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Time of River Hebert policing meeting on Sept. 27 changed

The time of the public engagement session on policing in River Hebert on Tuesday, Sept. 27, is being moved to later in the day.

The meeting is being moved to 4 to 6 p.m. at the River Hebert community centre (in the former curling club).

The Municipality of Cumberland has hosted three meetings in Parrsboro, Springhill and Pugwash with the fourth meeting on Monday, Sept. 26, at the E.D. Fullerton Municipal Building in Upper Nappan from 4 to 6 p.m.

Narrative Research has been hired by the municipality to facilitate the public engagement sessions.

People can also participate in an online survey that’s available by going to the municipality’s website: www.cumberlandcounty.ns.ca and clicking on the button “Participate in our Policing Services Survey”.

Council began the process in April when it approved a motion to conduct a review of policing options, including a review of the current delivery of policing services in the community, identify any alternate service providers and to identify options for the delivery of policing services.

The municipality established a review committee in May, which recommended a public engagement process be followed.In August, Narrative Research was hired to facilitate this process and report back to the committee in early October.

The process includes five public meetings, an online survey and one-on-one stakeholder meetings as well as social media, radio and newspaper advertising.Following the final public meeting, the police services review committee will reconvene to consider the information provided by Narrative Research and has the option of moving forward with a request for proposals from service providers.

The committee is expected to submit a recommendation to council this fall.