Fireworks at Kingscote Barn 28th March & 2nd April

Dear all,

This is just a quick email to let you know that there will be a PRIVATE fireworks display taking place at The Kingscote Barn on the below dates for approximately 10 mins. This will be run by Coates Fireworks.;

  • Monday 28th March at 8.15pm
  • Saturday 2nd April at 8.15pm

Thank you

Best Wishes,

Cat Johnson

Senior Wedding & Events Coordinator

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Kingscote Barn, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8YE

01453 861161


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Mothering Sunday service

Sunday March 27th at 9.30 am

at St John the Baptist Church, Kingscote

We haven’t been able to have a Mothering Sunday service at Kingscote for a couple of years, so for 2022 we would like to make it extra special to welcome everyone back, with the children having an opportunity to be involved in the service if they would like to.  

If your child/children would like to take part in a short drama script, play their music instrument or read a lesson, then please get in touch with me by Saturday March 19th with your contact details, and we can arrange a mini rehearsal with Rev Caroline so that nobody feels overwhelmed.  

Of course, anybody who would like to be part of the congregation and not take an active role will be equally, warmly welcomed.  There will be posies for children to give to mothers, or those that care for them, candles to light for those who wish to remember those who are no longer with us, a collection for Save the Children as well as coffee/tea/ squash and biscuits after the service.

We do hope you are able to join us.

Jane Nichols                   Tel: 01453 860534

Public meeting to discuss climate change and biodiversity activities in Kingscote Parish – Monday 7 March

Public meeting to discuss climate change and biodiversity activities in Kingscote Parish

Monday 7 March 2022 at 7.30pm in Kingscote Village Hall

A public meeting is arranged for Monday 7 March at Kingscote village hall to discuss what actions we might wish to take, either as individuals or as a community, to help reduce the adverse effects of climate change and biodiversity loss. Please come along if you can and share your ideas.

We all want to avoid unnecessary damage to the environment,but it is not always easy to know what we should do for the best. Sometimes we get conflicting advice, and reliable objective guidance can be difficult to find.

Some neighbouring towns have established Climate Action Networks to provide a focus for discussion, dissemination of useful advice and coordination of activities. Kingscote Parish might wish to do something similar, on a smaller scale, or alternatively link with a local group.

The meeting on 7 March will be to establish the level of interest in climate actions, to canvas opinions on what is desirable and to decide what we might do next. The objectives are:

1. To encourage individual and community activities aimed at sustainability

2. To provide a forum for sharing ideas and pooling knowledge

3. To make it easier for residents to get reliable, objective advice.


1. Introduction

2. Brief presentation by Sam Munton who is Chair of Wotton Area Climate Change Network. She will outline what this group does and answer questions.

3. General discussion of what topics are of interest to residents and how to move forward.

4. Attitudes to the current consultation on climate actions by Cotswold District Council

5. Conclusions

Time Limit: 1 hour 30 mins.

If you have any queries about the meeting, please contact Tony Wooldridge on 07966 186593.

Fireworks – ‘low noise’ v ‘regular’

There have been a number of discussions ongoing between villagers, event venues and local firework suppliers. It was felt it would be helpful for villagers to read the letter below to understand the difference between the different types of fireworks:

Dear Annabella

Happy New Year!

Low noise fireworks are considerably quieter than “ regular” fireworks.

There are many types of both quiet and regular fireworks, where regular fireworks burst at various heights from anywhere between 100 and 500 feet throwing out stars and effects (the noise is the sound of the burst) quiet fireworks try to replicate the effect by sending out the stars effects in single tubes all bundled together in a “ cake”. When the cake is ignited the single stars and effects are shot out of their prospective tubes in fast succession, with only a small burst required for each tube . Some of the quiet products are very good, however, the downfall is they are more expensive, create a huge mess (each tube will also fire out a cardboard disk and tube) and the viewing angle is a lot lower, as most only reach about 60 feet.

We use many quiet and regular fireworks  in our shows to try and achieve a happy medium.

Where quiet fireworks really come into play is with pyromusicals; we use huge amounts of single shot devices in strategic points in the musical score, where noise would spoil the effect. Again, pyromusicals are far more expensive than a regular show.

In conclusion, low noise fireworks are becoming a lot more popular, but be prepared to pay more for a quiet display compared with a regular display.

Personally, I feel both have a part to play in a fireworks display.

Kind regards

Martin and Nikki Coates
07956 304982