Here are a bunch of resources and ideas to help jumpstart your StreetNet.
Getting Started Pack
A Guide to a Great Door Knock
Street Party Invitation
Get Social Online Card
Things your StreetNet can do
Nothing beats a friendly wave and a smile, but a true sense of community is about more than that. Here are a few different ways you can reach out to neighbours to help create a truly vibrant sense of community on your street.
- Help out while someone's out of town: offer to bring in the mail, feed the cat, water the garden, bring in their bin
- Swap recipes – borrow the cup of sugar!
- Lend a hand:
- Share tools
- Lift heavy things
- Fix things
- Check in on some of our older residents:
- Pick up shopping
- Offer to be someone’s emergency contact
- Hold a physically distant street party, driveway drinks, share a cuppa by the fence or get-together in some other way
- Check in every now and again
- Keep an eye out for anything suspicious
- Anything you can think of ….
Keeping our kids safe
We love the idea of children playing with one another in the street and encourage young people to be active leaders in their community, but it’s important we all work together to keep our young people safe.
- Children participating in any StreetNet street party, activity, event or initiative must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times.
- Families and individuals participate in StreetNet initiatives at their own risk (don’t worry, we’ve got a heap of safety information and tips and tricks to ensure your safety)
- It’s great to encourage young people to get involved. But make sure you chat to a parent or guardian before encouraging any young people to be involved in your StreetNet, or enlisting their help in any events or initiatives. Ensure you have their parent or guardian's consent and support first.