It’s really important to have a respectful relationship with your neighbours, so that you can both live happily alongside each other – remember you may only be there for a year or so but for most of your neighbours their home will be a long term residence.
You are now part of a community that will have residents from all walks of life – so get involved and introduce yourself! They may also be appreciative if you let them know in advance of any parties or potentially disruptive events taking place.Bins
No one wants to have a front garden full of bin bags on their street – it stinks and can attract unwanted furry visitors. You can look up your local refuse collection day at www.lincoln.gov.uk . Choosing to recycle can seem like a daunting task that requires a lot of effort, but really the effort required is minimal and you might be surprised by how satisfied you feel at knowing you’ve done your bit for the environment!
If you are having issues with your neighbours get in touch and we can discuss finding a way to resolve the issue.
Familiarise yourself with the bin collection dates for your area. You can find the bin collection calendar under http://www.lincoln.gov.uk/. Usually, one week recycling (brown bin) is collected and the other week refuse (black bin). Bins should be put outside no later than 7.00am on the designated collection days and should be brought in again soon after collection.
Refuse collection days:
West End: Friday
High Street / Sincil Bank: Wednesday
Monks Road: Wednesday
Uphill Lincoln: Thursday / Friday
The council should also provide you with a leaflet on recycling– put it up in your kitchen as a reminder for everyone
It is important to keep on top of your bins, to keep your property in good condition and also keep the neighbours happy.
Housing is one of the most critical factors in ensuring that students can thrive both personally and academically, and as such, moving into a new home can be one of the most stressful times in a student’s life. It is also the starting point for all of the relationships students will build with their neighbours and the community as a whole.
You are living in a community along with other residents from all walks of life and you should have consideration for your neighbours. Many residents may have been living in the same street for years unlike most students, so you must remember and respect that.
Here are some tips for living in the community and being part of it:
Meet your neighbours - Ensure to introduce yourself to the neighbours when you move in. It is good to get to know each other, so you can help if needed.
Alert your neighbours of any noise – Let your neighbours know in advance if you invite friends around for a party or plan something which is potentially disruptive for them. They might be appreciative if you ask for permission and agree on a noise level / end time – just ensure you stick to those. Remember that your neighbours will invariably have to get up for work the following day.
Get involved in your community – There are many opportunities to get involved and feel part of the community, it also helps change the perceptions of students for the better. Go along to your local residents association, take part in community events or other volunteering opportunities e.g. Carholme Community Gala, litter picks, Brayford clean up, Lincoln West End Resident Association etc. More information about community volunteering can be found under www.lincolnsu.com/volunteering.
Remember that whilst living in the community you are representing the student population and the University.