What are Nearby Neighbourhoods?
Nearby Neighbourhoods are those suburbs that are close to your own neighbourhood. If you choose to, you have the ability to have conversations and share information with neighbours in these neighbourhoods too.
Some reasons you may wish to do this are:
To share crime and safety information that may affect several neighbourhoods.
To help locate lost pets that may have wandered out of your immediate neighbourhood.
To discuss issues that may affect your whole area, or to encourage big turnouts for events such as fundraisers, garage sales or local school productions.
To ask for advice or recommendations from the widest range of people in your community.
How are my Nearby Neighbourhoods determined?
Your Nearby Neighbourhoods have been designed to connect your neighbourhood with those that are closest to you, without creating too large a coverage area. However, please do contact us if you think we could improve these lists as we are happy to review these.
How do I personalise my Nearby Neighbourhoods?
Every member of Neighbourly has the ability to turn on or off the Nearby Neighbourhoods they see information from in their news feeds. You can do this on the Nearby Neighbourhoods personalisation page.
You will only see new posts in your news feed and receive new posts via email from those Nearby Neighbourhoods that are switched "on."
In addition, when you choose to post a new message to Nearby Neighbourhoods, by default your message will only be shared with the neighbourhoods that are switched on. If you wish to change that list of neighbourhoods for a specific post, simply tick or untick the boxes next to your list of nearby suburbs.
This video will help you select which Neighbourhoods you wish to hear from.
Can people outside my neighbourhood view my profile or past posts?
If you wish, your profile and past posts are only viewable to those members within your suburb.
Unless specified in your profile settings, or when you post, your nearby neighbours will be able to see only your name, neighbourhood name, and profile photo.
I don't want to see the posts from Nearby Neighbourhoods on my homepage
If you would prefer to only see posts from people in your neighbourhood on your Neighbourly homepage, you can select to see just the posts from those neighbours within your suburb and exclude any Nearby Neighbourhoods.
To only see posts from neighbours within your neighbourhood using your computer:
Select the name of your suburb, below the text box on your neighbourhood homepage
Additionally you can stop getting new posts from nearby neighbours via email by adjusting your Nearby Neighbourhoods email settings
To only see posts from neighbours within your neighbourhood using your mobile device:
Click the menu icon in the top left corner
Select the tab for your neighbourhood only
Even after you make these changes, you may still see replies from your nearby neighbours to posts that one of your neighbours has made and chosen to share with nearby neighbours.
I don't want to receive email notifications for posts from Nearby Neighbourhoods
All email settings can be edited to meet your preferences, including your Nearby Neighbourhoods email settings. If you wish, you can turn off email notifications - or simply adjust them to suit your preferences.
To change your Nearby Neighbourhood email settings on your computer:
Visit the Email Settings page
Adjust your settings as desired
What profile information is shared with Nearby Neighbourhoods?
By default, even if you post a message to Nearby Neighbourhoods, Neighbourly members outside of your neighbourhood will only see your name, profile photo, and the name of your neighborhood. They will not see your profile information.
However, if you'd like your nearby neighbours to be able to see your profile information, you can change this setting.
Visit your profile by clicking MY NEIGHBOURLY in the top right-hand corner of the page and choosing MY PROFILE
Click EDIT PROFILE
Turn on your PROFILE SHARING
I'm receiving too many emails or notifications about Nearby Neighbourhoods
If you wish to cut back on the number of emails or notifications you are receiving regarding Nearby Neighbourhoods, you can do this easily by adjusting your preferences.
To change your Nearby Neighbourhood Settings on your computer:
Select the Nearby Neighborhoods tab in your settings
Adjust your settings as desired