WE STRIVE TO GROW A VALLEY OF GOOD NEIGHBOURS, WHERE WE CAN HAVE CONVERSATIONS THAT MATTER.
The NRPA envisions a Noordhoek where our neighbours show one another mutual care and support and are united under a common vision. Through the NRPA we hope to inspire more neighbourly acts in our valley to make Noordhoek a great place to live for everyone.
As part of Vision 2030 we ideated potential tools to support neighborhood creativity and growth.
- Develop a Know Your Noordhoek Guide for residents
- Develop a communication strategy for Noordhoek & Valley stakeholders
- Create a Community multi-purpose centre
- Form links with NGOs in Masi and OV and develop a mentorship platform to inspire and support residents who want to make a difference in their lives and within the area
- From our shared values develop shared simple yet practical projects (social, environmental, sports etc)
- Develop significant such as gap/social housing, social sport
- Create opportunities for civic leadership
Here are some ideas as to how you could be a good neighbour
- Introduce yourself to your neighbours when you move in.
- If you're planning a party, let your neighbours know – or better yet, invite them.
- Park in your designated bay and ensure your visitors use demarkated visitors' parking. Do not block driveways.
- Position noisy appliances away from common walls.
- Keep the pavement outside your home neat and tidy.
- Try to restrict noise activities such as hanging pictures and moving heavy furniture to daytime working hours.
- Make sure someone with a key can be contacted if your burglar alarm is triggered while you're away, or that the alarm company can reset it.
- Make sure you are aware of the rules and regulations of your building or complex regarding renovations, pets, noise, visitors and security.
- Don’t honk your hooter – ever!
- If you have children, understand that many of your neighbours don’t. If you don’t have children, understand that your neighbours’ children have a right to be there, and that they are, after all, children.
- If a neighbour complains, try to see things from their perspective. Try not to escalate problems with a confrontational approach.
- Respect your neighbours’ right to peace and enjoyment of their own property. Ask yourself if you are treating your neighbour the way that you would like to be treated.