projects (finally) come to fruition including the Community Centre, BMX Track, Sports Pavilion and pitches and (very nearly) the second lot of shops at the local centre. Adoptions are forging ahead and new housing development is moving forward.

For myself it has been a(nother) busy year. Starting a new business partnership back in April and working to get it off the ground, helping with the Residents’ Association and local events, dealing with my wife’s illness and coping with her current condition following a recent operation, as well as moving the ‘blog to a new home in preparation for forthcoming improvements (read more here), has kept me very busy (to the detriment of my posting frequency) :( (I have an email and some pictures of Steve Brooks’ ("BlastU2"’s) new Canadian home which I will add as soon as I get the chance).

Now I’m (finally) ready to relax and enjoy Christmas (starting in about one hour), and should therefore like- on behalf of the Residents’ Association Committee, my wife Angelina, our daughter Phoenix and myself, to wish all Kingsway residents (our neighbours), and local friends a very…

Merry Christmas (2014) and a Happy New Year for 2015

Kingsway Christmas Spirit – 2014

Thursday, December 18th, 2014 by Clive

Christmas spirit is alive and well in Kingsway, boosted by a fantastic effort from local residents in the form of food donations for The Salvation Army.

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Chris Watkins of Little Monsters Childcare services, Kingsway, said "We dressed as elves this week and also had Father Christmas come to visit- we did all this to raise awareness and to bring in donations for the Salvation Army, to help those less fortunate than ourselves and the collection was amazing!"

"We are a childminding setting based in Kingsway, and have been overwhelmed by kindness."

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Established in April 2008, this isn’t the first time that the Kingsway "Little Monsters" childcare group have entertained the children in their care- as well as local residents, by dressing up and raising donations for a good cause.

Well done Little Monsters, well done Kingsway and Merry Christmas to one and all.

The Q Club Christmas 2014

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 by Holly Ford

The Q Club has two wonderful Christmas events coming up this year:


Cinderella at the Q Club

A fun-filled family day out to see everyone’s favourite Christmas Pantomime Cinderella at The Q Club on Saturday 6th December at 2:00pm.

Make sure you get your tickets now before it sells out!

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland 2014

Bring your children along for a fun day with the Bouncy Castle, Crafts & Games, as well as a chance to meet Santa!

The event will run from 9:00am to 2:30pm on Friday 19th December:

“Cafe Q” will be open for food & drinks, including a (non-alcoholic) mulled wine and (hot) mince pie for just £1.50.

Santa’s Grotto will be open from 11am – 1pm (£5 per child).

Book your place NOW!

Please call 01452 541023/542590 for more information.

See you there!


Halloween Night 2014

Saturday, November 1st, 2014 by Clive

Kingsway Halloween 2014As has become the custom here in Kingsway, Halloween 2014 was a frantically busy evening with hundreds of little monsters, happy parents and enthusiastic neighbours joining in the fun. Trick or Treaters were rife and – I’ve been told by many, were generally very well behaved and very respectful of signs asking them to pass by some houses.

(Pictured right are Dave Talbot, Gill White, Joe Logan and Michelle Ryder of the KRA – with me behind the camera – Click for the full-size image)

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As threatened (here), the KRA were camped out in front of Tesco’s, dishing out sweets to monsters, and giving out vouchers (to parents) for a free (courtesy of the KRA) hot drink at Coco Coffee Lounge.

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We also ran our annual competition for the ‘best dressed’ monsters. Well done to all who entered, the standard was amazing and here are the winners.

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< 1st Place           2nd Place >


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All of the pictures are available in our Halloween 2014 Gallery.
(See previous year’s galleries: Here).

Kingsway’s Got Talent 2014

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 by Clive

On October 18th Kingsway showcased it’s local talent in the Kingsway’s Got Talent Show at the Kingsway Community Centre.

Judging the show in true “Britain’s Got Talent” style and entertaining the audience with their reviews and comments, were Deb Llewellyn (Mayor of Gloucester), Karen Maggs (local resident), Lesley Dyer (CoCo Coffee), David Sheppard (local music teacher) and the Reverend John Ward from St James Church.

Kingsway's Got Talent: Judges

The standard of talent really was exciting, with local dance groups, solo dancers, singers, pianists and an actress taking the stage to entertain the one hundred and fifty or so local residents who turned up to enjoy the show.

Kingsway's Got Talent 2014

First prize of £100 (donated by Kingsway Residents Association) and a Professional photo’ shoot (donated by ‘Photography by Will Davis’) was awarded to Emily and Jessie (top-right). Second and third prizes: A “Back, neck & shoulder massage” donated by Ice Cuts and a meal for two at The Barn Owl, went to X-Pression (centre left) and Nicholas Killin (bottom-left).

Photographs courtesy of ‘Photography by Will Davis’ who (in fairness to him) came along to watch the show rather than take pictures, so didn’t have his flash equipment available.

A resounding success which I hope will become an annual event, the competition was the brainchild of Kingsway’s Community Builder John Gow (although he won’t thank me for saying so), who organised a small team of local volunteers to help arrange the show.

Sponsors included Quedgeley Community Trust, Quedgeley Parish Council, The Hub, Tesco, Major Events, Linda Virgoe Dance Studios, Will Davis, ICE, the Barn Owl and Kingsway Residents Association.


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