Norwich named as one of the friendliest cities in the UK

Parts of Norwich have undergone quite a transformation in a relatively short space of time. Picture

Parts of Norwich have undergone quite a transformation in a relatively short space of time. Picture Roger Feek - Credit: citizenside.com

Norwich has been named as the second most friendly city in the country in a survey conducted by the Co-op.

It came second to Sheffield but beat the likes of Nottingham, Edinburgh and Birmingham.

But the study revealed that across the country one in four people over the age of 45 do not have a neighbour they can call on for help.

It was a similar story for younger people, with one in six under 35-year-olds admitting they do not have any neighbourly support.

The survey of 2,000 adults also found that a parcel delivery is now the main reason someone calls on the person living next door to ask a favour.


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Rufus Olins, of the Co-op, said: 'Having neighbours that you can turn to, whether that's to take in a parcel, borrow some milk or just for a chat, is so important.

'We all want to feel part of a community and know that someone is there to help a hand.

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'This research shows that we have much to do to improve our neighbourly spirit and foster that sense of community.'

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