What about other groups/associations that may already exist?
A Street Association can run alongside a Neighbourhood Watch group, and often does.
That means that the crime-prevention and safety agenda can be combined with the social and helping hand dimension. Through a national agreement, a Street Association can register as a Neighbourhood Watch group (and thereby link to the local police); and a Neighbourhood Watch group can broaden it’s appeal by starting a Street Association, often getting more support as a result.
These tend to focus on ‘nuts and bolts’ issues of common concern, representing residents’ needs to housing associations, local councils and the like.
This can be really valuable – and can combine really easily with the agenda of a Street Association, which is summed up by the strap-line ‘friendship : fun : belonging : a helping hand’.
The Big Lunch
We love to partner with this once-a-year street party concept.
The Street Association gives a simple framework, both to make that happen and to keep things going for the rest of the year.