Thursday, February 28 at 1:00 pm is when we expect our proposal to Council to be addressed at the Committee of the Whole, where municipal staff will submit their recommendation. We need your help to demonstrate community support!
Attend Committee meeting
Join us at Shire Hall on Thursday, February 28 at 1:00 pm. We want to show Councillors the breadth of support that exists in the community by having lots of town hall users and supporters come out to the meeting.
Speak at Committee meeting
We need your voice to speak to the importance and value that the hall brings to you/your group and/or why it is important to keep the hall in the community. Anyone wishing to comment may do so for 3 minutes on February 28:
You can email the Clerk’s office at email@example.com to let them know you wish to speak.
Or simply attend the meeting and speak up when comments are sought from the audience.
Show your support on social media
Help us create a groundswell of support in social media! Spread the word. Speak out. Share a story, photo or memory about something great that happened at Picton Town Hall. Add this hashtag to your post: #ahallforall.
Watch for updates
The Council meeting agenda and municipal staff recommendation should be posted at this link on Friday, February 22. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that our proposal wins their favour!
Thank you all for your support! Looking forward to seeing you on Thursday, February 28 at 1:00 pm at Shire Hall.
County staff expect to complete their evaluation of responses to the Request for Expression of Interest early in February.
Their recommendation to Council for consideration at COTW and a later Council Meeting is imminent. Please be ready to support us with your attendance (and speaking up) at these meetings.
A Hall for All is the better alternative.
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
Delivered to Shire Hall …
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
Image © Ramesh Pooran
Saturday night last week, a Food not Bombs event with a Lantern Festival workshop in progress!
FREE SPTH window poster now available in glorious black, white, and grey.
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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
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?