Plan your private residents street party
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Plan your private residents street party

Sharing with neighbours

Everyday people perform many small acts of neighbourly kindness and Streets Alive encourages sharing and helping neighbours.

A street swap shop offering clothes, furniture and toys

Neighbours' SwapShop Kit

We offer a free Swap Shop Kit to encourage neighbours to lend or swap things, something like a swishing party plus. The Kit is freely available to use at street parties and mainly involves a chart on which people can write down their 'Offers' and 'Wanted' items. On the day, you stick the chart to a board as a 'SwapSwop' / 'Bring & Buy' table. You need to promote this in advance so that people can plan what to offer/want. It is also about helping, skills or knowledge. Here are some ideas:

  • DVD or games 'street library'
  • Lending tools, swapping toys
  • Keeping an eye on a neighbour's house when away
  • Helping with gardens or car cleaning
  • sharing use of a car with a neighbour
  • Knowing a good plumber, garage etc.

Download our free Kit and tell us how it goes.

Getting Organised With Neighbours

A young man fixing another resident's bicycle

Once you have got some swapping and sharing going, The Kit will help residents to plan and get organised at a deeper level.

  • Supporting: Child care network, gardening club
  • Taking action: improving a local park, Neighbourhood Watch
  • Life-skills: DIY, bike/car maintenance, cooking, first aid, IT, painting, playing an instrument, dancing, singing
  • Inter-generations: older and young people swapping expertise like reading, baking, IT

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