“Your neighbours hate you and probably won’t help you!” says home insurance company

Love thy neighbour? One in five people ‘have argued with those on their street’

BRITAIN could be losing its community spirit with one in five people having been involved in a dispute with their neighbour, according to new research.

A survey of 2,000 adults by Co-op Insurance revealed that almost half of problems remained unresolved after a year.

One in 10 Britons has moved house because of an issue with a neighbour, with many disputes about noise, barking dogs, parking, unruly children or messy gardens.

Source: Express, 26th October 2016

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We are more distant from our neighbours than ever before, which is a definitely-real and entirely-terrible thing… according to a home insurance company:

A survey of 2,000 adults by Co-op Insurance revealed that almost half of problems remained unresolved after a year.

What with our lack of close-knit community, who will watch our back? And who will watch our house to make sure nobody breaks in? Maybe it’s time to check your contents insurance is fully up to date…

James Hillon, of Co-op Insurance, said: “The research shows as a nation we’re at risk of losing the community spirit we once prided ourselves on.

“Communities are valuable as they allow people to interact with each other, share experiences and develop valued relationships, without communities we’re in danger of living isolated lives.

“As our lives become ever busier and we spend more time engaged with technology – TV, the internet and social media – it seems we are becoming ever more distant from our closest neighbours.