Time to meet your street in Selwyn
Selwyn’s third annual Meet Your Street programme is set to kick off in time for summer.
Selwyn District Council’s mobile barbecue will be visiting 18 different locations around Selwyn providing free street gatherings to encourage neighbours to get to know each other. Along with the free barbecue, the events include music and games for kids.
Connecting Communities coordinator Tyla Harrison-Hunt said it’s a chance for neighbourhoods to get together to catch up and make new friends.
The events are on Tuesdays between 5.30–7pm. Invitations will be dropped into mailboxes the week before. The first is on November 7 at Markham Way Reserve, Rolleston.
Council has funds available for those keen to organise and host their own street gathering, with a subsidy of up to $75 available.
Anyone who lives in a neighbourhood in Selwyn can apply for the subsidy, which has increased from the $50 offered last summer.
See the council’s website for more information and details of a competition to win a bonus Meet Your Street event for up to 50 people.