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Back To School Tricks

Going back to school is a stressful time for both parents and children. Ourhood wants to help reduce this stress by giving you some helpful tips and tricks to get organised for school. The day before Check supplies  Check if they are any…

Holiday Safety Tips

Holidays can be an exciting time for families. Staying safe during the holidays is vital and can make or break your holiday experience. Here are some safety measures to keep the holiday spirit alive. Safety tips cars Stash it, don’t flash it –…

Safety tips for people at home during the day

Property and neighbourhood related crimes, such as robberies and theft, are growing problems across many communities. The 2016 crime statistics released by the South African Police Service (SAPS) showed that an average of 675.5 houses were burgled in the country each day. The…

Minimise your risk of being hijacked

More than 40 cars are hijacked each day in South Africa, making hijacking one of the biggest problems facing the South African Police Services (SAPS).

Important maintenance checks ahead of the storm

Heavy rain, gale force winds and low temperatures are expected this week as South Africa is set to experience a significant winter storm. And while this storm may mark the unofficial start of winter, during which storms and heavy rainfall occur regularly, it…

5 Great reasons why you should get to know your neighbours

The make up of a neighbourhood is not merely the character of buildings in a location or the people that live there. What truly makes a neighbourhood is the connection people have with each other. These connections turn an ordinary residential area into…

Your neighbours are your best home security asset

Home security and safety in the neighbourhood probably tops most people’s list of what makes them feel secure. And while there are many security companies and projects and strategies aimed at keeping you safe, the most basic and effective safety precaution is often…

Help your neighbours save water

So, you’ve done everything you can to save water, but what about your neighbours? What can you do if you see a neighbour’s lawn sprinkler going full blast, with water running into the street? Or a garden hose gushing water with no one…

Your holiday safety checklist

Summer is finally here and the festive season is upon us. This time of the year marks the start of family, fun and vacations! But while you’re counting down the days until you can haul out the suitcases and sunscreen, the holiday safety…

Black Friday – Here’s how to survive

By now you’ve see the ads, pamphlets, statuses and tweets. There is no doubt that this Black Friday has South Africans buzzing!