Snap­ping self­ies are a sign of the times for this neigh­bour­hood

GROUP HOPES TO EN­COUR­AGE NEW MEM­BERS US­ING SO­CIAL ME­DIA

Hull Daily Mail - - UP YOUR STREET - By So­phie Cor­co­ran so­phie.cor­co­ran@reach­plc.com

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

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