community safety > respect

Everyone is entitled to enjoy their home quietly and peacefully. You must not cause nuisance or disturb your neighbours. You must also make sure that anyone living with you or visiting your home behaves responsibly.

As a good neighbour, please be considerate by:

  • keeping the volume of televisions, radios and stereos as low as possible, especially late at night and early in the morning;
  • using washing machines, vacuum cleaners and other noisy domestic equipment during the day and not at unsociable hours;
  • trying to avoid installing fridges, freezers and stereo speakers against walls that divide you and your neighbour;
  • carrying out work to your home during reasonable hours;
  • giving us contact details of anyone who has a key to your home, so we can contact them if your burglar or car alarm goes off while you are away from home;
  • parking vehicles responsibly and respecting your neighbours’ parking and access needs;
  • not parking commercial vehicles, caravans, motor homes, trailers and boats without getting our written permission beforehand;
  • returning your rubbish bin back to its normal storage area when it has been emptied;
  • being a responsible pet owner (if you have a dog, make sure it does not bark or whine for long periods and arrange for it not to be left alone if you are away from home for a long time);
  • controlling your children when they are playing outside your property;
  • making sure any visitors respect your neighbours and the area you live in whilst they are travelling to and from, and while they are in your home; and
  • using social media responsibly and not harassing, threatening or intimidating others through its use.