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Gloucester Crime Figures

April 7th, 2014 by Clive

This is a message from Alan Hardacre at the Neighbourhood Watch office Bearland, Gloucester for Neighbourhood Watch and Paws on Patrol members:

At the end of the Policing year, crime in Gloucester has again year on year dropped to a new low. Overall crime has dropped by 290 offences representing a 3% reduction. Domestic burglary reduced by 9 offences and non-domestic burglary by 110 offences, therefore burglary is down 8%.

Theft was slightly up by less than 1% and Criminal Damage was down by 4%.

These are again good results and thanks must go to you all for playing your small part in helping to reduce crime in Gloucester and make it a safer place to live. Please keep up the good work and motivate your neighbours to play their part. There are still too many offences committed involving insecure houses, garages, sheds and cars.

KRA Meeting 19-03-14

April 3rd, 2014 by Clive

The Residents Association held it’s latest public meeting on 19th March at Kingsway Primary School. The minutes are now available.

We had an update on the local ReachOut! youth project (first reported here).

We met John Gow, the newly appointed “Community Builder” (see this post by Fred Wood for more information), who spoke about his past experiences, and his plans.

Andy Smith (QUVL) gave us the latest development news regarding the Community Centre (ETA August 14th), Sports Pavilion and facilities (ETA August 14th) and Phase II Shops and parking (ETA August 14th). He also announced that The Jehovah’s Witnesses will be taking on the local "Place of Worship" (plans are currently being approved). Finally, he mentioned that "Litter Pick Days" will continue and that – whilst it was recognised that some of the local Dog Bins may need to ne re-sited, the situation would be reviewed after adoption.

Representatives from the local Community Police said that they now hold local "Drop-In Sessions" at Coco Coffee Lounge (11am on the first Thursday of each month), and Tesco’s (sorry no further details)! They also spoke about the recent spate of house burglaries, reporting that these have occurred throughout Gloucester and were in no way limited to Kingsway. They went on to say that these have – in the main – been opportunists (rather than professional burglars), who have taken advantage of un-secured properties, and finished by offering crime prevention advice, and mentioning that they have responded with increased late-night patrols.

Joe Logan (KRA Chair) gave a review of our (KRA) activities in 2013, our finances and our plans for 2014.

There followed the normal "Q&A" session, fielding questions on a local medical centre, speeding buses, local rail station plans (or the lack of!), and we finished the meeting with Cllr Barry (Baz_k) Kirby requesting help to spend his "three pots of money", and Joe requesting that residents give us some input via a blog entry (here), relating to their respective thoughts toward the KRA, and it’s future within the village.

Lots going on! Be sure to read the minutes for the complete picture.

Kingfisher Church Easter Celebration

April 2nd, 2014 by Clive

Please see the attached poster for our Easter service and celebration on Easter Sunday.

Kingfisher Church Easter Poster 2014

We will be having a service which starts at 10am and finishes at 11am, which will include communion and an Easter Egg hunt for children up to primary school age.

After the service, we will have a celebration which includes BBQ and a free bouncy castle. This will end at 3pm.
This will be held at Kingsway Primary School, and all ages are very welcome.

Look forward to seeing you all then.

Shaun Russell
Pastor – Kingfisher Church Kingsway

Dog Found

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.

Kingsway Residents’ Association – Public Meeting – 19 March

February 24th, 2014 by JoeL


The next Kingsway Residents’ Association Public Meeting will take place in Kingsway Primary School on Wednesday 19 March at 7pm.

We will be delivering a review of our activities last year and our plans for the rest of the year. If there is anything particular that you want to raise, let us know in advance on kingswayra@googlemail.com, and we’ll try to give you an answer on the night.

We hope to see you there.

KRA Committee

HGV Traffic (Asda)

February 24th, 2014 by JoeL


There have been a number of comments regarding HGV traffic going to Asda and having spoken to the Council, I can confirm Asda delivery lorries lorries are not allowed to enter or leave Kingsway using the A38 traffic lights, as the planning consent directs them to enter via Waterwells. Also they should not be parking on Newhaven Road for other than a short period while the loading yard gates are opened.

The Council have asked that any instances of lorries using the wrong route or parking on Newhaven Road, especially parking on the verge, should be reported to Joann.Meneaud@gloucester.gov.uk, with times, registration numbers and preferably photographs.

Chair KRA

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