Update to May WCHA events & a save the date reminder!

Thanks to all who participated in this years May Day Festival at Drake Park.  The day was a great success enjoyed by so many wonderful neighbors and community groups.

The WCHA Board would also like to thank President Emeritus Amy Peters and the entire Willmore City Courts and Ways Committee for the initial survey work they completed in 201o to create the Courts & Ways Improvement Plan.  At the time Amy mentioned, “this presentation was created in the hopes that our Courts and Ways will soon get the recognition they deserve as public streets and gateways to many residents homes and lives.”   Well that time has arrived thanks all our your efforts!

The City has recognized the potential of La Reina Way at Chestnut Avenue as sustainable urban greening demonstration project that will be funded through the Strategic Growth Council’s Urban Greening Grant Program. This particular project will close a portion of  the Way to vehicular traffic and incorporate stormwater management features, native plants, permeable pavers and sustainable enhancements.  We are grateful this project will serve as a model for transforming Long Beach’s aging infrastructure into intimately scaled pedestrian walkways.

Also the Code Enforcement Meetings will now be held every THREE months.  See the announcement below for the schedule.

See you all on Tuesday at our monthly community meeting, it’s Movie Night!




Code Enforcement Meeting Postponed Until JUNE!!!

This meeting gives neighbors a platform to report code violations they observe occurring in the Willmore City / Drake Park Historic District and the West End neighborhoods with a City of Long Beach Code Enforcement representative.  To learn more about the City’s Code Enforcement program, Neighborhood Services Bureau visit www.longbeach.gov/cd/neighborhood_services

NOTE:  Due to budget cuts, the Code Enforcement Meeting is now scheduled for every THREE MONTHS (June, September, and December), instead of monthly.


Monthly Meeting:  “I Remember Long Beach”  Screening

Join us as we enjoy !Movie Night!   WCHA will be presenting “I Remember Long Beach,” a film of places that are no longer there.  Delicious fresh popcorn, snacks and beverages will be served.  Come visit old memories or see how things use to be, visit with friends and share a few laughs.

Also representatives from Long Beach Organic will make a short presentation on the proposed community garden at 7th & Chestnut.

PLACE:  Drake Park Community Center – 951 Maine Avenue

DATE:  Tuesday, May 15, 2012

TIME: 7:00pm – 8:30pm


Save the Date


Annual Summer Potluck, Auction and Fundraiser

The WCHA is looking for donations for the Annual Summer Potluck, Auction and Fundraiser that benefits the WCHA and supports our events and projects.  Among them, the Willmore Heritage Garden.  We also support two youth soccer teams and various Downtown Long Beach Events.

Last year’s event was great fun and a big success — you can ask any of the attendees!  This year the Fundraiser will be held on July 21, 2012 and adult beverages will be served.  The food is always delicious and the bidding fierce.  Please donate to this great event– it’s your chance to finally clean out your closets and organize your life!  It will leave room for you to pick up a new and wonderful piece of furniture!

Contact a board member for drop off or pick-up assistance.

PLACE: Historic Bembridge House Homesite

953 N Park Circle Drive, Long Beach CA 

DATE:  Saturday, July 21, 2012

TIME: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

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