|10 July 2000|
Neighbourhoods Getting Together
Christchurch City Councillor Sue Wells is getting thousands of neighbours together to alert them to Neighbourhood Week to be held from Saturday 28 October to Friday 3 November.
Cr. Wells wants a massive turn-out at her special function at the Town Hall on Tuesday 25 July at 4pm at which there will be a talk followed by coffee and cake.
She says she would like to see the Town Hall filled to the gunwales with "people who get out and do it in our community."
All Neighbourhood Support Group co-ordinators are being invited to the special function that is designed to alert them to Neighbourhood Week. "In fact, any organisations working with the community are welcome to come along. We want to make this a major event. I would like to see a couple of thousand people who care about the future of our neighbourhoods," she says.
The special speaker will be Jacquelyn Goodwin of the Wanganui Safer Community Council.
"Letters will be going out this week to co-ordinators inviting them to the meeting. Theyll be able to bring someone else from their group or someone who may be interested in starting a group," Cr. Wells says.
"We would also like to hear from anyone else who would like to come. We also want to get the message to lapsed groups. Those who want to reform a Neighbourhood Support Group should contact Sergeant Pat Creasey of the Christchurch Police," she says.
Cr. Wells says the talking will last an hour and after that it will be mix and mingle with coffee and cake.
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