WE ARE BAYSHORE BEAUTIFUL.
The Bayshore Beautiful Neighborhood Association (BBNA) is a volunteer-run neighborhood association founded in 1988. The Association's boundaries are Gandy Boulevard, Bayshore Boulevard, Himes Avenue, and El Prado with the recently added streets, Julia Street & Julia Circle.
We are a membership-based organization that is designed to advocate on behalf of our neighbors to local governments, keep residents informed on matters affecting our neighborhood, and are charged with organizing activities to help bring the neighborhood together.
Luminaria Kit Sale
December 16th & 17th
YMCA Parking Lot (South by PC Little League)
At dusk on December 17th, our neighborhood will come together to celebrate the season with our annual Luminaria lighting event. Be sure to take in the magical display of lights that transforms our streets into a winter wonderland. Enjoy mingling with friends and family while supporting our neighborhood. Luminaria kits can be purchased in increments of10 luminaries for $10. You will receive 10 white lunch bags, 10 tea light candles, and a bag of sand to assemble your luminaries.
We hope you'll support the association and participate in this beautiful event with your neighbors! To order your kits in advance, click here.
Police patrol funds
Earlier this year, South Tampa experienced a rash of car break-ins and package thefts. At the time, the BBNA Board unanimously voted to increase our police patrols to three times per month back. Each patrol is $43/hour, and each shift is three hours. The off-duty officer has been coming between the hours of 10 PM - 3 AM based on availability. We've already had several patrols since May and are happy to report that crime has been down.
We were fortunate enough to be able to fund these patrols with our current police patrol donations through August, but we depend on your generosity to keep this funded as the membership fees do not cover this extra service for our neighborhood.
Please consider donating today by clicking the link. Our neighbors will thank you!
BBNA Board Election Results
Town Hall Meeting Recap 9/26
We had a wonderful turn-out for the BBNA Town Hall on 9/26. A full update will be sent out this month and it will be posted to our member-only page (news/updates.)
We'd like to welcome the recently elected board members:
President | Meg Hines
Vice President | Jeanne Preudhomme
Treasurer | Nikki Alvarez
Secretary | Verna Carbo
Stay tuned for more updates to come, we have a busy fall ahead of us!
Bayshore Beautiful is Getting its First Park!
Bayshore Beautiful is getting its first real park! Located next to the Selmon Expressway at the intersection of Concordia and W. Kensington, the park will host sidewalks, green space, a flat space for kids to play, a community area with picnic tables and benches, trees, native plants and landscaping.
More information coming soon!
Neighborhood Watch Leader Wanted!
At the BBNA town hall, we included the option to vote yes/no on the ballot to join the neighborhood watch program. It was unanimous, and we are now looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic volunteer(s) to lead it. Below is a list of criteria outlined by the Tampa Police Department.
You will need:
A person or group of people committed to starting a Neighborhood Watch.
A planning committee to initiate the program.
A list of what issues initially need to be addressed in your community.
A means of communicating with the residents, e.g. e-mail, social media, phone trees, flyers, etc.
Publicity for the initial Neighborhood Watch meeting.
A meeting agenda to keep things moving and on track.
A place to meet—community center, school, library or any public meeting place.
A Community Partnership Liaison to discuss the crime issues and help train members of the community.
This will be a neighborhood effort, but we are looking for one neighbor to take the lead on this program. This position will require strong leadership skills to get this off the ground. Please give this some thoughtful consideration if you think this position is for you. More information about the program can be found here. Reach out to us with your interest at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall Newsletter Coming Soon!
Be on the lookout for the BBNA Fall Newsletter! We have some great articles on local businesses, non-profits, and information regarding your membership.