Good neighbours are an important part of living in a community
A good neighbour is . . .
Considerate and respects people’s rights and privacy
Tolerant and understands that people have different ways of doing things
Concerned when something is wrong and does something about it
Responsible for the actions of themselves and guests
Law abiding and reports illegal activity to the Police
As a neighbour, you can help by...
Keeping the noise at your place down to a reasonable level
Keeping your section tidy
Talking things over when there are problems, listening and trying to come to an agreement that works for everyone. If you need support in this you can contact our Community Development Co-ordinators.
If none of the above works . . .
Start writing down the details of the problem, including what happens and when it happens. This can help make it clear what’s going on. Your notes will also be useful if you need to take the matter further.
If you can’t sort out the problem, you should go to the right people—refer to your phone list next to your phone to help you.
e.g, If you have problems with loud noise, call the Noise Control Office.
Illegal activity should be reported to the Police.
Need to talk to someone?
Mental Health Emergencies
(09) 487 1414
For all other emergencies
(09) 301 0101
Equip Mental Health Services
Your Community Support Worker (CSW) should be contacted when you are feeling unwell mentally. You should have been given your CSW’s contact details, if not, please contact Equip Front Desk.
Equip Front Desk
09 477 0338
Bays Community Housing Trust