Barnstaple Baptist Church is looking for good neighbours. The church believes that good neighbours make Barnstaple a better and more pleasant place in which to live, and that, in these financially challenging times, they are playing an important role in k

Barnstaple Baptist Church is looking for good neighbours. The church believes that good neighbours make Barnstaple a better and more pleasant place in which to live, and that, in these financially challenging times, they are playing an important role in keeping everyone's spirits up.Good neighbours are those people who give you a cup of sugar when you've run out; who will always offer a friendly ear when you need to talk to someone; who get you some shopping when you're ill; and for whom nothing is too much trouble. "Good neighbours don't necessarily live next door - they may also live down the street, or elsewhere in the town," said church Minister the Rev David Hughes.In order to encourage and recognise good neighbourliness, the church is inviting the people of Barnstaple to nominate their own good neighbours for a Good Neighbour award. Every person nominated will receive a Good Neighbour certificate and will be invited to receive it at a special Good Neighbours' service at the church in March.Anyone in Barnstaple wishing to nominate their own Good Neighbour can easily do so online at the church's website - www.barnstaplebaptist.org.uk - or, by writing to church minister, the Rev. David Hughes, at Barnstaple Baptist Church, Boutport Street, Barnstaple, EX31 1TD, giving their own contact details, those of the Good Neighbour, and their reason for nominating. The closing date for nominations is February 14, 2009.