Celebrating Neighbour Day as a Council
Neighbour Day provides the perfect opportunity for councils to increase social connection in their local areas. You can celebrate in a variety of ways including hosting or supporting events that assist and engage your communities. For information relating to councils hit the view or download button.
5 steps to being neighbourly
Some people find it difficult to build relationships. This Neighbour Day, encourage members of your community to use these 5 simple tips to establish respectful relationships with those around them.
Start with a smile
Make it a habit to flash a friendly smile or say hello, even in chaotic moments, it is sure to make a difference!
The initial chat
Strike up a conversation with a genuine compliment, or a query, as this can be a great icebreaker.
Next time you catch each other, follow up on what you spoke about last time, this shows your interest and people will generally appreciate feeling listened to.
Kind gestures are the ideal way to build positive connections, so consider what you might be able to offer e.g. bring in their bins, water their garden, or share surplus produce or cuttings.
Host your event
Organise a Neighbour Day get together or engage in a neighbourly action – perhaps on Neighbour Day, or whenever is convenient for you. Think of something your neighbours might enjoy e.g. BBQ, morning tea, some friendly games, or perhaps leave a thoughtful note.
Here you will find a number of resources and tools to help you plan and promote your Neighbour Day events.
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Get connected near you
Neighbour Day is a time to increase social connections. Find a physical or virtual event near you, or register to host and event.
You can also register your neighbourly actions, no matter how small.
Do you need any help in finalising or registering your Neighbour Day event? We would love to assist.