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New Year’s Resolutions for your Neighbourhood

There’s nothing like living in a tight-knit community. So this New Year, make it your resolution to create a stronger neighbourhood to last a lifetime. Here are 8 New Year’s resolutions for your neighbourhood to get behind!
 

GET SOCIAL

There’s no easier way to interact with people than during a little social event! Get the whole street together for some easy conversation over good food and music. Whether it’s a birthday party, holiday banquet or a casual backyard barbecue, celebrate together to make some neighbourly memories. Remember, it is best to get everyone’s permission and the necessary permits before kicking off your event.

 

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HELP OUT ELDERLY RESIDENTS

If you have elderly residents in your area, why not offer them a helping hand? Give them a lift to the shops, mow their lawn, take out their bins or even just check in on them every once in a while. These small actions can make a world of difference to the lives of others, and you’re sure to make a great friendship out of it as well.


 

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START LIVING SUSTAINABLY

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The new year is the perfect time for you and your neighbours to start thinking green! You can collectively buy solar panels to promote clean energy in your street, or build a community garden that the whole neighbourhood can enjoy together. You could petition to plant trees along your streets, hold rummage sales and even host environmental awareness seminars to ensure everyone is doing their bit for the environment. Every action, no matter how small, will have a bigger impact if everybody joins in!


 

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BECOME POLITICALLY AWARE

Get to know those who run your neighbourhood and make sure they’re making the right decisions. The easiest way to do this is to attend your council meetings. Here, you’ll be able to listen to any proposed plans for your area and voice your opinion on things that need to be changed. Encouraging your neighbours to join is a great idea, as collective voices are more likely to be heard. Get proactive and help ensure your community is a happy one.


 

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SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES

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You can’t deny the warmth you feel when walking into a trusted local business where everybody knows your name. Spending your money in local shops can strengthen the character of your community and allows local businesses to flourish. Get to know your local shopkeepers and they’re likely to go out of their way to have you coming back again and again. You’ll establish stronger ties to the community and form better relationships with your fellow residents.


 

Chat with your neighbours about everything from local issues to bin collection.

 

HELP EACH OTHER OUT

If you’re running late to pick up the kids or you need someone to housesit, ask a trusted neighbour to help you out. Be sure to put yourself out there and return the favour to help your neighbours as well, because in times of need it’s always nice to know that your community is there for each other.


 

Chat with your neighbours about everything from local issues to bin collection.   

 

PLAY DATES FOR THE LITTLE ONES

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There’s nothing better than watching your kids get on with the children around them, so why not organise playdates with your neighbours’ children? Establishing firm community ties at an early age will ensure that your kids grow up knowing the importance of a tight-knit neighbourhood. From bike rides in the street to fun little sleepovers, there’s no shortage of activities to get the ball rolling!


 

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FUNDRAISE FOR LOCAL INITIATIVES

Everyone enjoys a good fundraiser, especially when it’s to support a local cause. Whether you’re petitioning for better school facilities or calling for a new public space, a fundraiser is the best way to get the community rallying together for an important initiative. There’s many ways you can bring a large crowd together to help out locally, for example organising a barbecue or even a local fun run!


 

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