Monday, March 8, 2021

‘Excellent turnout’ at Wallaceburg Community Hub meeting

The Community Hub concept in Wallaceburg is moving forward after an engaging meeting at the Wallaceburg Municipal Centre on Wednesday night, March 11.

Councillor Aaron Hall said there was an “excellent turnout” at the meeting.

“We had a packed house at the Wallaceburg Municipal Centre and heard some great ideas from members of our community and from representatives of multiple community groups,” Hall posted on social media.

“Don Shropshire, April Reitdyk and Municipality of Chatham-Kent staff provided information about previous lessons learned about Community Hub concepts in the community. They also shared some ideas and numbers about some specific sites in Wallaceburg that could be looked at, including the former Liquidation World building, Sobey’s building and WDSS.”

Hall said the makings of a new committee, to focus on the Community Hub idea, was sparked last night as well.

“We also got commitment from several individuals who said they would be willing to sit on a community committee/task force to dig into this idea even further, help realize its potential and carve out a more specific direction,” Hall said.

“This is exciting news.”

Hall added: “Councillor Carmen McGregor and I were extremely happy with the turnout, the engagement and discussion with the community. Thanks also to Mayor Darrin Canniff for attending last night. This whole concept stems from the multiple meetings he initiated with our dedicated community groups last year.”

Hall said more information from Wednesday’s meeting will be shared as well.

“Thanks to everyone for coming out and sharing your creative ideas,” Hall said.

“It makes me proud to see so many people willing and eager to help and dedicate their time. It will take our community working together and being unified to turn these ideas into a reality. Stay tuned.”

Here is some more background:

More public consultation sought for ‘Community Hub’ concept

‘Community Hub’ being proposed for Wallaceburg

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