8 May

Falling number of Brits trust their neighbours

Falling number of Brits trust their neighbours

The days of neighbourhood watch in the UK appear to be a thing of the past, with a falling number trusting those who live around them.

In the 80s and 90s, it was common to see the stickers in the windows of each home that indicated people were looking out for each other's security, but now they do not even feel secure with those who live in the vicinity.

According to findings published by Yorkshire Building Society, 28 per cent of people across the nation do not trust their neighbours, with as many as 26 per cent not even knowing who lives next door or anything about them.

Further to this, only a third said that they feel they would welcome new arrivals to their neighbourhood.

Chris Pilling, Yorkshire Building Society's chief executive, said: "The UK has always been very proud of its community spirit but it seems neighbourliness is not as prevalent as we might think.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801582291-ADNFCR

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