Three simple steps to running a barbecue in your street:
1. Get a couple of neighbours to agree to join you for a barbecue at the end of the cul-de-sac or in your front yard (or wherever) on an agreed date, preferably one weekend in March. That way there'll be at least three lots of neighbours sharing a barbecue together.
2. Invite the others in the street (or your part of the street) either in person or with flyers into letterboxes. More than likely a good number will want to join you. Most people like the idea of getting to know their neighbours better.
Let them know there will be one or two barbecues available but that everyone needs to bring and cook their own food, as well as bring their own drinks and seating. Possibly share desserts. Make it easy for yourself, the organiser!
3. In Tawa we will supply a promotional sign for attachment to a power pole in your street 12-20 days before the event.
That's the minimum you need to do. If you're happy to put in a little more effort, see the tips below on "Running a street barbecue in Tawa". You could also start a basic list of your neighbours for which, at the actual barbecue, they each supply their own names and contact details. Sample here.
Print off invitations (or ask us to print them for you) using any one of these templates: Brasenose invitation or Mexted West invitation or Florio invitation. Put the invitations into the letterboxes of the other houses ideally 16-20 days before the event.