For folks in Wallaceburg looking to see parts of the community cleaned up, there will be another meeting on the subject Nov. 15.
Marjorie Crew, community development co-ordinator at Family Service Kent, said the first meeting in late October went well, with about 20 people showing up, setting the stage for the follow-up gathering.
Crew said people attended the October meeting to discuss Wallace Street and area.
“It was really interesting. Some business owners were there, some seniors, some people who run apartment buildings too.”
She said the diverse attendees brought diverse concerns.
“I should know better and not prejudge what the concerns might be,” Crew, who was an integral element behind Chatham’s East Side Pride group, said. “The concerns that came up were quality-of-life things, like the trail along the river, and business development around the vacant area near the (Stonehouse) walking bridge. Someone also talked about drugs and how do they control things.”
Crew added much more work needs to be done.
“It shows everyone has some concerns and they want to build on the positive things that are going on,” she said. “They’re interested in seeing what we can do together. We’re just offering them the resources, the knowledge and showing them how they can take control and get things done collectively in a proactive way.”
The meeting will take place at 7:15 p.m. upstairs at the Wallaceburg and District Museum.