One of the consistent concerns we took away from the 2012 Bexley Community Survey involved messy, unkempt alleyways. Code enforcement is one way to tackle this problem, but we thought it would be fun to offer some positive incentive to pamper your alleys. On August 6, 2016, a panel of judges will travel Bexley’s alleys and award a prize for the best alley block. We have goodies lined up through generous donations from our partners. So what are our judges looking for? They're looking for clean, well-kept alley frontages; organized trash receptacles that have their lids on; no weeds; trees and bushes that are trimmed back so as not to impede visibility or traffic down the alley; paint that isn't peeling or chipping; well-kept fences and retaining walls; and, as a bonus, attractive landscaping.