Connect with others in your community (friends, family, neighbours and more) through sharing ideas, stories and getting together for social activities.
Invite them to fill in and share a postcard.
Read about some of the positive community-led initiatives in Kensington making a difference and share some of your own.
You can also host a mini tea party with your neighbours using our conversation kit, or get busy colouring in some local places.
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Write a postcard
Participate Kensington postcard
Complete a Participate Kensington postcard using the template, or create a virtual postcard by filling in the blanks below.
Share your postcard by 22 December.
I ♥ Kensington
Kensington is full of many inspiring stories of local people working together to make an even more connected, inclusive, and sustainable neighbourhood.
Flyer of Hope
The Kensington Community Network is a collaboration of more than 20 community groups and organisations, convened by Kensington Neighbourhood House and Unison Housing. During lockdowns the network led initiatives to respond to emerging needs. This included the ‘Flyer of Hope’ developed and distributed to all residents in Kensington, highlighting over 30 local support services and activities people were able to access during lockdown and encouraging people to look out for and after one another.
When lockdowns hit there was a sharp drop in supplies of fresh food relied on for essential food support programs to vulnerable local people. In response, more than 300 kilos of fresh food was grown locally and distributed to people experiencing disadvantage through a collaboration between The Venny, Living Learning Australia, Kensington Stockyard Garden, Kensington Community Garden, Kensington YMCA, Unison Housing, Kensington Neighbourhood House with support from the City of Melbourne.
Compost Hub/Repair Hub
Through encouraging people to turn food waste into useful products or fixing bikes, clothing and more, these initiatives have saved tonnes of materials from ending up in landfill and provided opportunities for local connection. Each initiative has involved collaboration between local people and local orgs including Transition Town Kensington, Kensington Neighbourhood House, Unison Housing, The Venny, Kensington Association & Flemington-Kensington Rotary with support from City of Melbourne.
Got more positive stories, images or videos of your neighbourhood to share? It might be help you received from a neighbour during lockdown, things you love about the neighbourhood or a picture of your completed postcard or colouring in activity.
The community wall will be closed at 5pm on 22 December.
Host an activity
As lockdown eases it’s the perfect time to re-connect locally with people in your community and get together (either virtually or face to face -subject to restrictions).
Download our tea party conversation toolkit, with all the details you need to get started.
Download a conversation kit
Colour in Kensington
For the young or the young at heart. Download the printable colouring in pictures below capturing different locations around Kensington. How many can you recognise? Once you've finished your creation you can add it to our Community Wall, or upload it to social media with the hashtag #ParticipateKensington.