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Welcome to Canada Mr Brooks

Saturday, January 17th, 2015 by Clive

We wished a fond farewell to Steve Brooks (blastu2 on here and a former very active committee member for the Kingsway Residents Association) back in June 2014, when he and Mike left for their new life in Canada.

Since then we have been keeping in touch by email, and Steve has been kind enough to supply me with some fantastic pictures of his journey so far.

Steve said:

Mon’ 20/10/2014:
On arrival into our new home-town in BC’ we were met by a cougar at Mike’s parents place! (Pic’s 1 & 2 above)
Wed’ 29/10/2014:
Thought we would send you first snowfall of the year up in the mountain by the lake! (Pic’s 3 & 4 above)
Thurs’ 20/11/14:
The cabin by the lake (Pic’ 3) is a neighbour at the very top of the mountain. The cougar was seen on arrival back at Mike’s parents home – more images of their home are included with this email as they are directly alongside the Rockies (Pic’s 5-10)!. You can see two of our dogs enjoying the farmland walk. (Right)
The cabin for ourselves is still waiting for a few small issues to be corrected before we can get in.

I’m still a little bummed that they left Kingsway, although- to be fair, Canada does look like a pretty good second! :lol:

I have asked Steve for more news (and pic’s) of their cabin and am looking forward to seeing/posting them… (As always, you can click on the images to expand them).

Fibre Broadband Providers (Marham Drive)

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 by PotatoPete


Can anybody living in Marham Drive recommend either BT or Sky for fibre broadband please? I am looking for an unlimited fast connection that will be good enough for on line Xbox gaming (plus my kids using YouTube)!

BT can provide unlimited Infinity 2 at 76mbps, whereas SKY has fibre unlimited at either 38mb or 76mb.

I have my concerns about BT as they are reported to throttle speeds even though they say they don’t? But the router provided is supposed to be good.

As for Sky, the router is supposed to be rubbish with WIFI strengths (which is where most of my internet connection is through). But I have heard they are better than BT for broadband?

I have also heard that in both cases, particularly with Sky you can only use their routers to access the internet. There are some reports of people using their own hardware, but apparently it’s an effort to get the settings off the providers kit to input in your own hardware?

Also how much hardware do they actually provide you with? Is SKY just the combined router/hub? But does BT have a router and the hub separately?

I was just trying to get a idea of what people might be using in Marham Drive (or even Kingsway) so that I can make my mind up, thank you.

I am currently using Virgin ADSL to access the internet with a BT phone line rental. But lately the connection has got so bad that I can barely get on line especially in the evening. After ringing them, there is nothing they can do to make it better as they are not providing fibre in Kingsway any time soon. This is the best package they can offer, so my only option is to find another provider.


Dog Found

Thursday, February 27th, 2014 by Sam T

Hello All,

I found a brown labrador this (Thursday) evening in Kingsway.

If you believe this may be your dog please call Woods Vets. They are open 24 hours and can be contacted on 01452 543990.

Please note if the dog is not microchipped, they will be contacting the Dog Warden.

Water Rates

Saturday, February 8th, 2014 by tog

To everyone who pays their water rates to Seven Trent please be aware on your new bills there will be a charge for surface water off your roofs going into the main sewers.

My advice to all those customers, DO NOT pay this charge! Why? Because (if you live in Kingsway), all the surface water off of your roof in goes into the down spout, and then into the ground via soakaways.

We have never paid this charge before but Seven Trent has come up with the lame excuse that because some off the sewers have now been adopted by the council, they can justify this charge.

I have just sent our claim form with two pictures attached showing the soak aways on our property, back to them for our rebate.


Free Christmas Massage

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 by Claudia

Holisticure is a local, friendly massage therapy service, based in Kingsway.

We’re offering a FREE taster session to anybody who needs it, or even just wants a massage!

Sessions will run on Saturday 30th November and Saturday 7th December 2013 and MUST be booked in advanced. So book now, as places are expected to go very quickly!

For further information and to claim your required promotional code, please visit our website and click on the flashing christmas gnome at the top of the page: www.holisticure.co.uk

More Local Adult Education Courses

Monday, September 2nd, 2013 by Clive

In addition to the list of courses running at Severn Vale School during this school year (listed HERE), the following courses are also available locally:

Join us for an open doors event at the

Capital Snooker Venue – Quedgeley
on Thursday, September 12th between 3:00 and 7:00pm

Come along and talk to our snooker coaches and play a free trial session of Functional Snooker – the easy way to learn maths and snooker at the same time.

ICT for work
Are you unemployed and looking for work where computers would be used? This course will help you develop the skills you need to produce letters and documents, create PowerPoint presentations, and manage spreadsheet data.
Spend up to six weeks on each application exploring Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel to gain a qualification: either an ITQ Level1 Award or an ITQ Level 2 Certificate.
Come along to the first session and see if it’s the course for you and what level of qualification you could obtain.

Courses running at:
GLIC, Commercial Road, Gloucester GL1 2EA
Wednesday, 9 October 2013 to 12 March 2014 (1:00 to 3:00pm)
Severn Vale School, Quedgeley GL2 4PR
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 to 2 April 2014 (6:30 to 8:30pm)
For more information or to enrol, phone Adult Education –
0800 542 1655 or email learn@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Fees: free to Gloucestershire residents aged 19 years and above who are in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance


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