Sydneysiders are invited to a series of free BBQs at local parks to catch up on the latest news about safety and local services, and meet their neighbours.
NSW Police crime prevention officers will be on hand to talk about safety and security, and City staff will have information about projects and initiatives relevant to residents’ areas.
Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the Good Neighbourhood BBQs provide residents with the chance to get crime prevention advice from police, talk about hot topics, report issues and find out more about City projects.
“Our community BBQs have been running for almost decade, and attendees always walk away armed with more local knowledge and a greater sense of community,” the Lord Mayor said.
“Good Neighbourhood BBQs encourage a spirit of belonging that makes our city friendlier, safer and more connected ̶ simple things like saying ‘hello’ and getting to know your neighbours.
“They’re also about feeling safer and taking simple, common sense advice to protect your home and other property. I encourage everyone to come along.”
The family-friendly get-togethers will feature live music and children’s entertainment, including a mobile animal farm.
The Good Neighbourhood BBQs are scheduled for:
Surry Hills – Sunday, 17 March, Shannon Reserve, corner of Crown and Foveaux Streets, 11am-2pm
Waterloo – Wednesday, 20 March, Waterloo Green, corner Raglan, Cope and Phillip Streets, 11am-2pm
Darlington – Sunday, 24 March, Charles Kernan Reserve, Abercrombie Street, 11am-2pm
Surry Hills – Wednesday, 27 March, Ward Park, Devonshire Street, 11am-2pm
Redfern – Wednesday, 3 April, Poet’s Corner, Morehead Street, 11am-2pm
Glebe – Sunday, 7 April, Foley Park, corner Pyrmont Bridge Road and Glebe Point Road, 11am-2pm
Waterloo – Wednesday, 10 April, Crown Park, corner Crystal and Broome Streets, 5pm-8pm
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