Next Sunday is Neighbour Day here in Australia. A great time to say g'day and build community right on your doorstep. In Ballarat, there are events planned:
The City of Ballarat is inviting residents to support National Neighbour Day either by participating in organised activities being held at local community/neighbourhood houses or putting on their very own neighbourhood party.
National Neighbour Day, Sunday 25 March, is a day for all Australians to celebrate community connectedness. This initiative aims is to raise awareness of the issues of isolation, security and the benefits of having connections within our communities.
National Neighbour Day offers a unique opportunity for the people of Ballarat to do something with their neighbours; simply say g'day, invite them over for a cup of tea, host a BBQ, chat over the fence or organise a street party.
Council supports National Neighbour Day each year and is once again encouraging the simple concept of neighbourliness by asking local residents to play their part in creating a safe, healthy and happy Ballarat community.
Organised events to support National Neighbour Day, 2012 include;
Wendouree West Community House:12-14 Violet Grove, Wendouree
Monday 19 March, 1 - 2.30pm. Scone baking demonstration at 1pm and preserving demonstration at 1.30pm. Drop in for a cup of tea and chat. For more information contact 5339 5069
Ballarat North Community House: 6 Crompton Street, Ballarat
Thursday 22 March, 10 - 11.30am. Nearby residents are invited to join a "Neighbours around the Corner" morning tea. For more information contact 5329 1101
Ballarat East Community House:507 Eyre Street, Ballarat
Saturday 24 March, 10am - 1pm. Join members of your community and Miss Jane from Power FM, the CWA, Breaze Local Food Group and the Ballarat Permaculture Guild for a morning of fun. Activities include: Veggie Patch Blitz, Scones, Breaze Local Food demonstrations and a Winter Veggie Garden workshop. For more information contact 5331 4107
Delacombe Community House:102 Leawarra Crescent, Delacombe
Sunday 25 March,10am -12pm. Polystyrene box gardening competition. Grow locally, learn to recycle and meet your neighbours, $3 entry. For more information contact 0407 360 214