Row breaks out over Kingsway improvements

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By The Citizen | Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 06:00

A ROW has broken out over who is doing the most to help improve Kingsway.

Gloucester MP Richard Graham said he has been meeting key players on the estate to deal with its issues.

He said: "There are issues outstanding, so I got together a meeting of Kingsway Residents' Association, Quedgeley Urban Village Ltd and both councils' officers and councillors to try and clear some obstacles to completion of important infrastructure in Kingsway. I'm more optimistic now that the Asda application has succeeded and that legal work on the community centre will be sorted out soon.

"Talks on a future surgery are happening, even if not agreed yet and obstacles to road adoption should be clear soon."

But councillor Barry Kirby, a Quedgeley parish councillor for the estate, said: "This meeting was in fact a waste of time. There is already a Kingsway group which meets every quarter and has been working hard to bring these issues to light and work through them."



  • Profile image for titchfield

    Just let someone who has some clout sort this estate out, a certain person has had his day here. QVLC are not interested unless there money in it, the devleopers dont care just look at the planning breaches day in day out starting work before 8am! working sundays! and the mess left behind each night. At least the MP might get somewhere with adoption then we can get some where with enforcement of the yellow lines and have working street light

    By titchfield at 20:17 on 15/02/13

  • Profile image for SELINA30

    Richard the third has spent more time in Kingsway that Richard the MP. Are they related?

    By SELINA30 at 13:22 on 12/02/13

  • Profile image for GlosCityRes

    Looking at his website, it seems there is more to this than Mr Kirbys nose being put out of joint. He is actually praising the Tory Councillors ....

    GlostarRugar - From what goes in this paper, I don't think he can be just called a Busy Body, he looks like he has put a lot of time into the area.

    By GlosCityRes at 11:48 on 12/02/13

  • Profile image for GlostarRugar

    It's good to see the MP involved. He obviously has more clout than a parish councillor busy body! Even if the MPs only involvement is to oil the wheels of progress it's great that he's on the case! Was Mr Kirby the meeting? If not, perhaps that's why he is upset?

    By GlostarRugar at 10:25 on 12/02/13

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