Do you know your neigbours, do you know others who share your views ? We get fed (mostly bad) news from Parliament or the other side of the planet, about which we can do little. But isn’t it more important to know your neighbours, and those you can call on for help in your time of need, (and help them out in theirs) ? One of the tyrannies of modern life, car-culture and 24×7 news on the television and radio, is that we are isolated from those who live around and about us.
It can be as simple as just taking the time to stop and talk to those around us.
The Big Lunch
Sue and Ian got a Big Lunch street party organized in Felton Road, Parkstone. Longstanding neighbours who had never taken the time to stop and chat are now talking together, plotting further events, and creating a much more cohesive community within their street.
http://www.thebiglunch.com/ nationally is planned again for June 2010
And the site shows lunches that were registered, and locations with people who were interested.
Good beer (no, you don’t have to drink Absinthe), and green chat. Transition BH meet at the Goat and Tricycle – Bournemouth (near the Triangle) at 7:30pm.
- Oct 6th 2009
- Nov 4th
- Dec 3rd
We have various ideas about skills sharing evenings, on crafts, permaculture, growing skills. Also there are websites designed to bring together people with common needs and skills. For example http://www.justfortheloveofit.org