Neighbours Day
Residents from Goodger Court Flats. Photo Supplied

Cromwell Council Flat residents were treated to ‘Neighbours Day’ barbeques last week.

Cromwell Neighbourhood Support Coordinator, Karen Palmer said, “the barbeque idea was a follow-up to a ‘christmas treat’ drop off at the end of last year.

We wanted to give the residents of the council flats an opportunity to share food, stories and advice with each other.

It was very appropriate that the theme for Neighbours Day this year was “Connecting with Kai”

The Barbeques were held over four nights and were well received by the residents.

“I loved hearing the stories of where people had come from, the things they had seen change, how they were coping with Covid-19 and the ideas they had to help each other in their communities”.a

Karen was able to share information with the residents about how to keep themselves and others in their community safe and connected.

“Ït was great to hear them have conversations about how they could support each other, resources they needed, activities they did in the community”.  Planning is already underway for further activities and social events.

Neighbourhood Support, Connect Cromwell and Cromwell Community House combined resources to promote Neighbours Day.  The Preserve Pick-ups were well received and the people making the jams had many and varied ideas of how they would distribute their produce.  Many shared photos of how they were connecting with their neighbours and friends through food and received “Cuppa Prize Packs”. 

If anyone is interested in joining Neighbourhood Support or wants to talk to someone about what is happening in their neighbourhoods please contact Karen or Beth at Cromwell Community House 03 445 1690.