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Enjoy the sun but consider your neighbours

speakersThe warm weather is welcomed by most people but for some it can mean their peace is disturbed by noisy neighbours.

During the summer, complaints of ASB usually rise due to people spending more time outside in their gardens and communal spaces.

To help you take care in the hot weather and try to avoid any anti-social behaviour complaints against you, follow the below tips:

  • Keep communal areas and gardens tidy
  • Don’t leave children’s toys outside
  • Make sure your children are supervised when playing outside
  • Consider neighbours if children are having water fights etc
  • Make use of your local park to play ball games so not to cause nuisance and annoyance to neighbours
  • Make sure dogs are kept on leads and under control and be sure to pick up after any mess they leave
  • If your windows are open, consider the volume of music and television and turn down from how loud you would normally have it
  • Make sure to try and keep noise to a minimum at night if children are unable to sleep in the heat
  • Consider your neighbours –  do those who are vulnerable need any help in the warm weather?
  • Be mindful of the time of day/night when sitting outside chatting or playing music, consider a reasonable curfew
  • Make sure parties don’t get out of hand
  • Step outside your property to check if noise can be heard
  • If you plan to have a party or BBQ invite your neighbours/let them know and agree a finish time
  • Make sure your guests are considerate when leaving
  • Extinguish BBQs correctly and remove any rubbish from communal areas.

Our Safer Estates Manager, Paul Tuckey, said “We want people to enjoy the summer but also consider the impact their behaviour may have on their neighbours. We take the issue of ASB very seriously and work hard to promote harmonious communities by encouraging neighbours to speak to each other and by proactively advising tenants how they can reduce actions which may be perceived as anti-social behaviour by their neighbours.”

To help resolve ASB disputes we now also offer a form of mediation called Restorative Justice which brings victims, offenders and communities together to decide on a response to a particular dispute or crime  It works by allowing victims to tell offenders the real impact of their behaviour and gives them the opportunity to make amends

Our Safer Estates Team will be promoting their service at various events throughout the summer including the CBH Fido Fiesta events so keep your eye out for them.

 

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Notes for editors

Cheltenham Borough Homes:

  • CBH is one of the top rated ALMOs (Arms Length Management Organisations) in the country. ALMOs are not for profit companies that run social housing services for their local council
  • Currently CBH manage and maintain around 5,000 tenant and leasehold properties with high satisfaction and performance levels, when compared nationally with other housing providers
  • CBH put their customers at the heart of what they do; working with them to shape services and ensure the company focuses on local need
  • CBH deliver more than high quality core landlord services: they have an ongoing programme building new homes and regenerating communities; they support people to find work and employment; work to improve financial inclusion and develop stock to make it more energy efficient

 

Press contact: Catherine Best e: catherine.best@cheltborohomes.org t: 01242 775317  

 
 

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