Just 30 per cent of people in Leeds know their neighbour’s name, a new survey reveals.
At a time when politicians have pledged to strengthen local communities, it seems our new government may have a tough job on their hands as less than five per cent of British people profess to know their neighbours names reveals a survey by Weber, the a leading worldwide barbecue brand. In Leeds the figure was 30 per cent.
The survey of over 2,000 UK residents reveals the scale of our anti-social behaviour as one in five admitted to actively going out of their way to avoid neighbours.
All hope is not however lost, as almost three-quarters of Brits believe it’s important to know their neighbours and over half of the nation would like to make an effort to get to know them better.
With National Barbecue Week (May 25-31), there’s no better time to come out of hibernation and enjoy good food and good company.