NDP

Zann celebrates Herb Peppard Park

June 16, 2016


For Immediate Release

Truro, NS – A park has been created on Alice Street in Truro, part of a block in Truro’s East End that was chosen for an Affordable Housing and Beautification project by the former NDP government. The housing was built by Ron Meech of Meech Holdings and residents are now living there. The creation of the public park and playground is the final piece of the original plan.

“I specifically requested that our East End community be the first to receive investment through the NDP Affordable Housing Strategy,” said Truro-Bible Hill-Milbrook-Salmon River MLA Lenore Zann. “I’d like to thank the community and the Town of Truro for getting on board and giving me their trust. We did it – together.”

The McNeil Liberal government recently withdrew from the Bloomfield affordable housing project in North End Halifax, which the NDP had initiated. The project may now be turned over to a private developer.

“Investing in affordable housing and beautification can only make life better,” said Zann. “So I’m not sure why the current government has cancelled projects like Bloomfield.”

The new park will be named in honour of one of Truro’s well-known and much loved Second World War veterans, Herb Peppard. An official Naming Ceremony will take place at the park today at 2pm.

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For more information please contact Kyle Buott at the NSNDP Caucus at (902) 266-2068