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Scouting is Coming to Kingsway

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 by Julie Preston

My name is Julie Preston and I am trying to get Beavers, Cubs and Scout groups running in Kingsway. We have secured the hire of the school hall at Kingsway Primary School and have some funding to start running meetings.

If your son/daughter is interested in coming to a ‘Meet and Greet’ session, please contact me on 01452 724241 or you can e-mail me on chocpeanuts@googlemail.com and I can provide you with the necessary information.

The ages for each group are as follows:

Beavers:  6 to 8     years
Cubs:      8 to 101/2  years
Scouts:   101/2 to 14 years

At the meeting we will be providing information about what Scouting is all about and what sort of activities we will try and organise.

Meetings are held during term time and we will also have access to District Events which can sometimes involve Fun Days, Chess Competitions, Science Workshops and Weekend Camps.

To make the group successful we obviously need children to join the organisation.
Having been involved in helping run Beavers, Cubs and Scouts at Quedgeley, I feel that it would be an enjoyable experience for any child.

Kingsway Residents Association Meeting 20/3/13

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 by Clive

This was a lively and well-attended meeting. The official minutes will be added ASAP, meanwhile here’s some of the things I noted:

Kingsway Cubs/Scouts/Beavers:

Julie Preston outlined her plans to start local Cubs / Scouts / Beavers groups within 1 month.
She has provisionally booked Thursdays for the meetings (at Kingsway School): Beavers for 1 hour, then Cubs & Scouts – (will be combined initially) and would very much like to hear from anybody interested in attending/enrolling.
Julie can be reached on (Gloucs) 724241.

Daniels Brook:

Charles Chandler from the Environment Agency explained the reasons for the culling of the trees around Daniels Brook (removed to allow improvement in flood defenses). Charles said that replanting is already taking place.

The Reachout Project:

Andy Jarrett and Jess Price talked about the “Reachout Project”, a project aimed at reaching out to local youths aged 13-18. Jess is asking for details of any local youths who might benefit from their contact.
They are also looking for volunteers to work with them for 6-9 months.
More details (including contact information) available here.


Andy Smith from QUVL talked about Newhaven Road (the name of the Naas Lane Link Road).

He said that the second Kingsway school is on target for September.

Football Pitch #1 should be ready and adopted by the end of April.

The Community Centre, Sports Pavilion and BMX Track should all arrive together – 12 months from now. He said that there will be a “Trim Trail” (a running track with “informal outdoor gym equipment”) running around the outside of the sports pitches, and he also mentioned that QUVL will be looking to engage with interested parties who wish to use/manage (“take ownership of”) these facilities over the next few months.

Joe Logan

Just a personal note of congratulations to Joe from me on your first public meeting… :)

Free Kickboxing Lessons

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 by Clive

Local Tuffley man Mark Cox is currently running Kickboxing Lessons for local children and adults in two venues as follows:

Monday from 7 to 9pm at The Wagon Works Club, Tuffley Avenue.
Friday from 7 to 9pm at The Court Community Centre, Seventh Avenue, Tuffley.

free kickboxing lessons

Mark, Vice-Chairman of the Three Bridges Community Partnership said "I’m not being charged for either venue at the moment, so I’m offering the lessons for free. Come along and try out, if you decide to enrol, you only pay a one-off license/insurance fee of £6.50, and for any equipment you wish to buy (uniform etc)."

For more information, call Mark on 07790035473

Walking to Severnvale School

Friday, February 24th, 2012 by poppy


I am new to Kingsway, having just purchased a new-build, due for completion mid-May.
I regret I am having to take my daughter out of her current secondary school and will be seeking a place at Severn Vale school due to our move from Bristol.
The new homes agent has told us the SevernVale school is within walking distance of our new home, but I am not sure how safe it will be for an 11 year old to walk to school.
Are there any other children who take the walk to SevernVale and back? Is it possible my daughter could join a group of year 7′s on her walk to school?

I really have no idea if there will be any other year 7 Severnvale students in our neighbourhood. It would be nice for my daughter to have a few buddies living near our new home.
I hate having to drag her away from her friends here in Bristol, but we have no choice and I am really hoping she will be able to make some new friends fairly soon after we move in!

13 Year-old Girl

Sunday, August 14th, 2011 by gemjayuk


My 13 year old step daughter just came to live with us, and amongst having to find a new house and a good school for her, she could do with meeting some girls her own age.
Anyone have children the same age? Or can suggest things she can do up this way to meet new friends.

I would be happy to hear from you by email

Thanks x

Kingsway Scout Group

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011 by glosddc

I am looking into the possibility of starting a new Scout Group to cater for the young people in the Kingsway area, but need to judge what demand there would be for such a group from the youngsters in the area (aged 6 to 14).

I would also need adults prepared to assist in the running of the group (free training provided).

Chris James – Deputy District Commissioner – Gloucester Scouts
Email: ddc@gloscouts.org.uk


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