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Kingsway Residents’ Association – Annual General Meeting – 26 Nov 14

Monday, November 10th, 2014 by JoeL

Hi,

Kingsway Residents’ Association is holding its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 26 November at 7:30pm in Kingsway Community Centre.

This is your opportunity to hear what we have been doing on your behalf over the last year and your opportunity to join the committee as we will be electing the committee for the forthcoming year. If you would like to join the committee please apply to kingswayra@googlemail.com. It is also your chance to air your views not just to the committee but to the local councillors who will be in attendance along with a representative from Stagecoach.

Refreshments will be available. Please do come and join us.

We hope to see you there.

Joe Logan (Chair)
KRA Committee

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 >

 
 
 
 

(Click for the full-size images)

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

Halloween 2014

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 by Clive

The Kingsway Residents Association will be holding another annual Halloween Event for local children. We will be setting up camp outside of Tesco and this year we are holding a Fancy dress Competition for Under 11 year olds.
We are also available for “Trick or Treat” goodies and – with the (as always) generosity and help of Coco Coffee Lounge, will be offering free hot drinks for adults.

Halloween 2014

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.

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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