Whether you are on the city council or have responsibility in your own neighborhood, it’s important to maintain and care for the community. Neighborhoods that are well-kept and cared for can help everyone living there feel safer and more comfortable. If you are looking for ways to increase the security of a community, here are a few things that should be on your checklist.
1. Check The Fire Hydrants
In the case of a fire, the community needs to be prepared. A hydrant flow test is a way to measure the pressure in the water system. A professional service can come perform the test and check the results. This should be done every few years and is needed to service a new building.
2. Keep Public Areas Litter-Free
No one likes seeing litter, especially when it is bad for the environment. Plastic bags, soda pop cans and other trash is often left in the gutters and grass of public spaces. Put a stop to this by putting up more trash cans or enforcing litter rules.
3. Offer Events and Activities
A great way to unify the community and improve engagement is through fun community events. These are perfect opportunities for volunteers to join together and serve the community. Whether it’s a holiday, fundraiser or special occasion, the community can benefit from these types of events.
4. Begin a Community Project
Is there a business, shelter or school in your community that has a need? Get the community together to raise money for a specific cause. Host fundraising events, ask businesses to donate and get the community excited about helping out. This can improve the community and get neighbors to interact with each other.
There are a lot of things that help a community feel safe. As you unite the people, maintain the public areas and keep safety equipment in tip-top shape, you can see a large improvement in the community.