The Councils of Baldwin, Espanola, Nairn and Hyman and Sables-Spanish Rivers have all approved a new Community Safety and Wellbeing Plan for the LaCloche Foothills region, which is now available to the public.

Earlier this week, the Moose informed the public the plan has been endorsed by all four councils.

Espanola town clerk Joseph Burke says the Ministry of the Solicitor General’s Community Safety and Wellbeing Planning framework provides an opportunity for municipalities to reflect on the needs of the community and to establish a plan that brings together relevant stakeholders.

Burke adds the four key priorities will focus on seniors, affordable housing, access to services and mental health and addictions.

He says the councils will begin the rollout in collaboration with stakeholders throughout the year while keeping the public apprised of any opportunities to participate as implementation begins.

Burke adds the complete copy of the plan is now available on all four municipal websites.

A copy is also available here: