Neighborhood Action & Crime Watch
Purpose: To create a safer, cleaner neighborhood and a stronger community through cooperation with neighbors and partnerships with city and state departments.
NACW Committee meets on the 4th Tuesday of every month from 7 – 8:30pm at WBNA HQ (1560 Westminster, Providence). No meetings in July or August.
Please join our June monthly meeting which features a crime report from Lt. Fernandes, open neighbor discussion, our collaborative pilot outreach program with House of Hope and progress on the public trash can project. All are welcome.
WBNA's collaboration with House of Hope to create a summer pilot outreach program in Dexter Training Ground has expanded to offer training to west side neighbors who wish to help assist individuals in the park who are homeless or housing insecure.
This review of our hugely successful Earth Day event will answer your burning questions about just how many mattresses were picked up on Cleanup Day as well as why the Bocce Build volunteers seemed so smart!
WBNA's Public Trash Can Pilot Program is coming to bus stops on Westminster Street and Broadway this fall thanks to Councilman Bryan Principe, Providence Department of Public Works, and our Neighborhood Action & Crime Watch Committee.
If National Grid starts to replace gas mains in your neighborhood this spring, it may also try to move your existing gas meter from inside your basement to the exterior front of your home – all without much warning. Don't be caught off guard – know your rights.
- Formalize the structure of the committee and induct standing committee members in new two year terms. Plan and execute the spring clean up.
- Plan and execute four small scale trashmob events.
- Work with Councilman Principe to install DPW maintained trash cans on Westminster Street and Broadway.
- Empower neighbors of derelict, abandoned and foreclosed homes to participate in the City Solicitor's office Receivership Program.
- Bulk purchase program for security, insurance, cameras and window locks.
- Encourage community participation at Ellery street park.
Amy Gerhard and Terry Snook