Barry Kirby

I am the original Chair of Kingsway Residents Association, a former Quedgeley Parish Councillor and current Spokesperson for Fire, Planning and Infrastructure with Glos' County Council.

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Kingsway Food Co-op

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 by Barry Kirby

Hi All, My wife, Amanda, has set up a Food Co-op for Kingsway families. The idea is that we can put in bulk orders with (mostly) local food producers, who then deliver to our place and then we distribute to you (or you come and pick it up). We currently [Continue Reading]

Thank You

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 by Barry Kirby

I would like to thank all of the residents who voted in the recent County Council elections, and in doing so, placed their trust in me to be our Councillor for Grange and Kingsway. I know that the two areas of Grange and Kingsway have a lot we can bring [Continue Reading]

County Council Elections

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 by Barry Kirby

In under 2 weeks, on the 2nd May, we have the County Council elections. This year will see a change from what we are used to, because of the reduction in the number of councillors and the redrawing of the County Ward Boundaries. Currently, the Quedgeley ward covers all of [Continue Reading]

Kingsway Speedwatch

Thursday, April 4th, 2013 by Barry Kirby

The Kingsway Speedwatch group is now up and running, with Sarah Jones and myself trained to use the equipment. We will be running ops over the next couple of weeks, looking at the main routes of Rudloe Drive, Woodvale, Valley Gardens and Thatcham Avenue. If you want to find out [Continue Reading]

Incinerator Plans up in Smoke – for now

Friday, March 22nd, 2013 by Barry Kirby

It’s great news that the County Council Planning Committee finally listened to reason and threw out the Incinerator plans. What is less great is the fact that the County Council has already signed the contract, so meaning that OUR money, in one form or another will be used to bail [Continue Reading]

Speed Gun Club – AKA Community Speedwatch

Friday, March 22nd, 2013 by Barry Kirby

Hi All, After much delay for a number of reasons – we now have the opportunity to train some of us to use the official Speed Gun over the next week or so. Training will be early evening next week (date and time to be confirmed to fit best with [Continue Reading]

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012 by Barry Kirby

It certainly has been an eventful 2012 and while there is still a long way to go, we have seen a tremendous transformation in Kingsway over the past 12 months. I hope that the next 12 months are just as fruitful I just wanted to take the opportunity to wish [Continue Reading]

My Thanks

Saturday, November 17th, 2012 by Barry Kirby

Hi Everyone, I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who been in touch with many kind words after the AGM on Wednesday. I have really enjoyed working with so many people who were keen to improve the area in which we live and I do want to reassure [Continue Reading]

Kingsway RA Noticeboard Website

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 by Barry Kirby

Hi All, To keep things like notices and events to hand, as well as common information, we have developed a new Residents Association specific website. It is at Let us know what else should go on there and your feedback. Cheers, Barry Hi All, Just to clarify: This website [Continue Reading]

2012 AGM Nominations Closed (KRA)

Thursday, November 1st, 2012 by Barry Kirby

Hi All, Thank you all for your nominations to the Residents Association Committee. Nominations closed last night and the new committee will be introduced at the AGM on the 14th November – 7pm at the School. Those who nominated themselves will receive an email to introduce each other and to [Continue Reading]


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