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.