Thursday, April 25, 2024

Stratford Community Conversations


Wednesday, June 7th from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Gilmartin Hall
Our Lady of Peace

By Greg Reilly

The third session of Stratford Community Conversations will be Wednesday June 7th from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Peace, Gilmartin Hall, on Ivy Street. All Stratford residents, businesspeople, community leaders, government leaders and staff, and others are invited. Topics are strictly local and generated by attendees.

Stratford Community Conversations is a new series that is bringing community members together to speak about issues, listen, gain a better understanding of others’ views about life in Stratford, and make suggestions for positive change. There is no charge to attend. Attendees may simply listen or join the discussion.

The first two “conversations” drew 37 members of the community including elected officials, town leaders and interested residents. Topics included parks and public spaces, Longbrook Park tennis courts, traffic safety, cell phones and bullying, early voting, Stratford economic development, sidewalks on Broadbridge Avenue, informing the public about Town meetings, and Shakespeare Park.

An expected topic on June 7th is expanding activity around The Little Pub on Washington Parkway.  Other possible topics: Arts, Business, Church, Communications and Media, Economy, Housing, Human Services, Leadership, Neighborhoods, Nonprofits, Parks, Public Safety, Recreation, Schools, Transportation, and more.

Sponsored and moderated by Greg Reilly, Stratford resident and former editor of Stratford Star. Supported by the leaders of the host venue.

Community Conversations to Continue: Every three weeks: June 28th, July 19th and August. 9th. Venues to be announced.

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  1. I really enjoyed the 2nd session. Thanks to Greg Reilly for initiating and organizing this opportunity to share our thoughts and hear the thoughts of others.

  2. Thanks to Greg Reilley for initiating and organizing these sessions. I really enjoyed the opportunity to share thoughts and hear the thoughts of others in the last session.


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