Neighbourhood News and June Events

Busy day across campus may cause delays – Tuesday, June 4

Western officials are urging the campus community to use a bit of caution – and maybe some alternative routes – as a busy Tuesday, June 4, nears.

From 6-10 a.m., University Drive Bridge, along with the intersection of Perth, Middlesex and Lambton Drives, will be closed to motorized vehicle traffic.

The east side of the bridge will be closed west of the entrance to the Medway parking lot. The bridge will remain open for pedestrians and cyclists.

With more than 4,000 people expected to attend an event, the Medway, Talbot, Middlesex and Visual Arts parking lots will be reserved for event participants until 10 a.m.

London Transit buses will be re-routed in the morning.

Starting at 8 a.m., TD Waterhouse Stadium will host the Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) Elementary Track & Field Meet. Hundreds of local athletes, family members and fans will descend on the south side of campus for the annual event.

Huron Flats and South Valley parking lots will be used for this event, but will remain open to the campus community.

Orchard Park P.S. Fun Fair

The annual Orchard Park Fun Fair will take place on Thursday, June 6th starting at 5:30 pm with a BBQ. The event is rain or shine.

Councillor Squire’s Community Meeting – Wed, June 19

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 19th starting at 7 pm at King’s College in the Vitali Lounge. Councillor Squire is asking you to RSVP at psquire@london.ca or call 519-661-5095. Topics will include transit and community safety. Representatives from London Transit and the Police Community Oriented Response Unit will attend.

Neighborhood News

Thames River / Medway Creek Clean Up

Mark your calendars for this year’s spring clean-up. The date will be Saturday, April 27th. This will mark the 20th anniversary of the Thames River Clean Up – what an amazing milestone and it’s all thanks to the dedication of volunteers like yourselves. For more info see http://www.thamesrivercleanup.ca/
Continue reading “Neighborhood News”

January Update

Tree Trimming

The city’s contractor is trimming trees in our area as part of its planned maintenance. It was last done about 10 years ago. Low limbs are removed for proper height over roads and sidewalks including some private trees as per the City’s Boulevard Tree Protection bylaw P-69. Trees will have interior structural pruning to improve health and remove deadwood as well.

Vehicle Break-Ins

Break ins of vehicles were reported on Rollingwood Circle, close to the pathway that leads to Bloomfield Drive. Continue reading “January Update”

Follow up to Jan 29 Meeting

Information from the Jan 29 meeting –

The full presentation from the Jan 27 public meeting is available on the City’s website at http://www.london.ca/residents/Environment/Natural-Environments/Documents/Medway-Public-Meeting-2.pdf. A copy of the full presentation is also available at the Sherwood Branch of the London Public Library.

As a reminder, the

May update

ORCHARD PARK PUBLIC SCHOOL
The Thames Valley Board has voted to retain the name. You’ll recall that the Board has a process to review the name when one school closes in an area. Thanks to those of you who participated in the process.

SHERWOOD FOREST PUBLIC SCHOOL – CLOSING CEREMONY
On June 19th at 2:15 pm, there will be a closing ceremony for this school. It should be about an hour. An ad will appear in the Free Press and you are encouraged to let others know. Notice will also be posted on the school’s web site. RSVPs are appreciated so that enough chairs will be available. Call the school office at 452-8540 to let them know if you will be attending.

UPDATE ON NEW USE FOR SCHOOL SITE
The school site group is still waiting for an update from City Hall and school board staff as to how a possible change in ownership might work. Stay tuned as more information is expected in June.

BUCKTHORN BUSTING
Buckthorn is a non-native, invasive species that is spreading in London’s Environmentally Sensitive Areas. Come out to the Longbow entrance to the Medway Valley to bust some buckthorn on June 18th at 5 pm. The rain date is June 19th at the same time. The city web site http://www.london.ca will have a weather update on the 18th.