Vacancy for Coronation Hall Treasurer

Kingsland Coronation Hall has a prominent position with the village community providing good quality space for numerous village activities and one off functions . The hall is run by a small management committee. The committee meets 10 times a year with meeting generally lasting about 1 ½ hours.

Our excellent Treasurer has decided to take a well-earned break and we are looking for a volunteer to take on the role. The task involves keeping the books, paying bills and a certain amount of paperwork in the form of submissions and licenses that are required.

Whilst it is a role that needs to be tackled professionally, you would be very much part of a team who are all keen to ensure that the hall is run efficiently and can be enjoyed by the community who use and support it.

For further information please get in touch with either :

The Chairman, Richard Frost via or

The Secretary Lisa Juson via

Many thanks

Richard Frost


SMAAK Newsletter for March – lots going on!!!



The funeral of much loved villager Jill Probyn was a sad but uplifting occasion.  It was the wish of Jill’s sons that the generous donations of the congregation should be split equally between the Millennium Green Trust and SMAAAK.  Each charity received £504. Many thanks to Jill’s family and to all contributors.

SMAAAK’ s fund raising programme for 2014 continues with a mixture of high quality live music and art, courtesy of Arts Alive, and other fun events including the re-instatement of the legendary Kingsland Potato Growing competition and an out-of-the-ordinary Pub Quiz night. 

We will be shortly be taking bookings for…

“Field Notes”Friday 28 March7.30pm at The Coronation Hall – using old maps of the region as their inspiration, Field Notes is a brilliant collaboration of specially commissioned music and art by renowned composer Howard Skempton and textile artist Matthew Harris, with music performed by four of the world-class Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. All in a relaxed, informal setting.

Tickets £12, £5 for students and under 18s. Special offer 4 adults for the price of 3. Evening includes a licensed bar and refreshments.

“Precious Bane”, Saturday 21 June, 7.30pm at St Michael & All Angels – The Village Quire perform an evening of folk music and readings based on Mary Webb’s acclaimed book Precious Bane, with Phil Smith as The Narrator. This event will also see the launch of a new booklet on St Michael & All Angels researched and authored by Tricia Pothecary.

Tickets £12, £5 for students and under 18s. Evening includes a licensed bar and refreshments.

“Cosi fan Tutti”Saturday 19 July, 7.30 pm at St Michael & All Angels – Mozart’s famous and much loved opera, performed by the wonderful Pop Up Opera. Bring-your-own picnic for the Green – weather permitting!

Tickets £25, £10 for students and under 18s.  Licensed Bar.

And… look out for the SMAAAK Auction of Promises in the Autumn!

All tickets can be purchased from Kingsland Post Office, Garden Tea Room, or call 01568 709579 or 0790 558 9830. Whilst we prefer bookings and payment in advance, we are always happy to accommodate last minute arrivals. 

Finally, we would love to hear from you if you have ideas for fun future events or activities.  

Proposal to open Kingsland Flower Show entries to people from outside the Parish

There will be an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Kingsland Flower Show at the Post Office commencing 7.00pm on Monday 10 March 2014.

The meeting is to consider and, if thought appropriate, amend the Constitution to allow all persons from the Benefice and nearby villages to enter The Show.

At present only residents of Kingsland Parish and children attending the School, Pre-School and Nursery can enter The Show.

As a result of dwindling entries in recent years, it is hoped this proposal will attract entries from residents of villages surrounding Kingsland, thereby boosting numbers.

If you have any opinion on this proposal, please attend the meeting and air your thoughts.

KFS Committee

12 February 2014

Have you any pictures of the Kingsland floods?

If you have any good pictures of the floods in and around Kingsland parish on Sunday February 9th we’d love to see them. Please do send us copies and we will publish them on the website. You can send .jpeg files via

Many Thanks!


Floods in Kingsland

There are a lot of floods in and around Kingsland. There is no access in to Kingsland at the moment. Floods at Shrublands; Chapel Lane. No access up Yarpole road at Lugg Green. Flood/road closures at Car Auctions; Eardisland; Monkland. Let us know if you know of any more.

Not a good day to try and get anywhere. Take care everyone!