If you haven’t already do introduce yourself to your neighbours when you move in to your new home. Permanent residents will appreciate the effort you made to introduce yourselves from the start and it will make communications easier. Recent lockdowns have impacted on people’s attitudes and behaviour and it may take time and understanding to build relations. Provide your contact details so you can join in with street What’s App groups and be in touch with each other if any issues arise.
Welcome to Bath. You are now living in a diverse community of people: families, working and retired people, as well as other students. It is helpful to meet people on your street and get a sense of who is around you. Everyone has different lifestyles – the rhythms of people’s days can differ. Being tolerant and respectful of these differences will help community relations.
Our Good Neighbour Campaign launches every October and aims to give helpful advice to permanent residents as well as student residents living in privately rented accommodation. We encourage everyone to meet their neighbours as they share the streets and communities. We also share advice on waste and recycling, helping to keep the streets of Bath clean and tidy. If you are a student or new to your area, take a look at these helpful tips for living in Bath and sharing our city: