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Borrow, Sell, Buy, Give or Trade using OurHood

sharing with neighbours

.One of the best things about a strong and close neighbourhood, is the instant network that it creates. Should you ever be looking to borrow, sell, buy, gift or trade something, neighbours are often the best bet to turn to. Need a hammer…

How to create an Event

OurHood

… via the OurHood website After logging in to OurHood, you’ll be taken to your homepage. Where is says: “Post a message, event or urgent alert to neighbours…”, click on the “add” button. On this page, choose the “EVENT” option: Fill in the…

Happy New Year from OurHood

OurHood

With new year comes new plans and resolutions, and at OurHood we have an exciting year ahead. Growing partnerships are in discussions, and new features are in development, all of which we look forward to sharing with you over the coming months. As…

Becoming an OurHood Partner

Our mission at OurHood is to create safer, better and more connected neighbourhoods, and we believe that community partners are important role players in making this vision a reality. The OurHood Partner Portal is a free, private and secure communication tool which allows…

National Good Neighbour Day: how to be a Good Neighbour

Say Hello

September 28 is a day very close to our hearts indeed – and that is National Good Neighbour Day. We all need good neighbours. They watch out for one other, give help when we are in need, look after our pets and children…

Support your local neighbourhood watch and increase safety in your community!

Neighbourhood Watch

  OurHood has been an invaluable platform for streamlining and providing accurate information between the GMWCP committee, the security service provider and residents. At the touch of a key, the committee is now able to reach a significantly larger audience than before with…

The Do’s and Don’ts of OurHood

Good Neighbours

OurHood revolves around the simple, yet essential, concept of community. We aim to help build stronger, safer and more inclusive communities by bringing residents together. The private online platform allows neighbours to connect with one another in a safe and secure way and share anything from crime…

How to cut down the cost of your electricity bill

Energy costs

OurHood is a private online platform which brings residents together with the purpose of building stronger, safer and more inclusive communities. We aim to provide neighbours with an easy way to share information, including crime and safety, recommendations and tradesmen referrals, lost pets,…

Local Business Highlight: Sidewalk Specials

Today we want to thank Sidewalk Specials for our newest member of the OurHood team, Lady.  About 1 year old, Lady is a foster from Sidewalk Specials, a non-profit dog-rescuing company set up by British born Rachel Sylvester. Despite moving to South Africa…

The Power of Local: OurHood’s upcoming update & Proudly South African

The Power of Local

With our latest update just around the corner we thought we would give you a sneak preview into one of its new features and our reasoning behind it. One of the features we are most excited about with the OurHood’s latest update, is…