Know your “Noordhoek Guide” for residents:

  • As little home and street lighting as possible (to avoid light pollution); points lights down to the ground
  • Drive slowly, very slowly (below the speed limit) on our roads so that our children, animals and horses can use our roads safely
  • Say hello, and smile – whenever you can
  • Be helpful
  • Try to encourage others to improve, rather than complain at what they do
  • Using environmentally safe products (for example, not using poisons to kill mice…)
  • Planting endemic vegetation and not cutting down trees like Melkbos (MilkWoods – which it is illegal to do without a permit!)
  • Cleanup wherever you go – The Common, The beach, The mountains
  • plant fruit trees on fence line
  • Protect all the last remaining wildlife and plants.. they have no defenses against people and their tools
  • Support local small traders
  •  Give lifts. Chat to the people in the car. Build relationships.
  • Use our natural resources (water, WellPoint water, common areas, etc) with respect and awareness that you are part of an interconnected ecosystem. Nothing exists in infinite quantities, and once it’s gone it’s gone for everyone.
  • This Valley is an interconnected group of different neighbourhoods and are all part of each other. Support community initiatives across the whole Valley with your skills and resources
  • Be a considerate neighbour and host a street party. Get to know the names of your neighbours and look out for each other.
  • Mainly spread your good fortune. Be charitable. Not only where the results benefit Noordhoek directly.
  • #FreeRangeKids
  • respect the wildlife around you, learn to live with it rather than against it. Eg toad friendly fences, allowing pocupines ingress and egress
  • go slow, give way to the horses
  • Be kind to all animals and birds.
  • Reduce, reuse, recycle.
  • Borrow and lend rather than buying – tools, drill bits, etc
  • Pass on old clothes, etc, to those less fortunate.
  • Live simply, that others may simply live.
  • We all love animals, just not their poo. Pick up after yours, otherwise it becomes a mountain of yuck.
  • Flies and roosters (farm like stuff) are pretty normal here. Talk to your neighbours (nicely) if you think they can help you control noise and pests on your property, or ask for advice
  • Try to keep your house’s profile as low as possible. We have great local architects that can help you design a beautiful space.
  • We care about the people and the animals in our community.
  • Be kind
  • considerate to your neighbors when renovating. Don’t block their view to get yours. Take into account there sunlight and space when planning yours. Consider noise, and disruption
  • pay a living wage to workers
  • participate in community surverys
  • is aware of and participates in community initiatives
  • seeks compromise, seeks to collaborate
  • keep your verge looking nice, and helps in aesthetics and keep part of it clear so people can park on it, instead of in the road
  • Signage guidelines
    • On the common,
    • The roadside,
    • Businesses
    • Estate Agents – keep it subtle – we’re not a commercial district

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