Community & Recreation Facilities Strategy update: Preliminary survey results available on County website for community review and comment

Haldimand County is continuing to encourage residents and users of its facilities to have their say in the development of the County’s long-term Community & Recreation Facilities Strategy.

The Strategy focuses on facilities that support activities such as aquatics, sports, health, wellness, arts and culture and will be significantly informed by public input about recreation preferences.

To date, the public has been able to provide input through a survey and at four in-person consultation meetings. The information panels presented at the in-person session, including preliminary survey results and demographic information, are now available on the County’s website for community review and comment. Residents can share their written input or comments at RecStrategy@haldimandcounty.on.ca.

“Haldimand County received 2,000 responses to the community survey about this initiative and had further input through the in-person sessions,” says Mayor Ken Hewitt. “This is among the highest response we’ve received to any public consultation process we’ve done in recent years and confirms to Council the importance of this issue to residents and users of our community and recreation facilities and services.”

Monteith Brown Planning Consultants, who are working on the strategy, are anticipated to present preliminary recommendations to Council this June. Decisions on major investments, potential locations for new assets, and long-range capital planning will be considered during the next term(s) of Council.

For more information, visit www.haldimandcounty.ca/recstrategy.

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