(Town of Ladysmith photo)

(Town of Ladysmith photo)

Ladysmith to host engagement event for OCP review

Drop-in event to be held rain or shine

The Town of Ladysmith will host a fair on the weekend as part of its public engagement process for the official community plan review. The Big Ideas fair will give residents an informal opportunity to voice opinions on their vision for Ladysmith.

“We promise your participation in this fun and interactive event doesn’t involve filling out another survey,” reads a news release from the town.

The drop-in event will be held rain or shine on Oct. 2 from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. and will allow plenty of space for physical distancing, according to the town. There will be interactive booths downtown on First Avenue at Gatacre Street.

Project consultants from Ahne Studio, town staff and OCP steering committee members will be there.

“Your participation during the public engagement phase of the OCP review will have a direct impact on the process moving forward and the final plan,” the town said.

Issues the town wants feedback on include climate change, active transportation and forward-looking ideas for the community.

There will also be three Walkshops in north Ladysmith, downtown and the waterfront area.These will allow people to join a facilitator and engage in a conversation with fellow residents about the current state and future of a particular area of town. The Walkshops will be departing at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

The town said it will provide additional details this week on how to register for a Walkshop and specific departure times and locations for each tour.

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