C&G’s Guide to Getting to Know Your Neighbours


In the busy world we live in, those who reside above, below or next door to us can pass us by with little more than a morning smile. In today’s blog, C&G share our top tips on actually getting to know your neighbours, and moving your relationship on from a courtesy wave.

Host a Barbecue or Street Party

Whether you’re new to the neighbourhood or you’re just trying to foster a sense of community, an ‘all-welcome’ gathering never goes a miss. Fire up your barbecue and grab some bunting, and invite your neighbours and their families. By getting to know each other over a snag, you’ll learn new things about those you share a postcode with.

Start a Book Club

Joining a book club is such fun, but when it involves driving several kilometres to the next meet, it can become laborious and time consuming. By creating a book club with your close neighbours, you’ll only ever have to walk up the street for the next chat!

Start a ‘Neighbourhood Economy’

Neighbourhoods all over the world are saving time and expense by creating a ‘neighbourhood economy’. The idea is that between you and your neighbours, you’ve a variety of skills that could help one another out. Perhaps you live next door to a plumber, someone up the road is an electrician or maybe you’re a design guru and can help small businesses with their marketing materials. By rallying together and sharing your expertise, you can help each other out when in need, save cash on hiring other trades, and get to know each other in the process.

Begin an Exercise Club

Whether running is your thing or you want to create your own bootcamp at the park up the road, enlist your neighbours as your workout buddies. Not only will you keep each other accountable and get fit in the process, you’ll make new connections with those in your community.


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