Ride Norfolk wants your feedback

 

February 6, 2020, Simcoe, ON – 2019 was an exciting year for Ride Norfolk.

In May, the service began providing daily routes to Brantford thanks to the Community Transportation Grant from the Government of Ontario. In addition, route changes, additional stops, and a new local schedule were added to the service.

Now we want to hear from you.

A 21 question online survey (surveymonkey.com/r/ridenorfolk) has been created to help staff make informed choices on future destinations and direction of the service.

Dynamic speakers tabbed for Economic Development Symposium

January 27, 2020, Simcoe, ON – A number of dynamic, trailblazing and locally-based entrepreneurs have been chosen to speak at the Norfolk County Economic Development Symposium February 13 in Simcoe.

Local Speakers Symposium 2020Jess Bommarito of Groundswell CoWorking, Anita Buehner of Bonnieheath Estate Lavender & Winery, Cam Carter of the Downtown Simcoe BIA, and Amanda Dooney and Susan Judd of Ride the Bine will share their successes and learning experiences as well as provide advice to new and young entrepreneurs at The Aud.

Norfolk forms new Community Policing Committee

January 27, 2020, Simcoe, ON – Norfolk is taking a new, county-wide approach to issues of community policing.

Norfolk’s Police Services Board will replace its five Community Policing Committees with one, 11-member committee, starting this spring. At one time, Norfolk had 11 such committees, but that number had been reduced to five in recent years due to a lack of volunteers.

“The feedback from our committee chairs was that multiple Community Policing Committees, spread across a number of communities, no longer made sense,” says Police Services Board Chair Dennis Travale.

Exhibit focuses on Mexican heritage and culture

January 22, 2020, Simcoe, ON – A new exhibit of photography taken during a cultural exchange in Mexico opens this weekend at the Norfolk Arts Centre.

“Cuento De Dos Jardins” (A Tale of Two Gardens) features photographic works by Patricia Deadman, taken in the area of Merida, capital of the state of Yucatan.

“The work was influenced by language and text created by Canadian and Mexican artists and writers,” Deadman said.

County offering Pop-Up Camp on Tuesday

January 17, 2020, Simcoe, ON – With teacher job action scheduled for local schools on Tuesday, Norfolk County will host a ‘Pop-Up Camp’ throughout the day.

Certified camp leaders will be at the Simcoe Recreation Centre from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. to welcome kids from the ages of 4-12 in need of supervision for the day.

Throughout the camp, the group will enjoy crafts, skating, games and time with peers in a safe and inclusive environment.

Reminder to residents: ‘No Parking’ signs should not be removed or altered

January 13, 2020, Simcoe, ON – Norfolk County is reminding residents that while “No Parking” signs may seem inconvenient, they serve an important public safety purpose – and should not be removed or altered in any way.

Staff have had to replace several signs in recent weeks, possibly removed by motorists wanting to avoid paying a fine for parking in a prohibited area.

“No Parking” signs are put in place for a variety of reasons, including to give drivers better sightlines and to facilitate snow removal.

Public advised to travel with caution in the event of heavy rain this weekend

January 9, 2019, Simcoe, ON – Residents are being asked to take precautions with heavy rain in this weekend’s forecast.

 

The Long Point Region Conservation Authority has issued a Flood Outlook with as much as 95mm of rain being predicted to hit the west end of the county while the areas around Simcoe, Waterford and Port Dover are expected to get 50-65mm.

 

Norfolk County and the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit are reminding residents to avoid the areas around waterways and to take caution travelling in low-lying areas.

Norfolk County appoints interim CAO

January 7, 2020, Simcoe, ON – General Manager of Community Services Bill Cridland was named Norfolk County’s interim CAO at a special meeting of Council Jan. 7.

Cridland has held a number of senior positions with Norfolk County, and has worked in municipalities – including the City of London and the Township of Delhi – for 25 years.

“Bill has a wealth of experience with Norfolk, which makes him an ideal candidate for the interim CAO role,” says Mayor Kristal Chopp.

Norfolk celebrates Crime Stoppers Month

A Crime Stoppers of Haldimand & Norfolk Flag will be flown in Governor Simcoe Square throughout January to celebrate Crime Stoppers Month.
Since its inception in 1988, Crime Stoppers of Haldimand & Norfolk has helped police arrest over 2000 people, keep over $42.5 million in drugs off the streets and recover $5.7 million in stolen property. To submit a tip, call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit helpsolvecrime.com.
Pictured is Norfolk County Clerk Andy Grozelle (right) with members of Norfolk OPP and Haldimand &