A lot has been happening in the Blueridge/Seymour Heights neighbourhood this last month. Here are some updates.
1) At last – one of the Blueridge episodes of ‘Love it or List It‘ is airing on February 9th on the W Network.
2) The BCA hosted a very successful Newcomer’s Meeting on Tuesday January 13th. It was such a great evening connecting with new people in Blueridge/Seymour Heights. Lots of families with young children are moving here – drawn by the trees, the community-feeling, the close proximity to schools and trails and the large lot sizes. We will definitely host another meeting in the future – so don’t worry if you missed out! If you know of new neighbours on your street – please let them know about the BCA and tell them to check out our website so that we can invite them to future events.
3) BlockWatch update. There was a recent break-in (on a Thursday afternoon) in the 1200 Block of Berkley. This is a good time to remind everyone to stay in touch with your local BlockWatch captain and keep an eye out for suspicious activity in the neighbourhood.The goal of Block Watch is to build a crime-free British Columbia through community participation. It is a program to help neighbours watch out for neighbours. It aims to get citizens involved in crime prevention at the local level. The ultimate success of Block Watch depends largely on a commitment to cooperate between area residents and the police – and more importantly, between residents themselves.If you aren’t sure who your Block Watch captain is – please contact the North Vancouver Block Watch office at 604-969-7553.
4) 214 Bus Schedule Changes – Update on our progress with the DNV
5) Community Information Meeting regarding the proposed Turning Point Support Recovery House for Men to be built in the 2400 block of Windridge Drive (south of the Mount Seymour Parkway). A community meeting will be held Thursday, February 19th at Parkgate Community Centre from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. For more info, check out the letter (PDF) from the DNV that was sent to all households in the neighbourhood of the proposed site (which is NOT within Blueridge/Seymour Heights as it is south of the Mount Seymour Parkway. The District did email the letter to the BCA so that we could let people know about the meeting and proposed facility). Turning Point Support Recovery House for Men
6) There will be a Public Hearing Tuesday, February 17th, 7:00 pm at the DNV City Hall regarding the proposed sub-division of 2698 Violet Street. Here is a link to a recent DNV presentation about the current guidelines for the sub-division of properties.
7) Do you have a teen who is looking to make up some community service hours? Here is an event in which they can receive credit for 3 hours. The North Shore Restorative Justice Society is hosting another Speak Out event! The Speak Out event will be on Tue, Feb 10 from 6 – 9 pm @ Mountainside Secondary, North Vancouver. This FREE event is open to ALL youth and youth supporters. Youth who participate in the event will also receive 3 hours of community service. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP required. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
8) The next BCA meeting is Tuesday March 24th at 7:00 – 9:00 pm in the library of Blueridge Elementary School. We haven’t finalized it yet – but are hoping to debate the merits of the proposed transit tax. All are welcome to attend (Come for all or part of the meeting. Children welcome).