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September 6, 2016 | Issue No. 6 

SAFETY


Second Quarter Crime Statistics
Second Quarter crime stats have been releases and our district has seen a 9% decrease in crime. A significant decrease showcasing the great work of the RCMP and their collaboration with the Newton BIA's Community Safety Patrol and the Newton Safety Unit. 

Used Needle Disposal Program
The Used Needle Disposal Program has been launched within the Newton Town Centre. The program consists of 8 'sharps containers' installed throughout the town centre behind businesses and "hotspots" of needle use. The Newton BIA hopes these containers will reduce the number of unsafely discarded needles found in the area. Contact the Newton BIA at info@newtonbia.com for any questions regarding the program.

Noise complaints arise as trains whistle homeless near Newton tracks
Some Newton residents have been sleeping a little less soundly due to an increase in the frequency and length of train whistles in their neighbourhood.

Newton echoes downtown Surrey concerns over reduced RCMP bike patrol
Doug Elford with the Newton Community Association says there’s been a significant turnaround in security this year, and not for the better.

New Newton BIA Safety Initiatives
  • The BIA's Community Safety Patrol has begun joint patrols with RCMP twice a week. This program will allow for more collaboration between both teams and provide CSP with a great learning experience. This will ultimately allow for a greater relationship with both teams and create more efficiency when dealing with safety in the town centre.

  • The Newton BIA has launched the Shopping Cart Removal program. This program consists of Team Tidy returning shopping carts to their respected business for a $5 fee/cart. Money from this program will be donated to the Surrey Food Bank. This program is financially viable and convenient for businesses, as well as create cleaner streets in the Newton Town Centre. If you are interested in joining the program, please contact info@newtonbia.com.

MARKETING & EVENTS


Merchant Shout-out: August

Wings Tap & Grill has been a staple restaurant over the past decade within the Newton Town Centre. With a staff full of Newtonites dedicated on providing the best service, Wings has been an integral part of the community. With the best locally sourced, never frozen chicken wings in town, Wings is also a great philanthropic company. Supporting the community and great causes such as BC Children’s Hospital, they go above and beyond to ensure they do their best to help others whenever they can. As a BC owned and operated restaurant, Wings is always a good choice for lunch or dinner. With their vast amount of flavors for wings and great beer to pair along with it, you’ll always be set for a good time! Read their story here.

The Newton BIA held "The Bracket" a charity basketball tournament at Wings Tap & Grill supporting the BC Children's Hospital.

The tournament featured RCMP, Surrey Crime Prevention, Wings, Newton BIA, Trevor Linden Club 16, Harry Bains NDP, and McDonald's. Harry Bains NDP took on McDonald's in the final for the win!

Newton Days comes to a close ending with Nooner Wednesdays August 31st. The Newton BIA would like to thank all the musicians, businesses, and community members for their help and support for this event! A special thanks to Espresso Café and BBQ Nation for being our hosts all summer long, along with support from the Seniors Centre and Kings Cross. The weekly events activated the streets of Newton and created a more vibrant community for the summer. We look forward to these events next summer!

The Newton Bark Park held its Grand Opening August 27th. The event was put on with support from the Newton BIA and Pet Food n' More. The event had live music from Ranj Singh, free dog treats, and free human treats!

AREA ENHANCEMENT

September 9th 9am @ Newton McDonalds 
Get outside and enjoy the weather during our Community Walk! The walk will begin and end at McDonald’s located on 72 Ave (9am-11am), join in on the fun while cleaning up your local neighborhood. 

COMMUNITY

Community Coffee with Newton BIA 
Community Coffee is a BIA initiative created to engage with the community here in Newton to discuss all issues, ideas, thoughts, projects, and everything in between. The next meetup will be Saturday September 10 at the Old Surrey Restaurant! Contact info@newtonbia.com if you would like to join!
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