We all have neighbours some more friendly than others, but problems can occur. If you are in any kind of dispute with your neighbours - whether it's over kids playing, noise, dogs etc. - you may have thought "I'll ignore it", or "It'll go away" or you may just suffer in silence. Many people also feel embarrassed that they haven't resolved the problem themselves, but it is easy for small misunderstandings to grow into big misunderstandings. However, you no longer need to deal with the problem on your own.
Broxtowe Borough Mediation Service exists for this very reason.
You don't have to like your neighbours, but you do have to live near them.
What is Mediation?
Mediation is a way of solving problems between neighbours. Trained mediators listen and talk to the people involved. They do not take sides or judge anybody, but aim to help neighbours reach an agreement that works for everyone.
How Does it Work?
The first step is to talk to us so that we can find out more about the problem and what you would like to happen. Only with your permission will we contact your neighbour to discuss using mediation to resolve the difficulties that have arisen. Meetings with our Mediators usually take place within your own home.
Community Mediation Training Courses
Annual Open meeting in June 2015, our newly qualified mediators Caron, Brian, Fareem, Shanlin and Imogen receiving their Open College Network certificate in Mediation Skills from Cllr Susan Bagshaw Mayor.
Interested in becoming a mediator?
We facilitate a course in COMMUNITY MEDIATION SKILLS accredited by Open College London - National awarding organisation & access validating agency.
The programme develops skills, qualities and knowledge so that participants are equipped to carry out all aspects of community mediation work.
Contact Broxtowe Borough Mediation Service for more information using the details provided.
FREE Training if you are willing to volunteer - Interested in becoming a Community Mediator?
Our training is free if you volunteer to complete at least five mediation cases.
Please gives us a call on 0115 9173736 or email us at email@example.com to discuss.
We look forward to speaking to you!