City of Langley looks to name its Street of the Year

Deadline for nominations is June 13

  • May. 28, 2014 7:00 p.m.

It’s time to tidy up those boulevards and give your lawn a good trim. Nominations for the City of Langley Street of the Year Award are now open.

In conjunction with the City of Langley’s annual Community Day celebration, the Street of the Year initiative is aimed at building community pride and citizen engagement, while helping to keep the city’s residential streets clean and well-kept.

“A great city is made up of great streets,” said acting mayor Ted Schaffer.

“There are many things that can make a street special.

“It could have a unique feature or be very picturesque, or it could simply be a street where neighbours go out of their way to create an extra strong sense of community.”

All members of the public, including visitors to the City of Langley, are invited to put forth a nomination.

To be eligible for consideration, the street must be located within the City of Langley borders which generally run north to 62 Avenue, east to 210 Street, south to 44 Avenue and west to 196 Street.

Nominations can either be emailed to community@langleycity.ca or mailed to Langley City Hall at 20399 Douglas Crescent, City of Langley, BC, V3A 4B3.

They must include:

• Name of the street

• Photo of the street

•A 50-word or less description of what makes the street special

• Nominator’s name and contact information.

The winning street, which will be revealed at the City of Langley Community Day Celebration on June 21, will be chosen by a panel of judges based on the following criteria:

1. Looks clean and well-kept. The street is free from litter, has well-maintained boulevards (including grass or other plantings) and conveys an overall feeling of ownership and pride.

2. Demonstrates a sense of community, which may be evidenced in any number of ways, including through organized block parties and neighbourhood watch groups, or by having extra helpful neighbours.

3. Displays unique features , which may include both physical and non-physical features that make a street stand out as a special place.

Photos and descriptions of the nominated streets will be posted on the City of Langley website at city.langley.bc.ca for public viewing.

The nomination period closes June 13.

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