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Kingswood Park

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Kingswood Park

About Kingswood Park

Kingswood Park offers children's play areas, a bowling green with pavilion and tennis courts, and public toilets with disabled facilities.

Kingswood Park, High Street, Kingswood BS15 4AD

Friends of Kingswood Park

Reformed in 2014, Friends of Kingswood Park are a non-profit voluntary group, united in the desire to improve Kingswood Park and make it a vibrant community space.

They're giving you more reasons to visit, as well as improving facilities.

The Friends are working primarily to improve Kingswood Park and attract more visitors. But they cannot stay within the railings and expect the crowds to come flocking. So, they are giving Kingswood first-hand experience of the benefits of a bit of green around the place, thus providing a link to Kingswood Park.

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Visit www.facebook.com/ourkingswoodpark to find out more.

To contact the group, email: , telephone/text Secretary Jim Whittaker on 07790 234 087 or follow them on Twitter: @K_Pfriends.

The Friends of Kingswood Park's official photographer Denis has kindly supplied the new photos on this page.

Latest News

Friends of Kingswood Park seek 30 volunteers for 2019

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2018 was a colourful year for Kingswood. The Friends of Kingswood Park with councilors and local organisations revived neglected flower beds and put up floral displays along Regent Street that have not been seen for years.

Residents stopped and thanked volunteers for their hard work. 2019 promises to be a great year for Kingswood. The Friends want to recruit around 30 volunteers to further improve the Town Centre and Kingswood Park.

The Friends of Kingswood Park have devised a strong, efficient volunteer structure that will be backed by our experienced officers to make a real difference in Kingswood! The new structure strengthens all levels of the organisation bringing fresh thinking to the top as well as more enthusiastic volunteers.

The Friends of Kingswood Park have created three new strategic roles – Volunteer co-ordinator, Fundraiser and Publicist. This is where fresh thinking and focused activity will take the Friends onto a new level. The Friends will also strengthen numbers helping with gardening, events and in Kingswood Park.

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You can download role descriptions for all of these by clicking on the titles below. Have a look and decide which might suit you. Don’t feel restricted to one only!

Furthermore, if you know anyone else who might be interested, please either share this information or pass on our e-mail address: .

Otherwise, send a text to 07790 234087.

We look forward to hearing from you and working with you in the future.

Success for Kingswood in Britain in Bloom 2018

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Thanks to the hard work of Jim Whittaker and all the volunteers of Friends of Kingswood Park, this year the Royal Horticultural Society scored Kingswood an ‘advancing’ assessment over last year’s ‘improving’ assessment for the Town Centre.

The Friends, who aim to improve Kingswood Park and the surrounding area so residents and visitors have a place to be proud of, met at Kings Chase Shopping Centre to receive their Britain in Bloom award.

The photograph shows two councillors (April Begley and Pat Rooney), Richard Westacott, Chair Churches Together in Kingswood, Jim Whittaker (hat) and various volunteers, with Kings Chase Centre Manager Richard Ryan.

Join our Friday Gardening Sessions

We are continuing our Friday morning volunteering sessions in Kingswood Park from 9:30 am.

A chance for a little light gardening in the fresh air followed with a cup of tea in the Park Centre.

About It’s Your Neighbourhood

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The Royal Horticultural Society’s It’s Your Neighbourhood campaign is part of the wider Britain in Bloom initiative, providing an opportunity for smaller community groups to get involved.

RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood is a unique scheme for volunteered led community gardening projects/groups who are focused on improving their local environment through community gardening.

They can be working in their local street, estate where they live, a back alley they share with their neighbours, or the local community centre’s outdoor space.

Almost any outdoor site being looked after by the local community qualifies for this scheme.

RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood is an inclusive, non-competitive scheme, a group can be made up of any number of community volunteers.

Take the Whitfield Tabernacle Survey

The Whitfield Tabernacle has long been an eyesore in Kingswood. A great pity, because it is probably the most prominent icon of Kingswood's rich heritage.

This is the burned out ruin backing onto Park Road, and there are moves afoot to do something about it.

Please show your support by completing the survey here.

This could be Kingswood's most valuable asset. It could attract visitors and vastly improve business in the area. Do the survey, please.

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Supporting the Kingswood Business Association

The Friends of Kingswood Park are proud to be supporting the re-launched Kingswood Business Association, and will be working local businesses to help increase trade and footfall in Kingswood.

Details of joint projects and events will be posted on this page - come back soon to find out more.

‘Make my Play’ Fundraising

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The Friends of Kingswood Park are very proud to be fundraising for renovating the Kingswood Park children’s play area.

The children’s play area is in great need of improvement. There are two sad derelict items and the others are well used.

We have consulted extensively with equipment providers and with park users of all ages. Our proposals mean that we need to raise £215,000 to provide the play area Kingswood truly deserves.

We need all your help and ideas so please contact us.

Litter Crew

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Many many different groups of visitors use Kingswood Park for a wide variety of recreations and long may that continue.

Regrettably, a small minority of visitors leave their litter behind spoiling the Park for the majority.

South Gloucestershire Council collect litter during the week, but during the weekend, when Kingswood Park is at its busiest, there is no litter collection.

A few weeks ago a visitor told the Friends she would be happy to pick up litter on the occasional weekend.

We have discussed this with the Council and they are prepared to provide the right equipment for the job.

We now want to find a core of volunteers who would go on a little rota for weekend litter picking.

Our Heritage Board

We had a good turnout for the official unveiling of the Heritage Board.

We managed to dodge the worst of the weather and Councillor Williams, Chair of the Council gave a few words before inviting Bill Douglas, great-grandson of the founder of Douglas Motorcycles, to assist her with the unveiling of the board.

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Mark Griffiths, then Chair of Friends of Kingswood Park, and Dennis Noble, Chair of Kingswood History Society, said a few words thanking the relevant people for their work in making this possible.

We were also pleased to welcome Doreen Lindegaard, sister of the late Colin Pillinger, and Judith Pillinger, wife of the late Colin Pillinger. Sam Church, the illustrator also joined the celebrations.

We then had several photographs taken to commemorate the event before the cloud burst and we all made a dash to the Kingswood and Hanham Bowls Club out of the rain, where they had kindly laid on a superb buffet lunch.

A beautiful cake topped off the proceedings, which we all enjoyed immensely.

Events at Kingswood Park

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Family Fun Day

The Friends of Kingswood Park organise an annual Family Fun Day in Kingswood Park.

Come along and enjoy a range of family fun activities, live music and refreshments - all with free entry.

Enjoy activities and workshops, live performances, multi sports, stalls and stands, live music and storytelling.

Easter Egg Hunt

Go hunting for eggs in Kingswood Park at Easter, with a prize every time, and refreshments available.

Santa in the Park

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Help fill Kingswood Park with colourful Santas and see the smiles.

Every December we invite you to leave a Santa in the Park to brighten up our winter.

Schoolchildren delight in making and fixing their Santa to a tree or to the railings - we have seen some very creative Santas in previous years!

Families decorate a tree and leave a message.

Armed Forces Day

Click here to view a selection of photos from the 2016 Armed Forces Day on the South Gloucestershire Council Flickr page.

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Photo courtesy of South Gloucestershire Council

Armed Forces Day honours the contribution made by current members of the armed forces and by veterans of all ages.

It raises awareness in the community of the work the military do, the skills that can be learned by joining the forces and how those skills benefit the community on leaving the forces.

South Gloucestershire Council organises a veterans' parade with marching band and military vehicles and a drum head ceremony.

In the park there are stalls, demonstrations and activities for all the family.

Photos from previous Armed Forces Days:

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