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    Re: Neighbourliness today

    Quote Originally Posted by ian gibson View Post
    I think everybody needs good neighbours
    With a little understanding, you can find the perfect blend
    Neighbours, should be there for one another
    That's when good neighbours become good friends
    Is that you Harold?

  2. #42

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    Quote Originally Posted by adz-a32 View Post
    Okay I was being sarcastic about the "all of your money". Salt and vinegar and forks are actually included Some places include chilli sauce, some charge extra
    Ive seen what free chilli sauce can do to a person, usually ruin you're chips cause it's always one more mate.

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    Re: Neighbourliness today

    There does seem to be a breakdown in community relationships compared to a few generations ago. More isolated households, more single person homes, fewer households with grandparents living close, more short term lettings, fewer community activities that bring people together, and maybe different reactions to technology, crime, drugs and newcomers.

    Then again I think some of the accounts of open door communities in the past were a bit rose tinted.

    I just saw this story from the BBC about a woman (maybe murdered) who lay in her flat for 2 years before anyone investigated. Not much neighbourly concern there when she disappeared:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-41588452

    Very sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jon1959 View Post
    There does seem to be a breakdown in community relationships compared to a few generations ago. More isolated households, more single person homes, fewer households with grandparents living close, more short term lettings, fewer community activities that bring people together, and maybe different reactions to technology, crime, drugs and newcomers.

    Then again I think some of the accounts of open door communities in the past were a bit rose tinted.

    I just saw this story from the BBC about a woman (maybe murdered) who lay in her flat for 2 years before anyone investigated. Not much neighbourly concern there when she disappeared:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-41588452

    Very sad.
    I seen this and couldn't shake it off

    http://punchng.com/four-year-old-boy...omposing-body/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclops View Post
    A Christian ideal is to love one's neighbour as oneself but it's been said "The average Londoner knows just one neighbour. I travel a lot, and I'm always surprised by the strong sense of community in some countries. We've lost something fundamentally human, and we don't even realise it".

    What set me thinking about this is that recently two close neighbours (in a road where we've lived for decades) have died, including a gent I often chatted with, and I knew nothing about it.

    On the other hand folk often equate neighbourliness with nosiness and might think it's better to keep oneself to oneself.

    Are we losing a sense of neighbourliness in Cardiff - and, if so, is this a good thing.
    I have lived in my house for 26 years (we are the 2nd longest in the street), I know the names of my two next door neighbours and the three direct opposite but that it, her indoors knows them all which is prolly the reason she takes about three hour to get a pint of milk!!

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    Been in our house for 16 years now ( from new )

    I know and speak to most of the people in the Cul-de-sac, must know 16 out of the 20 ( ish ), real good friends with next-door, been on holidays with them to Center parcs, they are coming with us for 2 weeks to disney next year, been camping 3 times this year with them ( they surf aswell ) relly does feel like a community around here

    then i pop up my mums ( growing up, we knew most in the street ) and most of the houses are now rented ( i know 3 bed terraced houses are rip for investment and rentals, but this really has killed the community ) , down the end of the street is some smackhead, the community spirit has completely gone, my mum doesnt feel safe to pop down the end of the road for some chips or Chinese its all rather sad tbh

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    Re: Neighbourliness today

    Quote Originally Posted by jon1959 View Post
    There does seem to be a breakdown in community relationships compared to a few generations ago. More isolated households, more single person homes, fewer households with grandparents living close, more short term lettings, fewer community activities that bring people together, and maybe different reactions to technology, crime, drugs and newcomers.

    Then again I think some of the accounts of open door communities in the past were a bit rose tinted.

    I just saw this story from the BBC about a woman (maybe murdered) who lay in her flat for 2 years before anyone investigated. Not much neighbourly concern there when she disappeared:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-41588452

    Very sad.
    There is no compromise these days, people are encouraged to take their arguments to court to fight it out rather than come to agreements where both parties are happy, everything is a war.

    That story is sad, I'm surprised they weren't banging her door down for her council tax or something, my uncle was dead for a few days before anyone found him, he was always off on holiday so it wasn't unusual for people not to hear from him, we were told that he came in with his shopping, dumped it in the hall and went to bed (obviously feeling ill) and had a heart attack, what has always stuck in my mind was they told us that he had a big joint of beef in one his shopping bags and it was covered in maggots, now I'm left with this 'tales of the unexpected' type scene in my head of his clock ticking in his empty house and those carrier bags sitting there on the floor with flies around them trying not to think about him being upstairs for the same amount of time, grim.

    Sorry to be so cheery, check on your neighbours folks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ainsley Harriott View Post
    Are you saying someone robbed your parrot?
    Yes I am

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    Are you saying someone robbed your parrot?
    Quote Originally Posted by light up the darkness View Post
    Yes I am
    And I'm really pissed off about it

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    Re: Neighbourliness today

    Quote Originally Posted by Ainsley Harriott View Post
    Are you saying someone robbed your parrot?
    Quote Originally Posted by light up the darkness View Post
    Yes I am
    I am amazed at both the motivation, and logistics, behind that one.

    How and why is a parrot any sort of target for thieves?

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