We’re bringing the neighbourhood back!
The world is busier than ever, and people can feel disconnected from each other, but we believe it’s time for the local neighbourhood to make a comeback.
And that’s why Penrith Council is launching Good Neighbour.
Penrith Mayor Ross Fowler OAM said the Good Neighbour project is a small way Council can support residents to build connections with their neighbours.
“Penrith has always been a place of real community and neighbourhoods. And as our city continues to change and look to the future, it is equally important that we remember and nurture those roots” Cr Fowler said.
“That’s what the Good Neighbour program is about. Providing opportunities and supporting residents to reach out and build those relationships and friendships with their neighbours” Cr Fowler continued.
“It’s also important for our safety and wellbeing. Good relationships transform communities and knowing our neighbours makes us all safer and feel better because social connections help prevent loneliness, isolation and depression.
“It can be hard to know where to start, whether you’re new to Penrith or you’ve lived here all your life. Good Neighbour doesn’t do the work for you, but it does give you a place to start and some access to some great resources to throw a neighbourhood get together” he concluded.
Good Neighbour is available to everyone in the Penrith LGA. All you need to do is fill in a short form, and then they will help you to host your own neighbourhood get-together.
It can be anything you want – a small get together in the front yard, a small street party or a gathering at your local park, it’s up to you! The key is to keep it local enough so you can connect with people in your neighbourhood.
With Good Neighbour you’ll have access to invitation templates, a guide to help you plan and free hire of an event kit including giant games.
Find out more and get planning for your Good Neighbour event at www.penrith.city/GoodNeighbour. You can contact Council’s Community Safety team on 4732 8028.