Getting Started

People drinking coffee

If you haven’t got a Neighbourhood Group set up, but you’d like to, here are some tips to get started.

  • Link in with one or two other neighbours first of all to talk it through if you can. Lots of groups have found it’s nice to have other people to bounce ideas off
  • Decide how you’d like to stay in touch e.g. WhatsApp, then put a note through the doors of the people in your street or the area you’ve decided your group will include
  • Collate phone numbers/emails and set up whatever works for you – each street is different. Some prefer a Facebook group or WhatsApp, or email group. Bear in mind some neighbours won’t be online and may need a doorstep chat to stay included
  • It works really well to link in together for something fun to start with. Perhaps you’d like to get involved in a community weeding day or organise a street art exhibition in your windows
  • If you’d like some help to get started, contact Hannah Stopford our Community Development Projects Officer

Ways to come together…

11 March 2021
Last Updated
14 April 2023