Britain’s Best Neighbour: keeping up with the Glynns
Posted on 21 September, 2012
Everybody needs good neighbours, right? But what constitues a good neighbour in 2012? That’s what we sought to establish for MORE TH>N Home by revealing the blueprint for the perfect neighbour by asking Brits for their opinions.
The result was a 12-point checklist including delivering a housewarming gift of wine within three days of moving-in (admittedly not ideal if you are a recovering alcoholic); invites to meals and barbecues at least six times a year; returning balls or frisbees the same day and a curfew on loud games or music at 9.02pm. We then put the checklist to the test with a survey and people in Yorkshire came out with top the highest marks on our checklist. The checklist generated coverage in The Daily Telegraph (news) and Telegraph Property, The Daily Express, The Indie and The Yorkshire Post.
But we could not rest at that alone! In the second phase of the Britain’s Best Neighbour campaign we launched a social media campaign to find an overall winner. Following thousands of nominations, Dan and Kirsty Glynn of West Dulwich won having been nominated by their neighbour, Rebecca Williams (also of West Dulwich, as one would hope). As reported in a lovely piece in The Evening Standard in return for treating Rebecca like family and for all-round acts of kindness, the Glynns won £1,000 and - Da-Da-Daaa - their very own MORE TH>N Best Neighbour Green Plaque.