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Kingsway Litter Pick (The Big Tidy Up)

Friday, September 12th, 2014 by Clive

Following the 2013 Litter Pick organised by the Kingsway Residents Association, and having received many enquiries from local folk about a similar exercise, I am pleased to announce that the City Council is working with Quedgeley Parish Council to hold a litter picking event at Kingsway on Monday 27th October at 9:30am.

The event is known as the Big Tidy Up (part of a Keep Britain Tidy campaign), and we are asking for volunteers to join us.

We will meet at 9.30am at Kingsway Community Centre. We will provide high-vis tabards, litter pickers, gloves and bags, and will arrange for the bags to be collected after the event.

Kingsway Litter Pick 2014
If you wish to display a poster for the event, click on the picture for a printable (.pdf) copy.

Kingsway’s Got Talent (2014)

Monday, September 8th, 2014 by Clive

Kingsway's Got Talent

We went to Cornwall for a holiday in early August, and returned to find that the Community Centre is now open. (For bookings and information, contact the Quedgeley Parish Council).

Meanwhile, make a note in your diary for the above event, a local talent competition organised by John Gow and the Community Builder team.

The judges have been confirmed as:
Karen Maggs – local resident
Leslie Dyer – local business (CoCo Coffee)
Fr John Ward – local vicar
Debbie Llewellyn – Mayor of Gloucester

First prize is £100 (donated by The Kingsway Resident’s Association) and a professional photo shoot with ‘Photography by Will Davis’.

Entry forms can be collected from Coco’s Coffee Lounge at Kingsway’s local centre.

OFSTED Registered Nanny Available

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 by Amy

Hi,

My name is Amy and I live and work as a nanny in Kingsway.

I am currently employed by a lovely local family, but due to the arrival of a new baby in October and the mother taking maternity leave from work, they will no longer require a nanny.

I am therefore looking for a new position from September onwards (live out).

I have lots of experience working with children of all ages and adore the job that I do.

I have a level 3 qualification in children’s care, learning and development, I am Paediatric First Aid trained and have my own public liability insurance, as well as a current DBS Check. I am also an OFSTED registered childcare provider so can accept childcare vouchers.

I can provide excellent references and would be very happy to answer any questions. I can be contacted on: 0793-9449772

Many Thanks,
Amy

Moo Music Cheltenham & Gloucester

Monday, July 28th, 2014 by moo music

Hi all,

I live in Kingsway and have recently started running fun music sessions for 0-5 year-olds, called Moo Music Cheltenham & Gloucester.

At the sessions the children get to join in with songs and do actions, dancing, games and role play. It’s a great opportunity for children to interact with others and also for Mummies and Daddies to meet new people.

These will be running in and out of term time.

Your first session is completely FREE!

I will be running these sessions:

Quedgeley Community Centre, School Lane: Friday  9.40am – 10.20am

St Marks Community Centre, Brooklyn Road: Monday 9.40am – 10.20am

Brizen Young Peoples Centre, Hatherley: Wednesday 10.40am – 11.20am

Contact Emily: 01452 728117 – 07791743424

Emily@moo-music.co.uk

Facebook moomusiccheltenhamgloucester

Web www.moo-music.co.uk/candg

Residents’ Association Public Meeting: July 9th

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 by Clive

The next public meeting of the Kingsway Residents’ Association will take place at Kingsway Primary School on July 9th, at (the ‘later than usual’ starting time of) 7:30PM.

We have invited numerous speakers/contributors including: Andy Smith (QUVL), Andy Jarrett (Reachout!), Dave Norman (Conservative Councillor) and the local Police. In addition we have invited representatives of the Quedgeley Parish Council and Barry Kirby (County Councillor for Grange & Kingsway).

Please make a date in your diary and come along to the meeting if you can make it. This is your chance to keep abreast of community developments and plans, as well as your opportunity to speak to local representatives (about any and all local matters).

Farewell Steve Brooks

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 by Clive

I spent last Friday evening at the Barn Owl, saying farewell to Steve Brooks (blastu2) who is leaving Kingsway (traitor! Although – in his defence, he’s going to live in one of those dream houses on the bank of a beautiful lake, somewhere in Canada)!

Steve BrooksI first met Steve back around 2008 at a Residents Association meeting. Having already spoken to him several times, I knew him to be an educated guy with terrific connections, an interesting past and some local problems, (which he was pro-actively trying to solve).
Later on he joined the Kingsway Residents Association, finishing up as our Secretary. Steve put a lot of effort into his role, helping to organise many local events, (he was Santa at the carol singing event last December, and was also very pro-active in organising the litter picking event and obtaining equipment for our future use)!
He also campaigned on our behalf (and on behalf of several individuals) with the press, the council(s), builders, developers and many other organisations, and was a great fund-raiser for local events too.

Steve had a talent for “targetting” the right person, and always seemed to be able to come up with personal contact details for the top man in any organisation!

Whilst I can’t say I blame him for his decision, I am personally very sad to see him go. He was a good friend, a kind and helpful man and an asset to Kingsway. He will be sadly missed :(

Bon Voyage Steve mate… Look out Canada!

PS: Don’t forget to keep in touch… Post some pictures of your new house once you’re settled in (just to cheer us all up) :mrgreen:

 

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