There’s so much happening in the South End, and sometimes as an association, we feel a little run off our feet. So we spent part of the September meeting, stepping back and taking a look at what’s important and how we’re doing. Six categories of SECA activity were suggested and we all gave our opinions on a scale of one to ten on the importance of each activity and how well we thought we were accomplishing these tasks.
Here are the priorities (in order):
1. Activities that shape our future
Includes the upcoming Neighbourhood community plan, on-going relationship development with elected officials, city staff, RCMP, local groups, etc.
1. Activities that beautify, and display the character of the South End
Includes Art in the Park murals, heritage displays and efforts, Artbins, Deverill Square Park entranceways (upcoming)
2. Activities that entertain
Includes Miner’s Picnic, Estuary Day, Deverill Square Park playground (upcoming),
Community picnics, and Beer & Burger nights
3. Activities that focus on neighbourhood improvement
Includes the annual litter pick-up, monthly mini-litter pick-ups, Artbins, Deverill Square lighting/ usage by sports teams (new)
4. Activities that inform and educate
Includes the new newsletter & weblog, planned sessions/information on safety, nuisance properties etc, new civic election Q&A forum
5. Activities that advocate
Specific advocacy issues have included: public forums i.e. Safety Forum, Balmoral/Living Room issue, IPI noise problem, Coastland Hog Burner problems
Even the lowest priority still received a high ranking from an importance standpoint.
We’ll review how we’re doing in these areas as well as specific feedback comments at the next SECA meeting on October 1.
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