Throughout the fall of 2017 the Recreation Facility Input Sub-Committee has held town hall meetings at communities throughout Norfolk County. These meetings were very well attended and resulted in valuable input and insights from local citizens. Norfolk County wishes to keep this dialogue ongoing and would appreciate if you took the time to fill out the following:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NorfolkRecInput

Next Steps
While the town hall meetings of the Recreation Facility Input Sub-Committee conclude in the Fall of 2017 there still is a significant amount of work to be done. Council has already approved $50,000 towards the hiring of a consultant to perform a needs assessment for the municipality. Once hired this consultant will review and present options to Council that will be considered alongside the public input received upon this important issue. While no timelines have been established for this stage it is reasonable to assume the hiring and work of the consultant will take several months or more.

A meeting date has been set for the Recreation Facilities Input Committee on November 30th, 2017
1pm – 3pm @ Talbot Gardens Arena Meeting Room
to review input received to date and discuss next steps.

All committee meetings are open to the public.

Background to Date

Below are some previous reports and studies that relate to this issue:

  • Parks, Facilities and Recreation Master Plan 2015
  • Situational Analysis on Simcoe Adult Community Centre, Talbot Gardens Arena and Simcoe Recreation Centre
  • Feasibility Study
  • Staff report CSD 17-02
  • Staff report CSD 17-17
  • Staff report CSD 17-25
  • Staff report EBS 17-51

For further information please contact:
Community Services Department
95 Culver Street
Simcoe, ON

Norfolk County Parks, Facilities and Recreation Master Plan 2015
Norfolk County Situational Analysis
Feasibility Study
Staff Report CSD 17-02 Parks, Facilities and Recreation Master Plan Next Steps
Staff Report CSD 17-17 Talbot Gardens Seating Repairs
Staff Report CSD 17-25 Feasibility Study Request for Additional Funds
Staff Report EBS 17-51 Terms of Reference