Springswood Planting Session
The Friends of Kingswood Park have created, along with Kingswood Business Association, a new initiative: Springswood. This is to brighten up Kingswood High Street with planters and raised beds.
The raised beds have been in Kingswood for some time but were neglected. Raf one of our members worked very hard clearing them ready for replanting and they were planted for the summer. They have done very well and a couple of the businesses agreed to help with the watering.
We are holding more replanting sessions on Sunday 1st, 8th and 15th October. The first one will be mainly clearing the summer bedding out and the subsequent Sundays we will be replanting with winter bedding.
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
Reformed in 2014, Friends of Kingswood Park are 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.
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.
The Friends of Kingswood Park, along with Kingswood Business Association, have created a new initiative: Springswood.
This is to brighten up Kingswood High Street with planters and raised beds.
The raised beds have been in Kingswood for some time but have been neglected, so Raf one of the members worked very hard clearing them ready for replanting.
They were subsequently planted up ready for the summer. They have done very well and a couple of the businesses agreed to help with the watering.
The Friends are holding more replanting sessions on Sunday 1st, 8th and 15th October, I hope you can make it to one of them. The first one will be mainly clearing the summer bedding out and the subsequent Sundays we will be replanting with winter bedding.
We are no longer holding the Friday morning volunteering sessions in Kingswood Park. They failed to attract new volunteers which was one of the main aims of the project.
Although we are stopping the Friday morning sessions we are encouraged by the difference the Springswood project is making in Kingswood Town Centre.
You will have noticed the colourful flower beds replacing the overgrown weeds and the new planters along the A420.
We are pleased that two local businesses are assisting with watering the planters. Many residents helped with the planters back in the summer, and now it is time to think about different plants for the autumn and winter.
We are expanding Springswood and have prepared four small beds around the trees in a green space on Cecil Road. See if you can spot them! We plan to plant bulbs here for a wonderful display in the New Year.
We are planning three work days in October to move Springswood from Summer to Winter. See the calendar for details. Please come along and show your support for Kingswood.
We are hoping to serve refreshments for the hard workers and possibly entertain them. If you might be able to help with these, please contact The Friends of Kingswood Park using the details below.
Also, if you know of a business or other organisation or individual that might like to sponsor the Springswood project, please also contact The Friends of Kingswood Park using the details above. Making Kingswood look good looks good for business!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Go hunting for eggs in Kingswood Park at Easter, with a prize every time, and refreshments available.
Click here to view a selection of photos from the 2016 Armed Forces Day on the South Gloucestershire Council Flickr page.
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.
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.