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Get to meet your neighbours

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closed street for event

All sorts of events are possible and are a great way to reclaim the street for socialising

notice board with note ideas for changing the street

Are your neighbours keen to get together to make changes?

The simplest thing you can do is to get outside and start using the street. Say hello to your neighbours, sit on your wall or in your front garden, use the space socially.

What else is going on?

Find out if there is a local community organisation or Tenant and Residents Association you could join. Your council website should list the community groups nearest to you or try Next door who work to connect local people

Find out what people think about the street

Are your neighbours keen to get together to make changes? Are they happy/unhappy with anything on your street?

Hold a Community meeting

Making improvements will only work if there’s interest and commitment from a number of like-minded residents. Once you have met a few of your neighbours, how about arranging a community meeting so you can get together and have a friendly chat about your street?

Choose a suitable meeting place, time and date to get people along. At the event, find out what people think are the most important issues and what they'd like to improve most.

Come up with some simple ideas to get people thinking.

Community events

Another great way to meet you neighbours is to hold an event. All sorts of events are possible and are a great way to reclaim the street for socialising, you can host a street party, picnic, barbeque or play-out day.

Holding an event is easier than you think, check out the resources below to help you think through ideas and start organising.