Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Residents want more facilities (but don't want to pay for them)
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Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 25 Apr 2007, 1, p. 7


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Recreation survey indicates...

Residents want more facilities (but don't want to pay for them)

who weren't wanted: more baseball diamonds and soccer fields (with better maintenance), more trails and more outdoor ice rinks. · 61 per cent are satisfied with indoor And the survey shows ... residents want more arenas, more trails, youth centres, and recreation. The most common request was for the retention of aging facilities such as more arenas, recreational facilities in general, pools and more affordability. Memorial Arena. · 51 per cent saw arenas as high That's the upshot of a Halton Hills priority for municipal spending on Recreation and Parks Department indoor facilities with 25 per cent listsurvey, done in preparation for its ing it as the greatest need, and 71 per new Strategic Action Plan. The plan cent saw youth centres as the highest will be the blueprint for department priority with another 22 per cent listdecisions for next 10 years. ing it as the greatest need. Seniors' The draft plan, which contains the centres followed behind with 11 per survey results, will be presented to cent and 49 per cent respectively. the public at two meetings this · Similarly, more soccer fields week-- tonight (Wednesday) at ranked highest in demand for municActon High School and tomorrow TERRY ipal spending, followed by outdoor (Thursday) at the Civic Centre. Both ALYMAN ice rinks and waterplay facilities (i.e. will have a staff presentation at 7 splash pads). p.m. · About 75 per cent of all respondents "The Town is thrilled with the amount of wanted retention of aging facilities: Memorial information that has been received from the community," said Terry Alyman, Director of Arena, Dick Licata Pool and the Georgetown Recreation and Parks. "The draft plan and Acton Indoor Pools. · Respondents were split, with only 58 per attempts to make sense of how it all comes cent agreeing that Halton Hills recreational together to guide our future." The study team, led by Monteith-Brown opportunities compare favourable with neighPlanning Consultants, collected input from bouring municipalities, but when asked if focus group workshops, individual interviews, they were willing to spend more tax dollars to community group surveys and a household improve services, 66 per cent replied in the telephone survey of 385 randomly selected negative. The draft plan is available to download residents. from the Town's website, www.haltonhills.ca. The survey shows: · 70 per cent of respondents are satisfied or by contacting project lead Warren Harris, with the Town's outdoor recreations. Those 905-873-2601, ext. 2274. CYNTHIA GAMBLE Staff Writer


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Gamble, Cynthia
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Date of Publication:
25 Apr 2007
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Alyman, Terry
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Recreation and Parks Department
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Halton.News.222323
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English
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Residents want more facilities (but don't want to pay for them)