Hi neighbors. Join us next week, Thursday May 26th at 7pm, for our quarterly Keswick-Stornaway Neighborhood Association meeting at Balmoral Church. Two guest speakers are on the schedule to discuss home security issues, and International Property Maintenance Code. We also need volunteers to form a nomination committee for Board elections in August. Hope to see you there.
Join us for our first neighborhood clean-up of 2022 this Saturday April 30th.
Not sure how to participate? Start small by picking up any trash in your yard. Ready to do more? Pick up trash in your neighbors’ yards too! You can even walk your street or cove picking up trash if you are ready to tidy up even more real estate.
What do I need? Garbage bags or reuse plastic grocery bags. Use work gloves or disposable gloves too if available. If not, you can reuse plastic grocery bags to cover your hand while you pick up trash. If you have a shovel or rake, you can use it to help clean out storm drains on your street to prevent water back up during heavy rains.
Why is this important? Keeping our neighborhood clean helps keep it beautiful and shows that we care about the environment where we live.
We hope everyone can come out to enjoy the beautiful spring weather and flowers while we beautify our neighborhood.
Important message from City of Memphis:
The City of Memphis Solid Waste Division will give away free mulch to commemorate Earth Day. Mulch will be available on May 7 at the Liberty Bowl red parking lot six off Hollywood St. Mulch is available for pickup to any Memphis resident (non-Memphis residents and commercial businesses are not eligible) from 8 AM to 1 PM.
Join us for our 2nd Annual Holiday Food Drive for the Mid-South Food Bank this Saturday. KSANA is going to get the donations kicked off with $100.
Deciding what kind of goods to donate? Due to supply chain problems, Mid-South Food Bank says they are in a high need of canned goods at this time.
Please give what you can. Thank you for your generosity!
Leaf season is here, and we’re running a special free bagged leaf drop-off beginning November 1st thru February at Collins Yard located at 304 Collins St. for Memphis residences only!
Please be sure to bring your latest MLGW bill for proof of residency. As of November 1st, the gates will open from 8am to 4pm Monday thru Saturday.
All leaf-filled bags must be tied shut, and no tree branches or limbs will be accepted.
Solid Waste crews will continue to pick up leaves and branches from the curb during your scheduled bulk week pickup; however, any contractors or lawn service companies hired to perform yard work must continue to remove their own bags and debris generated from their services per City ordinance.
For more information, visit memphistn.gov
A great win for the neighborhood!
We recently advised you that Waffle House had been seeking approval to build a 24-hour restaurant at Kirby Parkway & Kirby Gate Drive next to the Autozone.
KSANA, Greentrees, Keswick/Sulgrave, Kirby Oaks, Kirby Trace and Balmoral formed a collation of neighbors to oppose the development on the grounds that a 24-hour Commercial operation would add noise, trash and the potential for crime to our neighborhoods.
A group of about 20 folks from this partnership attended the Land Use Control Board Meeting on Thursday the 9th. Waffle House saw how committed the neighbors were in our opposition, and they decided to withdraw their application and will move to another location closer to 385 and away from our homes.
Thanks to everyone who participated and all of the hard work leading up to this victory. Just shows the impact a united neighborhood can make.
Your KSANA Board
In an ongoing effort to determine how we might best serve the interest of our neighbors, the Keswick-Stornaway Area Neighborhood Association (KSANA) has developed a survey. We need your input. Please consider taking a few minutes to complete this survey. Help us know how we can better serve you.
Hi neighbors. Here’s the latest KSANA Neighborhood Association Newsletter for March 2021:
The city of Memphis will be rerouting and rebalancing its garbage, recycling, and bulk waste collection schedules. As a result, beginning March 1st, the Keswick/Stornaway area will change from a Tuesday to Wednesday collection day. More information, as well as detailed schedules can be found here: Route Rebalance – City of Memphis
Congratulations and thank you to all in the neighborhood that supported our Food Drive in support of the Mid-South Food Bank. The drive was an overwhelming success. You donated over $700 in cash and over 360 pounds of food. All together the neighborhood donated enough to provide up to 2400 meals. What an outstanding accomplishment. We thank you all with a special shout out going to Ann Meier and Meredith Jennings for taking the lead along with our collection team of Patsy Smith, Nate Ollie, Lauren Ollie, Roger Meier and Jonathan Jennings.