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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

Big Lunch 2014

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 by Clive

Make a diary date for this year’s Big Lunch: Sunday June 1st from 12pm to 4pm.

We (The Residents Association) are appealing for volunteers to help set up and/or clear away, and help running stalls on the day… Please let us know if you can lend a hand.


Previous Big Lunch events have been excellent:
2013 Big Lunch Review.
2012 Big Lunch Review.
2010 Big Lunch Gallery).

Do try and make it this year, it’s a great day out.

Kingsway Carols 2013

Friday, January 31st, 2014 by Clive

Kingsway Carols - 2013On 21st and 22nd December 2013, the Residents Association – in conjunction with Asda and Tesco Express, arranged for four charity carol singing events to take place in Kingsway, to raise money for Gloucester Royal Hospital’s Children’s Ward… (more info’).

Asda also offered to add gifts collected as a part of their Give A Gift campaign to the donation.

Tesco Express also sold raffle tickets to shoppers to bolster donations, as well as donating the prizes and giving away sweets and mince pies over the weekend.

Kingsway Carols - 2013We were lucky enough to get several sponsors to donate towards the fund: Miller Homes, Guinness Hermitage Housing Group, Oxbode Housing (GreenSquare Group), Asda (Quedgeley) and Tesco Express (Kingsway).

Numerous local children joined the choir, along with various members of the KRA.

Richard Graham MP, Cllr: Fred Wood and Conservative candidate Dave Norman also took part in the event.

L to R: Cllr: Fred Wood, Santa, Vicky (Tesco Express manager)

The total raised (£811.30 plus the gifts from Asda), was presented to Hospital Play Specialists Liz Cubbins and Louise Danter, at the hospital, on Wednesday 22nd January:
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L to R: Liz Cubbins, Lois, Michelle(KRA), Joanne, George, Gill (KRA), Louise Danter, Dawn Brockbank (Asda)

Jo Harvey (Lead Nurse / Modern Matron for Paediatric Inpatients and Outpatient Department at GRH Children’s Ward) said:

“On behalf of the Directorate of Children’s Services, and especially all the children on the Paediatric Unit at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, we would like to thank you for taking the time to visit us and for your extremely generous cheque for £811.30.

I understand that your Association raised this money by organising carol singing events around Gloucester prior to Christmas. This is a fantastic sum of money for you to have raised and I am sure that you must all have worked extremely hard organising these events. I would, therefore, be grateful if you could pass on our thanks to all those members who participated.

Once again, thank you so much for thinking of the babies and children who spend time with us – it was very kind of you.”

Steve Brooks (KRA) said:

“Kingsway Residents Association’ would like to take this opportunity toward thanking all those who took part in the event – along with those within our community who made donations for such a worthy cause – raising £811.30, and gifts for the children of: Gloucester Royal Hospital’s Foundation Trust Children’s Ward.”

You can see more pictures from the event in our Kingsway Carols – 2013 Gallery.

Kingsway Carol Singers

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 by Clive

Kingsway Carols 2013

Christmas Carols from Kingsway Village

Sung by the children of Kingsway to raise money for GRH Childrens Ward.

December 21st & 22nd: 12pm to 2pm

At Asda & Tesco – Kingsway Village

Come along – and see Santa too!

Contact Gill White (Kingsway Residents Association) on 07868-983441 for details, or if you would like your child(ren) to join the choir(s). (With 2 venues and 2 days, there will be plenty of apportunity for children to take part in at least one performance).

Practice at Waterwells School on Wednesday 18th December at 3:30-4:00pm.
(Please check back nearer the date incase the times are adjusted).

Halloween 2013

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 by Clive

Looking forward to Halloween 2013, Kingsway Residents Association will once again be out and about in the community. This year we’re running a costume competition for local children:

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Ages 2-5   will be judged at 6:30PM
Ages 6-10 will be judged at 7:30PM


Hot drinks will also be available for adults.

Note: If you are new to Kingsway you may be interested to know that we usually get a lot of local children “Trick or Treat-ing”, so if you will be in on the night and you don’t wish to participate, it’s probably a good idea to put a sign in your door or window, (or switch off all your lights and be prepared for many interruptions)!


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