Effective active transportation throughout the community is a high priority for the Town of Amherst. Active Transportation routes help Amherst in its goal of being the most active, healthy community in Nova Scotia and feed into Amherst's Physical Activity Strategy and Recreation Master Plan. Please join the Town of Amherst on June 8th for a public meeting on the Draft Active Transportation Plan. Your input is necessaryto help make Amherst a more mobile, active and attractive place to live, work and play!
Join us for a free, full-day workshop to learn more about the following:
• What makes a community walkable?
• What are the benefits of increasing walkability (health, economic, social, etc.)?
• What’s happening around walkability in the Fundy Region?
• How can we work collaboratively to make Fundy communities more walkable?
Registration for COPS4KIDS 2017 will begin on May 17th. Registration forms will be available starting at 10:00 a.m. and can be obtained at the Cops4Kids booth at the Police Week Display at the Amherst Center Mall on May 17th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.,the Amherst Police Department website https://www.amherst.ca/police-department.html, or you can pick one up at the police department located at 21 Havelock Street. Cops 4 Kids is open to children ages 8 -11.
The Neighbourhood Improvement Initiative’s overall purpose is to support a community revitalization's effort in a designated area, with the long term outcome of building a foundation for a healthy and vibrant community.
Finding help when you need it can be a challenge. If you need information on services in your community but don’t know where to turn, 211 can help.
The following are the noted highlights of the Town of Amherst Regular Council Meeting held April 24, 2017.
The Town of Amherst Water Utility will be starting the annual hydrant flushing program on May 15, and continue for the next four weeks, from 8 am until 8 pm Monday to Friday.
Mayor Kogon and Warden Gillis presented together on Cumberland County's Economic Readiness at the 2017 Amherst & Area Chamber's Annual General Meeting.
The 2017 Nova Scotia 55+ games are scheduled for September 13-16 in Lunenburg County.