Mediation in lockdown

Keeping Ashford talking. The coronavirus pandemic and resulting lockdowns have changed the way each of us lives, works and relaxes. We’ve seen many positive actions and community minded activities people have taken part in during the last year, but at the same time the pressures of lockdown have meant that at times, relationships have becomeContinue reading “Mediation in lockdown”

Dealing with Conflict

We deal with on a daily basis. It occurs when the goals, needs or opinion of one person clash with another – and unchecked, this can escalate. Here’s a few tips on how to deal with conflict, especially while we’re all at home in Ashford during the second lockdown. 1. Don’t Avoid It When conflict arises, don’tContinue reading “Dealing with Conflict”

How to be a good neighbour

Ashford Mediation Service offers a free mediation service to residents if problems arise between neighbours. But it is better to avoid problems developing in the first place – below are some of the most common problems our mediators encounter in neighbour disputes. 1. Noise Remember walls are often thin and garden fences do not stopContinue reading “How to be a good neighbour”