Public invited to provide feedback on community halls strategy

February 29, 2016

Public invited to provide feedback on community halls strategy

As part of its Community Halls Sustainability Strategy, Strathcona County is inviting conversations about the current physical, social and operational state of its 18 community halls and senior centres.

Two public surveys, open until March 9, 2016, will assist the County in understanding how the current network of 14 community halls and four seniors centres contribute to the overall community. Responses will help gauge how the halls are meeting residents’ current needs and generate ideas on how the halls can meet future community needs.

The first survey aims to gather feedback from residents on how programs, activities, events and services, and the physical hall amenities are meeting needs.

The second survey focuses on groups and individuals who have rented hall or senior centre spaces within the past year. These responses will help the County understand how the facilities are meeting needs and reasons for renting hall space.

Access both surveys A paper copy of either survey can be requested by calling 780-410-8524. Residents who complete a survey are eligible for a chance to win great prizes. Contest details.

Information gathered from the two surveys will contribute to the development of short, medium and long term recommendations to Council to ensure the sustainability of the community-based facilities. The findings, along with a recommended action plan based on public feedback and research, will be presented to Council in spring, 2016.

For more information on the two surveys, or the Community Halls Sustainability Strategy, contact Sarah Geisler at 780-410-8524.

 

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of almost 96,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

 

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Contact:

Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595