NN#9: Sew for Change, Dublin’s Hidden Heroes and more…
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NN#9: Sew for Change, Dublin’s Hidden Heroes and more…

Hi Folks!

Welcome to Phase 2 of the easing of COVID lockdown restrictions in Ireland. From today (Monday, June 8th), those of us not cocooning are welcome to travel within our own counties.

Public health advice is still that we should be avoiding unnecessary journeys but we do hope this gradual return to normality and increased access to more of this beautiful country is lifting the spirits of all our Street Feast and Neighbourhood Network family!


What’s in NN#9:

  • Community Boost With Neighbourhood Network
  • What Restrictions Are Being Lifted Today?
  • Sew Change: Community Mask Making Project
  • Phase 2: Everything You Need To Know About Using Public Transport From Tomorrow
  • Hidden Hero Blog: Dublin City Libraries
  • How To Visit A Person’s House Safely
  • Tea-At-Three

Some Stories To Share!

Community Boost With Neighbourhood Network

Our next Community Boost webinar is this Tuesday the 16th. You can register for free here!

Once registered, we’ll send you on the link for the Zoom call. If you want a reminder, click attending here!


What Restrictions Are Being Lifted Today?

Phase two of four is here and it’s important to keep informed on what that means.

The Irish Times has pulled together a handy FAQ to help you understand what you can and cannot do in terms of travel, shopping, visiting friends and family, cocooning and more.


Sew Change: Community Mask Making Project

We were delighted to see Sew Change, a community mask-making project assisting people to make masks for the most vulnerable in our communities, joining us as a ChangeX partner.

If you are an older person who has a sewing machine and would like to contribute to the community efforts to keep ourselves and each safe by making masks, Sew Change can help you to help others.

Check it out here!


Everything You Need To Know About Using Public Transport From Tomorrow

While Phase Two has kicked off, we’re still being advised by the government to only use public transport when necessary.

Some shops are reopening and as a result, more workers and shoppers will be heading back to work on public transport.

Follow the link above for a handy guide on what to expect.


Hidden Hero Blog: Dublin City Libraries

Over the last few weeks Fórsa, a trade union for folk in public service and the community and voluntary sector, have been putting together Hidden Hero blogs about some of their members.

Dublin City Libraries, in partnership with the Dublin Volunteer Centre, is operating a free book delivery service for people who are cocooning in the wake of Covid-19.

In this week’s Hidden Hero blog, Senior librarian at Cabra Library Anne Pigott describes how the team carry out this new service and the added value it provides to the community!


How To Visit A Person’s House Safely

The easing of restrictions means that up to six people where appropriate can visit the homes of friends and family for a short amount of time.

Whilst visiting, it’s important that we keep in mind the dos and don’ts in order to help curb the spread of COVID. Head here for a little Q&A so you’re up to date with best practices.


Tea-At-Three

Tea-At-3 by Neighbourhood Network is happening again this Saturday. Let’s (safely!) check-in with our neighbours over some tea at 3 pm!

All the info and how to register can be found here: streetfeast.ie/tea-at-3/


Your experiences

Thank you kindly to responses so far to our nominate a neighbour campaign! We’ll be sharing stories and profiles of some of the amazing Neighbourhood Networkers doing great work across the country over the next few weeks.

In the meantime, you can nominate one of your neighbours here!

We’ve designed Neighbourhood Network – a tool to help support the people all over the country who are responding to this call. Register your existing group or sign up as a volunteer/coordinator here!

We hope you have a good week, stay safe and mind each other from a distance!

All the best,

Neighbourhood Network