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The Hammersmith Homeowners' Association welcomes you to our unique community. First, let's clarify that this is not the Hammersmith section of London. This is Houston, Texas, and proud of it. We are pleased when residents of the other Hammersmith decide to move to our Hammersmith instead.

This Hammersmith Community Online website has been created to provide you with information about our neighborhood that will be helpful to both residents and visitors.


WHERE WE ARE. We are a small community in Southwest Houston, Texas, consisting of four square blocks and about 225 homes, nicely cloistered behind a wall along Voss Road. Hammersmith encompasses a handful of streets between Del Monte and Olympia and is near both Houston's Galleria and Memorial areas. Despite our "city" location, our little neighborhood has managed to keep its distinctive residential identity.

RESIDENTS ONLY STUFF. If you are a resident of Hammersmith, the resident directory and lots of other information can be found in the Residents Only area of the site. You will need the username and password to enter this area. 

 
HAMMERSMITH ANVIL
 
Read the latest edition of the Hammersmith Anvil HERE.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Quarterly Board Meeting
Tuesday, June 14th, 7:00 p.m. at Rice Epicurean at 2020 Fountain View
Meeting of the Board of Directors, Hammersmith Community Improvement Association. All residents are welcome to attend.
 
Quarterly Board Meeting
Tuesday, September 13th, 7:00 p.m. at Rice Epicurean at 2020 Fountain View
Meeting of the Board of Directors, Hammersmith Community Improvement Association. All residents are welcome to attend.
 
Quarterly Board Meeting
Tuesday, December 13th, 7:00 p.m. at Rice Epicurean at 2020 Fountain View
Meeting of the Board of Directors, Hammersmith Community Improvement Association. All residents are welcome to attend.
 

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SECURITY NOTES
GARAGE DOORS
Please remember to close your garage door at night. Things have been known to disappear from Hammersmith open garages on occasion. And you could also wind up with a critter in your garage, such as a friendly possum family.
 
HOMELESS FOLKS SEEN IN HAMMERSMITH
The homeless can bring all kinds of mental and legal problems with them which can complicate getting them the health care services they need. The Houston Police Department has a HOT Team (Homeless Outreach Team) whose members are specially trained to work with people who are homeless and who may have mental health or substance abuse issues. In situations such as we've been having at Hammersmith, even though the regular police might not have grounds to arrest someone, the HOT team often can find a way to remove them by getting them into a shelter program or other services which could get them off the street. The contact number we have is for Officer Colin Mansfield (832/394-4200 - office) or 281/883-8849 - cell phone). If he is not available, his co-worker from MHMRA (whose name is Tammy) can be reached at 713/202-5573.
 
CAR BREAK-INS
They happen frequently in Hammersmith. This crime has become far too common in Hammersmith, reminding us that as wonderful a place as Hammersmith is, we are nonetheless vulnerable to this sort of thing. But there is something we can do. Quite simply, leave nothing visible in your car that might attract a thief. Since we don't know what they find attractive, leave nothing visible - not even something as ordinary as a small paper sack. If thieves repeatedly find they are wasting their time in Hammersmith, they will go elsewhere.
 
LEAVE PORCH AND OUTDOOR GARAGE LIGHTS ON
Lights help deter crime, including car break-ins, theft of plants and statuary, etc. Leave them on. NOTE: Switching to LED bulbs for lights that stay on for long periods will save you money in the long run.
 
BEWARE UNSOLICITED WORKERS
Do not let unsolicited workers into your home. Enough said.
 
SCAMS
Residents have received calls from a company claiming they had signed up for an HVAC inspection, when the had not. Be alert to similar scams like this.
 
LIFT SERVICE FROM THE FIRE DEPARTMENT
The fire department will respond to calls if you need "lift service." If you or someone in your home has fallen and needs help getting back into a chair or bed, the fire department will respond and help lift the person. You should call 911, tell the operator that this is a non-emergency, and then state the request.
 

DOING SOME CONSTRUCTION?
If you're planning some construction around the hacienda, please review the Architectural Control form HERE. You may need to submit one to the Architectural Control Committee.
 
 

TRASH PICKUP & RECYCLING
Want to know the unembellished truth about trash pickup and recycling in Hammersmith? Enquiring minds click HERE.
 
