These are the top 30 signs of a good neighbor



It also emerged 14 per cent are happier to open up to others in their community since the pandemic, with 25 per cent discussing the rising cost of living.

One in six have given or received advice with their neighbors in relation to saving money, with 26 per cent relying on them more than ever when it comes to trying to save money,

This includes borrowing items from a neighbor instead of buying them new (18 per cent) and teaming up on a food shop to save on costs (14 per cent).

Despite financial struggles, a quarter donate an average of £20 a month to community initiatives – including local charities, fundraising events and neighborhood watch, while 18 per cent are involved in other ways.

But while older Brits would traditionally call upon others for a ‘cup of sugar’, modern day versions include asking neighbors for DIY tools, coffee, phone chargers and even lateral flow tests.

Jonathan Warburton, Chairman of Warburtons, said: “Today’s survey leaves no doubt that community and family values ​​remain more important than ever to people across the country.

“We know how difficult the past two years have been for communities and that right now, in many ways, things aren’t getting any easier.

“However, it’s encouraging to see from our research that the little things can help make a difference, from taking out the bins to saying a simple hello to your neighbours. “

The study, carried out via OnePoll, also showed neighbors socializing together by enjoying drinks at home (26 per cent), barbeques (17 per cent), street parties (15 per cent) and exercising together (12 per cent).

Proving how trusting Brits are of neighbours, more than a third would leave a spare key to their home (35 per cent) with them and 26 per cent would ask them to pet-sit.

Jonathan added: “As a family business, we’re recognizing the importance people place on their communities by launching The Warburtons Foundation, a series of financial pledges, donations and projects that we hope will help many families better manage today’s challenges.”

Top 30 signs of a good neighbor

1. Accept deliveries

2. Keep an eye on your home when you’re away / on holiday

3. Takes bins in for neighbors

4. Warn you before they have a party

5. Checks in on elderly or poorly neighbors

6. Waters plants when you’re away

7. Throws a football back over the fence if it’s been kicked over

8. Offers to go halves on a new fence between the two gardens

9. Feeds pets when you’re on holiday eg the cat, the rabbit

10. Recommends tradespeople to you

11. Picks up litter out the front

12. Gives a heads-up to others if they’re having lots of over guests

13. Lends you larger items eg jet wash, tire pump

14. Invite you around

15. Offers to give you lifts

16. Always offers to lend you small items you don’t have eg milk, cooking ingredients

17. Allows you to park on or over their driveway

18. Listens to you if you’re opening up to them

19. Helps you take shopping in when they can see you’ve got lots of bags

20. Offers to mow the lawn when doing theirs

21. Offers to help with DIY

22. Brings you leftover baked goods/meals

23. Helps direct you when parking eg on a driveway, parallel parking

24. Offers to walk your dog when they’re walking theirs

25. Offers to help with car maintenance

26. Shares doing the school run

27. Gives you old kids’ clothes/toys

28. Lets you use a space in their home/garden to work

29. Wash your car if they’re washing theirs

30. Babysits


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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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