During the Covid-19 lockdown, we need to work together to make sure social distancing doesn't become social isolation, says Wellington mediator Tim Foote.
This week, he published a guide to getting your street connected.
The idea is to create an accessible neighbourhood network – via a private Facebook page and telephone directory – which locals can tap into if they want to, Tim says.
All you'll need is:
- A reasonable knowledge of how to use Google Docs, Gmail, and Facebook
- A printer (or a lot of patience and reasonably legible handwriting!)
- Appropriate safety gear to wear while delivering invitations - for example, gloves and a mask - and a clear understanding of hygiene guidelines.
- A few hours of time to get things set up
Tim has set up a community network in the Wellington suburb of Vogeltown where he and his family moved a few months ago.
"The better connected we are, the healthier we are," he says.