We are excited to be getting so close to the finish line on this community beautification project for Cherryhurst. Soon you will see installers working on the tops of each street sign in Cherryhurst, as mapped above.
If you have not yet had a chance to contribute to this effort, we still have some grocery bags to sell! Just let a CCA or Friends of Cherryhurst Park board member know, and we will arrange to get you one. They are $25 with all proceeds benefitting FCP. Donations should be made payable to Friends of Cherryhurst Park (P.O. Box 130953, Houston, TX, 77219-0953) or by paying online here.
Stay tuned for a community celebration once the signs are installed and the grant has funded!
Many thanks to everyone for coming out to Shake Shack last week for our Cherryhurst sign topper fundraiser. Our neighbors and friends consumed more than $1,100 worth of shakes, fries and burgers, worth a donation from Shake Shack of $275! We are so close to raising the needed funds for our Cherryhurst sign toppers. You can still help us reach our goal.
Buy a bag! We have 25 more bags. These reusable cotton grocery bags have the Cherryhurst sign topper pictured on them. They are good quality and provide ample space for groceries. For $25, you can help reduce plastic bag waste while also supporting your neighborhood!
Sponsor a Topper! We are grateful for all the "Sponsor Toppers" thus far. For $75, you, too, can become an official "Topper Sponsor."
Donations should be made payable to Friends of Cherryhurst Park (P.O. Box 130953, Houston, TX, 77219-0953) or by paying online here. A tax receipt will be provided via email.
Many thanks in advance for your support of this exciting beautification project for Cherryhurst! Any excess funds raised will benefit the mission of the Friends of Cherryhurst Park.
Some of our neighbors will soon be applying to renew the already-existing City of Houston special Minimum Building Line (MBL) ordinances, which currently apply to some of the blocks in Cherryhurst.
An MBL ordinance preserves the prevailing front building line (the front “setback”) of the homes on a block. The MBL ordinances are not new to Cherryhurst – several blocks in Cherryhurst have MBL ordinances that have been in effect for more than 18 years, but they will expire soon. For more information about MBL ordinances in general and the renewal process in particular, go to this link.
As part of the MBL renewal application process, two signs will need to be posted on each block where a renewal application is pending with the City. These signs are a normal requirement of the MBL renewal process.
Again, these expiring MBL ordinances have been in effect for more than 18 years. Nothing about them is new for Cherryhurst. We just wanted to inform the neighborhood about the renewal process and what to expect. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about this process.
Emily Covey Trevor Jefferies
President, Cherryhurst Civic Association Chair, Deed Restriction Committee
The Cherryhurst Civic Association with help from the Friends of Cherryhurst Park (FCP), a 501c(3), is pleased to be a recipient of the Neighborhood Matching Grant Program by District C/Ellen Cohen. To fund the community-designed sign toppers on each of our 24 street signs, the City has promised to match 50% percent of our cost. Our deadline for project completion (including installation) is June 28, 2019. Let’s make this happen!!!
Mark your calendars! We will kick off our fundraising effort on Monday, March 25 at Shake Shack, our new neighbor located at 1002 Westheimer. Shake Shack will generously return 25% of proceeds all day long to FCP if you mention “Friends of Cherryhurst Park” at the register or present the flyer below. Invite friends, go for lunch, take a shake break in the afternoon, and then join your Cherryhurst neighbors for dinner and conversation from 6-8 PM!
Buy a bag! We will be selling reusable cotton grocery bags with the Cherryhurst sign topper pictured on them. For $25, you can help reduce waste while supporting your neighborhood! We will have the bags during lunch and dinner at Shake Shack on March 25th for purchase. Can't make the event but want a bag? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsor a Topper! For $75, you can fund one of 24 sign toppers. Donate to the fund by mailing a check to Friends of Cherryhurst Park (P.O. Box 130953, Houston, TX, 77219-0953) or by paying online. Any amount will help us reach our goal, but $75 will make you an official “Topper Sponsor.”
Many thanks in advance for your support of this exciting beautification project for Cherryhurst! Any excess funds raised will benefit the mission of the FCP.
Dear Cherryhurst Constable Patrol current and prospective subscribers,
It's time to (re)subscribe to the Cherryhurst Constable Patrol for the 2019/2020 contract year (effective March 1, 2019 - February 29, 2020). Our fundraising deadline is Thursday, February 28, 2019, which is when our contract payment is due.
For those interested in learning more about the Constable Program and its benefits to the neighborhood, please go to http://www.mwpatrol.org. We participate in the Constable Program through the Mandell Winlow group.
2019/2020 subscription rates:
- Underwriter membership: $495
- Standard membership: $395
How to pay:
- By Check
Make checks payable to: Cherryhurst Civic Association
In memo section of check, write "Constable Patrol"
Deliver checks to: 1700 Haver Street (modern house on corner of Windsor & Haver, red door) by February 28. Please insert hand deliveries in the slot of the mail box to the left of the front door at 1700 Haver. Unfortunately, our ability to accept credit card payments online is disabled, but we hope to have it working again soon.
The Security Committee
THANK YOU to the Underwriters for the 2018 / 2019 year, whose support ensured the success of the program last year:
Jane and Nelson Bruns
Donna and Thomas Moore
Kathryn and Howard Peek
Ann and Peter Hotez
Carol and David Rensink
Micha and Gauthier van Marcke
Karma Burford and David Arnold
Wendy Hawkins and Avrim Fishkind
Shirley and Trevor Jefferies
Carol and Michael Wilk
Andrea and Bruce Holzband
Information about the Constable Patrol Program: Cherryhurst has partnered with Mandell Place and Winlow Place to combat crime, forming the Mandell/Winlow Constable Patrol, which provides law enforcement officers dedicated to our area.
Since the Constable Patrol was implemented in 2015, we have seen a significant drop in crime in the Cherryhurst neighborhood. The benefits of subscription include:
- Reduced crime in the neighborhood since the inception of the Constable Patrol (criminals have moved to less-protected neighborhoods)
- First-responder for your alarm system (no need to wait for HPD)
- Faster response times
- “Vacation Watch” patrol services when you are away from your home
- Highly visible metal yard sign to warn that the home is patrolled by the Constable
- Car stickers to indicate that you are part of the program and that your car is protected, as is your home
- Home security inspections to find and reduce vulnerabilities and hazards - Monthly bulletins and updates regarding security and crime
- Assistance in becoming more proactive in enhancing your safety and security through special programs, classes and meetings, self-defense/rape prevention for women
The success of this anti-crime initiative is dependent upon the participation of Cherryhurst residents. Subscriptions to the Constable program have unfortunately dropped off because residents perceive that there is less crime and don’t see the advantage of continuing their support of the program, but less crime means the program is working! So tell your neighbors to subscribe! And the more subscribers we have, the cheaper the subscription will become!