QW council gets update on Community Safety & Well-Being Plan

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During Monday’s Quinte West council meeting, grant research analyst and community engagement director Laurie Caouette and Quinte West OPP inspector Christina Reive discussed updates for the Community Safety and Well-Being Plan.

The two explained that the goal of the Community Safety & Well-Being Plan is to create a sustainable community. After collecting 221 community responses and conducting five stakeholder interviews, data has been gathered related to trends and risks within the community.

Caouette mentioned how the advisory team for the CSWB plan is unique, having a member of 8 Wing CFB Trenton on the committee.

After reviewing the current progress of the plan, Caouette said that the next steps are to hire a consultant, identifying the leading risks in Quinte West and further developing strategies to combat these risks. The team is hoping to have a consultant in place by December and ready to start in January.

“With COVID-19, the deadline date has been changed and the province is working on providing a new deadline,” said Caouette.

If everything goes smoothly, the CSWB Plan will be ready for adoption in the late spring or early summer of 2021.

After questions were brought to the discussion surrounding community involvement, Caouette said that there will be more opportunities for the community to get involved in the Community Safety & Well-Being Plan in the future. Comments or concerns can be made at www.getinvolved.quintewest.ca.

Concerns or comments about the Community Safety & Well-Being Plan can be made at getinvolved.quintewest.ca.

For further questions on how to get involved, Laurie Caouette can be reached by phone at 613-392-2841, ext 4492 or via email at lauriec@quintewest.ca

Virginia Clinton, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Intelligencer