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Where we live is so important to us. It can affect our lifestyle and it can also help with things such as property prices. However, if you don’t take care of where you live and take pride in the area, then things can fall behind. You face the risk of shops going out of business and the place looking unkempt. So what can you do? Here are some of the things that you can consider to help you enhance your local community.




Look after facilities 

One of the first things that you should think about doing is looking after the facilities that you already have in the local area. It might be that there are maintenance teams already out there, but that doesn't stop you taking care of things as and when you use facilities. Open areas like golf courses can often go unnoticed, so you may want to look into experts that focus on Golf Course Maintenance. Other facilities that could need some attention might be local swimming pools and parks. Picking up litter as and when you spot it in the street, and generally being more aware of the area and the facilities that you do have. 

Add flowers and make the area look great 

Sometimes a little bit of colour can make the biggest of differences, and you can do this quite easily by adding flowers around. It might be hanging baskets that shops and businesses can be encouraged to put outside. It could be filling pots and troughs with bedding flowers, or even placing a focus on the local parks. You could ask a group of volunteers to get together and really work hard to clean up and spruce up the area that you live. 

Communal vegetable patch that the whole community can benefit from

A great idea could be to add something that the whole community can benefit from, and one thing you could think about would be a vegetable patch. This is something that volunteers can work on as a hobby and interest, and allow you to seek the produce to the local residents for a cheaper cost. It helps local families thrive and have a healthier lifestyle, while enabling people to get involved. 

Shop locally and support the local community

The one thing that everyone can do a bit more of would be to support the local shops and businesses. Shopping locally, buying your produce from local shops and using the local businesses can make a big difference to the economy in the local area and help businesses to thrive, rather than struggle and consider shutting down. 

Organise local events 

Finally, you can consider organising local events that everyone can be involved in. It could be something family focused that is planned for the summer, or maybe it could be something like a business specific event that could help to boost sales and orders within the community. It can be great to have things for everyone to look forward and to encourage more socialising in the local area. 

Let’s hope these tips help you to enhance the community you live in and to help them thrive.