East Harriet neighborhood group forming block clubs, volunteers needed

The East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association (EHFNA) is working to formulate a strategy for making the neighborhood safer, according to EHFNA staffer Scott Marshall.

In an e-mail, he said that in November, EHFNA’s Transportation, Noise, and Crime & Safety Committee group met and opted to facilitate the formation of block clubs to enhance the social atmosphere of the neighborhood and also to make it safer for all.

Marshall said the EHFNA board is committed to identifying 13 block club leaders to help in the effort, adding that they hoped to have volunteers by the end of 2005. In 2006, the group hopes to have more than 15 new block leaders.

Marshall said the group is being aggressive in hopes of making this effort successful.

“Whether you’re a longtime neighborhood homeowner or a renter new to the area, neighbors need you to step up and help create a more social, safer community fabric. We’ll provide you with all the information and assistance you need to organize your block and contribute to a safer neighborhood,” he said.

To volunteer, or for more information, call Marshall at the EHFNA office at 824-9350 or send an e-mail to info@eastharriet.org.