How to start your own Neighbourhood Support group
It is not always necessary for members of the community to be approached by Neighbourhood Support or Police to set up a Neighbourhood Support group. Many existing groups started off their life without reference to anyone in Neighbourhood Support or otherwise. This website offers guidelines in the shape of objectives and a contact for each District to offer avenues of assistance where a bit of personal help may be needed.
We thought it would be a good idea to provide a simple rundown on How to Get Started:
Step 1 Make contact
If you live in an area where there is no Neighbourhood Support coordinator nor Community Constable to help you set up a group, we will do all we can to assist at arms length to support you during your set up period.
Step 2 Find members
The local Neighbourhood Support coordinator will help:
Step 3 Start Up meeting
The local Neighbourhood Support coordinator will attend the first meeting and:
Step 4 Follow up
The group contact person will:
The contact person is referred to as a Street Contact. 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 any of the above persons. Signs, stickers, leaflets and folders are provided by Neighbourhood Support New Zealand as part of your start-up and ongoing maintenance of your group.