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Barbie bewdy: Karella Coffee’s Sally Taylor, left, and Frankston Council’s Andrew Peterson get to know neighbours Michelle Fechner and Dawn Donaldson ahead of Neighbours Day. Picture: Yanni

THROW another shrimp on the barbie and get to know your neighbours.

That’s the message from Frankston Council ahead of Neighbours Day on Sunday 25 March.

Council is encouraging residents to take part in the day by hosting a street barbecue, picnic in a park, community event or even just a cup of coffee or tea with neighbours.

“We encourage all residents to get to know their neighbours,” the mayor Cr Colin Hampton said.

“If you don’t know the person who lives next door or across the street, this is the chance to make a special effort to introduce yourself.”

Council is offering Neighbours Day participants the chance to win a $100 BBQ pack including a meat tray, veggie burgers, loaves of bread, sauces and a voucher for a barbecue gas bottle refill.

“All you need to do is gather your neighbours,” Cr Hampton said.

Neighbour Day is Australia’s annual celebration of community aimed at people connecting with those who live nearby to promote a welcoming, supportive and safe community.

Applications to win the BBQ pack close on Wednesday 14 March at frankston.vic.gov.au online.

First published in the Frankston Times – 12 March 2018

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