Wyndham council is encouraging neighbours to get to know each other in a COVID-safe way.
Wyndham community safety portfolio holder, Cr Susan McIntyre, said October was Community Safety Month.
“One of the most effective and rewarding ways to create a safe neighbourhood is simply by looking out for and getting to know your neighbours,” Cr McIntyre said.
“While many people have lived in Wyndham their whole lives, there are many people who have only just moved into our growing city.
“Let’s focus on and celebrate the regular day-to-day connections we make with our neighbours and all our community members.
“This is the best way to foster a safer and more welcoming community.”
Cr McIntyre said the council was always looking for ways to form and strengthen community relationships.
In August, the council became the first municipality in the state to join Neighbourhood Watch Victoria’s Engage Network.
“We ask that you wave and say hello over the fence or on the street to those you see,” Cr McIntyre said.
“If you have neighbours that are particularly vulnerable, place a contact card in their letter box so that they can contact you if they need to.
“Together we are far stronger than we are alone.”
Safety tips, resources and contact card templates are available for viewing and download at www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/communitysafetytipsandresources