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Goldsmiths has a small campus, but we can make a big impact on the surrounding neighbourhoods. It is important that you make the right impression with your neighbours. Here at Goldsmiths Students Union we are committed to help develop a strong community spirit and a locality in which everyone is able to enjoy their home..

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  • Introduce yourself to yourneighbours

    Find out when your general wasteandrecyclingcollectiondaysare.

    Make sure you have the correctcontainersforrecycling

    Think about the positioning ofyourTV/Stereo (i.e. not against anadjoiningwalltoyourneighbours)

    Complete your inventory and takephotographs of everything. Be suretogivethesetothelandlordwiththesignedinventory

    Signtheelectoralregistersoyoucanvote

    Register for household bills andtake meter readings to give to theproviders

    Remembertogetcontentsinsuranceforallyourbelongings

    MOVING IN CHECKLIST

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  • Firstofall,introduceyourselftoyourneighbours;makesureyouknowwhotheyareandthattheyknowwhoyouare.Knowingyourneighbourscanhavemanybenefits;theyknowtheareaandsocaninformyouonrubbishandrecyclingcollections,tipsonlocalgemssuchasrestaurantsandshops,andmayalsobeablekeepaneyeonyourproperty,particularlyduringtheholidays.Makingyourselfknowntoyourneighboursearlyonwillhelptocreateapositivelastingimpression.

    FIRST IMPRESSIONS COUNT

    NOISENoise isoftenthebiggestcauseofcomplaint fromresidentswho livenearstudents,anditisimportantthatweallthinkabouthowourbehaviourwillaffectourneighbours.

    Pleasebeawareofthosearoundyouandensurethatyourneighbourscanenjoytheirhomeandgardenswithoutdisturbance.Notallofyourneighbourswillbestudents,youmaylivenextdoortoanolderperson,ortheymayhaveyoungchildrenorworknightshifts.Mostpeoplewillhavetobeupearlyforworkandwillnotappreciatehearingaheavybass-linepumpingoutatallhoursofthedayandnight!

    Whenintroducingyourselftoyourneighboursmakesurethattheyknowtheycancometoyouiftheyarebeingdisturbedbythenoisefromyourhouse.Youcouldgivethemamobilenumberforinstance,sotheycantextyouifthenoiseiskeepingthemawakeatnight.

    Whenyouaresettingoutyourroom,thinkaboutwhereyouareputtingyourTVorstereoandhowthismightaffectyourneighbours.Trytokeepthemawayfromadjoiningwalls,asthenoisecouldbedisturbing.

    Trytokeepnoisetoaminimumbetween11pmand7amandbeconsideratewhenyouarereturninghomefromanightout.Thelastthingyourneighbourswanttohearisloudvoicesorcardoorsslammingoutsidethefrontdoorat3am!

    Goldsmiths has a small campus, but we canmake a big impact on the surroundingneighbourhoods.Whenyoumoveintoyournewhome,youbecomeapartofthelocalarea,anditisimportantthatyoumaketherightimpressionwithyourneighbours.HereatGoldsmithsStudentsUnionwearecommittedtodevelopingastrongcommunityspiritandalocalityinwhicheveryoneisabletoenjoytheirhome.

    BEING A GOOD NEIGHBOUR

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  • Every now and then you might wantto have a party. Please be aware that ifyour party impacts negatively on thecommunityaroundyou,youmayreceiveacomplainttothecouncil,yourlandlord,ortothecuniversity.Pleasecheckthetermsofyourtenancyagreementastheremaybeaclausewhichstatesyouarebreakingthe terms of your contract by having aparty.

    Beforetheparty,tellyourneighbourswhenyou are planning to have one and whattimeyouexpectittofinish.Remembertogivethemplentyofnotice.Thisdoesnotmean it isokaytomakeexcessivenoise,but ensures your neighbours are awarethatyoumayhavemorepeoplethanusual

    PARTIESturningup.During the party be conscious of noiselevelsandinparticularofanyheavybass.Askgueststoleavequietly,ensuringtheydonotleaveanymessbehindthem.Haveapropercleanupattheendofthenight-rememberyouareresponsibleforanymesscreatedbyyourguests,sopleasepickupanybrokenbottles,cigarettebuttsetc...

    If someone asks you to turn the musicdown, please respect their request. Bearin mind that if environmental healthare called they have the right to seizeequipmentfromyourproperty.

    Volunteeringcanbeagreatwayofgettingtoknowyourneighbourhoodbetter,makingnewfriendsandcreatingapositiveimpactonyourcommunity.Therearemanydifferentwaysofgettinginvolved,fromaplacementatalocalgroup,toorganisingacleanupinyourstreet,orevensettingupyourownprojectthatfitsaneedinyourcommunity.ComeandhaveachattotheVolunteeringandCommunityEngagementCoordinatorintheStudentsUnionandseehowyoucanbeagoodneighbour.

    GETTING INVOLVED

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  • Inanurbanenvironment, foxesandothersmallmammalscanbeahugepest.Missedwastecollectionscan result in abuildupofuncollected rubbish thatwill encouragefoxestorummagethroughyourbinbags.Forthisreasonitisimportanttomakesureyouknowwhenthecouncilcollectsrubbishandrecyclingfromyourarea.

    Binsneedtobeplacedonthestreetthenightbeforecollectiondayandmovedbackoffthepathoncetheyhavebeencollected.Pleasedontleaveyourbinsonthepavementanylongerthanthis,asitcanmeanpeoplewithbuggiesandpushchairsandwheelchairsuserswillhaveaccessdifficultiesonyourstreet.

    Yourgardenisoftenthefirstthingthatpeoplewillsee,sotryandensureyoumakeagoodimpression.Keepittidy, freefromrubbishand, ifyouare luckyenoughtohavedecent-sizedgarden,whynotthinkaboutgrowingsomevegetables,orplantingsomenice flowers.Remember that keeping your house and garden clean and tidy all yearroundwillhelptoensurethatyougetyourdepositbackattheendoftheyear.

    HOUSEHOLD WASTE & RECYCLING

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  • Lewisham Council

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  • Lewisham Council

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  • Planahead,startthinkingaboutwhatyouarenotgoingtowantandsellitordonateittocharity

    Packasmuchasyoucantotakehome/toyournewhouse Make sure you leave your property in a good state, otherwise you could have

    moneydeductedfromyourdeposit Ensurethatrubbishandrecyclingisleftoutonthecorrectdays Takethefinalmeterreadingsandcloseyourhouseholdbillaccounts Tellthecouncilyouaremovingandgivethemaforwardingaddress

    Moving out Checklist

    www.goldsmithssu.orgGoldsmithsStudentsUnion

    DixonRoadNewCrossLondon

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