Posted on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 09:02 AM
What are the rules and restrictions around recreational fires?
Can I burn leaves and branches in my backyard fire pit?
When do I need a permit for a fire on my property?
We encourage you to contact the Stratford Fire Department if you have any questions about outdoor fires, or the City’s open-air burning by-law (#5-2006).
“With spring outdoor clean-up starting, we know some folks choose to burn brush and yard debris on their property,” explained Director of Fire Prevention Roddy MacDonald. “Cleaning...
Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 09:27 AM
The Salvation Army recently opened a Housing Resource Centre for residents in Stratford, Perth County, and St. Marys.
The Centre, funded by the City of Stratford Social Services Department, helps people to find and maintain permanent housing, and focuses on individuals and families who are experiencing housing instability, homelessness, or are at risk of homelessness.
The Centre has locations in both Stratford and Listowel, but due to pandemic lockdown orders, services are currently being provided...
Posted on Thursday, November 19, 2020 11:39 AM
The City of Stratford Social Services Department, in partnership with local community organizations, has committed to the ambitious goal of ending chronic homelessness in Stratford, St. Marys and Perth County by 2024. The first step in achieving this goal is to reduce the number of individuals experiencing chronic homelessness by 10% this year. We cannot do this alone. We require the support of the community to help our most vulnerable citizens find safe, suitable and affordable housing options.
Posted on Monday, July 27, 2020 01:41 PM
July 27, 2020 – As a result of recent rainfall, the City of Stratford has lifted its ban on open air fires that require a burn permit, effective immediately.
Burn permits will be issued by appointment only, by calling the Stratford Fire Department at 519-271-3212.
Recreational fires in backyard fire pits continue to be allowed in Stratford, providing they comply with City of Stratford By-law 5-2006. Recreational fires do not require a permit.
Posted on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 01:16 PM
The City of Stratford is planning for a phased re-opening of its administrative offices.
Effective Monday, July 27, 2020, City Hall offices and both Fire Stations will open to the public by appointment for services that cannot be provided online or over the telephone. Examples of in-person appointments include obtaining marriage licences, commissioning of documents, and conducting civil ceremonies in the Council Chamber.
The public will be asked to call the Clerk’s Office at 519-271-0250 extension...