Norfolk County has issued its call for submissions for community organizations or private groups interested in operating or supporting a community hall or arena.

The County is looking for groups to propose creative options that would address the long-term financial sustainability of these facilities.

Two non-mandatory pre-submission virtual meetings are scheduled for July 22 at 6:30 p.m. and September 2 at 6:30 p.m.

Submissions will be accepted until September 29.

The call for submissions covers all of Norfolk County’s arenas, except for the Simcoe Recreation Centre arena, which will house the Simcoe Seniors Centre.

It also covers all halls and community centres except for the Port Dover Kinsmen/Scout Hut, which is home to the Port Dover Seniors Centre, the Delhi Friendship Centre, which will continue to be home to Delhi Seniors, and the Charlotteville Community Centre and South Walsingham Hall, which will be addressed in a future report to Council.

None of the facilities within the scope of this call for submissions are being considered for closure at this time.

All submissions will be presented to Council for consideration and final direction.

Details – including facility usage reports, building condition assessments and sample usage schedules – are available online.