September Happenings – the Election Looms
Our All Candidates Meeting for City Council candidates in our Ward is September 29th at 7 pm at Orchard Park Public School. Hopefully you can attend. There is also one scheduled for October 9th at Cherryhill Mall at the same time run by other organizations. That meeting will be recorded by Rogers for later broadcasting. The London North Community Association already held theirs and it is available on Livestream if you are interested.
Sherwood Forest School Site
The morning of September 29th is also the deadline for getting letters to the City Clerk’s office if you want your comments on the change in zoning for the school site to be on the agenda for the meeting of the City’s Planning Committee set for October 7th. Letters for inclusion on the agenda can be sent to hlysynsk@London.ca
Keep Car and Garage Doors Locked
We continue to have reports of break ins to unlocked cars and even a break in to a garage. Please remember to lock your doors and if you are a victim, please be sure to notify the police. While they may not come out, a record is kept and it does influence the amount of patrol activity we get in our area.
Child and Youth Network and Healthy Eating & Healthy Physical Activity
The Medway Working Group (part of the Child and Youth Network) has its next meeting is Tuesday, September 30th from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at Banting in Room 137. Currently, the group is committed to increasing neighbourhood safety by advocating for bike facility changes. One specific change the group is advocating for is an alteration to the hazardous bike boulevards at the intersection of Lawson Rd and Wonderland Rd. Please see the invite posted on facebook.com/MedwayWG and twitter account @MedwayWG.
London Transit is reviewing its services and is looking for input. There is a survey you can fill out by October 13th that can be found at:
Election Day and Advanced Polls
Election Day is October 27th. If you are unable to vote on that day, advance polls will be available in a number of locations in the city. Near us, advance polls will be open from 10 am to 8 pm on October 11, 16 and 18 at Sherwood Forest Library, Masonville Library and Cherryhill Library.
Comments on the London Plan will be received by the city up to the beginning of November. This is the new land use plan for the city and there are a number of changes that could have impacts on our neighbourhood such as making it easier to rezone properties on Sarnia Road for higher densities including mid rise apartments. For more information, go to http://www.london.ca/business/Planning-Development/Official-Plan/Pages/The-London-Plan.aspx
In Other News
The in motion™ Community Challenge is BACK! Last year, over 2 million minutes of physical activity were recorded in the City of London. This year, we hope to exceed this number as we march toward creating the healthiest city in Canada. You and your organization can participate by downloading the free in motion™ mobile app from the App Store or by downloading the app directly from inmotion4life.ca. You can also participate by recording your minutes of physical activity on the paper tracking form. You can pick up the paper tracker from any library or download it from inmotion4life.ca. If you use the mobile app, I encourage you to create a team (community) and invite your family, friends and/or colleagues to join in! You are also invited to join the Medway Neighbourhood Team so we can work towards being the healthiest neighbourhood in the city! Please encourage residents you work with to do so as well! If you choose to participate in the challenge as a work place, or promote the challenge to the residents you work with, please let me know and I can supply you with some promotional items.