Login Register

Residents get together to clean up Copeland Park estate

By Maryam_Qaiser  |  Posted: August 06, 2014

Residents and county councillor Barry Kirby clean up the streets in Copeland Park

Comments (0)

PEOPLE in Copeland Park have come together to create their own residents’ group.

The fast-growing estate near Kingsway now has almost 1,000 homes.

Although it is a new community, neighbours are determined to get to know each other and take pride in their neighbourhood.

Now a residents’ group is being founded by dad-of-one Stuart Mays, who has lived on the estate since 2006.

County councillor Barry Kirby (L, Grange and Kingsway) is also helping the group, which meets monthly.

Last week a group of residents held their first litter pick day, taking to the streets with their bags and litter pickers.

Mr Kirby said: “We have already had two residents’ meetings. The aim of the group is to try and achieve what the Kingsway Association does. Residents’ groups are a very good idea.

“The residents feel they are on the edge of Quedgeley and Tuffley. But now they belong to a group.”

Residents are now keen to hold a second litter pick day ahead of the last successful one.

My Kirby said: “It went really well. Although there was not much litter people were keen to keep on top of it. I was surprised to see children turn up and have some fun. The good weather helped.”

In the next few weeks Mr Kirby will be using a speed identification device which will detect how fast cars are travelling in the area in a bid to crack down on speeding.

Mr Kirby said: “The device belongs to the county council and we are keen to use it in Copeland Park, Kingsway and Quedgeley too.

“It will be a way to raise awareness of speeding.”

Read more from Gloucester Citizen

Do you have something to say? Leave your comment here...

max 4000 characters