Here’s a tidy post from my friend Liz Ixer over on Harringay Online, rehashing this o.p. and suggesting seven ways to make your neighbourhood a better place. Liz makes the principles locally pertinent and weaves-in the role of the neighbourhood online network.
I see lists like this quite often, this one has the virtue of simple practicality and relative brevity. The headings are:
Pick up litter
Get to know your neighbours
Find out who your government/local representatives are
If you see something, say something
Go for a walk.
And credit to the original poster, Sarah Goodyear, who makes this point under the heading ‘Get to know your neighbours’:
‘If anything bad happens – a blackout, a flood, or worse – these are the people you need to know. It starts with hello.’