Knowing your neighbours comes with a wide range of benefits, from enhanced safety to a greater community identity. Yet in our busy lives, it can be hard to find the time to connect with our local community. OurHood aims to change this, by providing residents with an easy way to connect and reach out to one another. So whether it is asking to borrow a lawn mower, or sharing information on crime and safety, getting to know your neighbour has never been so simple.
5 Great Reasons Why You Should Get to know Your Neighbours
Perhaps one of the most important benefits of knowing your neighbours, is increased safety for your home. Your neighbours can act as an extra set of eyes and ears in your hood and help to thwart criminal activity. If your neighbours know your regular comings and goings, they are more likely to notice any suspicious activity. If you do ever see something that you are unsure about, make sure to report it to your local police and make a post on OurHood so that the rest of your neighbourhood can be aware. Knowing your neighbours also means you can give your neighbours a heads up if you are going out of town and ask them to look out for your property.
A Source of Help
Getting to know your neighbours can give you a source of help when you are in need. From helping to carry your groceries to bringing you food when you are recovering from an illness, many neighbours enjoy helping one another out. This can come especially in handy when you are in need of a last minute baby-sitter. Good neighbors are often very supportive of each other’s family needs, especially where the kids are concerned.
Looking for a trusted plumber? Or perhaps in need of a new hairdresser? Whatever you are looking for, your neighbours can be a source of good advice when you need some guidance. Ask them directly, or use your Recommendations section on OurHood.
Sharing is Caring
Whether you are in need of a certain tool, or are out of a certain ingredient for a recipe you’re trying out, your neighbours may be the answer. Use your OurHood platform to see if one of your neighbours can help you out. And what comes around, goes around. A good neighbour is always happy to return the favour when it comes to it.
Sense of Community
Getting to know your neighbours will help to boost community spirit and identity in your neighbourhood. It can be far more peaceful living amongst neighbours who respect and like each other. It can also increase the number of community events in your hood as neighbours are more likely to collaborate together to plan clubs and events. Most importantly, a strong and close community is known to deter criminal activity, making your neighbourhood a safer place to live in.
… want to know your neighbours a little better? Download the app via the link below and invite your neighbours to join here, and start connecting today.
The OurHood Team 🙂
Connecting Neighbours and Strengthening Communities.
Download the OurHood App and stay in the loop of what is going on in your neighbourhood anytime, anywhere. Among other features, users can instantly post messages and alerts, chat to neighbours in real-time and receive important notifications.
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