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Being a Good Neighbour

At University we learn many new things; not just our academic subjects, budgeting, independent living and sometimes cooking! Another important skill that students learn is living in, and being an important and respectful member of a community. Whether you choose to live in a house or in purpose built accommodation you are part of the community here in Lincoln.

Here are some tips to help you be a good neighbour:

  • Introduce Yourself - Make sure you say hello to all your neighbours, you can go around and introduce yourself or, if you’d prefer, put a note through the letter box. Make sure you let them know your names, which number you live at and how to contact you if they need a neighbourly favour. It’s not only friendly but your neighbours can help you out if you need it too, think parcels and leaving for the holidays.

  • Find out when Bin Days are - You can find out on the council website which is in our Useful Contacts section or you could ask your neighbours. When you know when they are make sure you put them out and taken them in in time. The council have stated that bins should be put out no earlier than 7pm the night before and put away by 10pm on the day of collection.

  • Respect Your Neighbours - Let your neighbours know if you are having a party or people round and agree a reasonable time to be quiet by. We have all been kept awake by noisy neighbours and this is never enjoyable so don’t be the one to do it. Oh and Sing Star is not best played at 3am even if you sound like Adele!

  • Get Involved - volunteer, go to community meetings, community fun days and meet your Community Representatives for your area. Keep up to date with the volunteer opportunities on our website, one-off or regular; we have well over 100 ways to get involved so there must be something for you!

There's also a great document from the City of Lincoln Council about how to be a good neighbour. Check it out here.


Late Night Noise

When returning from a night out please be considerate of any noise especially living in a residential area.

There are those with young children or have to get up early and the best way to help build relationships with your neighbours is to be respectful and considerate.

You can sign up to the Lincs Alert messaging system. It is free, and easy to sign up.  Just go to:  www.lincsalert.co.uk or email info@lincsalert.co.uk