Significant Increase in Building Activity in 2015

construction 270 stephen vanceA total of 307 building permits were issued by the Municipality of Meaford in 2015, an increase of more than 20 percent over the 253 permits issued the year prior. The building value for those 307 permits was in excess of $20 million, compared to $12.2 million in 2014, an increase of nearly 70 percent.

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Woodford Hall Volunteers Quit Amid Dispute With Municipal Managers

woodford hall winter 270Most of the volunteers who have helped operate the Woodford Community Hall for the past few years quit recently in the midst of a conflict with the municipality.

The trouble began on January 15 when the volunteers sat down with members of the municipal management team, and among the disputes is whether or not a board of management should be formed to run the hall. In 2013 Meaford's other two rural community halls, Bognor Hall and Riverside Hall, adopted the board model, however Woodford Hall opted to operate under a “friends of” model.

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Meaford Lions Donate to Food Bank


Recently, Meaford Lions Club members Dave Perham, Bob Osmond, and Sarah Nickerson presented a cheque for $800 to Jennifer Pittet of the Golden Town Outreach Food Bank.

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OPP Make Arrest Related to Recent Series of Break-ins

opp logo270Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), with the investigative support of the Grey County Crime Unit, have made an arrest with respect to the recent series of break-ins that have occurred in the Municipality of Meaford between the first week of December 2015 and January 13, 2016.

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