Section 76 Campaign- Community Consultations

“THIS is how consultation should be run, with clear diagrams, models and information, out on a sunny weekend with lots of the community around, and young people involved in these issues!” This sentiment was shared by many passers-by who engaged with the Living Streets Youth at the Community Consultations held at Watson shops over 2 weekends of the April school holidays.

How a simple chalk drawing can create the most welcoming street

Often, a few kind words is enough to brighten someone's day, and give them a positive outlook on life. We have many different artists of all ages who like to help decorate the blackboard, and each time, neighbours and passersby will be warmly inspired. Some will walk their dog past the artwork and stop for … Continue reading How a simple chalk drawing can create the most welcoming street

The reflection during lockdown: Welcoming the new world with a whole new self

The epidemic is spreading again, suspending work, classes, and businesses. The lockdown forces us to stop everything, but the earth has still been rotating and the days have not stopped. Time has passed by, but life has not been suspended. The earth is purifying itself in change, are we also reborn along with this transformation?

The Spirit Behind Mary Kitson Park

Watsoners who have been in this suburb long enough will know that many of the parks have gone through wonderful transformations. One of these parks is the Mary Kitson Park in Majura Rise, and it is all thanks to a group of silent contributors who give by example, inspiring many others to also care for the communal space.

Together Apart – Online Youth Meeting to Brainstorm Ways to Bring Warmth During Covid-19 Restrictions

The young people from Living Streets Association held an online meeting in the autumn holidays to discuss issues about how to be healthy and happy during these uncertain times of the pandemic. due to Covid restrictions, they needed to be a little more creative to spread warmth to people.

Autumn Playday 2021

Natalie Walker | April 2021 On the 17th of April Living Street Association ran an Autumn Playday for the children in Watson. It involved activities run by the youth members of Living Street, from games of capture the flag and fort buildings in Justice Robert Hope Park, to a Studio Ghibli Film (Howl’s Moving Castle) at the end of the day.

Creating a Collaborative Chalkboard

For the past few weekends, 3 teenagers on the street have worked together to upgrade the blackboard and repaint the blackboard fence. The 3 three friends are all at the age where they are starting to look for work experience, job opportunities, and ways to make their first income.

The Three Types of Happiness

Positive psychologist Seligman has pointed out the three types of Happiness: the first type is “pleasure” happiness, when our senses are satisfied and we can enjoy daily pleasures (like eating an ice cream); the second is when we invest in an activity that we are good at to the point of forgetting the time, which is called the “engagement” or “passion” happiness (like doing sports or painting).