October News

Fall is finally here. Just a reminder to try and keep the catch basins near your house clear of leaves to reduce the amount of water on the street when it rains.

From Councillor Squire

I have now scheduled two fall community meetings. The dates and location are in the Flyers which are attached. These are important meetings as the staff who are dealing with these projects will be there. The new project leader for Bus Rapid Transit, Jennie Ramsay, will be there as well as Dr. Chris Mackie the City Medical Officer of Health to discuss Injection sites. There will also be time to discuss any other subjects. I hope you can make it.

Phil Squire, City Councillor Ward 6

Neighbourhood Decision Making

Neighbourhood Decision Making Now Accepting Ideas!

Go to getinvolved.london.ca/NDM to submit your idea.

How does Neighbourhood Decision Making work?

Step 1: Residents share ideas to enhance and strengthen their neighbourhood.
Step 2: City staff support residents to develop their idea into a one-page proposal, making sure the idea is possible to implement.
Step 3: A community vote will be held for residents to vote for their favourite ideas on Saturday November 18.
Step 4: City staff support residents to implement their projects.

Idea Submission is open until October 27th. Voting is on Saturday November 18th online or at all 16 London Public Library branches. If you have any questions, please contact neighbourgood@london.ca or call 519-661-5336

Would you like to learn more about the Neighbourhood Decision Making program and discuss your idea(s) with fellow residents and City staff? Come out to one of five “Idea Cafés” being held in the second week of October.

Looking for some inspiration and estimated costs? Check out the Idea Bank or attend one of the Idea Cafés.

What is an idea café? An idea café is an open event where anyone can come and discuss ideas with residents and city staff. There is no agenda or set schedule. Participants can join or leave discussions as they wish.

Discussions will be focused on 6 themes: Parks & Trails, Environmental, Street & Sidewalk, Healthy Living, Art & Culture, and Community & Events. If your idea doesn’t fit into any of these categories, that’s OK, there will be an opportunity to discuss all ideas.

City staff will share a presentation on the Neighbourhood Decision Making program and you will be able to submit your ideas if they are ready.

For more details or to RSVP, go to https://getinvolved.london.ca/NDM

Central London – Tuesday October 10, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Central Library, Stevenson and Hunt Rooms A & B

Northwest – Tuesday October 10, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Cherryhill Library

Northeast – Wednesday October 11, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Beacock Library

Southeast – Wednesday October 11, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at East London Library

Southwest – Thursday October 12, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Jalna Library

Note: The Ratepayers Executive considered a way to focus on one or two projects so that voting would not be diluted, but it seems best if anyone who wants to submit an idea does so themselves.

Medway Valley Master Plan

The public open house to review the proposed Plan is scheduled for November 15, 2017. It will be held at the Museum of Archeology on Attawandaron Road from 5:30 to 7:30. The final Plan will be shown at the meeting.

At some point after the open house, city staff will present their recommendations to a committee of City Council which could be in December or early in the new year. This will likely be a public participation meeting where anyone can speak. When the final proposed plan is posted, we will post a link. The Executive is prepared to take a position in opposition to new Creek crossings that have no apparent benefit to protecting the integrity of the natural features and functions of this Environmentally Significant Area.

London Police Services Consultation

We are invited to participate in a consultation meeting, which is being arranged specifically for Business and Neighbourhood groups/associations. The purpose of this meeting is for the police to consult with its community partners in preparation of a new Business Plan (2019-2021). Would anyone like to go to this session on behalf of the neighbourhood?

London Police Service (LPS) Consultation – Business and Neighbourhood Associations
Tuesday, October 17 @ 7 p.m.
LPS Headquarters, 601 Dundas Street (Community Meeting Room)

In addition, there are community consultations that are open to the general public. The Community Consultations are open to all citizens including, but not limited to, business owners, neighbourhood associations, church groups, volunteer agencies, schools, community organizations and other interested persons. The focus of the meetings will be on police service delivery in the following areas: Crime Prevention, Law Enforcement, Victims’ Assistance, Public Order Maintenance, Emergency Response

  • Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 (1 p.m.) London Police Service Headquarters 601 Dundas Street (Classrooms)
  • Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 (7 p.m.) London Police Service Headquarters 601 Dundas Street (Classrooms)
  • Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 (7 p.m.) H.B. Beal Secondary School 525 Dundas Street (Auditorium)

Please confirm dates and locations by visiting www.londonpolice.ca

The London Police Service is committed to meeting the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. To inquire about accessibility for individuals with disabilities, contact: London Police Service Corporate Services Division Phone: 519-661-5998 or CSD@police.london.ca

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