GKRA Newsletters




Rose Meech will be retiring as Editor of the GKRA Newsletter at the end of this year. She has done a fantastic job of editing the newsletter since 2004, but now feels that fresh ideas are needed to continue providing this valuable service to villagers. If you would like to join the editorial team, please contact her by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or by phone on 712207. It is a very rewarding task and not at all difficult, and the editorial team are happy to provide any help you might need to get started!


Our award-winning GKRA Newsletter, managed and edited by Rose Meech, is distributed to 1,000 households in the Great Kingshill and Cryers Hill area on a quarterly basis. Each printed issue costs over £1000 to produce, which is usually covered by advertising revenue alongside a small grant from the Parish Council. Any shortfall is covered from the proceeds of village events. However, in recent times, many advertisers have switched from the printed madia to online to spread the word about their businesses and services. The pandemic brought a (temporary) end to our village events, which means dwindling cash reserves to cover the difference. The GKRA has always been very proud of the fact that we do not charge villagers to become members, but we now find ourselves in a position that threatens the ongoing publication of the loss-making newsletter. Therefore, we are appealing to those villagers that are able to make an annual voluntary donation of £5, in order to save it!


If you wish to support keeping the village newsletter alive, please either send donations direct to the association’s bank account:

Great Kingshill Residents Association

Barclays Bank plc Account No: 93924696

Sort code: 20-03-84

Marking your payment “your name/mag”

Or put cash in an envelope (marked GKRA magazine with a note of your name)  through the letterbox of 1 Royal Oak Mews.


You can view the current newsletter, as well archived newsletters from the previous year:

Summer 2021

Spring 2021 - Lockdown Edition 

Winter 2020 

Summer 2020

June 2020 - Lockdown Edition


We always on the look-out for contributors of articles and are particularly interested in articles on gardening, motoring, village hall activities, village history, travel, cooking or local businesses. We also have space for new advertisers.  Please contact Rose Meech, Editor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 712207 if you can help or would like to advertise.

We'd like to thank all our distributors and contributors for their support.

We are actively encouraging Newsletter articles from younger residents of the village!