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Street Party Andrew Leigh style

By johnboy - 16 November 2011 33

Member for Fraser Andrew Leigh wants you to get to know your neighbours.

And he’s even gone so far as to provide a template to get you started.

Please do let us know how you get on with that.

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33 Responses to
Street Party Andrew Leigh style
Henry82 7:56 pm 17 Nov 11

+1 to chewy14’s and Snarky’s post, LOL

Mumbucks 7:25 pm 17 Nov 11

chewy14 said :

Dear Andrew,
You are an _________. Please go and ____ youself.
Kind regards,
_______________

Here I’ve made a template reply.

Enough said

Mumbucks 7:21 pm 17 Nov 11

I wonder if there are dealers putting more than leaflets through his mailbox.”now let’s have a street party!

Mumbucks 7:18 pm 17 Nov 11

Can’t find a tool when you want one. That gives me an idea for a template!

Listers_Cat 10:41 pm 16 Nov 11

astrojax said :

Listers_Cat said :

He must think we are retarded…

he’s an elected mp – he knows you are…

actually, this is the sort of thing that elected mps ought to be doing – that and effecting good governance in parliament, but we’ll take that as a given. this from a man who has made a life studying social cohesion, so perhaps this is something we ought to try before we knock…

Ok mate – you try it. Don’t get too creative with the template and be sure to use a photocopier as instructed.

Angelina 9:55 pm 16 Nov 11

Our street has one every year at xmas, it’s not too bad. Well we’ve only been here for one xmas but it was okay. It goes against my anti-social nature but it is nice that to know people that live near us.

Jethro raises a good point though, if your street is full of nice people like ours then you’re right. But in some of the streets I’ve lived in the past it could have been a pretty yuck experience (based on neighbours behaviour at their own parties).

gazmant 9:50 pm 16 Nov 11

I’ve got nothing against the idea, but he’s provided nothing a two second google wouldn’t provide if you really couldn’t think of what to write yourself.

astrojax 9:20 pm 16 Nov 11

Listers_Cat said :

He must think we are retarded…

he’s an elected mp – he knows you are…

actually, this is the sort of thing that elected mps ought to be doing – that and effecting good governance in parliament, but we’ll take that as a given. this from a man who has made a life studying social cohesion, so perhaps this is something we ought to try before we knock…

thatsnotme 9:14 pm 16 Nov 11

Our street has held a party before Christmas for the past few years – it’s a great way to get to know the neighbors, and these days, when we’re out the front and give a wave to the people driving up the street as they go buy, it’s because we know who they are, rather than just being polite.

Andrew’s template though…I can’t see it inspiring too many new street parties. If I were to receive this invite, I would assume that the hosts big entertainment idea was to place a tin of paint in the middle of the street, place some seats around it, and settle in for a good ol’ paint drying watchin’ session.

Jethro 9:03 pm 16 Nov 11

I’m fairly sure my neighbours are criminals.

Do I have to invite them?

Snarky 8:06 pm 16 Nov 11

The idea of a street party is not a bad one – we held a couple back in Sydney and they contributed markedly to an ongoing harmony and sense of community. Plus they were a bucket of fun.

But that “template”…. Here is his post, verbatim:
__________

With summer nigh upon us, it’s a good chance to hold a summer street party. And to make it easy, here’s a template:

This year, we’re holding a summer street party, to get to know the neighbourhood.

Our address is: _______________________________

Time: _______________________________

Date: _______________________________

RSVP by phoning: _______________________________

Please bring something to eat or something to drink.

We look forward to seeing you there.

To hold your own street party, just fill in the blanks on this template invitation, photocopy it, and pop it in the letterbox of people in your street.
___________

He sure knows how to whip up a frenzy in a crowd!

chewy14 6:52 pm 16 Nov 11

Dear Andrew,
You are an _________. Please go and ____ youself.
Kind regards,
_______________

Here I’ve made a template reply.

Leinna 6:49 pm 16 Nov 11

Good on him for trying to promote social cohesion 🙂

PantsMan 6:48 pm 16 Nov 11

“Hi, I’m Andrew Leigh. I’m an economist from the Government here to tell you sheep how to live better.”

Is this guy for real?

Listers_Cat 6:18 pm 16 Nov 11

He must think we are retarded…

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