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Give your neighbour a shout out in Council competition

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If you have a great neighbour or two, give them a shout out and be in the running to win a barbecue essentials pack as part of Neighbour Day 2020.

Have you got a fantastic neighbour you want to give a shout out too?

With Neighbour Day officially kicking off next month, now is the perfect time to thank your mate over the fence while getting the chance to win a barbecue essentials pack to share.

The Bundaberg Regional Council competition aims to promote Neighbour Day, an annual celebration of community, on the last Sunday of March.

Community development officer Debra Murphy said it was the perfect opportunity to thank a neighbour or even a whole street.

“Bundaberg Regional Council wants to know who has the best neighbour or street or neighbourhood,” she said.

“Whether you have formed a great friendship with your neighbour or if they have done something special that deserves recognition, we want to know all about it.”

Debra said the 2020 Neighbour Day theme was ‘social connection’.

“Council wants to encourage the community to actively build strong connections with the people around them and to realise the social, emotional and mental benefits of connecting with others and joining and taking part in social groups,” she said.

“We are urging Bundaberg Region residents to reach out to the vulnerable and lonely members of their community, because it can truly make a difference to the lives of those who may be struggling with isolation or loneliness.

“Neighbour Day is the perfect time to say thanks to the wonderful people in our neighbourhood, connect with new neighbours, and feel part of your community.”

How to enter Neighbour Day competition

Tell us about your best neighbour or neighbourhood and you could win a BBQ essentials pack valued at $200 each for you and your neighbour.

Complete the nomination form and in 25 words or less tell us why your neighbour, street or neighbourhood should be nominated.

Closing date 19 March 2020.

Entries will be short listed by an independent team and the winner will be decided by public opinion via a Facebook poll.

Voting for the winners start 23 March and closes 26 March 2020.

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