Plant Exchange at Sherwood Library – Sat, May 25

The library’s annual plant exchange will take place from 9:30 am to 11:30 am on Saturday, May 25th. Exchange your extra cuttings, bulbs and plants. Bring them in labelled, leak-proof containers.

Advertisements

AGM and BBQ – May 23

opsf

May is here. That means the community Annual General Meeting and 4th annual BBQ at Orchard Park Public School will take place on Thursday, May 23. The BBQ starts at 6 pm and the meeting at 7:30 pm. There are a lot of updates that will be shared at the meeting along with a City Hall report and Q and A with Councillor Squire. Please spread the word.

Request for input on new Sherwood Forest Park

The City is looking for feedback on the new Sherwood Forest Park by April 19 via a survey.

The storyboards presented at the open house on the the park on April 3 should be available soon on the City’s website (london.ca/parks). We will also post a link here on the website when they are available.

The City has also been invited to the ratepayers Annual General Meeting on Thurs, May 23rd at Orchard Park P.S. (at 7:30 pm following the annual BBQ) to give us an update on what they have planned by that point. By May 23, they expect to have a “near final” version with only minor tweaks before putting together the paperwork to start the park construction this fall. Thus, get your comments in now. City staff also advised that some trees are in poor condition and will have to be removed when the park is constructed.

Thames River / Medway Creek Clean Up

Save the date for this year’s spring clean-up on Saturday, April 27th. This will mark the 20th anniversary of the Thames River Clean Up – what an amazing milestone, and all thanks to the dedication of volunteers.

There will be a clean-up in our area at Fanshawe Park Road where the bridge crosses Medway Creek. That clean-up will start at 9 am on April 27. For more info see http://www.thamesrivercleanup.ca/

Planning for Sherwood Forest Park

A reminder of the Sherwood Forest Park Development – Community Meeting on April 3rd at 6:30 pm in the Orchard Park Public School gym to discuss the new Sherwood Forest Park. City staff will be working with those who attend to plan the amenities for the new park on the site of the former Sherwood Forest school at Annadale and Wychwood Park. If you can’t make the meeting but want to provide your thoughts, contact Stephanie Wilson at the City (stwilson@london.ca) with your suggestions.

Specific questions that city staff would like to consult on include:

  • Outdoor Play Spaces: Are there specific needs of children and caregivers with various disabilities?
  • Recreational Trails: Are there design elements needed to accommodate specific needs?

The development on the part of the site closest to Friar’s Way and to Finsbury is close to clearing the final requirements for starting the project. The consultation on the public site plan has taken place. The site plan is consistent with what the community has stressed since the start of this process. At this point, construction is still a few months away.