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114-year-old neighborhood gets free help to clean up streets

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark (KTHV)- The Baring Cross Neighborhood in North Little Rock is getting free help to spruce up their yards and community.

It's a hands-on effort where city departments will organize and work together to clean up 15
to 25
street near Pike Avenue.

The city agencies will be in the community from Monday, Nov. 2nd to Friday, Nov. 6. One of the purposes of the event is to remind residents and landlords of the services their City Hall provides.

Harlan Hunter has lived in the community for 15 years. He has been the Homeowner Association President for two years.
The Baring Cross Neighborhood has up to eight abandoned houses per block, many near elementary schools. Hunter has been worried about the children's safety.

City departments are helping homeowners with repairs- from street lights, to water drainage- to code inspections.

The "focus" event will highlight:

  • code violations
  • increased police visibility
  • drainage maintenance
  • neighborhood organization recruitment
  • fire marshal inspections
  • animal control license checks
  • street light repair

Some of the things the city will be looking for are uncut weeds, broken down cars, unmaintained homes or indoor furniture kept outside

Hunter said the best way to lift a community is to help each other. They will be offering services like, "trees that need to be cut, branches that need to be cut, you might even have porches that need to be fixed."

He stressed that people should be proud to take ownership of their neighborhood. "You have to be able to start somewhere and this is what we're doing,
said Hunter.

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