• Helping streets across the
    UK become more friendly

  • Making UK streets a friendlier
    place for our families and friends

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Welcome to Street Associations

What you can do to TRANSFORM YOUR STREET?

Why not help your street to become more friendly, supportive – a place people belong, have friends and look out for one-another?

Let’s make it a great place for children to grow up! Smiling and greeting on the street.

Fun events together, such as a picnic, games, Christmas party, coach trip, tea for seniors, Easter egg hunt. A street where you feel you can ask for help – and offer it.


Many streets are already starting a Street Association.

A small core group (maybe 6-8 people) meets over a coffee four or five times a year to come up with ideas and then makes things happen.

Street Associations are at the heart of two campaign initiatives – As One and Permission to Smile – which are taking root in various parts of the UK, with two-metre banners like the ones pictured below sprerading the message.

The campaigns typically lead to neighbourhood events which facilitate streets to start their own Association.

See for yourself

Just some of our great feedback

Here’s what some community members said about their Street Association.

“More friendliness, waving and smiling around the street”.

“Lovely sense of community, belonging and neighbourliness!”

“I have made some lovely friends as a result of the Street Association”

“The way people muck in, ‘it’s been great. And they have been so generous. Restores your faith, as they say”