Ways To Use Block Talk
Stay in the loop of community events
By following different communities on Block Talk, you can keep up to date with going-ons of the block, and make sure you don’t miss that BBQ Fundraiser your neighbour down the street is hosting in his backyard or the next Community picnic. Never miss another social event again
Get a heads up on strange behaviour in the community
Noticed some particularly shady behaviour going on while walking through the nearby park? Whether it’s necessary or not to call the police about your suspicions, Block Talk allows you to send out a non-urgent report to those in your neighborhood as a heads up and to spread awareness. It’s a great way as a community to watch each other’s back and to stay safe and up to date of peculiar happenings around you.
Alert neighbours on emergency situations
The number one step in any dangerous scenario is to dial 9-11 to alert fire, police or ambulance services immediately. Once the authorities have been notified, Block Talk is a perfect communication tool to announce to your neighbours instantly so that they are aware of the emergency situation as soon as it happens and can act fast. The app can save your neighbours time during these serious situations to be prepared for events like dangerous criminal activity, an urgent weather situation (like a tornado or hurricane), a house fire, etc.
Post about a Missing Person
Block Talk is an important resource for neighbours to report a missing loved one as soon as it happens and for the community to send any tips or other helpful information they may have of your loved one’s whereabouts. A community that watches out for each other can often be a crucial element in locating a missing person and piecing together the puzzle. Local search parties can also be arranged via the app, as many hands truly make light work.
Now you can finally say hello to the kind woman with the golden retriever who lives down the street but you couldn’t remember her name. Block Talk can be used as a social vehicle to network with your fellow inhabitants of the area about business, leisurely activities or whatever else!
Forming a bond with your neighbours through the app and then taking the conversation onto the front porch can potentially grant you great insight and opportunities like leads on job openings, collaborative business projects or a great recipe on Vegan zucchini muffins.
Announce Community Association News
If you’re part of a community association, Block Talk is a fantastic way to post about news from the association that would be beneficial for neighbours to know and be aware of. It’s important for neighbours to stay informed on new architectural developments in the area or the schedule for the next public meetings, as it encourages cooperation from the rest of the community to help better the area or voice their concerns to the committee. Block talk encourage
Communication on Block Talk is organized into six categories as a way for messages to be very specific and allow you to set up push notifications for categories that matter to you most.
● Urgent Safety Alert
● Non-Urgent Criminal Activity
● Block Board
● Community Association
● Lost Pets
● Lost Person
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