Neigh­bourli­ness

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The Neigh­bour­hood par­ties have been a tremen­dous ini­tia­tive. The drive and en­thu­si­asm from coun­cil staff, Amanda Hema and her team and Richard Gaby and Heather Gaby (of Sport Waikato) has en­sured the par­ties are a suc­cess.

The aim of the ini­tia­tive is to get neigh­bours to know one an­other in a fun so­cial set­ting; en­cour­age feed­back from the com­mu­nity about what they want; make our com­mu­nity safer by fos­ter­ing good neigh­bourly re­la­tions; pro­file the coun­cil and the ser­vices we of­fer; dis­cover peo­ple’s strengths; and en­cour­age links within our com­mu­ni­ties. All of the par­ties have meant that any­where from 50 to 100 fam­i­lies have en­gaged with each other and the coun­cil.

PARTY TIME: The Neigh­bour­hood par­ties have been a sta­ple in bring­ing the com­mu­nity to­gether.

FUN TIMES: Coun­cil­lor Her­man Van Rooi­jen en­joyed the fes­tiv­i­ties at Glenkill Park last week.

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