BRIDGS survey responses

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BRIDGS Survey Responses
Village Meeting, November 9, 2005
Based on 6 Group Reports

Strengths & Opportunities
The people (3)
Beauty of area (3)
Tidal River (2)
Aquatic system
Volunteers (2)
Micro-climates
Artistic community
Architecture
Nice pace of life (2)
Churches
Fire Dept.
Area Lakes
Landscape ideal for cross-country skiing, etc.
(Past) music and other festivals
Exhibition buildings
Other facilities (e.g. ballpark)
Winery
Health Clinic
Museum

Improvements Needed
Infrastructure:
Sidewalk: from Seniors home to village and through village (4)
Sidewalks cleared—NO SNOW
Hanging baskets of flowers
Lamp posts
Water
Sewer (2)
Streetscape
Walls on waterfront
Vandalism
Downtown buildings
More businesses
Heating for Oakdene
Digby County Garden Space
Pave roads accessing the Village , i.e, Exit 25 and Clark Road
Need more Visibility/ Signs
Landscape of view under the river needs improvement
Village Buildings/ maintenance
Oakdene Community Centre

Other:
Keep local jobs/local industry (3)
Youth activities—full time
Senior activities
Programs for Adults
Speeders/ATVs
Community Policing (less drug tolerance) (2)
Division of community ,ie, municipality Digby/Annapolis require more unity

WISH LIST
Business:
Craft Shop
Advertising for small business
Bakery
Restaurant/coffee shop (5)
Stores & shopping (fruit/veg) (3)
Ice cream parlour
Community radio station
More year-round business
Bank, credit union
Offer new businesses free rent
Farmers’ market (produce only)
Toy shop with puppets

Recreation:
Pool (2)
Trampoline
Skating Rink (4)
Restock the rivers
Marina
Hiking Trails
Horse Trails
Sleigh Rides
River boat tours
Canoeing /kayaking, amphibian (duck) tours from Digby to Bear River
Ballfield (2)
Groomed ski trails (3)
Play ground
Organized recreation
Walking Trail to Bear River Bridge
Walking Trials for Seniors
Gym equipment/youth programs for Oakdene (2)
Indoor walking track (Oakdene?)
Lake Jolie Interpretive center

Programs/other:
Bus Service or Taxi Company or public taxi/shuttle (3)
Bus tours for seniors
Consistent staffing for CAP Site & library
Paid staffing for maintenance of park and grounds around town (youth?)
Keep Bear River history alive (murals?)
Park setting and resting places around river
Organized music festivals
Expanded use of Exhibition Grounds
Xmas Festival
Storytelling festival/groups
Permanent artists’ display
Doctors, nurse practitioners
Schooner, build or secure a schooner for tours/ museum as in Digby
Community activities, in-services, Film night, Computer club/ games, sports night
at Oakdene

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