Good Neighbours

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A Good Neighbour is someone who has a friendly chat with their neighbour or looks out for those living near them. They might offer to collect some shopping for their neighbour, or do some weeding or litter-picking in one of the public parks!

This is a page dedicated to Good Neighbours and all of Southend's residents.

Please take a look at the Good Neighbours guidance if you would like some more information that will support you to be neighbourly. If you're coming up against any barriers please contact your local support organisation.

Click on the tabs below to:

  • say thanks to someone who was kind to you during lockdown in Your Stories
  • share and be inspired by Your Ideas for getting involved in your community
  • ask questions and chat with others in the public Forum
  • place a pin on Your Map to show where your street group is active


<img src="Good neighbours logo.jpg" alt="Yellow figure inside the outline of a white house with a purple background">

A Good Neighbour is someone who has a friendly chat with their neighbour or looks out for those living near them. They might offer to collect some shopping for their neighbour, or do some weeding or litter-picking in one of the public parks!

This is a page dedicated to Good Neighbours and all of Southend's residents.

Please take a look at the Good Neighbours guidance if you would like some more information that will support you to be neighbourly. If you're coming up against any barriers please contact your local support organisation.

Click on the tabs below to:

  • say thanks to someone who was kind to you during lockdown in Your Stories
  • share and be inspired by Your Ideas for getting involved in your community
  • ask questions and chat with others in the public Forum
  • place a pin on Your Map to show where your street group is active


Do you have a story or thank you message to share?

Here's a place to share your stories and thank you messages! We’d like to celebrate what has happened in your local community and would love to read your good news stories.

We really encourage you to post a 'thank you' message to anyone who has been kind to you in the last few months.


We do not recommend sharing the address or contact details of yourself or someone else in your story. If you would like to use the real names of people in your story please only do this if you have that person’s permission. It would be great to see photos to celebrate your story but again please make sure you have permission of the people in the photo.

Thank you for sharing your story with the rest of the community. We really love to read these!

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