Recent User – Creative Rural Minds

We tend to focus on user groups that need the Picton Town Hall space on a regular basis over a number of years. But let’s not forget that other important County groups have a need for the space from time to time. Here’s Creative Rural Minds recent event …

Creative Rural Minds – image © Ramesh Pooran



Kat Burns at Creative Rural Minds – image © Ramesh Pooran

In the mailbag …

From a supporter

My family and I have attended numerous community meals, birthday banquets, Creative Rural Minds and community events at Picton Town Hall. I have seen firsthand the importance of this space to our community and I think we have a duty to keep it in our shared ownership.

The temptation to liquidate this asset must be resisted. In years to come, there will be no opportunity available to The Municipality and the people in our community to acquire a real estate asset like this in common – in the heart of town, right next to Benson Park, right where we work and play.

Picton Town Hall is a building that brings people together. In private hands it will become a building that pushes the most vulnerable among us away.

In the mailbag …

From a line dance devotee

A large group of movers and shakers meet to dance away a few hours and have a fun energetic time doing it in one of the few remaining suitable locations in the County. This is time well spent keeping fit mentally and physically … read more

In the mailbag …

A note from Picton

We have a group of Tai Chi practitioners who use the town hall three times a week all year round. The participants vary in age from 45 to 70+ years and the average attendance runs around 12-16. Several of the group have been informed by their doctors to use Tai Chi to assist in improving their health. Approximately 6 to 8 people attend more than one of the classes. If this facility was taken away, I would expect council would provide an alternative venue in order that these people could continue to improve their health.

Read the User Profile for Tai-Chi here

User Profiles – Update

Our new page about the community groups who use the Picton Town Hall space has been updated to add new user profiles.

If you are a member of a user group that meets at Picton Town Hall (the old Fire Hall), let us know the who, what, when, etc.

If the space is lost, what’s your plan?

In the mailbag …

A note from Cressy:

The Picton Town Hall is a beautiful building, and what makes it most beautiful is that it belongs to the community it serves. It would only be another jewel in the County’s crown to keep this building for the people who use as they see fit. It is already a hub of town life and it should stay that way; the uses to which is is put could be expanded.