aerial view of the Stratfield Historic District

A message from our president.

Margaret Judge

Dear Neighbors:

It is an exciting time to be part of our Stratfield Historic District Association (SHDA) community. Every day, we see the results of all of us working together to keep our neighborhood clean and safe.

I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your support of Association since its resurrection in April 2016 and I was honored to be elected President. Since then, we have built our membership up to 39 paid members and continue to grow. We have launched a monthly clean-up campaign where neighbors meet and clean our streets together. We have acted on blight issues in our neighborhood and have had positive results. We had our first summer picnic last July, and will have our second annual summer picnic on July 29th on Brooklawn Place. It’s fun to get to know your neighbors while eating delicious barbeque, dancing to music, and games for children.

We also will be forming a neighborhood Watch Program in conjunction with the Bridgeport Police. Officer Nick Ortiz attended our June meeting and Chief AJ Perez attended our July meeting to give us pointers on what to do to keep crime and drugs off of our streets.

We’ve only touched the surface as there’s so much planned for 2017! Our Board Members work hard to provide communications, treasurers’ reports, T-shirt sales and fun events while getting a lot of business done! We have numerous committees, and we are poised to keep our Association growing through activities, and eliciting cooperation from property owners for the betterment and improvement of the quality of life within our district. It was a successful year and we know this year will continue the positive momentum.

As a reminder, please renew your membership with our organization, or consider becoming a new member. You will be able to vote on issues, present ideas and comments, and to serve on committees. We are truly making a difference in our neighborhood.

I would like to extend a personal invitation to each of you to attend our meetings that are held the second Monday of each month, starting at 7:30 p.m. at Calvary St. George’s Episcopal Church, located at 755 Clinton Avenue, Bridgeport.

I wish you and your families a wonderful and safe summer! We are off to a great second year, and I look forward to seeing you at our many planned events!

Best regards,

Margaret A. Judge