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nellythenarwhal Mon 06-Apr-20 16:29:37

My neighbours have children who play in the gardens with their noise at an acceptable level and sociable hours.

Nobody is inviting guests round for BBQs.

Nobody is doing noisy DIY at unreasonable times.

They WhatsApp the rest of the street to see if anybody wants something picked up at the shops. No judgement if it's something non-essential like alcohol. They pay immediately by bank transfer.

The dog owners aren't walking their dogs 5 times a day because their dogs are special.

The houses with young children often stick pictures in their windows which cheers up the neighbourhood.

People are rarely leaving the street. (I can hear cars driving)

If someone is short on milk or whatever, there's lots of volunteers who are happy to drop some off if they have extra.

Nobody is parking so that the bin men and emergency vehicles can't drive past.

Everybody is sharing info like if they see a local shop getting a delivery.

I live near a local tourist spot and can see that the car park is empty.

CuriousaboutSamphire Mon 06-Apr-20 16:34:21

Pretty much like that here... More bird song, more flowers, fewer cars, lots of SM interaction and offers of help.

It only gets scary when we go to bigger places, looking for elusive loo roll, tins of tomatoes, etc

Local shops get stock but the CV group tend to take much of it for our food bank and isolated people. The temptation to sneak a few tins of tomatoes in my.bag is increasing daily blush wink

Knocksomesense Mon 06-Apr-20 16:38:08

My neighbours are like this. No cars are coming or going. We are all checking on eachother. We are sharing food deliveries and surplus fresh bits between us.

I managed to get a delivery from a wholesalers so we had fresh veg for nearly the whole little street.

I love my neighbours

Minesacider Mon 06-Apr-20 16:38:39

All pretty calm and quiet here, but then, it's not a busy place normally either, so it would be out of the ordinary for people to start throwing parties, BBQs, or being general pains in the arse. We don't have a neigbourhood whatsapp, but I've offered to get my elderly neighbour stuff if he needs.

Buddyelf Mon 06-Apr-20 16:39:11

Yep! Just like that here. No bbqs or party’s, no loud children, no neighbours out several times a day, some rainbows in the windows - all good here.

moita Mon 06-Apr-20 16:39:33

Yep same here. Our next door neighbours were gardening in their front garden earlier. We had a pleasant chat (from at least 2 metres). Very quiet here.

keepingbees Mon 06-Apr-20 16:42:53

Yep same here. The only difference is there's no WhatsApp group and no ones checking on anyone that I know of. A few are coming and going but not excessively so. The only children are mine and next door and neither are loud or out at unreasonable times.

nellythenarwhal Mon 06-Apr-20 16:44:09

With the stories in the press, it's good to have a reality check that most are quietly getting on with things.

coachman Mon 06-Apr-20 16:52:30

Same here. I'm very lucky.

Helbelle17 Mon 06-Apr-20 16:57:37

Yes, our neighbours are lovely. The children play nicely outside, we check in on each other to make sure all is ok and if we need anything. No visitors coming in and out and the streets are fairly quiet.
The local shop is a different matter, according to my DH, but we're very lucky on the whole.

Troels Mon 06-Apr-20 16:58:20

Lucky in our road too. Dog walking has been very early and a lone person with dog.
Kids next door are the questest ever.
We all wave and chat from the safety of our driveway.
I did see arms in the air above the fence at the back of the house, they are doing outdoor exercise in the backgarden.
Now I've said this, someone will lose all sense and do something daft.

Stellamboscha Mon 06-Apr-20 16:59:06

Same here. In fact I'm now wondering/worrying why next doors' children (preschoolers) are not in the garden more!

WhateverHappenedToBathPearls Mon 06-Apr-20 16:59:10

We don't have a WhatsApp group but apart from that where I live is very much like you describe OP

1moreRep Mon 06-Apr-20 17:05:10

i only have 2 neighbours i can actually see from my windows (rural)

one side are lovely and don't mind at all when my dog (very friendly frenchie) escapes into their amazing 3 acre garden (he finds a new way each time!) they basically just let us go straight round to collect him.

the other side we smile and wave hello but never physically close enough to hear or speak to each other as their drive way is very long !

best kind of neighbours

cowfacemonkey Mon 06-Apr-20 17:06:53

Pretty much the same here. There is a nice, supportive village Facebook page where people can post if they need things picking up from the shop. There's been a few tantrums from the kids a few doors down in the garden but they're little and to be honest it gives DH and I a little chuckle remembering the joy of the toddler years! In this sort of weather there would normally be around 10-12 kids playing in the cul de sac but haven't seen any kids venture past the front door yet.

catwithnohat Mon 06-Apr-20 17:06:57

Its good to hear about the good things instead of all the doom and gloom. Very soothing!

cowfacemonkey Mon 06-Apr-20 17:08:42

The village next to us has a T Rex on a scooter that goes out once a day. Bit jealous of that!

Geometricprince Mon 06-Apr-20 17:13:24

Pretty much same here. One mad bitch who lives at the end tries to cause bother but everyone else just ignores her (which she hates grin) otherwise we're all looking out for each other and not breaking any rules.

OhWhatFuckeryIsThisNow Mon 06-Apr-20 17:17:17

It’s like that here too. Helps I guess that we don’t have front gardens and our back gardens are surrounded by high stone walls. But it’s lovely and quiet, people are being helpful and apart from the occasional dick on the streets or in the woods, it’s fine.

walkwalk Mon 06-Apr-20 17:24:38

Sounds lovely, it's nothing like that where I am (big city/run down area) - bbqs/loud inconsiderate music at all times of day. Not constant but often. We only know two houses on our street just to say hello to and have had no contact at all last few weeks as we haven't been out (shielding).

Bananabixfloof Mon 06-Apr-20 17:25:26

Same here, not many young children on the street. But they are being reasonably noisy at reasonable times. The older people only have to yell or come out and wave at someone passing and we will sort them out.
Not much traffic on the street or the nearest main road.
Two big parks nearby that I take dogs to and they are not really busy. I've seen them busier for certain.

Xiaoxiong Mon 06-Apr-20 17:28:03

Same round here - incredibly quiet, nobody apparently breaking any rules, and the whole town's been divided into 18 areas each with an area command, to look after anyone who's sick or shielding or just needs help. They put paper cards through the doors and our local shops are taking orders by telephone and email now.

The only annoyance are the 3 neighbours I've seen at various times over the last week or so who insist on their dogs running free off-lead and not picking up the poo, but they have always been entitled arseholes about their dogs so no change there.

nellythenarwhal Mon 06-Apr-20 17:33:51

T-Rex on a scooter sounds great! Especially if you know what time to look out for it.

bluebeck Mon 06-Apr-20 17:37:24

It's lovely here. I can walk down to the beach (five mins away) and there are very few people, everyone is social distancing.

Shopkeepers and delivery drivers wearing masks and gloves.

I need an explanation of the T Rex on a scooter (feeling jealous!)

Jayaywhynot Mon 06-Apr-20 17:44:43

My neighbours are vile, one side the two teenage girls think they are extras in a rap video, rap music full blast in the garden, the mother has a face like a slapped arse, otherside a gay couple who are either singing or screetching. Neither would piss on you if you were on fire

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