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May 16, 2013, the third Thursday of the month, is the Pettaway Neighborhood Association monthly community meeting. Come on out and meet your neighbors, gain new resources, find out what’s happening, make friends. The meeting starts at 6:00pm and will be held in the East Broadway Alert Center at the corner of 21st Street and Commerce.
We’re looking forward to seeing you.
We’re having our monthly community meeting 6 p.m. tonight at the East Broadway Alert Center (500 East 21st Street, Little Rock, AR 72206). The Pettaway Neighborhood Association Meetings are a wonderful way to meet your neighbors, hear community concerns, issues, events, good things and get involved. We are looking forward to seeing you.
Pettaway Neighborhood Association Meets 6pm, Thursday, March 21st. at the East Broadway Alert Center
The Pettaway Neighborhood Association will hold its monthly neighborhood association meeting open to all residents of Pettaway community, their families and friends on March 21, 2013, 6pm at the East Broadway Alert Center. The Pettaway N.A. meets on the third Thursday of every month at 6pm. This meeting will take place in the East Broadway Alert Center, 500 East 21st Street (at the corner of Commerce Street).
Come find out what is happening in and around your community. Meet your neighbors. We look forward to seeing you.
Kicks Off tomorrow at Pettaway Park
The East Broadway Alert Center in conjunction with Keep Little Rock Beautiful will kick off its 4th annual city wide clean up event, 8:00 am, March 9, 2013 at Pettaway Park (corner of East 21st and Commerce Streets) in downtown Little Rock. Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola will issue a proclamation to kick off the event. Bring your rakes, pruners, garden gloves, good cheer and play your part in keeping Little Rock beautiful. For a list of clean up locations click here.
Keep Little Rock Beautiful will host its fourth annual city-wide cleanup March 9, 2013.
The nonprofit organization promotes litter pickup, recycling, city beautification and community improvement. The cleanup will take place in conjunction with similar events across the country in march for the Great American Cleanup, which involves an estimated 3 million volunteers throughout the nation.
Little Rock’s cleanup will kick off at 8 a.m. at Pettaway Park at East 21st and Commerce streets. Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola will issue a proclamation before volunteers get underway.
A recycling trailer will be located at the East Broadway Alert Center at 500 E. 21st St. for bottles and cans collected during the pickup.
The organization chose the Pettaway neighborhood as the large group project for the cleanup because of the effort residents have put into cleaning up the neighborhood and reclaiming it from its former reputation as a center of gang activity.
Neighborhoods all over Little Rock are encouraged to host and organize cleanup activities and can register their events with the Keep Little Rock Beautiful staff for help, supplies and T-shirts for volunteers. Last year, 38 groups registered cleanups.
TO: PETTAWAY RESIDENTS, CIVIC GROUPS AND CHURCH GROUPS
FROM: MAGGIE HAWKINS, FACILITATOR, EAST BROADWAY ALERT CENTER
We are looking forward to the March 9th clean-up which is being sponsored by the Keep Little Rock Beautiful Committee and if it was not for your willingness to assist with this endeavor as you did in previous years this event would not be possible. We are also asking all volunteers, civic groups and church groups to meet us in front of Pettaway Park on Saturday, March 9th in order to have the annual Kick off site in our area at 8:00 a.m.. Mayor Stodola will make the presentation in order for the event to start.
This year we are going to concentrate on Pettaway Park in cleaning it along with some of our other problematic spots. If you know of an issue that we should address during the clean-up please let me know. Since we have a shortage of rakes and other tools we would appreciate it if you could bring a rake or a shovel if you have one.
Here is the plan that was discussed for improving the appearance of the park during the upcoming March 9th City Wide Cleanup
1. Rake and bag all of the leaves and debris along the perimeter fence. Parks & Recreation will bring 6 leaf rakes.
2. Cut the vegetation and overgrowth along the perimeter fence and around the trees that are in need of this. Parks & Recreation will bring 4-limb loppers.
3. Rake the debris from the rocks that surround the playground equipment. Parks & Recreation will bring 2-garden rakes.
4. Limb up around a select number of trees that have low-hanging limbs that interfere with people walking about the park. Parks & Recreation will bring 1-manual pole pruner.
5. If time permits or a number of people bring their own leaf rakes, rake and bag as much of the park grounds as possible.
A box of KP 3858 Heavy-Duty black plastic bags be brought by Parks & Recreation to use for the leaves and debris.
