The festive season is upon us, bringing with it a sense of joy, celebration, and a sprinkle of holiday magic. At Stratacare, we understand that the holiday period can present unique challenges for strata communities. To ensure a smooth and harmonious experience for all residents, we’ve compiled a list of tips to help you navigate the upcoming Christmas season with ease.
Communication is Key: Encourage open communication among residents regarding any planned gatherings or events during the holiday season. If there will be an influx of guests, consider informing residents in advance.
Respect Common Areas: Remind residents to avoid parking in common areas, driveways, or any designated no-parking zones. This ensures emergency access remains unobstructed and prevents inconvenience to fellow community members.
Festive Gatherings and Parties
Notify Neighbours: If you plan to host a holiday party, extend the courtesy of notifying your neighbours about the event. Share details such as the date, time, and any potential impact on noise levels, giving everyone the opportunity to prepare accordingly.
Utilise Common Spaces: Consider using communal areas for larger gatherings to minimise disruption to individual units. Always follow community bylaws regarding noise levels and party durations to maintain a peaceful living environment.
Guest Behaviour: You should also be aware of how your guest conduct themselves while celebrating, particularly if they are consuming alcohol. Don’t let drunk guest disturb the peace of your community.
Book Amenities in Advance: If your strata community has shared amenities such as barbecue areas or event spaces, encourage residents to book these in advance for their holiday celebrations. This helps prevent conflicts and ensures fair access for everyone.
Respect Pool Rules: If your strata complex has a pool, remind residents to adhere to posted rules and regulations. This includes ensuring the safety of all users, keeping noise levels to a minimum, and cleaning up after use.
Dealing with Increased Rubbish and Waste
Be Mindful of Bin Days: During the holiday season, it’s common for households to generate more waste. Remind residents of the scheduled bin collection days and encourage them to dispose of rubbish responsibly to avoid overflowing bins and potential pest issues.
Recycling Reminders: Emphasise the importance of recycling during the festive period. Provide information on what items can be recycled and encourage residents to be mindful of their environmental impact.
Holiday Decorations: Foster a sense of community spirit by allowing residents to decorate their units within reason. Establish guidelines to ensure decorations are safe, respectful, adhere to community by-laws and do not obstruct common areas or pose a hazard.
Volunteer Opportunities: Encourage residents to come together for holiday-related volunteer activities or charitable initiatives. This not only promotes a sense of community but also contributes to the festive spirit.
By proactively addressing these aspects, your strata community can enjoy a festive season filled with joy, harmony, and goodwill. If you have specific concerns or require assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out to your trusted body corporate management company. Wishing you all a wonderful and joyful holiday season!