COMMUNITY: How do we create an even better and safer community to live in?
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Hello neighbour: How to create a safer community

THE good neighbour scheme encourages the public to work together to create and maintain safer communities.

Good neighbours are not just the people who live next door; they may live down the road or be a member of your community.

They are people in the community who are involved and assist in times of need.

What do they do?

  • Collect the mail when you're away.
  • Bring in your bin when it has been emptied.
  • Feed your animals when you're on holidays.
  • Go out of their way to be helpful.
  • Are there for a coffee and a chat.
  • Keep the community litter free.
  • Look after your house when you're not home.
  • Always around for someone in need.
  • Give you a smile and say g'day.

How they benefit our community?

  • They make our community a great place to live.
  • Help others to feel safe and secure.
  • They can make great friends.
  • Always there to help out when you're in need.
  • They care for your wellbeing.
  • Help vulnerable members of the community.

How can we work together as good neighbours?

  • Greet our neighbours when we pass them on the stree.
  • Organise to get together throughout the year.
  • Take the initiative and organise working bees to beautify your local community.
  • Develop a phone network to call tyhose in your community that may be unwell.
  • Form a walking group to walk, talk and take in some fresh air.
  • Watch, look and listen for any suspicious activity and report it to Crime Stoppers.
  • Make an effort when you think someone is in need.
  • Consider others and work together to build a safer community.

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