By Kimberley Cleland
Inspired to connect with neighbours to create safer streets, Vivian has mapped out households and contact details through her community map. For Neighbours Day 2014 she is inviting surrounding neighbourhoods to get involved.
Vivien has a heart for community and it seems they love her too! Her neighbours are a sharing, caring bunch and have been involved in Neighbours Day Aotearoa as a way to get together and have some fun in their neighbourhood.
They have had a joint garage sale, they share vegetables or fish caught and recently had a “moving feast” where entree, mains and dessert were served in different parts of the street.
The motivating factor for Vivien is having neighbourhoods that feel safe for everyone. Pictured here with her neighbourhood map, neighbours have shared their contact details associated with each house and everyone has a copy.
This year Vivien is expanding their Neighbours Day Aotearoa activities to invite other streets. She would love to see the whole east side of Rotorua involved in Neighbours Day 2014 and then the rest of Rotorua!
Find out more about her Neighbours Day activity here.