We are pleased that you are interested in the New London Beautification Committee.  You are cordially invited to attend our next meeting on at the Pacific Street Gallery to find out more about us. We hope the following information will be useful to you. 

A little about us....

·         The Beautification Committee’s Mission Statement as defined by New London City Charter Ordinance No. 02-18-86-3:  “Said committee shall study and consider any and all problems concerning the beautification of the City generally, including but not limited to the prevention and elimination of litter, enforcement of various ordinances relating to building and property appearances and to make recommendations to the Council with respect to all matters related to beautification of the City.”

·         Members are appointed by the City Council to two year terms and can serve more than one term.

·         Sites maintained by the committee:  Senior Center;  Gov. Winthrop Blvd.;  Welcome signs at Broad/Jefferson, Bank St. near Waterford line, and Williams/Huntington Streets; Post Office & Bank on Masonic Street; Public Library; Eugene O’Neill Statue; Waterfront Park planters; Garibaldi Square; Columbus Circle; Winthrop Statue; Trolley Visitor Station; Bentley Bump-Out; City Hall; Green Harbor Park entrance; and various sites at Ocean Beach - the vehicular entrance, the pedestrian entrance barrels and wishing well, the garden by WOW’s entrance, circle near the pool, the hillside surrounding the deck at Port & Starboard, and the planters on the boardwalk, along the wall at the Gam, and in the parking lot.   It works out to 22 individual sites in all.  Most of these sites are managed by individual members, but a few are group sites.

What we look for in members....

·         Responsibilities:

ü  Fill out an application with the City Clerk which will be passed on to the City Council

ü  Make time commitments such as attending monthly meetings and participating in occasional group work sessions

ü  For at least one site, order the plants (paid for by the city), plant them, and maintain the site for the season (roughly April-October)

·         Attributes:

ü  A self starter who has community pride, a positive outlook, and wishes to make a difference in New London

ü  Possesses a basic interest in and knowledge of gardening (no Latin names required)

ü  Owns basic gardening tools

ü  Is physically able to garden

ü  Resident of the City of New London

 If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tita Williams (Chair of the New London Beautification Committee) at  nlbcadmin@nlbeautification.org