“Nextdoor” App Connects Neighbors

CHATTANOOGA, TN (WDEF-TV) – How well do you know your neighbors? These days many people live next door to someone for years and not know them.
A new app may change all that, and add a new communications link that could benefit the whole neighborhood.

FROM VIDEO "Have you ever needed to borrow a ladder, find someone to mow your lawn, or learn when local road repairs will wrap up? There are so many ways our neighbors can help us!"

That’s part of a video being promoted by the Chattanooga police department about "Nextdoor". "Nextdoor" is a free app that creates a private social network just for your own neighborhood.

CHIEF FRED FLETCHER, CHATTANOOGA POLICE DEPT. "Things like "Nextdoor" are about building long-term relationships, they’re about cultivating a community and hearing from you ..And you hearing from us about what’s going on and what we can do to solve problems that might manifest in crime."

More than 65 Chattanooga neighborhoods are already using "Nextdoor" as the lifeline to their communities. Stewart Heights has been using it for a year and a half.

CARLA ASKONAS, STEWART HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD "As of today we have 331 members of our neighborhood who are on "Nextdoor", that allows us to reach so many more residents than a single neighborhood meeting."

You can use "Nextdoor" to share information, including neighborhood public safety issues, community events and activities, local services, and even lost pets.
"Nextdoor" is free for residents and each neighborhood will manage its own private website.
Its password protected.

FROM VIDEO "You can be confident that your communications stay within a trusted environment..designed just for you and your neighbors."

You can get more information on how to join at www.nextdoor.com .

The Police Department will monitor the websites, but it will not be able to access individual residents’ websites, their contact information, or content.

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