City of Little Rock Community Oriented Policing Officer, Officer Charles Nellums is extending an invitation to residents who live within the East Broadway Alert Center jurisdiction (which includes the Pettaway Community) to receive a FREE Home Security Survey.
A Home Security Survey is a critical on-sight examination of a property to determine what the present security
status is, identify any deficiencies or excesses of security, determine what level of protection is needed, and make
recommendations to improve the overall security of the premises.
Officer Nellums will come to your home and provide a security survey to assist you in securing your home. If you are interested please contact Officer Charles Nellums directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or contact the Alert Center at 501.376.3406.
Community Oriented Police (COPP) officers work out of the Neighborhood Alert Centers to develop a working relationship with neighbors for overall safety and crime reduction. The Little Rock Police Department implemented the program, originally consisting of nineteen (19) Police Officers assigned to intensified patrols in various neighborhoods throughout the City, in June 1992. These original patrols areas were selected on the basis of citizen requests for service concerning targeted offenses (drug, property crimes), crime statistics, the proximity of schools and recreational facilities, and the anticipated locations of Alert Centers. Depending upon the specific areas and the terrain, these Officers either walk, ride a bicycle, or ride a horse to accomplish their patrols. Officers on horseback are often assigned to parks or hilly areas of the City. The Bicycle Officers are often assigned to central portions of the City where the streets are flatter and there are fewer sidewalks. The foot patrols are assigned to neighborhoods much smaller in size where they can be visible and serve as a crime deterent.
Although Officers in the community policing program work substantially smaller beats, community oriented policing is not simply a “cop on a small beat” program. Instead, the smaller beats provide residents with the opportunity to get to know an Officer and for the Officer to meet neighbors and become aware of neighborhood issues and dynamics. The program fosters bonds between the citizens of the neighborhoods and the Police Officers who serve them, opens new channels of communications and understanding, and provides neighborhoods with an effective resource tool to assist in improvements in the physical appearance, safety and sense of security in the neighborhood. As community oriented policing is to be a pro-active approach to fighting crime and an attempt to get to the root causes of problems, COPP Officers are encouraged to actively participate in neighborhood activities and projects and to explore solutions to area problems beyond the traditional law enforcement framework. (excerpt taken from www.littlerock.org, City of Little Rock)
Come to the first Pettaway Neighborhood Association Meeting of the Year, tonight at 6:00pm at the East Broadway Alert Center, 500 East 21st Street (corner of Commerce Street). Bring your neighbor and friends and find out what good things have been taking place in your neighborhood. Snacks and Beverage will be shared at this meeting to celebrate our new year. Fellowship, get involved. Annual dues are $10 and although they are not mandatory for both your participation and representation they support your association. See you Tonight!
The Pettaway Neighborhood Association is observing “National Night Out,” Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
Activities will include a community meet and greet with neighbors, local law enforcement and city officials, free food and refreshments.
2012 Night Out Focus:
-Crime prevention methods
-Code enforcement preventative measures
This event is free and open to all. Children and youth will receive back to school packets.
National Night Out: Pettaway will take place at our neighborhood alert center
(East Broadway Alert Center), 500 East 21st Street
. Call Maggie Hawkins, Alert Center Facilitator at 501.376.3406 for more information.
The Pettaway neighborhood received a $1000 award to create a community inspired mural depicting the history, love and light of the Pettaway neighborhood to be painted on the northeast wall of the I-30 overpass at East 17th and McAlmont Streets (in downtown Little Rock).
(For a flyer click here)
The mural will incorporate ceramic tiles/pieces designed by children enrolled at Winthrop Rockefeller Elementary and Early Childhood Magnet School. Also designing ceramic tiles/pieces will be children 9ages 1 day to 18 years) residing in the Pettaway community. The mural will be completed November 30, 2012.
The Pettaway N.A. will hold a city wide contest to identify a muralist. Applications can be found on our blog or at the East Broadway Alert Center (500 East 21st Street). Deadline to submit application/mural design is September 4, 2012.
Children who reside in the Pettaway Community or who attend Rockefeller Elementary will have the opportunity to design a ceramic tile/piece that the identified muralist will incorporate in his/her mural design for the Pettaway Community. Children/Youth will be design their pieces during the month of September. Please check our blog for updates.
To learn more about this project and the Pettaway community come to the Annual Silver Senior Pettaway Community Festival, Saturday, August 25, 2012 at Pettaway Park and/or call Kwadjo Boaitey at 501.786.4255, Carol Tabron 501.554.5954, Maggie Hawkins 501.376.3406.