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Reader Agrees With Ken Risk Letter Regarding Memorial Park


Before moving to Meaford in 2010 we would come to Meaford to camp. We especially liked the waterfront sites. In fact, Memorial Park is partly what drew us to move to Meaford after retirement. As a local resident and taxpayer, we still enjoy the beach, the picnic shelters, and campgrounds.

I do like natural areas but not at the expense of the camping part of the park.

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Concern About Land Transfer Request & Zoning Amendment Application For Leith Beach


In the village of Leith we have a very small gem called Leith Beach. It has been a publicly owned park for possibly 70 years, and we now have been notified that there is a survey and plan to re-zone the parcel, and to sell approximately 75 percent of the land for the profit and benefit of one individual. His plan is to demolish his current residence adjacent to the park, buy the land from the municipality, and construct a three-story building to be a pub/restaurant—with living quarters in it. He will privately own most of what is now public parking area, leaving park visitors with a single small driveway and few parking spots.

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Concern For Leith Beach


An issue of great concern to citizens of Leith, Meaford, Grey County, and many others, has arisen at Meaford Council. A proposal to transfer municipal parkland into private hands will be discussed at a Council meeting June 10, 2019, at 6 p.m. in the Council chambers, located at 157859 7th Line, Meaford.

The proposal is to demolish the existing building behind the Leith Beach in order to build a new restaurant/motel. The building would be three times the size of the current structure, requiring the transfer of some of the current parkland to private ownership.

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