The 14 (or so) houses-owners & tenants around me have formed a Collective to maintain, secure and improve our little cul-de-sac. £5/month and/or contribute.
I’m ‘anding’ and sorting out winter gritting, website/blog and glass recycling. Others are cleaning & repairing communal areas, creating green areas, securing gates, etc., etc.
I’m seeing it as locals ‘taxing’ themselves as THEY, THEMSELVES see fit, about issues!
Wish us well!
Apart from that, I’m busy running my little business, being a carer and becoming depressed after trying to catch up with developments in the world.