Sarnia and Wonderland work, new trees and a fall event‏

Sarnia and Wonderland Closed Overnight June 26 – July 1

In case you haven’t seen the signs further north and south, the intersection of Sarnia and Wonderland will be closed from roughly 8 pm to 6 am from June 26 to July 1.

New Trees

You may have seen that the city has planted some new street trees in the neighbourhood. With dry weather, they may not get all the water they need to get established. When you are out watering, save a bucket or two for the trees (both new and established).

Another Community Event Planned – Save the Date: November 26

We are planning a book, toy and Christmas decoration exchange on the morning of November 26th at the Church of the Transfiguration. If you are interested in helping to plan and or participate in this event, please contact Helena at – and spread the word!

Western’s Renaturalization Project

Western is conducting a naturalization project on the Precious Blood Meadow and the lands bordering Springett Lot. They are targeting buckthorn (an invasive, non-native tree) which spreads aggressively, and other woody invasive plants, cutting and removing dead trees including the trees on the line between Brescia and the back of Huron, then doing restoration with native plants. They intend to maintain the new meadow so that the buckthorn doesn’t return.

Apparently, there was a delay in getting the notification pamphlets out to nearby homes. Western staff apologized for the late news. The herbicide being used is called Garlon and it is dabbed on the trunks of buckthorn.

Neighborhood News – the May 2-4 Edition


Hopefully you have received a flyer or seen the signs around the area notifying you about the BBQ starting at 6 pm on Thursday, May 26th at Orchard Park Public School. Continue reading

2016 BBQ and Community Meeting

All residents of Orchard Park and Sherwood Forest are invited to the 2016 BBQ and Annual General Meeting.

Date: Thursday, May 26, 2016
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Orchard Park Public Schoool

OPSF AGM May 2016

May News

Ratepayer AGM and Community BBQ

Our AGM and second annual community BBQ will be held on Thursday, May 26 starting at 6 pm at Orchard Park Public School. We had a great turnout last year and great weather. This year’s event is supported by a SPARKS! grant from the City of London. Flyers will be distributed shortly door to door, posted on the community mailboxes in the area, and information will be posted on the web site.
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2016 Watermain Cleaning and Structural Lining Project

The City of London has awarded a contract for the 2016 Structural Lining Program. The program will include the cleaning and structural lining of existing watermains in the Sherwood Forest area including restoration of roadways, curb and gutters, sidewalks, driveways, and boulevards that are disturbed during construction.

The work will be separated into three phases, the second phase as identified on the map below will include the following streets:

Doncaster Avenue, Doncaster Gate, Doncaster Place, Linksgate Road, Scarleft Avenue, Abbey Rise, Foxchapel Road, Longbow Place, Longbow Road, Wychwood Place, Wychwood Court and Wychwood Park from Lawson Road to Friars Way.

map - Sherwood Phase 2

The work is scheduled to begin around the beginning of May 2016 and expected to be complete in August 2016.
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April News

London Artists’ Studio Tour

This year’s the London Artists’ Studio Tour takes place Friday, April 15 from 7 to 9:30 pm; Saturday, April 16 from 10 am to 5 pm; and Sunday, April 17 from noon to 5 pm.

We are very lucky to have a number of artists in our neighbourhood. For over 20 years, there has been an annual event highlighting some of London’s artists and their works.

As part of the Tour, local artist Marlies Gueth invites you to her Opening Night Celebration, Friday, April, 15th, from 7-9.30 p.m. at 60 Bloomfield Dr. Come and enjoy treats and live music.

Tree and Shrub Planting Event in the Northern Part of the Medway Valley ESA

A tree and shrub planting event (and electro-fishing demonstration) in the northern part of the Valley will be held on Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m. until noon. If you haven’t been to this part of the Valley it is a good opportunity to see it and see how it is different than “our” part of the Valley.
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