How do we Develop Our Communities? - Peg Hanafin Explains

The community in which we live is where we derive a way of living that is comfortable, safe and supportive. For many years now some communities are fragmented and neighbours do not know or even appear to care about each other.

The community in which we live is where we derive a way of living that is comfortable, safe and supportive. For many years now some communities are fragmented and neighbours do not know or even appear to care about each other.

That is a very sad way to live or survive. Neighbours are vitally important as they are closest to us in a crisis, and can be the there to assist with a problem when needed and also to share in the good times. The enhancing of a community has many benefits for all who live in a neighbourhood. There are always leaders who can organise and bring together a community to take advantage of the many skills that people can contribute. Simple gatherings to clean up, paint, sow grass, develop a playing patch for children, meeting up, music , singing, organising games or fun-days makes a good start to developing a caring neighbourhood. Many housing estates have access to green areas where neighbours can meet, share and develop friendships and strategies. See next weeks Tipperary Star for full feature.