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.”