Cromwell residents are invited to come for a cuppa and a chat — to just drop in.

‘‘Cuppa and a chat’’ is a new community collaboration designed to help people of all ages and stages connect.

The initiative takes the form of drop›in sessions at the St John community room on Barry Ave and are a combined effort between Cromwell Community House, Cromwell Newcomers and Connect Cromwell.

Cromwell Community House manager Karen Palmer said ‘‘Cuppa and a chat’’ was a chance for people to socialise, have a cuppa, or connect with community organisations.

Parents were invited to bring their children along to play, and people could bring their hobbies with them, Ms Palmer said.

‘‘We want to see inter-generational connection.’’

Covid-19 had caused a sense of isolation for many people and it was members of the community who came up with the idea, Ms Palmer said.

‘‘We had someone from the community really interested in getting a few people together and there was a need for a space for people to join for connection, come and sit and have a cup of tea and meet with other people and just get out of their space.’’

The initiative will be trialled for three months and starts tomorrow. It runs from 1pm-3pm.