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Houses are counted and listed and a decision is made about the limits of the group.
A letterbox drop informs people of the intention to form a street group and invites people to join immediately.
The Street Group "place" is opened ready for new members to join.
You need to explain what the Street Group is.
You need to make it easy for people to join.
First of all visit the people who've already joined. How do they want to do this? Will they knock on the doors?
If Street Groups Limited is going to knock the doors, how is that to be funded?
Knock the doors, explain the concept. Collect email addresses and names so invitations can be sent.
Impress upon people the need for a very high acceptance rate. We need a BURST of energy.
A little leadership from the groups is needed here. We don't want a huge flood of pointless mail. A few purposeful letters would be better. We want to show people how useful this new tool is.
In every street there will be a few natural leaders. We need someone to administer the communications, and someone to look after the bank account, and maybe a secretary and a chairman. They might meet for an hour once or twice a year perhaps. Everything else can be done online.
A bank account is created with a deposit paid.
The "street" should run itself. How can the street take ownership? What services are needed and how can those be funded?
We suggest that the groups begin with a small footprint and as people experience more success and confidence in the group that new ideas should be developed.
John S Veitch
Street Groups Limited
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