December 30th, 2020
Next Door - check it out as a way of communicating - and advertising locally.
Let me explain.
In these current times, it is important to stay isolated as much as possible. An app (for use on mobiles or desktops) like Next Door is important for contact with others in your locality,
However, this in itself causes many problems – mental, social, and economic. This is especially true if you don’t see people from one day to the next. But we all need that contact, reassurance, and on occasion assistance.
There is a great website called NextDoor that allows you to keep in contact with your local community. You get to know your neighbours. You find out what is going on around you. There are lots of people offering help and assistance, and there are loads of local tradespeople – window cleaners gardeners, electricians, plumbers, etc. that you would never find out about normally. The great thing is they come with recommendations from your neighbours, so you immediately know how good they are.
Looking at my Next Door this morning, for example, our local window cleaner is going into self-isolation, so we know he won’t be around for a while. Someone reported seeing a lone hen walking across the road (there is a joke there somewhere!) and a dog was seen wandering around.
I am happy to say that the owners of both were reunited.
More disturbing – a farmer (we live in a very rural area) reported his sheep being attacked by dogs. So he asked us all to remain vigilant. And the local police regularly pop on there with updates about what was happening, and if there was anything to look out for.
If you are a local tradesperson, it is imperative that you register for Next Door, as you can both advertise your services, and reply to people who are looking for a local tradesperson.
The great news is that it is FREE, forever. Check it out HERE