Want to know what you can recycle? Please see the INFOGRAPHIC.`
 
Q&A on Recycling.
 

RECENT (AND NOT SO RECENT) EVENTS
None at this time.

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NOTEWORTHY
HAD PROBLEMS WITH A DOG?
 
We now have a Dog Incident Report Form. If you or your pet(s) have been attacked or frightened in Hammersmith by one or more resident or nonresident dogs, please complete the Dog Incident Report Form. Follow instructions on the form for filing the report.
 
AT LAST, A WALKWAY THAT ENCIRCLES THE COMMONS
 
2016 is off to a great start for Hammersmith. The mild winter has been kind to the trees recently planted, and we have two new extensions to the walkway in the commons around the pool. Now dog walkers and strollers, ramblers and amblers, striders and gliders, and steppers out of every type and stripe can stay off the grass, out of the occasional mud, and keep themselves on solid footing as they circumnavigate the entire common area. We've needed this for a while. Congrats and thanks to all involved in making it happen!
 
   
 

RECYCLING FINALLY COMES TO HAMMERSMITH!
  • Our new trash pick-up days will be TUESDAYS and FRIDAYS.
  • Recycling will be picked up on TUESDAYS.
  • We have already received our green recycling bins.
  • Recycling service begins on Tuesday, February 9th.
  • Furniture, electronics and appliances (e.g., stoves, refrigerators, washers and dryers), and other heavy trash items will be picked up each week on Friday. Each home is allowed one heavy trash item per week. 
Click HERE to read all about the new service.
 

2015 HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE PHOTOS
 
Click HERE to see the holiday open house photos for 2015.
 

TREES FOR HAMMERSMITH
December is tree-planting month! Hammersmith has partnered with Trees for Houston (www.treesforhouston.org), an organization that provides trees for parks, streets, and communities like ours. They have provided and planted trees for free; our responsibility now is to water and care for the trees.
 
One of the wonderful things about Hammersmith are trees – the canopy they form over the streets, the shade they provide, their colors and shapes. And yes, their falling leaves and growing branches that require attention. When this community was formed some 50 years ago, the deed restrictions required a tree be planted in front of each house on the tree lawn, that area between the sidewalk and curb. Over the years, our trees have changed, many of them having died off or been removed. But we now have a wonderful new assortment of trees. LONG LIVE THE TREES!
 
 

GOT A POOL KEY QUESTION? (. . .and a few reminders)
Pool keys. Gotta have 'em. Sometimes we forget 'em. Sometimes we can't find 'em. And new residents sometimes wonder where on Earth to get one. So here's the short answer to all your pool key questions: All requests for and questions regarding pool keys should be directed to Carl or Gail Johnson at 713.952.7797.
 
Also, this might be a good place to remind residents of four things:
  • The pool gate must never be propped open. Leaving the gate open is a violation of the law that could result in us losing our license to have a pool. Don't do it.
  • All guests must be accompanied by a resident.
  • We know kids can be loud, but other pool users like to relax and read. Everbody should have fun at the pool, but parents and grandparents of kids who are screaming, squealing, or shouting would do well to ask them to tone it down as a courtesy to other pool users.
  • Please respect the lap-swimming lane when it's in place. if you're not swimming laps, please leave the lap-lane clear for those who are.
GOT A POOL RULES QUESTION?
 

POOL USERS: TAKE HOME YOUR TRASH!
If you use the pool, you've noticed that there is a trash barrel there. But what you may not know is that a volunteer person -- one of your neighbors -- has to empty it. There is no trash pickup by the city at the pool. It's just there for emergencies, really. Try not to use it. When you leave the pool, please leave nothing behind. Take it with you. Your trash footprint should be zero. THANKS!!
 

HOUSTON SUPER NEIGHBORHOODS
We have not reported on the Houston Super Neighborhood program before, but we are indeed part of one, and we are involved. So click HERE to learn more.
 

WHO IS YOUR CITY COUNCILMAN?
Here He Is:
Greg Travis
 
 
 
Houston City Council Member, District G
City Hall Annex 
900 Bagby, First Floor, Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 832.393.3007
FAX: 832.395.9571
E-Mail: districtg@houstontx.gov