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November 13, 2020- MEET YOUR STREET BBQ INITIATIVE

Cassowary Coast Regional Council is encouraging residents to “Meet Your Street” and get to know your neighbours to ensure that you can support each other during times of need like the lead up to and during cyclone and storm season.

Division 3 Councillor and Community and Culture portfolio holder Councillor Trudy Tschui said knowing our neighbours turns the place where we live into a home.

“To encourage neighbours to meet their street, Council is offering each division in the Cassowary Coast a chance to win a meat pack to hold an event. Each BBQ pack will be up to the value of $200 and Council will be supporting various businesses around our region to purchase these packs.

“Times are tough, so looking out for each other is more important than ever. Social distancing doesn’t need to mean social disconnection,” Councillor Tschui said.

“This initiative is about turning streets into neighbourhoods. It isn’t about large scale events, but smaller localised events that adhere to current COVID-19 rules.

“Getting to know our neighbours helps us build better relationships in our community and encourages supporting each other. We can share resources, like borrowing some tools or helping during the preparation of the upcoming storm season.

“With Cassowary Coast Clean Up Week running from 7 to 15 November, there is no better time to get to know your neighbour and give each other a helping hand.

“To go in the running to win one of six BBQ packs, organisers will need to hold a clean-up activity in your street with participating neighbours, take a minimum of three images as evidence of activity and for Council promotion, forward images to Council with completed application form by Friday 27 November 2020.

“The winning BBQ packs will be drawn Monday 30 November with winning BBQ activities to be held anytime up until Friday 18 December 2020.

 “Please remember to stay safe and adhere to COVID-19 regulations, such as keeping 1.5 metres apart and not exceeding the gathering limits set by the State and Federal Government.

“Council would love to see photos of your event and we are encouraging residents to tag us on facebook or by using the #meetyourstreet when uploading photos to social media,” she said.

For more information and full details on eligibility criteria on “Meet Your Street BBQ” initiative, please visit http://www.cassowarycoast.qld.gov.au/know-your-neighbour or by calling council on 1300 763 903 or emailing enquiries@cassowarycoast.qld.gov.au