Neighbourhood Week is happening again this year from Friday 23 October to Sunday 1 November, and it is a fantastic opportunity to bring people together, build stronger communities and get to know those around you. It is also a perfect excuse for a party!
In this day and age it is a bit hard to keep track of the people around you. We all work or have too many commitments and, before you know it, you are surrounded by strangers! This is the perfect time to go and meet your neighbours without them thinking you are a bit strange. 😉
There are many ways you can participate, from organising a street party to hosting a dinner or a sports day to just going and introducing yourself to your neighbours.
There are heaps of tips and ideas on the Neighbourhood Week page, from how to organise a party to how to ask for a grant for one (although applications for this year have closed, it's never too early to start planning for next year) and you can even print invitations for your event.
We also have some wonderful books at Christchurch City Libraries that will give you ideas. You can
- make fantastic street party food
- organise a game day or night for old and young
- or even polish your event planning skills
You can also find out about what’s happening in your library by browsing our events calendar. Chances are you'll meet people that live in your area and that have similar interests to you… win win!