Matteus Clement

Cobble Hill Director Elect

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Vandalism in Cobble Hill Village


This was the sight that people came to this morning at Quarry nature park. Some punks have decided to make Cobble Hill their stomping grounds and ruin the community for the rest of us. I am afraid that this is not the first incidence of this either.

Two weeks ago, Cobble Hill Hall was tagged with similar work so it is safe to assume that it’s the same people. Their have also been reports of cars being broken into. These cars were unlocked.

Lastly, there was vandalism in Twin Cedars where someones christmas decorations were smashed.

If you are not already part of a block watch, the South Cowichan Community Police help facilitate the creation of new ones. You can read about it here:
Fact: If you are part of a block watch program, it can help lower your home insurance as well!

If you see suspicious activity, call the RCMP.

I am working with the businesses in Cobble Hill village to help finance security cameras with in the village. The businesses are on board seeing that there is a value for both them and the community.

And lastly, in my community conversations, street lighting has been brought up many times but many people agree that the lighting needs to be both functional AND pretty. There is no desire to have big highway lights in the village. People have said they moved here in part to see the sky and perhaps timers/motion sensors on the lights are an option.

TOWN HALL – Fisher Road Composting

December 1st – 7PM
Cobble Hill Hall – 3550 Watson Ave
Matteus Clement, CVRD director, will be
facilitating a town hall meeting to discuss an
application from Fisher Road Recycling to
expand their Capacity from 18,000 tonnes to
36,000 tonnes.
The discussion will hear from the
community about concerns around odours,
water protection and moving forward.

How do I stay in the loop?

There are a few places that you can be kept up to date on some of the issues in Cobble Hill and the valley. There is of course your local paper but you can also have a couple of digital sign ups via email.

  1. Notify me – CVRD
    This is a service that you can find here
    You can chose what you will be emailed about.
  2. My website – subscribe
    On the right hand side of the screen you can see a subscribe area where you can enter your email and be notified when there is a new post made.

And if you miss anything you can also go to the CVRD website and find our recorded video of our meetings here:

Music in the Park – Four weeks running!

Music night in the park is a free event that is held in the heart of Cobble Hill Village from 6pm-8pm on Thursday nights ALL SUMMER.

The feedback from residents has been super positive. Families are happy that there is an event that their children can run around safely with other kids. Grandparents and seniors are making a social event of it and there was even a family reunion one night because they knew that there was going to be music!

Thank you to some of the sponsors for making this happen:

RONA (donating the stage materials)
Cobblestone pub
Drumroaster Coffee


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Music in the park & the cobble hill events society


This Summer, every Thursday night from 6pm-8pm there will be free music in the park. You just have to bring a chair or blanket to sit on.

This is being hosted by the Cobble Hill Events Society. You can find their facebook page here:

The group was brought to life by a small group of Cobble Hill citizens who wanted a place to meet other locals and to try and build a little more community in our little village.

Community: the structure of belonging

This was an amazing book that I read over the holiday season that really spoke the the core values that I have as a local politician. I really recommend it, both as a politician and as a citizen.

Here is the link to the book at amazon:

IF I was going to try and boil the whole book down to a couple sentences it would be: Give the keys back to the people. Our communities are amazingly strong.

My recent work with the Cobble Hill Event Society (CHES) has shown that a small group of community members working with local government can help FACILITATE a better community.

CVRD garbage collection in the south end

There have been a few inquiries as to the status of the surveys that were taken in with about possible CVRD garbage collection.

The board has voted NOT to pursue a CVRD garbage collection and PAN disposal will continue to be the sole garbage collector in South Cowichan. You can also drop off your garbage and recyclables at Fisher Road Recycling.