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Neighbourhood BBQ's

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During daylight savings hours Council holds Neighbourhood BBQ's in parks across the Council area.  The BBQs are held on Wednesday nights from 5.30 – 7.00 pm and people in the vicinity of the park are invited to come and enjoy a healthy BBQ dinner,  meet people in your area and have a general chat about your neighbourhood.

Notification of each BBQ is by letterbox drop. Look out for your invitation when we visit a park near you!

For more information contact Sophie Kavoukis on 8366 9303 or at skavoukis@campbelltown.sa.gov.au

Since 2012 we have held over 35 Neighbourhood BBQ's and close to 2540 people have come along.  We have seen long lost friends reunite, new connections made and identified some amazing streets to live in.  We hope to see you become attendee number 1801.

Organise Your Own Neighbourhood BBQ 

Neighbourhood BBQ Image for 2016

Over the past few years, Campbelltown Council has been running Neighbourhood BBQ’s during the summer months. We have found that these get togethers are a lot of fun and a great way for people to connect and in some cases reconnect.

What we know from talking to people is that knowing your neighbours can make you feel safer, feel more connected and feel like you belong. You don’t have to be best buddies, but knowing your neighbour’s name and giving a friendly wave and hello is a great start to building good relationships.

Council loves to hear where neighbours and streets really get along and we encourage Neighbourhood BBQ’s as a great way to get to know the people in your street.

'Bundey Street' in Magill organised their own get together. Click here to read their experience.

If you would like to organise a Neighbourhood BBQ for your own street - here are some tips to get you started.

Before the Day
  • Decide on the date and choose a venue – a local park works well or someone’s front yard
  • Decide how many neighbours to invite (just your own street or wider)
  • Draw up a flyer and print it out – or download ours by clicking here.
  • Decide on the best way to invite your neighbours. Door-knocking adds a nice personal touch or you could pop the invitation in their letterbox.
On the Day
  • If everyone brings a dessert or salad to share and then something for the BBQ it makes catering easier
  • Introduce people to each other as soon as they arrive – name tags (sticky labels) are a good idea. People’s first names with street number (or street name if invited more than one street)
  • Bring items that will encourage games (cricket set, bocce, soccer/footballs) – Council has a set you can borrow
  • Take some photos to share (with permission).
Want to give it a go?

To make it easier for you – we have a BBQ or two you can borrow.

If you need assistance or want to talk over your ideas, we are happy to help.

To find out more contact Sophie Kavoukis on 8366 9303  or at skavoukis@campbelltown.sa.gov.au

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