Projects, Training and Advice

We offer comprehensive range of training and support on using Street Parties and other Street Mixers to engage communities. See our Street Party Training Services.

How Streets Alive Has Helped

Promoting neighbourliness for community development

Southampton City Council managers invited Streets Alive to train a wide range of their community workers and housing officers in facilitating residents to organise their own street parties. Every Community Development Officer has been encouraged to support at least three parties per year and 23 took place in 2009.

Supporting a programme of street parties for community cohesion

Streets Alive was commissioned to support 16 new street parties in an ethnically and socially diverse urban area (now known as the Street Party Capital).

Working in a diverse estate

Streets Alive trained a community worker who facilitated a new street party in the Malmesbury Estate in Bow, east London - the most ethnically diverse area of the UK. The voluntary organisation and the Neighbourhood Partnership were amazed how residents joined in and how it could result in 5 projects being developed, including on health, youth and education. See http://www.quakersocialaction.com/kneesup

Recruiting residents to join in restorative approach to antisocial behaviour

Streets Alive provided training on street parties to 2 workers in a Neighbourhood Partnership with 3 active residents on a large estate in south Bristol. 3 years later after 15 new street parties dozens of residents have been trained and participated in a structured mediation programme to try to resolve problems and improve understanding between perpetrators and victims of anti-social behaviour. It brings together all parties to try to reach an agreement on a way forward.

Using street parties to recruit volunteers in children's play

Bristol Play Services, funded by the Dept. for Education, contracted Streets Alive to trial the role of these events and found that 19% said 'Yes, I would volunteer' and 54% said 'Maybe I would help sometimes' in volunteering in children's play in the area.

Involving residents in Neighbourhood Partnership

Another Neighbourhood Partnership Team employed Streets Alive to manage a project encouraging residents' street parties to increase local participation and build up skills and confidence in the run-up to a larger community festival. (Streamlining local authority procedures - exclude this)

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