Snapping selfies are a sign of the times for this neighbourhood
GROUP HOPES TO ENCOURAGE NEW MEMBERS USING SOCIAL MEDIA
A NEIGHBOURHOOD watch group has come up with a plan to get more members – selfies.
The Garden Village Neighbourhood Watch group have been asking neighbours replacing signs to take selfies of them putting the signs up.
The group, led by Sally Garbutt, is 30 years old.
She said: “When we started we wanted everyone around the area to talk and communicate like neighbours, so we started using the Neighbourhood Network, which is really nice and we now have 22 members.
“We put the first sign up on the Oval and asked for volunteers to come and put them up and take a selfie.”
Sally said the trend has already taken off and she has been the recipient of many of the volunteer’s selfies of themselves while putting the signs up.
She said: “We have a Facebook group for the Neighbourhood Network and encourage people to put their selfies in the group. We want to explain to everyone who we are and what we want to do and it also gives people a chance to say what they want from us and what they want to see in the area. They can also come and chat to us about any problems that they have.
“We are really pleased with the way it has come along. The community group is quite new and we want lots of people involved. The network started in June. We also have Adam Williams, the councillor, who is on board. It is lovely because everyone is joining in.”
The Garden Village Neighbourhood Network entices volunteers by getting them to send selfies of them putting signs up, including left, Stephen Campbell and, below, Adam Williamson