Meet Your Street is back
by Mike Isle
Meet Your Street is back in town and, as always, the Selwyn District Council initiative is bringing neighbours together and welcoming new arrivals to Selwyn.
The council’s community development adviser Jason Flewellen said Meet Your Street gives long-term residents and new arrivals a great opportunity to meet those living around them.
Activities include a free barbecue, music and fun activities for kids. It is the fifth year the council has ‘put it on’ for the community.
“We have received great feedback since launching Meet Your Street, and know local communities look forward to it coming to their streets,” Mr Flewellen said.
The council initially selected 15 locations as host venues for Meet Your Street gatherings for the period November to February. They have now announced a further four venues, one from each ward, for March. They are Sheridan Drive, Rolleston (Selwyn Central ward); Landsborough Drive, Darfield (Malvern ward); Farthing Drive, Prebbleton (Springs Ward) and Station Street, Leeston (Ellesmere ward). The gatherings all take place Tuesdays from 5.30pm and 7pm.
The council is also encouraging the community to organise their own street parties in addition to the council-organised events, and Jason Flewellen said a $75 subsidy for each event was up for grabs for successful applications.
An application form and a list of Meet Your Street locations are on the council’s website: selwyn.govt.nz.