RE-ELECT Rob Hargrave for Ward 6 Councillor

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24 May

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Town Paves Over Our Skate Park. Help Us Get It Back!

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 We should be celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary by investing in community projects and not by bulldozing them.

SkateparkThe original intention was to keep the two skate parks working in tandem. At least that was the intention until it was decided that the Park Drive Junior Skate Park would make a great parking lot. Now everyone understands the need for additional parking in the downtown area. However, the studies required for a new site assessment should have been completed and a new site allocated for the skate park within Memorial Park before it was paved over and the equipment put into storage.  Simply relocating the Junior Skate Park would have been far easier and certainly more beneficial to those children who used it.

Supporters in the community want to have the Town fast-track the re-location of the Junior Skate Park so that the entire community will be able to enjoy it this summer as part of Stouffville’s Canada 150 celebrations.

Ward 6 Councillor Rob Hargrave will be helping his constituents to ensure the Park Drive Junior Skate Park equipment doesn’t stay mothballed waiting indefinitely on studies by presenting a petition to Town Council at their June 6th Council Meeting.

Show your support by saying “YES” to celebrating Canada 150 this summer with the relocation of the now homeless Park Drive Junior Skate Park to a new site within Memorial Park.

Here’s what you can do to help

  • Contact Town Councillors to show your support for the relocation.
  • Contact Mayor Altmann to show your support for the relocation. .
  • Attend the next Council Meeting on June 6 to show your support for the relocation. .
  • Get involved in community fundraising to cover costs involved above what the Town may cover.
  • Take to social media and add your name to the PETITION “Town Paves Over Our Skate Park. Help Us Get It Back!” at robhargrave.ca or www.facebook.com/Rob-Hargrave-1658120231081861/

Councillor Rob Hargrave can be contacted at rob@robhargrave.ca or call him on his cell at 416-985-8376

 

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01 Sep

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A beautiful and fun time of year in Stouffville

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Happy Labour Day and be extra careful around school zones as children will be heading back to school

I would like to Wish Ward 6 and all residents of Stouffville a Happy Labour Day. Also I would like to remind everyone to be extra careful around school zones as children will be heading back to school. The fall is always a beautiful and fun time of year in Stouffville with a lot of great events going on. Make sure to mark these dates on your calendar and please review my posts about Back To School Safety .

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25 Aug

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Tips For Back To School Safety

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CAA’s Safety Tips for Back-To-School

 

Start the school year off right with these safety tips from CAA

CAA – Canadian Automobile Association

A boy wearing glasses sits in front of a chalkboard with the words Back to school written on it      The smell of freshly sharpened pencils and just opened packages of loose leaf paper will soon be filling the air as students gear up to go back       to school. While new supplies and old friends may be the focus for your child, it’s important to make sure they start the year off safely by             reviewing these important tips before the first day of classes rolls around.

Route Reminders

Children walking or biking to school need to be familiar with the route they will be taking. Choose a direct route away from busy streets, and make sure you practice the route with them a few times before school starts to make sure they’re comfortable. Make sure they have a travel buddy – a friend, sibling or neighbour – so they aren’t making the journey alone.

Mind Your Step

Remind children to pay attention to their surroundings when walking or biking. That means no texting while walking or bilking, and leaving headphones in their backpacks so they can hear what’s going on around them. Review traffic safety and remind your child to wait at crosswalks and to look both ways before crossing the street!

Stranger Danger

Make sure your child knows not to talk to strangers and never to get in a vehicle with someone they don’t know, no matter what they say. Tell them not to venture away from school grounds and to tell a teacher or another adult they know right away if an adult they don’t know tries to talk them into leaving with them.

School Bus Safety

Discuss school bus safety with your child and remind them how important it is to stay seated for the entire trip. Make sure they know to never walk in front of the bus unless the driver has indicated it is safe to do so.

Backpack Basics

Check your child’s backpack to make sure it fits them properly and isn’t too heavy. Backpacks can cause back issues and falls if they aren’t adjusted properly or are too heavy.

Tell an Adult

Discuss bullying with your child and work with them to develop effective coping strategies, Make sure they know not to give in to a bully’s demands or retaliate, but to say stop, walk away and tell an adult.

CAA – Canadian Automobile Association

 

Please remember to always… “Share, Care and Be Aware”.

Rob Hargrave
Councillor Ward 6, Stouffville

06 Nov

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Lest We Forget – Remembrance Day November 11

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We Shall Not Forget The Sacrifices Our Veterans Have Made For Their Country.

We Shall Not Forget The Sacrifices Our Veterans Have Made For Their Country.

We Shall Not Forget The Sacrifices Our Veterans Have Made For Their Country.

 

Highway of Heroes

 

A Pittance of Time – Remembrance Day

 

16 Oct

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Candidate Survey Results regarding Airport

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Here are the results of the survey conducted by Land over Landings.

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BY STOUFFVILLE.COM ON OCTOBER 14, 2015 STOUFFVILLE NEWSland-over-landings

 

Here are the results of the survey conducted by Land over Landings.  The Survey was handed out to all candidates in the area affected by the potential airport.

 

LOCAL FEDERAL CANDIDATES SURVEYED:
ALL RESPONDENTS OPPOSED TO AIRPORT

The Questions:

Q1: Do you support an airport on the remaining Federal Lands?

Q2: For those in FAVOUR: what type of airport?
a. Scheduled air passenger service international
b. Air cargo only international
c. Privately owned general aviation/corporate jet

Q3: For those OPPOSED: how should the Lands be used?
a. Entirely for agriculture and agriculture-related businesses
b. Entirely for non-agricultural economic development
c. Agriculture and non-agricultural economic development  

The Responses:Responses

Our sincere thanks to all those candidates who took the time to respond.

ABOUT OUR SURVEY – Land Over Landings’ survey was sent to all 23 candidates running in the ridings closest to the Federal Lands. Many responses contained comments and explanations that space limitations prevent us from including here, but you can read them and more on our website

On October 19, be sure to …. Vote________________________________________________________________

Related links

Proposed Airport 

“The Federal Lands – It’s Time For Action”