The Upper Thames River Conservation Authority (UTRCA) in cooperation with the City is holding an ESA Day during the annual Doors Open weekend September, Saturday the 17th and Sunday September the 18th. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested and available to help by handing out brochures at the Longbow/Wychwood entrance or leading informative walks for visitors. Shifts are Saturday or Sunday 9-11:30 or 11:30-2. The goal is to raise awareness of ESAs as special places that are to be enjoyed through appropriate uses. There will also be similar activities during these times at Westminster Ponds ESA (the city visitor centre on Wellington Road) and at Killaly Meadows ESA (at the end of Windemere Road, east of Adelaide). All free!
Medway Valley Heritage Forest ESA Conservation Master Plan
The Conservation Master Plan for the Medway Valley Heritage Forest Environmentally Significant Area (ESA) is being presented by staff to the Planning and Environment Committee of City Council at a public participation meeting on Monday, July 26. The item will be heard no earlier than 6 pm. The meeting will be via Zoom with no in person attendance by the public.
Members of the public are required to pre-register to speak at the public participation meeting. You must pre-register no later than 9:00 a.m. the day of the meeting. Pre-register by calling 519-661-2489 ext. 7100 or contact PPMClerks@london.ca Please indicate the meeting (Planning and Environment Committee meeting of July 26th at 6 pm regarding the Medway Valley ESA Conservation Master Plan and item when contacting the Clerk’s Office.
Registered speakers will be given the information to connect to the Zoom meeting and will also be able to present by phone. Directions on how to participate will be provided upon registration. Speakers will be limited to five minutes for their presentation.
If you wish to have a written submission on the committee meeting agenda, it can be sent to PEC@london.ca prior to 9 am on Monday, July 19th.
We believe this plan reflects what the majority of our community has said about the Valley for the past 25 years.
The full Conservation Master Plan can be downloaded from https://getinvolved.london.ca/medway-valley-cmp
Neighborhood News – Mid-August
Be Sure to Lock Up
There have been a few cars rifled through in the neighborhood, and a couple of other crimes were reported to and posted by the police.
Reports via Neighbourhood Watch have been: theft-other/trailer under $5000 on Foxchapel, theft from car under $5000 in the 200 block of Wychwood Park and a similar theft on Rollingwood Circle. All these were at night and reported earlier in August.
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Neighborhood News – May 11
Orchard Park Public School Fun Fair and Movie Night – June 7, 7:30 pm
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Medway News and Other Neighbourhood Events
The draft Medway ESA Conservation Master Plan went to the City’s Planning and Environment Committee of Council for review on Monday. After 11:30 pm Monday night, this ended in a 3-3 tie vote. Councillor Park moved a motion to remove the bridge in our area, and got support from Hopkins and Turner (our Councillor, Phil Squire, is not on this Committee, and was therefore not eligible to vote, but he is certainly opposed to the bridges). The motion to remove the bridge was opposed by the Mayor, Councillors Helmer and Cassidy.
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