Hope you are well and enjoying the lovely Spring days between the stormy ones!
Neighbourhood Support Update
Please find the latest crime stats and Troy’s blog focusing on keeping tool safe and promoting our friends at Community Patrols.
Neighbourhood Support’s October theme is being prepared for natural disasters. Here is information on the National Shake Out Day Earthquake Drill and how to teach your workplace. It is this Thursday 17 October at 1:30pm. We are all encouraged to Drop, Cover and Hold at this time.
The Greenhithe Emergency Resilience Group is working to help build our community resilience. Street Contacts have been invited to a presentation from this team in mid-November. If you have not received this invitation and would like to attend, please let me know.
International Friends will also have an Emergency Resilience presentation for newcomers in November with a Mandarin translator. More details to follow.
The Greenhithe Emergency Resilience Group is looking for person(s) interested to volunteer their time to support the group’s communication systems and social media. Please contact the Chief Fire Officer by email if you are interested.
The outside wall of our local Fire Station will shortly have a defibrillator for use in a community medical emergency. There will be a community training workshop for this. More details to follow.
Thank you to all the Street Contacts for the work they are doing. It is time to plan our street barbeques. We are currently looking for a few people who would like to make a difference by being that go-to person: if this is YOU, or if you don’t know who your Street Contact is, please contact me.
October is a busy month- some exciting events are happening in Greenhithe despite the roadworks!
The next Greenhithe Community Cafe is Sunday 20 October 10am-11.45am. John Cowan of the Parenting Place will provide useful insights on Growing Great Relationships. Doors open for this free event at Greenhithe School hall at 9.30am.
Our annual Spring Carnival is from 4pm to 7pm on Thursday 31 October in Collins Park. This is always loads of fun with super slides, face painting, games, flower arranging, farm animals and of course candy floss. It is a good Halloween alternative for all the family. Bring a picnic, or buy sausages or tacos. Please leave your scary masks off for this event.
Thank you to everyone who came along to one of our local conservation week activities recently. It was wonderful to see so many people passionate about doing something to help look after Greenhithe’s environment. You can read the latest Ecology News here.
Check out the Greenhithe Youth Collective monthly newsletter to see what they have been up to.
Meanwhile Greenhithe Youth Collective have a pre Carnival event on Wednesday 23 October from 6 to 8pm. And back by popular demand – another Self Defence Workshop on Saturday Dec 9 from 7 to 9pm.
I love how friendly everyone is in Greenhithe and look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at the Spring Carnival.