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Residents get together to clean up Copeland Park estate

By Maryam_Qaiser  |  Posted: August 06, 2014

By Maryam Qaiser

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

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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.”

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