April 15, 2011
Mayor Coleman Announces Neighborhood Pride’s 11th Season
Four Neighborhoods in 2011
A new season is gearing up for Neighborhood Pride, the City’s initiative to engage residents, businesses and volunteers to clean-up, fix-up, beautify and strengthen residential areas.
On April 14, Mayor Coleman announced the four Neighborhood Pride areas for 2011 at John Burroughs Elementary to a crowd of school children, neighborhood leaders and small business owners.In addition to streets swept, potholes filled, catch basins inspected and repaired, each of the Pride areas will have a Neighborhood Safety Academy on Tuesday night, Mayor’s Community Bike Ride on Wednesday night, and Mayor Coleman’s Community Night on Thursday night. The homes and businesses in the Pride area will be subject to a code enforcement inspection. Single family homeowners who qualify can apply to low interest home repair loans through the Home Safe and Sound program, applicants can apply the first day of Pride week. A Bicycle Safety Festival will be held at the neighborhood Elementary school. Select Middle School students will be chosen to participate in the Neighborhood Pride Talent Search which will begin in the Fall.
The 2011 Neighborhood Pride areas are:
On May 16 – May 20, Neighborhood Pride will be in the Hilltop. The South Ogden Avenue and Avenues of Vida Place Block Watches are going to work together to clean up the area. The Pride area boundaries are Sullivant Avenue, West Mound Street, S. Richardson Avenue to S. Hague Avenue. All Pride week activities for the week will be at End Time Apostolic Christian Holiness Church at 650 S. Warren Avenue.
June 13 – June 17 Neighborhood Pride will work with the Woodland Holt Civic Association to bring Pride to their area. The Pride area boundaries are Mock Road, Holt Avenue, Woodland Avenue to Brentnell Avenue. Pride week activities will be held at Living Faith Apostolic Church, 2177 Mock Road. The Bicycle Safety Festival will be held on Friday, May 13 at S. Mifflin Elementary School.
There will be two Neighborhood Pride weeks in July. July 11-July 15, Neighborhood Pride will work with the Kingston Crossing / Walnut Bluff Block Watch on the East side. Boundaries are Refugee Rd, Chatterton Rd, Reynard Rd to Legion Ln. The location for Pride week activities is to be determined. The Bicycle Safety Festival will be held at Liberty Elementary School on Monday, May 23, 2011.
July 25-July 29 Neighborhood Pride will come to the South Side. The Marion Franklin Civic Association and Southfield Block Watch will work together to host a week of Pride activities at Southfield Community Baptist Church, 1399 Augmont Avenue. Pride area boundaries are Watkins Rd., Augmont Ave., Groveport Rd., to Southfield Dr. The Bicycle Safety Festival will be held at Watkins Road Elementary on May 27, 2011.
Neighborhood Pride is a partnership between residents and the City of Columbus, created by Mayor Coleman in 2000, spurring City Departments to bring a wide variety of coordinated, neighborhood services into specific areas for a week. In Pride’s first eleven years, more than 1,928 streetlights have been repaired, 1,209 tons of bulk trash has been picked up, 3,943 street trees trimmed and pruned, 25,103 catch basins inspected, and 6,721 fire hydrant painted during Pride weeks. Since 2003, the Neighborhood Pride Bicycle Safety Festival has educated over 15,295 participants and distributed 13,014 free bicycle safety helmets.