The most effective way to solve most community issues is to know your neighbours and communicate in an understanding and neighbourly manner.
By swapping phone numbers, for example, you can open a line of communication for any problems, issues or complaints. This means your neighbours are more likely to contact you directly when the disruption is happening, instead of making a complaint to the Community team or the local police. It is also common courtesy to let your neighbours know ahead of time if you’re planning a gathering in your home that they may find disruptive. A text or a note through the letterbox is always much appreciated!
We advise that neighbours speak to each other with empathy and try to envision how they would feel if roles were switched, with the hope, where possible, to resolve issues themselves. However, if this fails you can contact the team for conflict and tension mediation between neighbours, if needed.