We have worked with local councils in Birmingham, Bournmouth, Christchurch & Poole, Dudley, Hampshire, Islington, Staffordshire, Walsall and Worcestershire to help establish Street Associations. Other partners have included the Centre for Citizenship and Community.
We have partnered with Neighbourhood Watch nationally and encourage Street Associations to include street security as part of their remit. A Street Association and a Neighbourhood Watch Group can easily run alongside each other.
Additionally, we have been supporting The Big Lunch and they have on many occasions promoted to their participants the idea of setting up a Street Association to keep community spirit alive in between Big Lunches.
Residents Associations, which tend to focus on ‘nuts & bolts’ issues such as what needs to be repaired, can also run alongside a Street Association, which focuses on developing social connection.