Join or Set Up a Neighbourhood Support Group
step 1 - Make Contact
Fill out the registration form below and an area co-ordinator will be in contact.
step 2 - Find Members
Your local Neighbourhood Support co-ordinator will help:
determine a practical size for your group
coordinate invites to join the group
set up the initial group ‘get together’
identify the volunteer contact person and a deputy for the group
Step 3 Start up meeting
The local Neighbourhood Support co-ordinator will attend the first meeting and:
explain how a Neighbourhood Support group works
distribute information packs and street signs
help gather details for a group contact list
stay in contact with the group via the contact person
Step 4 follow up
The group contact person will:
distribute the contact list to their group members and keep it up to date
distribute information such as newsletters and crime alerts
arrange future meetings (if required) including an annual ‘get together’
The contact person is referred to as a Street Coordinator. This role is crucial in keeping information up to date and in feeding information back to the community.
Resources and other supporting mechanisms can be accessed by contacting your area co-ordinator. Signs, stickers, leaflets and folders are provided by Neighbourhood Support New Zealand as part of your start-up and ongoing maintenance of your group.