Good Neighbours Day
The ‘Good Neighbours Day’ GND is an initiative which takes place on a fix date during the summer season where a series of borough-wide coordinated events at the same time. The aim being to bring a community agenda to a personal space, stressing that healthy, active and integrated communities start from the home and neighbourhood.
The GND is a great opportunity where locally people can;
Come together in a spirit of fun and community
Create and build relationships to enjoy on a regular basis
Strengthen community spirit
Realise the importance of their role in making their neighbourhood a good place to live
Have conversations and become aware of needs of people in their area
Become more willing to cross cultural boundaries in their outlook towards the wider community
People from across various class, faith, race and age backgrounds engage in a process to personalise their local community identity and then celebrate it. These events could be a street party or a cleaning of the local area campaign, ultimately it will be local people who will decide what course of action they want to take.
Building Bridges Pendle will work with local groups and organisations as a partner and also recruit and empower people to become proactively involved in the design and delivery of the GND initiative in their ward.