2018-07-26 / Community News

City to hold meetings in downtown neighborhoods

The city of Biddeford will launch the My Neighborhood Network initiative at the end of July to promote revitalization of Biddeford’s downtown neighborhoods in partnership with the University of New England’s Coastal Healthy Communities Coalition. Through My Neighborhood Network, residents of six neighborhoods will meet to discuss what makes them feel connected to their neighbors and the city, as well as changes they would like to see made in their communities. In the months ahead, each neighborhood will work on improving key areas they prioritize with support from the city and the community partners.

The initiative kicks off at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 31 at Rumery’s Boat Yard for residents who live near Cleaves Street. A joint meeting for the South Street Neighborhood and residents who live near West Cutts Street or Mayfield Park will be held Aug. 2 at Seeds of Hope Neighborhood Center at 11 a.m., and the Bacon Street Neighborhood will meet at 1 p.m. Aug. 6 at the HUB, 46 Sullivan St. Meetings will be facilitated by Community Development Director Linda Waters, Seeds of Hope Executive Director Rev. Shirley Bowen, and Coastal Healthy Communities Coalition Director Sarah Breul.

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