October 16, 2014 10.14 am This story is over 114 months old

Lincoln West End residents “meet their street”

Getting along: Long term residents and students were given the chance to break the ice at this year’s Meet the Street events.

Residents and students in certain areas of Lincoln have been meeting their neighbours at a series of events this week.

The University of Lincoln’s Students’ Union in partnership with City of Lincoln Council, Lincolnshire Police and the University of Lincoln, have set up events under the name of ‘Meet the Street.’

Meet the Street has given students and long-term residents the opportunity to build stronger links within their community, which has been affected by problems with anti-social behaviour in the past.

The residents have been getting to know their neighbours through a series of events that have taken place in the West End area of Lincoln. 

All residents of the West End were welcomed to drop in for a chat over free tea, coffee and cake.

Cllr Rosie Kirk, Portfolio Holder for Social Inclusion and Community Cohesion at the city council, said: “Meet the Street is a great initiative to try and bring communities together in a friendly environment to chat and build relationships.

“I haven’t been able to attend a Meet the Street event yet so I’m really looking forward to meeting residents on Thursday at Queen in the West.”

Over the past week, Meet the Street events have welcomed residents at Elena’s Kitchen, St Faith’s Church Hall and Alive Courtyard.

Representatives from each of the supporting organisations will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and join in the conversation.

The final opportunity to Meet the Street will be on Thursday, October 16 at Queen in the West from 6pm to 8pm.