Spring 2018

Photo - Shira and Jasper serving at the Roast Beef Dinner Fundraiser
Serving at the Roast Beef Dinner Fundraiser for the Tottenham United Church with my son Jasper (age 4-almost 5). TUC is currently working to bring mental health counselling to the Tottenham Area.

Spring has finally arrived! I began writing this newsletter weeks ago and it seemed incorrect to call it a Spring newsletter based on the weather.

This is a busy week with lots of ways to get involved. I have a motion coming to council tonight in regards to rural internet and asking the Federal Government to add us back to the list of unconnected communities. If this is approved by council, it will assist us when there is a call for proposals to connect communities.

There is a local petition circulating regarding allowing ATV’s to use our roads. Let me know what you think by sending me a quick note.

Upcoming Events

Heritage District Public Consultation Meeting

You are invited to a public information workshop session to learn more about the findings and recommendations of the Downtown Beeton Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Study.

  • Wednesday April 25, 2018
  • Beeton Memorial Arena
  • 22 Second Street, Beeton, Ontario
  • 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

The purpose of the study is to examine the heritage significance of properties in a defined area and determine if designation of a Heritage Conservation District (HCD) within this area is warranted, desirable, and supported by the community.

After an extensive research and public consultation process, our consultant team is ready to share the study’s findings for your final input as part of this phase. It is important to note that the HCD study phase does not result in the designation of a Heritage Conservation District. This study simply evaluated a preliminary area and has now delineated a potential HCD boundary for Council’s consideration.

The area assessed as part of the study is defined by Dayfoot Street to the west, Prospect Street to the north, Patterson Street to the east and Main Street to the south. To see a map of the study area, frequently asked questions and other information, please visit the study’s web page at: http://newtecumseth.ca/visitors/heritage/beeton-heritage-conservation-district-study/.


Pitch-In Week

Pitch-In Canada is inviting you to get outside, get active, and help to prepare for spring by participating in its annual PITCH-IN Week campaign.

The Town of New Tecumseth is once again inviting you to be a part of Pitch-In Week, which takes place from April 22-29, and will includes about 700,000 volunteers across the country.

The Town of New Tecumseth will supply you, your organization, community group, or school with garbage bags and gloves to clean-up your schoolyard, neighborhood, favourite park or playground.

This is a great time to do some outdoor spring cleaning and make a difference in the community.

Please let us know your plans. Arrangements can be made for pick-up of the waste you collect at a pre-arranged site. For additional information and/or to request your free PITCH-IN garbage bags and gloves, please call 705-435-4030 or 905-936-4203 ext.1421 or email our parks office at parks@newtecumseth.ca.

Supplies will be available for pick up approximately one week before your event.


Public Open House regarding Official Plan

Thursday April 26th from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
at the Beeton Memorial Area

The public will have another opportunity to voice concerns and questions regarding the proposed changes to the New Tecumseth Official Plan.

The first draft of the Town of New Tecumseth updated Official Plan is now available online at www.newtecumseth.ca/opr.



Are you registered to vote in the October 22nd Municipal election?
Check voterlookup.ca, and Ontario Cycling Strategy.

Please be reminded of the music concert featuring David Hadfield and “The Purveyers” on Saturday, April 28, 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the Gibson Centre, Alliston.  This concert is one of Abilities in Motion, AIM’s fund raising events. AIM is a not-for-profit organization that specializes in offering paddling opportunities to individuals with various disabilities.  Please visit: www.abilitiesinmotion.ca, to purchase tickets ($20.00 each).