Our lives are often so busy many of us don’t know the people living closest to us. Getting to know our neighbours helps create a sense of belonging, strengthens connections and ensures everyone is involved in the buzz of local community. Know My Neighbour is a simple initiative to encourage neighbourliness through sharing creative ideas of friendly activities to get know those that live closest to us. Together we can reduce social isolation in our city – what small part can you play?
On 19th December at 6pm, One Church will be hosting a Cider and Carols evening for all the community. This is the perfect excuse to get together… Read more “Cider and Carols on 19th December at One Church”
Last year we distributed 3,000 free Christmas cards throughout Brighton and Hove to encourage people to get to know their neighbours. Due to the success of last year, and… Read more “Christmas Card Campaign 2016”
Falls and fall-related injuries are a common problem for older people, with the seriousness often overlooked. AgeUK report that ‘around one in three adults over 65 who… Read more “Are you or your neighbour at risk of a fall?”
We’re encouraging neighbours to tell us their stories of getting to know their neighbours. Please feel free to tell us yours!
The houses either side of ours are inhabited by students and they’ve both just been re-let to new groups of students. I picked up some of your postcards during the Festival in May and I posted one through the house to the right of ours last week. They came round 5 days later with a batch of homemade fairy cakes!! The house to the left has just been re-inhabited this week so I’ll put a postcard through..
Just a few weekends ago, Friends of Westdene Green hosted a community picnic and celebrated The Barn coming back into community hands. You can read more about this community event here.