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Hanover Seeking Input From Residents on Cultural Plan

Hanover | by Robyn Garvey  

A survey is available online unitl December 21st.


Between now and December 21st, the residents can help shape the Future of Hanover’s cultural scene.

The Town is seeking input from residents to find out what they want to see in Hanover's first ever Cultural Plan.

Economic Development Manager April Marshall says public engagement is crucial in the development of the Cultural Plan and strongly encourages residents to take the 10 to 15 minutes needed to complete the online survey.

The link can be found on the Town website or by visiting https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/hanoverculturalplansurvey

She says the survey will provide residents with an opportunity to help shape the vision, directions and priorities of the Cultural Plan.

Input and insight will also be sought from arts, culture and heritage groups as well as the business community.

As part of the public engagement process, a random telephone survey will also take place during this time to both residents and those living on the outskirts of Town.

All of data collected will go into the development of the Cultural Plan which will be unveiled in the early new year for Council’s approval.

Marshall says culture is a strong economic driver and could provide the local economy with an economic boost.

She say many art related careers are fluid, which means a small Town like Hanover could be seen as an ideal location to relocate to.

The goal is to not only attract those in the cultural industry to Hanover but also enhance the quality of life for residents through cultural programs and amenities.

Marshall says in order to serve Hanover best, the Town needs to identify the culture priorities of residents.

Creating a Cultural Plan was identified as a key priority in Hanover's Strategic Plan.

The Town has invested 38 thousand dollars into this project through the hiring of MDB Insight who has been commissioned to create the Cultural Plan.

Once complete this Cultural Plan will forge links between art, culture, commerce and community.

 

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