"Coming together as a neighbourhood was the best way in dealing with the issue..."

What is Neighbourhood Support?

Our common purpose is to create safe and caring neighbourhoods and communities, build community resilience and strengthen community networks.
We endeavour to help our groups:

  • Solve local problems
  • Reduce crime
  • Minimise anti-social behaviour
  • Support victims of crime
  • Learn to cope with civil defence emergencies
  • Liaise and co-operate with other like-minded community groups

We aim to educate our groups about personal and property security by providing crime prevention and civil defence advice, encouraging neighbours to communicate with each other and take an interest in each other’s well being.

If you would like to start or join a group please email: info@safercambridge.co.nz

Introducing Eileen Hawkins - Neighbourhood Support Community Engagement officer.

Cambridge has been a much loved home for me since 2008 and I am very glad that I chose to settle here.

It is lovely to have this role supporting my community to engage with one another.  I very much support the idea of building safer, more connected and therefore resilient neighbourhoods. 

This is not my first community position having worked for various councils in the regulatory (building and planning consents) area for around 20 years.  Happily, this has given me insight into the way the council and the community works and hopefully will guide me to resolve any issues that arise within my role.  I have held leadership and coaching roles for councils and for commercial operations and that has culminated in me starting my own leadership coaching business.  I happily divide my time between these roles and hope that my varied experience helps me to contribute to creating a safer and more resilient Cambridge community.

I look forward to meeting many of you as I start new street groups and encourage established groups to actively support their close neighbours.  When I am not out and about meeting with members, I am based in the Cambridge Community Pavilion on Victoria Square.  Look out for the Neighbourhood Support banner when I am in the office and drop by for a chat!

If you would like to sign up to Neighbourhood Support and be better connected to your community please contact me at info@safercambridge.co.nz or complete the joining form by clicking the button below.

Please encourage your friends and neighbours to join us in supporting one another in a Neighbourhood Support group.  Let’s get out and meet our neighbours and make our communities places where we love to live!

Warm regards, Eileen Hawkins

Thanks for our wonderful supporters