Nextdoor community messaging

Nextdoor is a free, social networking platform where neighbours can connect to build stronger, safer and happier communities.

It can be used to exchange helpful information, goods and services to bring neighbours together and build connections in the real world.

Communities across the country have been using Nextdoor for several years and almost 70,000 people in Lincolnshire are already registered.

Now, alongside updates from your local area, we're using Nextdoor to engage with the communities that we serve by issuing:

  • Safety advice
  • Urgent alerts
  • Appeals for information
  • Good news stories
  • Advertising events

Lincolnshire Police is using the platform to engage with the communities that we serve.

How to Join Nextdoor

1. Join your neighbourhood

To connect with your neighbours, you will need to create an account.

  • Go to or download the Nextdoor app
  • Enter your residential street address and email address
  • Select ‘Join your neighbourhood’ and complete all of the required fields
  • If you have received an invitation to join Nextdoor, select ‘Invite code' and enter the code on your invitation letter
  • Click sign up

2. Verify your address

Before you can access to your neighbourhood, you must verify your address.  This can be done by phone, by geolocation or by post.

To complete the process by phone:

  • Select verify by phone
  • Chose the correct country code and enter your mobile phone number
  • Click ‘Text Me A Code’
  • You will receive a SMS code to the phone number you submitted. Enter this code on the screen.
  • Click submit

If you don’t verify your account within 24 hours, Nextdoor will automatically mail an invitation letter containing a verification code to your home address.  This may take up to 10 working days to arrive.

Once it arrives, you’ll need to follow the instructions and verify your address by invitation letter

3. Confirm your email address

Confirm your email address by clicking the confirmation link that you receive in your email from Nextdoor.

4. Introduce yourself

Once your account is verified and you have access to your neighbourhood, you will be able to post an introductory message like this:

Hi neighbours! My name is Sally Smith and I just moved to the neighbourhood. My husband, Bill and I have 3 kids and 2 loving dogs. We love walking and cooking. Hope to see you around the neighbourhood.

For more guidance visit

You can download the Nextdoor app for free on your iPhone, Android or iPad and use Nextdoor on the go.


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