Street party for Hethersett Road after it's named best in Barton
PEOPLE from all faiths were brought together in Barton and Tredworth in celebration of their area.
Residents attended the cultural fair to celebrate cultures and communities.
The day was officially opened by the city's first Muslim Sheriff, Said Hansdot.
He said: "Throughout the day there was a real community feel. We need to have more events like this."
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During the day a small ceremony was also held to award the cleanest street in Barton with a plaque.
Over the past month community volunteers were joined by city council officers and staff from the Sainsbury's Barton store to help tidy up litter in a campaign called Believe in Barton.
It was announced Hethersett Road was the cleanest street in the area.
Mock Mayor Delroy Ellis said: "The houses that took part in scheme made a real effort but it was Hethersett Road which was extremely clean."
Rookia Rlyman, 56, and daughter Zabein Patel, 40, collected the award on behalf of the street.
Zabein said: "All the neighbours got together and really had a good time in clearing the street. To celebrate our award residents of Hethersett Road will be having a street party soon. The cultural fair was very important as it brings the community together to have fun and mix with each other."
The Mayor of Gloucester Chris Chatterton agreed: "The event celebrated the diversity of cultures and we need an event like this every year."
Families enjoyed tasting a variety of speciality dishes including Indian, African and Mediterranean.
Anisa Patel, who runs The Green Aubergine cookery school, whipped up some delights for visitors including shish kebabs, samosa, chicken biryani and channa chaat.
She said: "The day was all about bringing the community together. Many people have arrived in Barton and Tredworth in the past 10 years and they now call it home, as we do. It is important for everybody in the community to get on and it was nice to display this."
Visitor Julie Bocking, said: "It was a wonderful day and my granddaughter really enjoyed the rides. It was nice to taste the food."
Pat Scannell, of the Tredworth Estate Tenants' and Residents' Association (Tetra), said: "Since the amalgamation of the Tetra and Tredworth Residents' Association we have been really pleased to support the event."
The event took place at St James Park.