More than 350 people from across Dorking and Leatherhead celebrated a fun and action packed Neighbours’ Day, on Friday at King George V Playing Fields in Chart Downs.
Mole Valley Housing Association, part of Circle Housing Group, organised the annual event for the 4th time as part of their commitment to create active communities people want to be a part of.
The free event was officially opened by staff dressed as directory people with Mole Valley Housing Association new telephone numbers printed on their shirts. Afterwards everyone was invited to take part in an array of fun activities. These included a penalty shootout, sports races, different quizzes and various fun children’s competitions such as three-legged races, egg and spoon races and a tug of war.
The afternoon event was rounded off with a big barbeque and refreshments, where residents got to know each other better. Live entertainment was provided by View 4 2, the Loud and Proud community choir and The Usual Suspects.
The housing association’s community development team, together with other local agencies, were also on hand to chat to the visitors. Residents used the opportunity to talk about their thoughts and ideas for the neighbourhood, as well as their views on services and current local issues.
David Searle, managing director of MVHA, said: “It’s been another fantastic event and it’s great to see so many people attending and having a good time. Events like the Neighbours’ Day are an important part of our work to help bring people together and strengthen our communities. We are passionate about enhancing the life chances of our residents. It is important that we reach out to everyone, get their feedback and hear about what really matters to them. This event wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our partners and I would like to say a big thank you to everyone involved.”
Local community groups supporting the event included the Mole Valley District Council, Citizens Advice Bureau, Dorking Nursery School and Rural Children’s Centre’s with Playlink, Links Partnership, Goodwyns Community Group, Workers Education Association, Surrey Fire and Rescue Service, Surrey Police, Surrey Save, RSPCA, United House, Voluntary Action Mid Surrey and the Mole Valley Housing Association Resident Involvement team.
For further information please contact Maike Riedel in the Circle press office on 0845 234 0824 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benefit changes are coming in April 2013
Calculate how welfare reform may effect you >>
Would you like to get on the property ladder?