are the people in your neighbourhood?
up to that time of year again! Yes, Neighbourhood Week is just around
it all about?
Neighbourhood Week is a week dedicated to getting to know the people who
live close to you.
A small subsidy
is available through some of the city's Community Boards to assist with
left) - Olivia Orange, Rebecca Tindall, Kimberley Smith and Pru Watson
share their ideas with Christchurch City Councillor and Chair of the
Neighbourhood Week Committee Sue Wells.
down the Avon River, pizza parties and an eye catching website were some
of the ideas these St Margarets College Year 8 pupils produced to
promote this years nationwide Neighbourhood Week (October 26
November 1). The girls put their child friendly ideas to last weeks
Neighbourhood Support NZ conference as part of a presentation by Christchurch
city councillor Sue Wells. Do whatever brings your community together,
Cr Wells told delegates planning Neighbourhood Week activities. Go
forth and sell the sizzle.
have Neighbourhood Week?
The power of the neighbourhood is undervalued and underestimated in helping
to address issues such as loneliness, fear of crime, a lack of security
and isolation. It's time to reclaim your neighbourhood any way you want
to. Just do it!
at the lectern are Kimberley Smith (front) and Olivia Orange.
do I organise a get-together?
Past events that people have organised include:
picnic or party
group - open day
on all mail boxes
feast - exotic dishes (Pot luck)
- Hire a
skip and clean up your street
meeting with guest speakers
street garage sale
- Wine and
feast/fair/gala/day - celebrate diversity!
mystery (Who Dunnit?)
- A Neighbourhood
BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE!
you could simply bake a cake or buy a packet
of toffee pops and go and knock on your neighbours door
those at home with young families
.those from different
cultures and even better those you don't know.
Papanui Community Board is hosting a fun fair day for families at the
Groynes, October 27, 11am-3pm.
behind all this?
Neighbourhood Week is the brainchild of the Shirley-Papanui Community
Board, which held the first event in 1998. It's been adopted by other
boards over the last four years and local businesses have got behind the
idea. This year, Neighbourhood Support New Zealand has adopted the idea
and it will be hitting streets nationwide.
do I do now?
If you would like to learn more about Neighbourhood Week, or how to participate,
see the contact details listed below.
area - Jo Maraki 941 5410 and Roger Cave 941 6502
- Sharon Ogden 941 5405
- Sue Cobb 941 5321
- Janice Huddy 941 6532 and Roger Cave 941 6502
- Gina Clarke 941 6615
- Angela Bishop 941 5113
- Kay Rabe 941 6732
If you live
outside Christchurch, contact your local Neighbourhood Support Canterbury
will be published in City
Scene, the City Council's monthly publication and on this web-site.