Meet the Neighbours

Connected communities are resilient communities and good neighbour relationships come in handy at times of personal hardship or emergency.

If you'd like to get to know your neighbours, here are a few simple ideas:

  • Give excess lemons from your tree to your neighbours
  • Swap mail collecting and pet feeding when you go away
  • Offer to go grocery shopping for someone in need
  • Invite your neighbours for an informal BBQ or morning coffee
  • Share a bike ride or a walk before or after work with a colleague, friend or neighbour
  • Exchange skills (piano lessons for baby-sitting, gardening for dinner, etc)
  • Organise a street garage sale or party (see this Meet the Neighbours brochure(PDF, 722KB) and the Neighbourhood Street Party Guide(PDF, 3MB) for tips on how to organise an event)

Read more about Resilient Communities in our Emergency Management section or in the Connected Communities are Resilient Communities brochure(PDF, 628KB)