I'm sharing my wife!
In July this year, Richard MacKenzie, a former activist, father of three-year-old Bob and lover of all things community, signed up to Streetbank, to find there were just seven people in his mile.
Viewing ‘Love, connection, frugalism and minimalism’ as the most important things in life, neighbourhood sharing is right up Richard’s street, so he decided to embark on a journey to grow his Streetbank community.
He quickly gained the support of local councillors and even managed to galvanise Prime Minister David Cameron – MP for Witney – who has written an encouraging letter of support to us here at Streetbank HQ.
Richard took to the local streets, libraries and churches armed with publicity and flyered his entire neighbourhood.
He’s added all sorts to the site (not his wife, much to her relief), but he is willing to share his sense of humour, a sander, a strimmer and help with gardening - with the 100 or so neighbours that are now signed up.
With the help of Streetbank, Richard is building a sustainable community in Witney. And it's not just an online one - people are meeting to do things at the weekend – like bike rides, gardening and community picnics.
Every day people across Oxfordshire and the UK are saving money whilst building community and reducing waste. What's in your square mile?