June Neighborhood Update

Community Garage Sale – Saturday, June 17th from 8 am!

Go through closets, cupboards and drawers with the thought “if we were moving what would we NOT take with us?” and sell off yesterday’s treasures.
Pricing your items gives folks a start point to haggle, however be warned that if your prices are too high people will be turned off. Experience is not to bother pricing all items, just some of the bigger ones for which you want a reasonable price.
Expect to be offered 50% or less of whatever price you’ve marked an item at, or verbalize a price for.
This event will be advertized on free sites like Kijiji

Garage Sale times will be from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – but expect early birds (some may even cruise through the neighbourhood on Friday night) and as early as 6:30 a.m. on Saturday morning.
Early birds are the pros, looking to scoop the best deals; they read the ads in the paper, then set out a route – they’re quite comfortable being “in your face” – don’t be shy about giving them back the same.
Everyone participating will sell their own “stuff”, on/in their own driveways or garages & keep/do with the proceeds what they will.

That’s it! Spread the word / enthusiasm and keep your fingers crossed for nice and warm weather. There is no rain date !

Little Free Library

The Little Free Library at 53 Bloomfield, corner of Bloomfield and Ramsay Road (see attached photo) is planning to have a neighbourhood book swap/book donations drive during the garage sale day, June 17, from 1 – 3 p.m. Everyone is invited to come and take a book and/or bring a book (or books), or just hang out and have some cookies and lemonade. More information about Little Free Libraries at https://littlefreelibrary.org/

Medway Valley Heritage Forest Environmentally Significant Area

Hopefully some of you were able to come to the open house for the Conservation Master Plan. If you were not, have no fear – there is still time to be involved.

The city has posted a survey and interactive mapping tool that I encourage you to fill in. This site also includes copies of the display boards from the open house. It is available online at: http://www.dillon.ca/projects/project-details/medway

Or the city website http://www.london.ca/residents/Environment/Natural-Environments/Pages/Conservation-Plans.aspx
If you prefer to lend your voice to the Ratepayer’s respond, you can write Professor Greg Thorn at rgthorn@uwo.ca (he is our representative at the City’s Local Advisory Committee for this project). You can also put in your comments at this Google sheet – no names required

And finally, you can always write Councillor Squire at psquire@london.ca

Sidewalks? Really?

Although there is a new city policy regarding the construction of sidewalks, there are no immediate plans for any such work in our area. Sandy will continue to investigate with city staff.

BBQ, AGM and more

BBQ and AGM – Thursday, May 25

Hope to see you this coming Thursday, May 25th at Orchard Park Public School for our 3rd annual BBQ as well as our community Annual General Meeting. The BBQ starts at 6 pm, the meeting at 7:30 pm. Come for both if you can.
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Open House – Medway Valley Heritage Forest ESA Conservation Master Plan Phase 2

WHAT: Community Open House for the Conservation Master Plan (CMP) Phase 2 for the Medway Valley Heritage Forest, Environmentally Significant Area (MVHF ESA) for the ESA lands south of Fanshawe Park Road West. CMPs are guideline documents, providing direction in the management of ESAs.

WHY
: You should attend the open house to have your say into the long term management and trail planning for the Medway VHF ESA (south).

WHEN: Thursday June 1, 2017 – drop in from 5:30 – 7:30pm

WHERE: Museum of Ontario Archaeology, 1600 Attawandaron Rd, N6G 3M6

See the meeting notice for further details.

2017 BBQ & Community Meeting – Thurs, May 25

All residents of Orchard Park and Sherwood Forest are invited to join us for our AGM and Third Annual Community BBQ.

Date: Thursday, May 25, 2017
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Orchard Park Public School

See the attached flyer for more info.

May 6 event rescheduled to May 13

The May 6 Community Day event in the northern part of the Medway has been rescheduled to Saturday, May 13th.