Street Bank is a community-run initiative that supports neighbours in times of need while encouraging crime prevention and in better times, social events.
The Street Bank initiative was created at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic to encourage streets to pool resources and support residents in need (whether in isolation or at risk), especially seniors or neighbours with medical conditions.
It’s times like these that being a ‘good neighbour’ can have a profound effect on those in your community. Starting a Street Bank in your street is a positive way to establish a connection with those who live closest to you, allowing everyone to coordinate support for those who need it most.
It takes just one street coordinator to make a Street Bank and good neighbourhood to make it a reality.
Please note, while Street Bank is an idea formulated to encourage cohesive neighbourhoods, it is not a Council-run initiative. A Council Community Development Officer can provide tools and resources to a Street Bank Coordinator to assist with the role to support their street.