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Charity Quiz Night

February 9th, 2015 by Clive

This is a Fund Raising event for the Gloucestershire Multiple Sclerosis Oxygen & Therapy Centre (Registered charity 800909).

Come along to the Quedgeley Village Hall, (Bristol Rd Gloucester) on Saturday Feb’ 28th from 7PM and take part in our Quiz Night.

Just £5 per ticket – including a Ploughman’s Supper!

For tickets please call Rachael at The MS Centre on 01452 419246, or Jenny Hill on 01452 722099.

Quiz Night Poster 2015



ReachOut! Fun Day.

February 7th, 2015 by Clive

Another Diary Date for Kingsway Residents:

Holly Ford and Reachout! have organised a Fun Day on February 19th at the Kingsway Sports Pavilion from 12pm, with “Fantastic activities going on for young people to enjoy”.

Reachout! Fun Day-2015

For more information call Holly on 01452-541023 or 01452-542590.



Community Fun Day

February 3rd, 2015 by Clive

Diary Date for local residents.

Green Square Housing have organised a Community Fun Day for Kingsway to be held at the Kingsway Community Centre on February 18th from 1-4PM.

Attractions include 10-15 minute art workshops, craft activities like the “Big Knit”, free bike tune-up’s etc, and with representatives from various local organisations (“Hello Gloucester, Gloucester City Council, the Police, etc), there should be something for everyone to enjoy.

Community Fun Day

Why not come along and meet your neighbours :)



Table Top Sale – Kingsway Community Centre

January 21st, 2015 by Clive

Local resident Claire Woodger is holding a local Table Top Sale , details as follows:

Date: March 8th

Time: 13:30 – 16:30

Loc': Kingsway Community Centre

If you would like a table to sell your baby/children accessories and clothes or are a business related to the above, tables are available at £5 each (to raise funds for the Pied Piper Appeal at Gloucester Children’s Hospital).

There will be a bouncy castle, toddler soft play and WI cakes/teas/coffee.

If you would like a table, call Claire on 07718895908, or Lee on 07875683070, or contact Claire via Facebook.



Incinerator News (of a sort)!

January 21st, 2015 by Clive

The incinerator has become the latest hot topic in this part of the world for many reasons… (Previous posts on this subjectJavelin Park – Latest).

One recently discussed article in the Stroud News & Journal stated:

Gloucestershire County Council’s own figures suggest the MAJORITY of waste due to be burnt in the Javelin Park incinerator will be recyclable, compostable or reusable.

The full article (here) goes on to explain:

On average, the report shows that 67 per cent of the black bag rubbish, also known as residual waste, collected by Gloucester City Council, Cotswold District Council and Tewkesbury Borough Council is either recyclable, compostable or reusable.

Assuming a similar proportion of the residual waste collected by other local authorities in the county is recoverable, the report would suggest that a majority of the waste due to be burnt in the planned incinerator will in fact be recyclable, biodegradable or reusable.

So you’re saying that they will be burning black-bag-waste and because we don’t recycle properly, lots of recyclable waste will be burned!

I am against the incinerator for many reasons, but the argument that they will be burning recyclable waste because folks don’t bother to recycle properly doesn’t seem entirely relevant to me.

The Council are responsible in so much as they have failed to convince local people to recycle and of course we can argue that the system (especially here in Gloucester) is less than ideal (the recycle bins are horrible) but in reality my household throws away almost zero recyclable waste… We do have to run around a fair bit to deposit things like batteries, cardboard, clothes etc and the resulting storage means that my shed is now a large recycling plant and my tools live indoors, but it IS possible, (and the services are improving at the moment).

There are lots of valid reasons to oppose the incinerator, but this seems like a silly argument to me… If for no other reason than the fact that this particular problem can be solved (with or without the incinerator).



Gloucester Bikes

January 20th, 2015 by Gloucester Bikes

At Gloucester Bikes, we look forward to offering a personal service when you visit our family-run business in Gloucester. Whether an experienced cyclist or new to it we are always on hand to offer advice and support along with new and innovative products for our customers.

Our Shop is at Unit 7, Space Business Centre, Olympus Park, Quedgeley, GL2 4AL.

Share Our Passion

Riding a bike really is one of life’s great pleasures and we are always passionate and enthusiastic to hear that our customers share that belief. We pride ourselves on our knowledge and are happy to assist all cyclists no matter what their level of expertise, in a friendly and approachable manner.

If you can not come down to see us, please check out our website.




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