Maddington Skate Park was the perfect setting for a community get-together, as the City of Gosnells wrapped up its Your Neighbourhood series last Friday 14 May.

Over recent months, the City has encouraged residents and community leaders to come together via small local-based events, helping people get to know their neighbours and learn more about personal safety, as well as home and vehicle security.

Mayor David Goode said the series, presented by the City’s Safe City Initiative, focused on uniting communities to improve safety and foster a greater sense of place.

“All of the locations in the series were identified by the local WA Police Force to raise awareness about crime prevention. We were able to address these serious issues with a little fun and some great family-friendly activities,” he said.

“When people know their neighbours, it helps to reduce opportunities for crime and antisocial behaviour and helps people feel good about where they live.

“Although this series has ended, there are still ways to be more involved in your community and make those important connections with fellow residents – the City’s website is a great place to start looking for local events, groups or activities.”

Last Friday afternoon, more than 150 Maddington residents enjoyed a fun-filled afternoon with their neighbours, along with a special visit from Constable Care, crime prevention information, meeting City staff and Police and taking part in a range of family activities.

A Thornlie resident won the Your Neighbourhood doorbell prize.

Thanks to the Gosnells Police Station, Gosnells Lions Club and the Constable Care Foundation for supporting the Maddington event.