Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Sunday, April 3 - Smart Gardening Workshop

New Westminster’s Pesticide Use Bylaw came into effect last year on March 1, 2010. This bylaw restricts the use of pesticides for cosmetic (non-essential) purposes in maintaining outdoor plants.

Learn how to maintain your garden and lawn organically at this City workshop. Come with your questions, notepad and pen.  You will learn a lot!

Date: Sunday, April 3rd, 2011
Time: 12:00 – 3:00pm
Where: Queensborough Community Centre (Port Royal Room)

There is no charge to attend, but we ask that you please register in advance if you wish to participate. To register online click here or call 604-527-4592.

Monday, March 14, 2011

General Meeting Wednesday, March 23, 2011

7:00 pm
Holy Trinity Cathedral – Lounge, Parish Hall
514 Carnarvon Street, New Westminster

On the Agenda 

Guest Speakers 

Dave Jones, Chief Constable, New Westminster Police Service
  • talk with new police chief about plans for policing our city.
Peter Newall, Ballenas Project Management
Harvey Hatch, Architect
  • update on the proposed development at 125 Columbia St.
Regular Business

Committee reports from Homeless Coalition, Traffic Advisory, Community Policing. Waterfront Park, Civic Centre, and other work in progress.

New Business
What do we want to do in 2012 to replace our Barbecue?
We have outgrown our present event. Do we want to keep the idea and limit the number of tickets? Do we want a new location and something new and bigger and better? Should we join with Quayside and/or BIA for a larger event? Bring your ideas.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

March 17 - Public Open House for Site Selection for new artificial turf field.

When: On Thursday, March 17 from 6 pm to 8 pm
Where: Lobby of Queen's Park Arena

Three possible sites are being considered:

  • Queen's Park east field
  • Queen's Park south field
  • Canada Games all-weather field
The new artificial turf field will be installed with field lights, which will allow year-round community use.
Input from the public is invited to help with site selection.

For further information, contact:

Diane Perry
Manager, Community Development
New Westminster Parks, Culture & Recreation

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Increase in Auto Crime in Neighbourhood

Downtown Residents’ Association,

It has come to our attention that there has been an increase in auto crime in your neighbourhood.  Vehicles with valuables on display or do not use an anti-theft device are more at risk.  Please be vigilant about your vehicle security and report suspicious activities/individuals immediately to the police. 

Note: Please communicate this message to all your residents and encourage communication with each other and the police.

Thank you

Crime Prevention Team
New Westminster Police