Neighbours' Day is a huge success

Residents in South Liverpool turned out in their hundreds for a spectacular community event organised by South Liverpool Homes (SLH) last week.

Members of the community enjoyed taking part in SLH’s annual Neighbours’ Day event which took place at the Austin Rawlinson playing fields in Speke on Friday 29 May.

Community spirit reached an all-time high as friends and families learnt circus skills, took part in wacky science experiments and had a go at making their own bird boxes.  Thrill-seekers enjoyed the fun fair, inflatable slides and go karts, whilst others took it as an opportunity to find out what’s going on in the local community and chat to their neighbours.

This year there was a dedicated health zone where people could make their own smoothies by pedal power, receive a quick health MOT and watch fitness demonstrations ran by a local leisure centre.

Among the organisations taking part in the event were Lovell Homes, who are building homes in the area, the Territorial Army and SLH Home Service where tenants could try their hand at plastering.

Kris Karaski, Neighbourhood Engagement Officer at SLH said, “We are delighted so many people came along to join in the fun.  There was a real friendly atmosphere on the day and whether you were age 2 or 92, there was something for everyone to get involved with. 

“This event is an annual fixture in SLH’s calendar and each year it seems to get bigger and better.  We know times are tough for a lot of our tenants at the moment and hope that this free event gave people an opportunity to relax, have fun and spend some time with their neighbours.”