The Simple Street Party

As my engineering friends might say of politics, the negative feedback loop works better than the positive feedback loop. So I was chuffed to receive an email from Melbournian Belinda Pearson, who'd followed up on one of the suggestions in the final chapter of Disconnected.
Having heard you talk about street parties ('By Design' I think?) and talked to older residents in our small Melbourne street about 'once-upon-a-time street parties', we decided to go with it - simple, no alternatives for rain, no  suggestions or prescriptions about morning tea.  To our delight about 60 people wandered up and mingled.  What a feeling to know that most of the people in our street want to know others in the street.

If you'd like to follow in Belinda's footsteps, my simple template invitation is here, or you can use Andrew Heslop's slicker version, designed for 'Neighbour Day'.

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