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Neighbourhood Action Strategy – (NAS)
Hamilton’s Neighbourhood Action Strategy (NAS) was incubated in 2010 and began working in the 11 neighbourhoods identified in Code Red in order to address social, economic, and health concerns on aneighbourhood and will engage various partners across the 11researchers, community level in the city of Hamilton. As a resident-led, city-wide initiative, the strategy has evolved over the past five years to try to respond to the varying needs of these communities.
In October 2016, the NAS Steering Committee launched a “Reimagining NAS” project, managed through the HCF. This process seeks to get clarity and consensus about what the NAS should be, and what it should be for. The work is led by a team of seven residents and four neighbourhoods to help answer these questions. Once completed, this work will guide the future direction of NAS.
The following are 4 Community Conversations Events set up to encourage and engage the community for input.
Monday September 25th – 6 -9 pm at the Germania Club, 863 King St East.
The other 3 meetings locations are waiting to be confirmed;
Wednesday, October 18, 6-9PM
Monday, October 23, 6-9PM
Saturday, November 11, time TBD
To learn more about the event and the requirements for project ideas, please visit their website by clicking here.
Pier 8 Promenade Park Design Showcase
The winning design was chosen and announced on Friday September 22nd. It came from Forrec Ltd, who has been selected by the competition jury as the winner of the Pier 8 Promenade Park Design Competition for their proposal “Hamilton: Hammer City”.
Next steps: They will work with the City to further develop their design and prepare construction drawings to begin implementing their design in 2018.
Also the next West Harbour Community Conversation will be held on Thursday, October 26 at 7:00 pm at the Evergreen Community Storefront (294 James St N).
The agenda includes an update from Public Works Landscape Architecture staff about Central Park.
Many of the low hanging branches and overgrown bushes have been removed creating clear sight lines and limiting hidden areas in the park.
Board members continue to monitor regularly and the weekly parks and recreation visits are controlling the garbage etc well.
The next Association Board Meeting will be in October.
We are currently in the process of reimagining how CNA will operate have embarked on a process to visit Mission, Vision, Values as well as reviewing our terms of reference, board roles, responsibilities and terms and then looking to establish our goals and priorities going forward. We will be seekingneighbour input during this and will keep you posted.
Central Neighbourhood Association
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