Phase One of the Beautification Project underway
The Trail Art Project starting to take shape
Phase 1 of the beautification and streetscaping project at Parade Square in the Village of Chester is well underway with the installation of the new pathways now complete.
By the end of June, the bandstand roof will be replaced and a fresh coat of paint will be applied. Municipal Public Works staff will begin installing the new benches, picnic tables (one is wheelchair accessible), and a new waste receptacle in late June. Phase 1 should be complete by mid July.
Community Economic Development Officer, Heather Hennigar, held the first Public consultation meeting on April 19. The meeting was co-facilitated by Councillor Danielle Barkhouse and Syd Dumaresq. It was a very well attended event with about 30 people, and provided an opportunity to present the project and get feedback from the local community.
Public consultation meetings are on hold right now due to COVID-19 restrictions, but will start up again as soon as public gatherings are allowed.
If you would like more information about the project or share your comments, ideas and suggestions, please visit our public engagement website at https://www.voicesandchoices.ca/parade-square. Phases 2, 3 and 4 have not been approved by Council and are pending feedback from residents from all districts, consultation with NS Transportation & Active Transit (formerly Transportation & Infrastructure Renewal), and landscape architects. Please contact Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.