Residents invited to join Good
WIRRAL Council and Involve Northwest
have teamed up to deliver a new pilot scheme to promote what it means to be a
Residents are being asked to show how proud they are of where
they live by putting a sticker in their window saying that they are a good
neighbour. It is hoped that this simple act might start conversations will bring
people together, celebrate good neighbours and serve as a symbol of community
The scheme has been designed to nurture and celebrate community spirit, or at
the very least encourage neighbours to say:- 'hello' to each other.
connected to our neighbours and our communities can help to increase our health
and wellbeing and reduces social isolation.
The Good Neighbours scheme is being delivered by Involve Northwest's Community
Connectors who work in:- Prenton, Noctorum, Oxton, Birkenhead and Tranmere, St
James, Claughton, Bidston Village, Beechwood, Woodchurch, Overchurch, Upton,
Eastham, Bromborough, New Ferry, Rock Ferry, Wallasey, Seacombe, Liscard, New
Brighton, Leasowe, Moreton and Saughall Massie. Organisers are inviting people
living in those areas to take part.
Involve Northwest said:- "We are proud to be launching the Good Neighbour
scheme as part of the Connect Us project. It is in perfect synergy with the
aspirations of the project and it is a pleasure to be introducing yet more
positivity to our day to day interactions within communities. In times where
there can be strains and challenges for communities, it is important to not
forget how much good and strength there is within our neighbourhoods. Since the
Project started in February we have been overwhelmed by the passion, talents and
community spirit we have encountered. The Good Neighbour scheme is a simple way
of celebrating this. Look out for your local Community Connector knocking on
your door, you are guaranteed to be greeted with a smile!"
Cllr George Davies, Chair of Birkenhead Constituency Committee added:- "Social isolation can be a real issue for some people across Wirral and the Good
Neighbour scheme will help local people get involved. We hope that local
residents will get on board, improve community spirit and help isolated
neighbours feel they live in a friendly and supportive neighbourhood."
Residents who would like to get involved won't be expected to give any extra
time if they don't want to and it doesn't mean you'll be responsible for any of
your neighbours. However, the more people who display a good neighbour sticker
in their window, the greater the sense of living in a friendly and inclusive
For more information or to get involved in the Good Neighbour Scheme please call:-
0151 644 4516. Alternatively,
them for more information. Alternately you can also visit the Involve Northwest