November News

161 Windermere Road

Our friends on the other side of the Medway Valley are asking for your support. There is a planning application that will be heard for this address on November 18, 2014, at 7:00 p.m at City Hall in the Council Chambers, 3rd Floor. This is a site adjacent to a high cliff of the Creek and the Environmentally Significant Area that is the Medway Valley. The application includes a stormwater management facility that appears to allow water to run down this cliff, likely resulting in erosion and potential negative impacts on the Creek. Also troubling is that the applicant has asked for what is called a special provision in the Environmentally Significant Area to permit structures (such as a gazebo, benches, chairs, fire/bbq pit, etc.) within these lands. As the City is trying hard to stop people from encroaching into Environmentally Significant Areas, this would be the absolutely wrong message to send.

If you cannot attend the meeting, you can write with your comments to the attention of the Chair of the Planning and Environment Committee, care of hlysynsk@London.ca

London Plan Open Houses

Just a reminder about the Open Houses being held on the draft London Plan. This is the city’s new land use plan and has proposed changes that could mean changes to our neighbourhood, including six story buildings along Sarnia Road and conversions of single family houses into more than two housing units.

November 19, 2014 6:00 to 9:00 pm
held at South London Community Centre (Gymnasium)
1119 Jalna Boulevard

or

November 26, 2014 6:00 to 9:00 pm
held at Goodwill Industries, 3rd Floor Conference Centre
255 Horton Street

Meeting Format is the same for both sessions:
6:00 pm drop-in and discussion
7:00 pm presentation & public meeting
8:00 pm drop-in and discussion

Medway Seniors

WHEN: Wednesday, November 12th from 2 to 3 p.m.
WHERE: Sherwood Library
WHAT: “Personal Safety for Seniors

Presentation by Constable Hartwick of the London Police Service. The session is free with no registration required. Bring a friend! For more information, call 519-473-9965.

Follow Up from Police City-Wide Consultation

Two members of our association attended a meeting with police representatives to hear concerns from neighbourhoods. Here is the follow up they received from London Police Services:

There were a number of helpful suggestions last night, of which a few focused on the communication of information and how we as an organization can get identified issues out to the communities in a timely fashion. Our new crime mapping software allows all of you and your residents the opportunity to sign up for automatic notifications of any requested incidents in your area. Simply sign up with your email, select what you want to be notified of and in what area and you will start receiving any information that you have requested.

I would encourage all of you, if you haven’t already, to sign up for the automatic notifications and ensure that your local residents do the same. As we spoke of last night, the more information you have, the more vigilant we can all be in our own neighbourhoods in ensuring the safety and enjoyment of our communities.

Here is the link to our crime mapping tool: http://www.police.london.ca/d.aspx?s=/community/crimemapdisclaimer.htm

Once you get to the RAIDS On line site as it is called, you can click at the “Sign Up for Crime Alerts” button at the top of the page if you wish.

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